The Pivot That Turns Challenge Into Growth: What These Inspiring Women Know

The Pivot That Turns Challenge Into Growth: What These Inspiring Women Know

Some people know how to turn lemons into lemonade. My grandmother was one of those people until the end. She died a few months shy of 101 years old, and although she was in severe physical pain for her last decade of life, she never stopped living. I could feel her can-do attitude in the […]

Ready to Disrupt Yourself On Purpose? Try Uncentering!

Ready to Disrupt Yourself On Purpose? Try Uncentering!

“This feedback hurts a bit,” Rachel said with a big sigh as we debriefed her leadership assessment results. “But I know it’s exactly what I need to hear right now” she courageously said with her next breath. As a long-time senior healthcare leader, she’d recently been waking up with an uneasy, lackluster feeling that something […]

The Power of She: A Doorway To Empower Us All

The Power of She: A Doorway To Empower Us All

Recently, my husband and I had dinner with a group of friends. At some point, the dinner conversation turned to the topic of equality between women and men. It was provocative—facts and fictions flowing as much as the wine—and I left the meal feeling that women have made amazing progress over decades of struggle, yet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]