By focusing on gratitude, leaders can “immunize” themselves from the impact of challenging circumstances. Commit to making gratitude a part of daily life.
I often hear stories about button pushers. I have them myself. When you have an automatic, negative response to something, this often indicates a hypersensitivity that’s referred to as “getting your buttons pushed.”
We ALL hold ourselves back from our goals. Although we often achieve “results,” we are rarely satisfied. We have checked off the boxes, yet something is usually missing. If our results were obtained at the expense of a relationship, well-being and health, our course is unsustainable.
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?
Vision. Plan. Action. Miss any one of these three and you’ll likely end up somewhere different than you expected. In today’s blog, we explore the gritty truth about the three simple (but not easy) pieces you need to get where you really want to go. From every day “to-do” lists to New Year’s Resolutions, goal setting is part of the human experience.
Can you feel it? The feeling of too much to do and never enough time to do it in? The chronic distractability? Rushing helter-skelter through your week and never finishing? Unsure of whether you are spending your precious time wisely? …
This weekend I had the privilege and honor of hosting two young women leaders from Rwanda. They are visiting the U.S. as part of the Akilah Institute for Young Women “Metropolitan Safari Tour.” These extraordinary emissaries are raising money for scholarships to Akilah so other young women in their country can have the same opportunities to achieve their full potential.
How are we as humans detached from the signals that are available, yet that we often ignore? There are opportunities in all of our work situations that we are often ill-prepared or unable to act upon. Yet what do we do about it?
What are you doing about preparedness as a leader? What are you practicing to be prepared? Is the mood in your organization one of possibility and resolve to come up with creative, satisfying solutions? Or has there been a mood of entrenchment and “hunkering-down” based on fear?
Credibility stands on three legs: expertise, trustworthiness and integrity. It also has an intangible quality to it; one that must be felt and then expressed from the inside out.