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 […]

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 […]