Conscious Leadership

Toxic People?

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Removing toxic people is one of the biggest things you can do to transform your life. Except I don’t generally use the term toxic people. I use toxic relationships or interactions. Or dynamics. You’d think it would be easy to identify toxic relationships in your life. But it’s not always. Using the term, toxic people, […]

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The Definition of Leadership Success

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Our inner worlds are our next frontier. It’s in our inner world where leaders can gain an edge. But it’s a small percentage of leaders who develop that edge. Can you be successful without it? Depends on your definition of success. Look at someone like Steve Jobs. He was incredibly innovative. He redesigned his industry. […]

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The Need for Emotional Maintenance

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There are certain things we do for maintenance like wash our bodies and clothes. And we know that if we’re seeking optimum health we need to exercise and get good nutrition in our bodies. What we tend to overlook is emotional and mental maintenance. That always catches up with you, eventually. The thing is that […]

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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 […]