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 […]

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 […]

Resentment: A Potent Medicine For Good

Resentment: A Potent Medicine For Good

“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison, and expecting the other person to die.” – Buddha It’s an understatement to say there’s a great deal of turmoil in our world, and with it, a churn of judgments, accusations, and emotions. So this blog is dedicated to an emotion I believe is one of the […]

What Do Executive Coach Believe About Building Thriving Leaders For A Thriving World?

What Do Executive Coach Believe About Building Thriving Leaders For A Thriving World?

Over the past few decades, the coaching industry has boomed. Professional coaches can be found in every corner of the world and in every sector of society. Whether in commercial, nonprofit, academic, healthcare, or government settings, coaches are used as a key strategy for cultivating the individuals, teams, and leadership talent required for sustainable success. […]

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 […]

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 […]