Your Inner Game Runs Your Outer Game (and Other 15 Mind-Shifting Leadership Quotes)

Your Inner Game Runs Your Outer Game (and Other 15 Mind-Shifting Leadership Quotes)

Thriving leadership is about getting results in a way that uplifts the capabilities and vitality of people and whole systems, empowers trust and partnership, and repeatedly delivers great performance. It is also about the conscious practice of evolving. Why? To be effective, it is no longer adequate to merely widen your skills by adding new […]

Rewiring Yourself For Better Leadership & A Healthier Life: The Power of Self-Observation (Part 2)

Rewiring Yourself For Better Leadership & A Healthier Life: The Power of Self-Observation (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we explored how self-observation is a powerful tool for rewiring yourself for better leadership and a healthier life. Now the question is: How do you become a better observer of yourself? Start with the amazing domains of you You are a living laboratory for learning! As a human being, […]

Rewiring Yourself For Better Leadership & A Healthier Life: The Power of Self-Observation, Part 1

Rewiring Yourself For Better Leadership & A Healthier Life: The Power of Self-Observation, Part 1

The Downward Spiral (oh, how we’ve all been there!) “Doesn’t your team know how to accomplish a simple task without complaining?!!” Ricardo shouted. “Don’t use that tone with me!” retorted Martine. “If you’d have only let me pull the team together I saw fit, we wouldn’t have these morale problems in the first place!” As […]

The Existential Fuel of Leadership? A Meaningful Purpose

The Existential Fuel of Leadership? A Meaningful Purpose

A few days ago, Sonya, a senior leader from a food services organization, asked to talk about the next phase of her career. She explained that her energy was waning, her enthusiasm was lacking, and she often showed up to work feeling dispirited. Her old strategies for pumping herself up no longer seemed to work. […]

The Magic of Executive Presence: Do You Have The IT Sought By Great Organizations?

The Magic of Executive Presence: Do You Have The IT Sought By Great Organizations?

There is a mysterious element of leadership—your ability to engage, inspire, and influence people—that frequently goes by the name “it.” You can call it charisma, I sometimes call it executive presence, but “it” always has a certain misplaced aura of magic. Most recently I was asked about “it” by a global finance leader who called […]

Ready To Fully Engage In Life And Leadership? Disengaging First May Be The Key

Ready To Fully Engage In Life And Leadership? Disengaging First May Be The Key

My husband and I recently decided to do a 40 mile bike ride together, hills included. The kicker? We agreed to a goal for sustainable performance, that is, we committed to end the ride with almost as much energy as we started it. Usually I’m dog-tired at the end of a ride this long, but […]

The Path Of The Evolving Leader? Leadership As A Practice

The Path Of The Evolving Leader? Leadership As A Practice

it used to be so simple … If you wanted to become a leader, all you had to do was go to the right schools, fill your MBA toolkit, get the right jobs, and climb the corporate ladder on your way to an executive suite, your burnished nameplate on the door. You had arrived. Not […]

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 […]

What’s In A Name? New Titles Emerging In Business

What’s In A Name? New Titles Emerging In Business

I’ve always been curious about language. To me, our words reflect something more profound about our motivations, intentions, and beliefs. So over the past few decades it has been fascinating to track an emerging lexicon in business, one that—at the very least—speaks to a growing desire to design company models for the upliftment of people […]