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Why Smart Leaders Meditate

If business is about Return On Investment, meditation is one of your cheapest investments with maximum payoffs. Even better, there are a myriad ways to get the benefits of meditation, within as little as two minutes.

/ November 21, 2013

Why is mentoring so important?

Why is mentoring so important? Because what truly motivates people at work is more connected to meaningful work and mastery than anything else. Listen to Dan Pink on The Surprising Science of Motivation   Photo attribution: “mustang mentoring 2011” on...

/ November 20, 2013
Reputation Management

Your Reputation

Your reputation is a powerful thing.  How are you known?  What do people assume about you?  What do people think about you? Conduct a Reputation Audit to find out.

/ November 16, 2013
Happiness Guaranteed

Stumbling on Happiness

Breaking up patterns changes perspective. Could the key to happiness lie there too? Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert shares what he discovered scouring all the happiness literature he could. Watch this video to see why he called his book Stumbling on...

/ November 4, 2013
White flag

The power of surrender

Have you ever heard expression “What you resist persists”? What does this mean exactly?  Have you ever noticed how this shows up in your life?  The contrast with another common expression “keep fighting, never surrender” is an interesting one isn’t...

/ October 28, 2013

The Integrity of Your Yes and No

Yes and No.  They are two of the first words we learn and they are simple and complete.  Wow, do we complicate them, though. When do you… Say Yes and do Yes. This is what most people think you mean...

/ October 20, 2013
Excuse me!

How to Give a Good Compliment

A good compliment lifts a person’s spirits, creates rapport and builds trust. Giving a compliment comes easily and naturally for some people and it feels difficult and awkward for others. It is simply a skill that takes practice to develop....

/ October 8, 2013
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I noticed a while ago that in some environments, there is this perception that leadership is about playing nice with others and not rocking the boat too much.  In other words, in these environments, it seems like it is best...

/ September 10, 2013
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“That’s Why They Call It Work, Stupid!”

Picture a senior executive in a company. This might be you. Or someone who works for you. Or your boss.  And he or she is out having dinner with friends, relaxed and being candid. This is where my account of...

/ August 13, 2013
Your way of being

Your way of being as a leader

I have this story that I carry along with me about being an achiever type person that very much knows how to DO but does not know how to BE.  The concept of having a “way of being” felt like...

/ June 2, 2013