Awareness

Emotions: the Transformation Capacity for Leaders

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Why leadership development from the inside-out? Because it’s where your greatest transformation capacity lies. Your untapped potential. And within that inside-out development, probably the biggest gains to be had are around emotions. As leaders, we like to pretend that we have our emotions mastered, that they don’t have a big effect on us, that we […]

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Psychological Safety and Vulnerability for Leaders

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I offer a unique perspective on psychological safety and vulnerability for leaders. We aren’t talking about psychological safety enough -especially in the workplace. Without it, no organization – nor the people within – are reaching their full potential. Conversations that need to happen – don’t. Critical information gets lost. A lack of it disintegrates engagement […]

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Kintsugi: the Art of Creating Value from Breaks

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Have you heard of Kintsugi? As a philosophy, it has lots to teach us about self-growth (and leadership). Kintsugi is the art of taking broken ceramics and mending them back together with gold, silver or platinum to create a new wholeness. Instead of hiding or disguising fractures and breaks, Kintsugi celebrates each artifact’s unique history […]

Awareness

How Mindfulness Can Decrease Awareness and Wisdom

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Mindfulness – and the be-here-now approach – can actually decrease your awareness and the ability to connect with your greater wisdom. Surprised? The effort to constantly be ‘in-the-present’ can keep you in a mental space – essentially, stuck in your head. That’s counter to whole brain thinking. Whole being living. Research suggests that our conscious […]

Awareness

Understanding Emotional Invalidation

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Emotional invalidation is a significant topic. It comes up in a few ways: invalidating in yourself, invalidating in others and others invalidating your feelings or thoughts. Caveat: don’t beat yourself up if you discover that you’ve dismissed someone’s thoughts or feelings in the past. You likely have at some point. Here’s the thing: when we […]

Awareness

Choosing Self-Growth

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People talk all the time about how hard it is to work on yourself. That’s not my view. Personally, I think it’s much harder not to. Over the years, I’ve seen many people step away from conscious awareness. Choosing not knowing. Usually out of fear of what they might find in themselves. Or what might […]

Conscious Leadership

Why Leadership From the Inside-Out?

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Why leadership from the inside-out? For a leader, as for anyone, your inner space is your top real estate. Everything rolls out from it. Everything is influenced by the relationship you have to self. Why development? It makes the difference between ensuring whether it’s your point of power or your point of weakness. It’s your […]