The Other F-word at Work: Fear

The Other F-word at Work: Fear

Fear is good when it is related to consciously. Fear’s main function is to act as an alarm to danger, threat, or motivational conflict, which then initiates unconscious natural adaptive responses that are a part of human evolution. Fear responses have evolved to protect us. These responses are very useful and necessary. Read on to learn about our five conditioned fear responses, the physiology of fear, how to evolve past survival mode, and more.

The Conscious Entrepreneur

The Conscious Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur also poses many challenges and demands on my time and energy. We all know the challenges, such as choosing the best idea for the market, financing the business, finding customers, the ups and downs of not having a steady paycheck, taking care of our well-being, and dealing with loneliness and self-doubt. The list goes on and on.

A question I hear from other entrepreneurs is “How do I balance everything on my plate?” They want to know how to make an impact without burning themselves out. My answer is: BE A CONSCIOUS ENTREPRENEUR.

The Impact of Leadership Presence: A Case Study

The Impact of Leadership Presence: A Case Study

The most powerful skill you can cultivate in leadership is presence. Presence empowers you with the agility that is needed in this information age. There is no formula for interactions with others, but by facilitating presence in yourself and others, you are able to meet what’s here – and to respond with ability versus react to situations.

Focus on What You CAN Control – Yourself

Focus on What You CAN Control – Yourself

I see a continued phenomenon where people place their attention outside of their own experience and direct it to what others are doing or saying, or how they are acting while working. There is a strong pull to try to change others so they will behave or act differently. The classic question is: “How do I get him/her/them to be more conscious?” The simple answer is…

"Leader As Coach" Is Dead - What's the Alternative?

"Leader As Coach" Is Dead - What's the Alternative?

Over the years, we’ve all heard the phrase “leader as coach.” There have been many programs created around this concept, where companies have pulled people away for a couple of days and taught them coaching skills. When they return to their day-to-day activities, these new coaching skills fall by the wayside. Is the Leader As Coach model dead? Maybe not yet, but it’s dying.

The F-word at Work: Feelings

The F-word at Work: Feelings

The missing piece in emotional well-being is the emotions – actually feeling our feelings and tapping into the wisdom of our emotions. Denying our emotions – blocking our emotional energy – leads to a contractive state in our bodies. We actually cause more stress to our system by denying our emotions than if we let them flow.

No Is The New Yes

No Is The New Yes

Our plates are full. In fact, they are so overloaded that we could work 24 hours, 7 days a week and still our plate would be overflowing. In an earlier article, I talked about becoming victim to your calendar, and we told you simply: JUST SAY NO! But it’s not so easy, yes?

Read on for my top two resources on saying No, and join me in starting a new trend where No is as welcome as Yes.

5 Keys to the Human Factor of Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorgs

5 Keys to the Human Factor of Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorgs

We’ve seen it far too often: Articles and white papers citing common mistakes that negatively affect mergers & acquisition (M&A) transactions, and the most important factor is ignored – the human factor.

There is nothing more important to your organization than the human beings who make up the very fabric of your culture. Read on for 5 tips to guide you while navigating the human factor of organizational change.

Falling Victim To Your Calendar? Here's Help...

Falling Victim To Your Calendar? Here's Help...

Here’s the thing – our plates are full. In fact, they are overloaded. This is the world we live in, especially in an information age. Our plates are so overloaded that we could work 24 hours, 7 days a week and still our plate would be overflowing. Let’s face this reality.

We’ve seen it all too often – because we don’t accept this reality – we fall victim to our calendar. It seems like there is never enough time. Here is what you can do...

Speak To Relate & Invite The Truth

Speak To Relate & Invite The Truth

This week's blog is a handout - Chapter 9 from my book: Evolution Revolution. So much is being exposed about how we relate - another opportunity to evolve past drama, shaming, blaming and to invite the truth no matter what.

Conscious expression - how we respond to others and life takes skill and for any skill, you must practice. You are probably noticing how I stress this point. We won't be able to overcome conditioning without consciously engaging with our behavior. Like any hobby, we learn about it, practice to become skillful, then eventually masterful.