Ancient wisdom tells us that Winter is a time for rest and renewal. But in our culture, we turn on the lights, turn up the heat, get some caffeine and keep on truckin’. Some music with a downbeat fills the emptiness quite well. What is the consequence to have no Winter in our lives? And […]
Just like the emperor with no clothes, many MBA programs wear the clothes of leadership through their marketing, but that leadership is invisible without the corresponding development of new skills. There is an approach that addresses that gap.
One of the paths of leadership leads to mastery. Is this your path? How do you know this is your path? Leadership is a journey, not just a state of authority, and authority is not the final destination. Rather, it is the beginning. Where do you go from there? What are the outcomes you are […]
People power, our ability to work with people and produce valuable outcomes together, is an essential dimension of leadership, teamwork, and human relationship. Some people seem to have it, and many don’t. How to develop this people power seems a bit mysterious in our cultural common sense. We are going to dive a bit deeper […]
We must go inside to develop inner strength, peace, and health. It is our inside that determines our outside – our actions, results, and impact on others. The challenges that await us on the inside are many. What do you do with your anxiety? With your overwhelm, fear, or resignation? What do you do when […]
To answer “how” to produce effective teams we need to address “what” are we dealing with. Are we paying attention to the right things?
I once worked for a boss who tried to say the right words, but they never rang true. He didn’t show up with his heart, energy, and presence in alignment with his words. He produced distrust in me and other team members, and a desire to avoid interacting with him. I eventually got myself onto […]
What do you do when you find yourself at your edge? The edge of where you know and don’t know. Where you are competent and not competent. Where you are in your comfort zone and where you are not. Where beyond the edge is the unknown. For most people this is place of automatic uncertainty, […]
In many companies today, all over the world, you still hear the term ‘soft skills’ referred to by leaders, managers and HR professionals. It’s a myth that just won’t die. Actually, there is NO such thing as soft skills. The so-called soft skills people refer to such as the ability to communicate effectively , develop […]
Is your world full of possibilities? Or do you find that you mostly see limits to your possibilities? For example, what do you think of the word “organizations” or the word “corporate”? I find leaders and coaches have an emotional reaction to such words and, in fact, often have a whole story of limits that […]