Awareness

How to Better Deal with Criticism as a Leader

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As many of you know, I’ve been conducting leadership research with high functioning leaders. Many of the leaders have spoken about wanting to be able to communicate in a more connected way. We’ve also been talking about the challenges leaders are having. One CEO described struggling when he received criticism from an employee. He likes […]

Awareness

Leader, Stop Fighting Your Ego!

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Last week, Wade Taylor from wsradio interviewed me. We were talking about the mindfulness myth of being in the present, when he brought up a term for what I do that I had never used before. He said that part of my work with people is about ‘unlearning.’ That’s so true; to make a paradigm […]

Awareness

Podcast on Zen Business

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Here’s an interview I did with Simon Bell on the Zen Business Podcast. It’s funny – Simon and I giggle like schoolkids when we talk on the phone, but the moment he hit the recording button, we became stiff! Fortunately, we recovered and went on to discuss leadership actualization, the importance of intuition and harnessing […]

Conscious Leadership

The Missing Piece in Purpose

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Connection to greater purpose is a game-changer for company success – on both hard and soft measures. I speak with many high functioning leaders who are purpose and values driven. Many are finding that they’re not getting the full engagement and results from purpose in their organizations. One common cause is not fully integrating purpose […]

leadership, empowerment, emotional intelligence, SuperEQ

Self-Compassion Is Crucial to High Functioning Leadership

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People often fear treating themselves with compassion. They think it’ll make them weak or keep them from taking responsibility. They worry that if they’re kind to themselves they’ll weaken their motivation and sabotage their goals. Kristen Neff, a pioneering self-compassion researcher, author, and teacher, has devoted her career to studying self-compassion. Her research suggests just […]

leadership, empowerment, emotional intelligence, SuperEQ

Podcast: Mindfulness to Make You a Better Leader

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Anthony Taylor of SME Strategy Consulting invited me to be on his Strategy and Leadership podcast. We covered a range of topics including: How mindfulness helps busy leaders develop an awareness and new attitude around working and living, which reduces stress and burnout: Mindfulness includes a variety of techniques including developing emotional awareness, practicing meditation […]

leadership, empowerment, emotional intelligence, SuperEQ

Challenging The Limitations of Corporate Mindfulness Training – Serve Conscious Podcast

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Stefan Ravalli interviewed me on his Serve Conscious Podcast. He kindly emailed to say how much he enjoyed listening a second time when he was editing and how much he learned. We started with talking about the limitations of how corporate mindfulness is taught to organizations today and then went on a wide-ranging conversation that […]