Think about how many times a day you get caught up in labeling. We endlessly label our experiences (and sometimes those of others), we label our feelings, moods and thoughts as positive/negative, good/bad, strong/weak, etc. Our brains benefit from our ability to categorize and label; it is a way of accessing the huge amounts of data stored there.
“I used to feel as if I was simply checking the boxes as a leader and now I don’t. My shift is having a big impact in how I feel and lead at work.”
Leadership and influence are first and foremost an inner game. Only when we are clear and fully present internally can we create and experience joy, fulfillment and results externally
When we are engaged with our self, we engage at work. When we access our gifts, they spill out into everyday activities and encounters. When we learn to relax from our state of “high-alert,” we have abilities that were previously blocked from our visibility. When we can truly listen to ourselves, we listen far better to others.
I was visiting an art museum last weekend when I had a realization that applies to leadership. The epiphany occurred when viewing the watercolors of the artist John Singer Sargent, a 20th century painter whose sparse brushstrokes yielded masterful and …
As a leader, have you ever had one of those moments when you saw, in an instant, something you had never seen before but it had been there all along? Two clients in the same day had very similar realizations, …
The theme for this month is how Leaders and Influencers can “Get to the Root.” It got me thinking of all the ways we could explore the problem and solution.
Why are so many people engaged in systems that aren’t effective and often are harmful? Why is it that so often we get buried in the details (the trees) and can’t see that the solution to our problem may require our pulling back to see the entire forest?
Mindset, mood and emotion are inextricably linked. Together they often keep us locked in behaviors that don’t produce our desired results.
It is no secret that many people have difficulty managing their moods and emotions in every day life. Frustrations grow, resentment deepens, and people sometimes explode. What happens when this spills over to the workplace?