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 […]

Your Body Is Calling: Are You Listening?

Your Body Is Calling: Are You Listening?

It was our seventh coaching conversation. We’d been meeting twice a month for a while now, roughly two hours each time. This executive (an early-40s high-achiever I’ll call James) seemed acutely alert to the warning signs about the health of his manufacturing company. Looking deeper than financial reports or output efficiency statistics, he recognized evidence […]

Ready To Boost Effectiveness And Wisdom Of Your Leaders? Try Mindfulness!

Ready To Boost Effectiveness And Wisdom Of Your Leaders? Try Mindfulness!

A few weeks ago I took part in the Wisdom 2.0 Summit. I sincerely appreciated this global conversation to tackle one of the great challenges of our age, as the organizers put it: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own […]

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 […]

8 Predictions About The Future Of Wellness And Work: Are Your Leaders Ready?

8 Predictions About The Future Of Wellness And Work: Are Your Leaders Ready?

“What the whole world wants is a good job. That is one of the single biggest discoveries Gallup has ever made.” Jim Clifton, CEO, Gallup Organization, Gallup World Poll Work can empower human thriving. Through firsthand experience, we each know work can be a huge source of meaning, growth, energy, positive accomplishment, life-enhancing relationships, and […]

What Does Self-Worth Have To Do With Leadership? Everything.

What Does Self-Worth Have To Do With Leadership? Everything.

I spend most of my work-life helping leaders find better ways to thrive personally and professionally, as well as to guide others in doing the same. Today I’m asking myself, What does self-worth have to do with leadership? My simple answer? Everything. If you want to lead in a way that uplifts people, encourages vitality […]

What Path Is Worthy Of YOU This Year?

What Path Is Worthy Of YOU This Year?

My 2016 began with an early morning hike on a mountain trail. Just me with my dog, a grey ghost named Trek. Over the holiday season, our region received mounds of snow. A few unseasonably warm days, however, turned it into ice sheets on the well-traveled trail. No problem! Midway through the hike I reached […]