The Role of a Growth Mindset in Personal Power and Influence

The Role of a Growth Mindset in Personal Power and Influence

Our mind is a powerful thing. A positive mindset frees us to be bold, take risks and trust ourselves with the confidence that we’ll figure it out. Does your mindset limit you or set you free to grow?

Give Me 5 Minutes and I'll Change Your Mindset

Give Me 5 Minutes and I'll Change Your Mindset

Of the two blue circles above, which one is larger?

The Invasive Power of Complaining and What to Do About It

The Invasive Power of Complaining and What to Do About It

While listening to colleagues at a recent business conference, I was actually holding a robust internal conversation of fault-finding and grumbling. I certainly wasn’t getting the results I wanted.

After this experience, I wanted to understand why complaining thoughts possess us, what they cost us, why they are useful and how to shift cycles of complaints into powerful and exciting commitments.

LinkedIn Compassion Conference: Is Compassion Practical for Everyday Work Challenges?

LinkedIn Compassion Conference: Is Compassion Practical for Everyday Work Challenges?

Is compassion a business success strategy? Last month I attended the LinkedIn Compassion in Leadership Summit in Silicon Valley, co-hosted with Wisdom 2.0. The conversations ranged from cultivating our personal practices to creating more compassion in companies, by changing metrics, questioning management practices, and instituting more compassionate systems.

Change the Conversation. Change the Results.

Change the Conversation. Change the Results.

Many years ago, I had the honor of helping a partnership through a tough time. Conversations were difficult, almost impossible.

They were ready to split and lose over a decade of hard work building a successful company. Why? They spent 99.99% of their time noticing when they and their partner were not wise, not OK, under par, inadequate. Language is powerful. Like these two partners, we can choose the conversation we are in to change our results.

What Happens When Women Stop Leading Like Men?

What Happens When Women Stop Leading Like Men?

What happens when women stop leading like men? Change, inside and out.

The Path into Mindfulness

The Path into Mindfulness

"Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment." -Rumi

Our mind is a flow of energy and information. The quality of our thinking, the focus of our conversations, the repetitive nature of our complaints directly influence our ability to be mindful, present.

Discovering the Power of a Strongly Held Commitment

Discovering the Power of a Strongly Held Commitment

This morning I reflected on how differently our days go when we start centered in our commitments. Living a full life and making contributions that we feel really good about, usually means we make dozens of agreements and promises at work and home that we strive to complete. Too often, competing priorities pull in different directions.

I’ve discovered the power of centering all those priorities around a few overarching core commitments that orient our days, months, and years.

3 Ways We Limit Our Leadership

3 Ways We Limit Our Leadership

Outside the limits of other’s perceptions. Outside the circle of your own past. Who are you? Let’s celebrate and let loose our creative strong savvy ready-to-get-stuff-done character that lives inside, and longs to come out and play.

3 Reasons to Step into Mindfulness and Wisdom

3 Reasons to Step into Mindfulness and Wisdom

This is a critical time for humanity. Our collective mindfulness and wisdom are urgently needed and yet, not at the forefront of our thoughts, our economic and political world or our daily lives. Who might we be if we chose to listen for and act from our wisest self?

Authentic Presence: The Invisible Side of Leadership

Authentic Presence: The Invisible Side of Leadership

We often forget our hunches, insights, or flashes of understanding in the daily scramble.  Without the skills to actively and effectively engaging the less visible, and often invisible realms, our leadership lacks dimension, authentic presence. 

6 Ways to Develop Your Wisdom

6 Ways to Develop Your Wisdom

If I asked, “How did you develop your wisdom,” I might get a blank stare. Most likely you didn’t enroll in Developing Wisdom 101 in high school or college. Few popular TV shows or movies demonstrate the path to a wise life. Or perhaps, you would nod sagely, considering yourself a serious student of wisdom, able to quote the great teachings and wise leaders through the ages.

Either way, studies show that most of us want to be wiser in our daily lives for increases in performance, creativity, and intelligence.