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; […]

What Effective Leaders Know In Their Bones: The 6 Powers Of Thriving

What Effective Leaders Know In Their Bones: The 6 Powers Of Thriving

Complexity, interdependence, upheaval, and change are features of 21st century life and work, and they are fueling conflicts in every corner of our globe. (Need confirmation? Take one glance at the recent news.) Truly effective leaders strive to consciously use these same 21st century qualities to activate the powers of THRIVING. As the world becomes […]

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 […]

Be An Antidote To Stress. Tap Into The Power Of Vision!

Be An Antidote To Stress. Tap Into The Power Of Vision!

“A human being is born into this world fully equipped not only to take care of him or herself, but also to contribute to enlarging the well being of the world as a whole.” — Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate As a conscientious leader and human being, you […]

In Times Of Crisis And Challenge, We Are Never Stuck.

In Times Of Crisis And Challenge, We Are Never Stuck.

The U.S. presidential election has been upending, to say the least. Some people are celebrating its outcome, while others are reeling with angst and despair. No matter which reaction, we likely agree that a profound fracture in American society has been exposed. The question is: Will we face it with wisdom? I do not know. […]

Companies Are Going Net Positive. Are You?

Companies Are Going Net Positive. Are You?

We have the power to energize or deplete each other. And whether we realize it or not, we are using that power every moment of every day. I was reminded of this fact at the Global Wellness Summit, an annual international event that brings together leaders and visionaries to shape the future of wellness as […]

Pause And Praise: What Can You Celebrate Today?

Pause And Praise: What Can You Celebrate Today?

I spent last week on vacation with friends and family, a 350-mile rails-to-trails cycling trip from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh. The 7-day journey was full of everything you’d expect – camaraderie, sightseeing, food (and more food!), bug bites, sore derrieres, flat tires, and emotional highs and lows. I’m fairly certain that at some point during […]

What Do Rebellion, Transformation, And Wellbeing Have in Common? Strategic Questions!

What Do Rebellion, Transformation, And Wellbeing Have in Common? Strategic Questions!

I left a recent business team meeting feeling deflated. On the surface our conversation seemed okay—even polite—but my intuition said we’d swirled once again around the same responses to a repeated problem we faced, without formulating any new possibilities or fundamentally resolving it. (Ever been there with your team?) Coincidentally, it was about that time […]

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 […]