I am a big fan of The Colbert Report, and now I love watching him on The Late Show, and I want to point out that Stephen has something to teach us about leadership and consciousness.
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.
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…
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 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.
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.
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.
Most of us have an unconscious listening filter that we use to attempt to expedite conversations, and by using this filter, we add static to communication. When we aren’t really listening, we are counterproductive, lose connection with others, and block innovation. Read on to learn about the three kinds of listening filters.
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...