Tag Archives: emotional

Technology and Leadership: The Missing Connection

Technology is one of the greatest additions to our modern lives.  Yet the way we use it and engage with it, may not necessarily be helping with our leadership effectiveness.  Sure, we are more ostensibly connected-never far away from our phones, tablets and laptops.  Yet proximity does not a connection make.  I would argue that technology may be one of the contributors to leadership disconnection. Leadership requires focus. Technology is distracting. It takes a lot of discipline to stay off social media and email. The more we can remove distractions, the easier it is to become focused on the person …

Seven Steps to Develop and Maintain Ease

Below is a re-post of my 7/1/2015 article for Conscious Shift Magazine. There is a strong link between how you feel and what you’re capable of doing.  Your energy level, focus, and drive are a key component, yet often neglected part of your leadership.  If you are feeling depleted, drained, or down, it will not only show; it will get transmitted to others.  Your energy is contagious; both positive and negative. We need to learn the language of our bodies.  The body is constantly giving us information.  The problem is we often ignore it; we dissociate from its’ signals, as …

The Inside Job of Leadership: What If Its’ Not About You?

Consider the following common scenario I have seen among clients and others; they want to change something that isn’t productive; they have an intention to change it, but find that they can’t make the change happen. They have tried everything, but can’t move past the stumbling block. This is frustrating at best, and if it continues unabated for long periods of time, it can be debilitating. People often give up.