Thriving on chaos is a core leadership skill, but when we don’t know where to point our compass, it’s stressful. We’ve lost a vital sense of control.
COVID 19 is our sickness, no doubt. But it just might just be our medicine and Great Connector, too. Key strategies to gain perspective and footing in challenging times.
Crises are emerging out of the blue. Now more than ever you need to identify signs of innovation dis-ease. Here are 3 symptoms and 3 steps you can take now for better success.
Go find an opponent today. Listen beyond the facts to their feelings and values. See how it changes, calms and empowers you. Because it will.
What I learned from my car guy. Hardiness is not about winning, or glory, or one-upmanship. Instead it offers us inspiration and a path for regaining our energy in the three C’s…
Even an EQ strength can become a liability when we over-engage with it. Just like a muscle, we can get so comfortable we forget to engage other EQ skills.
Feeling lost in the fog, floating on a big ocean in a little boat without paddles? The Three C’s of Hardiness offer a path to meaningful fulfillment and stress management.
What compelling, impossible longing is calling you right now? Longing often blooms in the place where we just don’t know and have to relinquish control.
When something really throws you off your schedule, do you overreact—even catastrophize—the simplest things? This is a moment that begs for flexibility, an essential EQ skill.
What makes you daydream? Freeing your mind from adult distractions and letting it dive into discovery may feed your creativity and restore your energy for the next task at hand.
Take a tip from two 4th graders this holiday season. Quit the bickering and improve self-regard, too!
Where do you go FIRST in your decision making? Thinking or Feeling. Both are rational and both are essential for successful leadership.
How do you stretch and grow, and create meaningful goals in your work and play for your personal betterment and fulfillment?
There’s nothing that will shut down and block a connection like a lack of empathy. It’s one of the most powerful and misunderstood emotional intelligence skills.
All requests move along a continuum of two opposites: Directing or Informing. We generally have a preference for one or the other, and the implications are significant.
Management consultant Peter Vaill calls it permanent whitewater. There’s no sense of an anchor or safe harbor on the shores. But we need a reprieve.
Within resiliency resides optimism. It’s a primary and necessary skill. When it’s in short supply, here’s a concrete suggestion of what to do.
To begin again, anywhere, anyhow, Begin by doing the dishes. Find that unglamorous, uncomfortable, and yet radically illuminating place that’s calling you right now.
We develop resilience, motivation, innovation, patience and persistence trust. We don’t get anywhere alone. We’re wired to connect!
When we don’t know what we don’t know until we don’t know it! A reflection on a stress bomb explosion and a road map to reset and recovery.
How to move a difficult conversation away from pointing blame to one that is respectful and holds potential for a positive outcome.
The purpose of all listening is to move things forward. And it’s possible to build trust in under 2 minutes. Read more here, and then give it a try today.
Ever yawn when someone else yawns? Laugh because someone else is laughing? That’s your mirror neurons allowing you to literally feel what others are feeling.
Are you burning out from your daily grind? Shaping shifting to someone else’s dreams without regard for your core motivational needs?
What does our professional life have in common with strangers in the wilderness? Actually, a lot. Solving complicated stuff, under duress, for extended periods of time…
Resiliency blossoms within meaningful relationships. Often the next best step isn’t to to solider forward but rather to take a risk and talk to someone.
Leadership necessitates the practice of hospitality, welcoming stranger, and differences, as guests at our table. This is the recipe for success…
A cake goes a long way in explaining introversion and extraversion in communication. How we compliment – and aggravate – one another.
Do members of your team receive regular feedback on their significance, competence, value and worth? This is at the core of high-performing teams.
When cost containment and ROI freezes the customer out, we’ve lost control of the relationship – the priceless asset. What’s really needed is to relinquish control and re-engage.
Feedback is your gift of data to your team and directly tied to psychological safety. It’s also grossly misunderstood, undervalued and underutilized.
A Values Statement should work hard for you. It’s your lighthouse in the storm and your compass pointing to True North.