Anyone looking to be an impactful leader or to be more effective in leading their own lives needs to consider the role their personal habits have in their current reality. Check out why Atomic Habits is recommended reading.
The old adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” couldn’t be more wrong. Just think of all the ways–good and bad–that words have shaped you.
Many leaders do not delve deep into their own emotions for a variety of reasons like the fear of being seen as weak, feeling pressed to move on to the next task, or a belief that leaders must be stoic. Atlas of the Heart is a great tool to help people explore the nuances of different emotions so that they can better connect to themselves and others.
Quiet quitting is a tempting option when you feel overextended, but is it the right option for you?
Leaders and organizations often share their support of self-care measures, then inadvertently send contradictory messages through their own actions. Could you be doing this same thing?
Organizations can say that they are open to new ideas, creativity, and learning, but existing structures and norms can stand in the way of a learning culture.
While the word “boundaries” may conjure up the idea of limits, healthy boundaries do just the opposite. They allow us to make sure our basic needs are met so that we can show up more fully in life.
Leaders are bombarded with demands from all around. Those who know success is only achieved by developing their team also know what is worth listening to and what is just noise.
Labels and expectations sometimes get in the way of just being ourselves. Here’s a story of my own struggle to let go of an old identity.
Know your own strengths and how they can help you adapt in times of uncertainty.
When we allow ourselves to lead in polarizing ways (either/or, wrong/right, black/white), we limit ourselves and our impact. Leaders who embrace a both/and mindset make magic happen.
Our inner child can tell us a lot about our natural leadership inclinations. We should know and love that inner child, but also know when we need to tame it!
Here is a look at how I’m using my dominant CliftonStrengths themes to meet a personal goal and suggestions of how you might do the same.
Leadership can often feel all consuming and can lead to questioning our identities. What if instead of seeing this as a crisis we viewed these moments as a natural period for reflection?
We often learn to stop “wasting our time” daydreaming and to “get real”. Here’s what I wish we would teach people instead and how I’m truly living my dreams.