In my last video, I talked about relying on Sensing Mind — our body-based wisdom — to navigate life like a bat. In this video, I build on the Whole Mind model, talking about Connecting and Feeling Minds. How did Steve Jobs use both to create the first $1T company? How did Dr. Martin Luther … Continue reading VIDEO: Harnessing the power of emotion in life and work
What did I learn while wandering through 14 countries last year with nothing but my camera and my carry-on? In this video, I talk about the #1 skill I developed and how it’s relevant for leadership today. If you’re interested in nurturing this sense and creating your own inner compass to figure out your next … Continue reading VIDEO: Navigating life (and work) like a bat
It’s the job of leaders to model authenticity at work, but what does that really mean? And how does one go about doing it? One way might be to explore the three types of masks we tend to wear: Identity, Viewpoints and Emotions…. “
Since Rene Descartes developed Rationalism back in the early 1600s, we in the Western world have put the logical, analyzing mind on a pedestal. According to Descartes, “reason alone determined knowledge, and that this could be done independently of the senses.” He also argued that the mind is separate from the body. Today we see … Continue reading Developing Whole-Mind Leadership
While I’m writing this within the context of racism in America, this model can be used for getting unstuck emotionally in any context. The world is burning. Within the tinderbox of hundreds of thousands dead from COVID-19 and millions unemployed (both disproportionally affecting black communities,) the recent unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and … Continue reading Shifting emotional perspective: doing the inner work
I’m writing about freedom from my home in T’bilisi, Republic of Georgia, where the 2-month-long state of emergency is just now coming to an end. The sweeping restrictions on freedom were received without protest; borders were closed, freedom of movement in and out of cities came to a halt, masks were donned, small stores closed … Continue reading True freedom versus “toxic individualism”
I’m now in the business of freedom. Just saying that out loud makes me so damn happy, because stuck was the theme for most of my adult life. Stuck in jobs that didn’t light me up, stuck in a life that I was supposed to live, stuck in fear of not doing “it” right… “it” … Continue reading The tension between feeling safe and feeling free
The best advice I’ve ever received comes from my immersion in Buddhist teachings: “accept what is.” Not what I wish it could be… not pushing it away or clinging or judging… but simply holding it — whatever “it” is — loosely. Conversely, the worst advice might be the phrase, “You can be anything you want to … Continue reading What does it mean to be true to myself?
Much is being written today about empathy and soft skills being essential leadership traits. Researchers from DDI identified empathy as a critical driver for overall performance, yet found that only 4 out of every 10 leaders are any good at it. Chances are, the memorable leaders throughout your career revealed their hearts, not just their smarts. Empathy … Continue reading The missing ingredient in how we define success
I was on the phone last night with a dear friend of mine who has always had this feeling she would move from the US to the city of romance: Paris. She’s even had dreams about it. So she tells me last night (again), “I feel like I’m going to be in Paris. But I … Continue reading How to attract the life you want
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