In the Spotlight
It often feels like everything around us is loud and provocative, competing for our attention in an effort to get us to listen, act or consume. In this environment, we often miss opportunities to perceive and appreciate some of the most powerful resources we have – messages and messengers who take a different approach. How do we open our eyes and ourselves up to quiet leadership?
It's a new year. What challenges are on the horizon and how can organizations prepare to face them while making progress in their missions? Here are a few things to keep at the forefront as we launch into 2019.
In this recent NYTimes articles, Dr. Mary Pipher explores the unique values gained through experience with age, including having refined the skill of happiness.
Why is it so difficult for us to care for ourselves - to be our own best friend, our own champion? We struggle with providing the self care that heals and restores, instead seeking it from others. How we can build that habit to take care of ourselves before we take care of others?
Which grudges are good to hold on to?
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Recommendations for work, leisure, wellness and everything in between
After hearing Robert Kegan speak at the Next Practice Institute this fall, I eagerly dove into one of his seminal works, an incredibly insightful and practical guide to understanding what it takes to truly change our behavior – as individuals and as teams – in the workplace. The book is filled with case studies and exercises that highlight the importance of digging deep, really deep, into our habits of thinking, speaking and acting to understand their origin. Once light is shed on how our values and belief systems evolved to protect us (our immunity) we can begin the hard and important work of rewriting our narrative, one that serves our true goals and interests.
This highly regarded memoir is a stunning story filled with courage, humility, love, grit, and humanity. I was moved by Tara Westover’s extraordinary strength and her ability to describe her family members as complicated characters that elicited anger and compassion. The value of an education achieved by manymeans and in many places is a testament to the power of learning as a goal unto itself and a means of deliverance.
Alta Calidad is fantastic and innovative Mexican food with a great vibe, clever cocktails, and a relaxed but professional service. A must try if ever in Brooklyn.
I am in the middle of Poldark, this delightful and escapist Masterpiece Theater production of a family saga that takes place in Cornwall England in the late 1800s. Watch it for the scenery, the swashbuckling, the tales of class and morality, and the pure fun of it. There are heroes and villains, tragedy and love stories, travesties of justice and moments of triumph. Much better than the evening news!
It’s a zero-sum game with only one winner. Or so we’ve been taught. Burdened with the anxiety and fear of losing, can we truly tap into our unique authenticity and bring out our best selves when we're constantly competing with the outside world?
Each day we step into battle determined to win. We wrestle, try to control, and manipulate time - bend it to our wills. But do we have it totally wrong? Maybe the problem isn’t time, but how we think about it. Let’s change the internal narrative and design the existence we truly desire.
Episode 2 of Cup of Jo discussed the process to support your own self-transformation. This may - and no doubt will - include having difficult conversations. Learn how to face the discomfort to resolve conflicts, forge new paths, and develop healthier relationships.
Building and promoting a culture that supports your mission and strategic goals is a top priority for leaders and can be the determining factor in their and an organization's success. So how do you know when it's due for a reset?
READ THIS: "If you were to force me to rank the most important qualities of effective leadership, I would put trustworthiness first." - New York Time | Business Day, by Adam Bryant, 10.27.17
People say to always "go with your gut", but can it be trusted? Making the right decisions requires a crucial balancing act between using your intuition and incorporating external information. How do you know when you've hit the mark?
It seems like we're hanging on to ourselves and each other by a thread. How can we strengthen the ties that bind us, and begin to rebuild the relationships that serve our communities and ourselves? Let's start where we spend most of our time...in the workplace.
We all feel that palpable unease eroding our peace of mind. It's almost impossible to escape. Leaders, in particular, must deal with it on multiple fronts, but where do you begin? How do we "move through" without getting "sucked in"?
What lies at the intersection of philanthropy and activism? How does an idea flourish into a worldwide movement? I recently had the opportunity to dive into these questions with some profound women - all leaders in their own right.
I am so excited to share the podcast I recently recorded with Patricia Karpas, the host of Untangle. In it, you'll here how I define radical self care, and learn techniques that support your work, your leadership and your life!
Self-care is essential to achieving a well-integrated, fulfilled life. Unfortunately, for most of us it remains ever elusive. Read insights in Huffington Post's Business blog on how to incorporate these elements into your own life.