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In the Zone

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Why is leadership from the inside-out essential? Your company can only grow to the level that you grow. What you have to give to the world as a leader comes out of the fulfillment of your own potentialities. Mental expansion and self-growth can make the difference between average and good, or very good and great. […]

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Using Emotions for Growth and Wholeness

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What do you do when emotions become unwieldy? Common advice is to distract yourself from what you’re feeling. Or reframe (or watch your thoughts/emotions objectively). Those tools can be useful in the short-term and to an extent. But the deeper path of being at peace with life, of growing your inner wholeness calls for a […]

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Leadership and an Energy Focus

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I like to give people simple techniques to improve the flow of their days. Ones that don’t consume too much will power. Or take too much effort. That’s why I suggest leaders pay attention to energy. It makes it easier to manage your own energy and the those around you without getting bogged down, which […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Mindfulness Really Means

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I’ve seen so much confusion around mindfulness. It’s taught as mental awareness. Yet, that’s not really what it means. Being present is the ability to be emotionally present. As a leader, that changes the dynamic of your team. As a parent, that’s what your children want from you. The idea of ‘in-the-present’ was taken out […]

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EQ Can Diminish Whole Brain Thinking

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Emotional Intelligence has become immensely popular over the last twenty years or so. The problem is that it’s an intellectual approach to emotions. It teaches us to learn more about our emotions. To be smarter about them. To be more aware of them in ourselves and others. It suggests that a healthy emotional life is […]

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Creating New Futures Podcast

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“If there is a purpose to this life, I would say it’s to evolve ourselves – that what we have to give comes from us. And the only way we can give as much as we have is to develop ourselves.” I was a guest on Create New Futures with Aviv Shahar. We talked about […]