The First Principle of Wellbeing at Work: Is This Workplace Safe?

The First Principle of Wellbeing at Work: Is This Workplace Safe?

My first job at a global company was almost thirty years ago. Looking back on that time, I feel deeply indebted for the exposure I gained so early in my career—training in ethics and diversity, experiences with extraordinary teams, relationships with people from cultures across the world. I grew as a leader and human being […]

Leadership For Thriving Inside And Out: Wisdom From Canyon Ranch

Leadership For Thriving Inside And Out: Wisdom From Canyon Ranch

I love the hunt for people and organizations reinventing leadership! They are part of a growing global movement to evolve the drive to lead from me to we, from managing resources to uplifting people and whole systems, from fixing problems to transformative change, from scarcity to abundance. In the past I labeled this wellbeing leadership; […]

How Do You Grow Wellbeing Globally? Open The Door Of Wealth For Women, Says CEO Patricia Foley Hinnen

How Do You Grow Wellbeing Globally? Open The Door Of Wealth For Women, Says CEO Patricia Foley Hinnen

In 2004 I co-authored Driven By Wellth, a book about combining the drives for wealth and wellbeing to create healthier, more sustainable approaches to business success. To be frank, the book didn’t get much traction. Although I’d put my heart and soul into writing it, leaders were often reluctant to embrace the words. But the […]

The Seeds Of Mindfulness Grow Wellbeing: Aetna’s Innovative Approach

The Seeds Of Mindfulness Grow Wellbeing: Aetna’s Innovative Approach

I am always on the hunt for wellbeing leadership innovations, those unique twists that turn leaders’ heads in new directions and unlock better pathways for thriving. So I smiled during my entire conversation with Andy Lee, Aetna’s new Chief Mindfulness Officer (a title that sits among the fascinating leadership roles emerging in business) and his […]

Driving Cultural Transformation With Wellbeing Innovation: Wisdom from Visionary Tracy Gaudet, M.D.

Driving Cultural Transformation With Wellbeing Innovation: Wisdom from Visionary Tracy Gaudet, M.D.

When I recently spoke with Dr. Tracy Gaudet about the transformation of healthcare in the U.S., I quickly learned: her life-path has been a profound commitment to pioneering approaches for wellbeing. Tracy has guided new models of health and wellness care at the University of Arizona and Duke Integrative Medicine, and today she is Executive […]

Building A Living Wellbeing Laboratory: Insights From Leading Hospitality Exec Denise Bober

Building A Living Wellbeing Laboratory: Insights From Leading Hospitality Exec Denise Bober

Magical isn’t a word typically associated with business. Yet in my recent conversation with executive Denise Bober, the word popped up–in fact, magical is how she describes her organization’s culture, a living laboratory for wellbeing. Denise is Vice President at The Breakers, a luxury resort based in Palm Beach, Florida. Much like my interview with […]

Success Means Taking Care Of What Enables You To Thrive: Insights From Global Exec Alicia Mandel

Success Means Taking Care Of What Enables You To Thrive: Insights From Global Exec Alicia Mandel

A profound redefinition of leadership is underway, one where truly effective leadership is about uplifting people and whole systems to new levels of resourcefulness and capability, sustainable growth, and wellbeing. I am inspired by people who have this calling in their bones, way-showers that support thriving in themselves and others. One of those people is […]

Listening Your Way to Great Leadership

Listening Your Way to Great Leadership

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti As a leader, you are no doubt barraged by the latest management fads and cutting-edge […]

Is The Planet Ready For A Different Way Of Leading? THORLO President Richard Oliver Says Yes!

Is The Planet Ready For A Different Way Of Leading? THORLO President Richard Oliver Says Yes!

Over the years I’ve done hundreds of interviews with leaders worldwide about why and how they make wellbeing central to their lives and relationships, and their organizations and communities. Each conversation has been inspiring. For me, their stories reveal a profound redefinition of leadership underway, one where the focus of leading shifts from one to […]

Wellbeing Is Mission Critical: Insights from Johnson & Johnson Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fikry Isaac

Wellbeing Is Mission Critical: Insights from Johnson & Johnson Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fikry Isaac

A few months ago I co-led a roundtable with Susie Ellis, CEO of the Global Wellness Institute, about redefining wellness at work. 25 top leaders across industries and countries participated; the conversation was forward thinking and lively. Together we agreed: it’s high time for work to be an avenue where wellbeing is gained not lost, […]