Self Care

The Inside Story

With leadership comes expectations. They surround us. Demanding that we perform. That we are responsible. Accountable. Practical. Precise. But never messy. Somehow we must reconcile this with an inner life that isn’t so tidy. Fears. Hurts. Uncertainty. Frustration. We struggle to maintain an uncomfortable equilibrium. We put on a mask. But this comes with a Continue reading The Inside Story

Permission to Pause

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ~ Leo Tolstoy One of the greatest gifts we Continue reading Permission to Pause

Me First Leadership

Love is a verb. We know true love by actions, not feelings. People can’t really know how we feel – they gauge our love by what we do. Love in action is proportional to our self-love.  “[Love] is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when Continue reading Me First Leadership

10 Practices for Leading Lightly

  The nature of leadership is resistance and change. A constant struggle to bring ideas and opportunities to life and overcome a myriad of obstacles in order to achieve goals which, once achieved, will be replaced by a new set of goals with many of the same challenges. Even if we by nature love the Continue reading 10 Practices for Leading Lightly

Designing Your Day – 30X3

Leadership is a contact sport. Every day will bring its share of team conflicts, urgent challenges, unexpected changes and difficult decisions. With all the demands placed on organizations and leaders we can easily find ourselves “LOST”. L – low on energy O – overly stressed S – short on patience T – temperamental with others Continue reading Designing Your Day – 30X3