23 April

The Seduction of Power

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Let’s start with the definition of power – ‘the ability to act in a particular way to influence others.’ Like most things in life, how we use power can either liberate or sabotage us. You can use power or abuse power. And that’s the difference between healthy and unhealthy bosses. Many of us are afraid…

12 April

Leading With Who You Are

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Leadership Journeys – Angela Ahrendts Angela Ahrendts’s morning routine may not be what you’d expect from the Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Sales for Apple worldwide, let alone someone who spent most of her career before that in the fashion industry. Ahrendts rises before 5 a.m. not to work or swim laps. Instead, she…

24 January

The Six Burning Platforms – And How to Extinguish Them.

The Six Burning Platforms – And How to Extinguish Them.

# 1 LACK OF URGENCY  “If we are not going deep, we are not learning, sensing and adapting to our environment faster than our competitors, and we will become extinct as a company and a species.” Vince Roche, CEO, Analog Devices At Healthy Companies, we’ve identified six pressing business problems that lead to flat performance…

17 December

Becoming a more Conscious Conversationalist

Becoming a more Conscious Conversationalist

The most important tool in your toolkit for being a Conscious Conversationalist is being a good listener.  Skilled listeners are able to listen deeply.  What is deep listening?  It’s simple: deep listeners make a conscious choice to open their ears and close their mouths. In order to listen deeply, we need to genuinely care about…

17 December

Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

Not too far from our office, a 400-year-old bonsai tree grows in the National Arboretum.  What’s remarkable about this tree is not its age, nor its beauty.  The most incredible thing about the tree is its legacy. Every day since 1625, someone has lovingly cared for this tree, watering and pruning it, regardless of the…

17 December

Help Your Leadership Garden Grow

Help Your Leadership Garden Grow

Conscious leaders are good gardeners.  They understand that most people have an inherent desire to learn and grow.  When we invest in ourselves, we can help others find their hidden abilities.  When we are generous with our time, knowledge, and relationships, we can get at the heart of planting golden seeds in others. Consider these…

6 December

Build a Shared Consciousness

Build a Shared Consciousness

We all have a yearning for belonging.  Being part of a community makes us feel good.  We are simply happier and more productive when we are part of a group.  But how does it feel to be “connected” to everyone and no one at the same time? Our digital world is full of disconnection, loneliness,…

27 November

Make Civility Your Guide – Become a Mature Adult!

Make Civility Your Guide – Become a Mature Adult!

We are in the midst of a civility crisis.  You don’t have to look far to see people being uncivil to each other.  From political leaders to parents at soccer games, people are constantly at war with each other, even if it is only a Twitter war! The only way out of this crisis is…

10 November

Lead with Constructive Impatience

Lead with Constructive Impatience

We live in an age of acceleration.  This puts pressure on all of us to step up, to raise the bar on ourselves and our institutions.  In this rapidly changing world, everyone is challenged to expand their minds, and organizations are pressured to improve their performance.  Complacency and chaos are the enemies of progress and…

2 November

Amplify Your Personal Sensors

Amplify Your Personal Sensors

Since our world is moving so fast, we must activate and amplify our senses in order to keep pace. Not just our five senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting, but we also need to put our mental senses to work.  Our mental “sonar” of listening, intuiting, feeling, and experiencing in real time, enables us…