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FOUR COMMITMENTS GREAT LEADERS MAKE

July 26, 2018

Commitment is defined by both our decisions and our actions. When we have the will to achieve an outcome, commitment helps us to discover a way. It is an essential ingredient in the formula for transformation. Commitment includes consciously deciding to learn from all of our experiences including our setbacks. With commitment, we become resilient […]

LESSONS IN COURAGE FROM THE 100 MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS OF 2018

July 9, 2018

Courage is choosing to step out of our comfort zones. Courageous leaders take risks and make decisions with the potential for revolutionary change in their workplaces and in their industries. Their boldness inspires their teams, energizes customers, and positions their companies for transformational success.   Fast Company released their 2018 list of the 100 Most […]

THE CASE FOR CURIOSITY

June 28, 2018

Curiosity is the desire to expand our knowledge and insight. Curiosity is the starting point for innovation, exploration, and growth. People who are personally masterful leverage their curiosity to expand their perspective.   To hone the power in our own curiosity, we listen without judgment, embrace the unexpected, spend time with other inquisitive people, ask […]

30 UNDER 30: INSIGHT FROM YOUNG STARS AND INNOVATORS

February 27, 2018

Forbes released their list of 30 Under 30 Class Of 2018: The Young Stars, Visionaries And Creative Disruptors.  These individuals are starting and running billion-dollar businesses, tackling social issues, and changing their industries.   As I studied their accomplishments and contributions, I learned they are shining examples of the leader I wrote about in Energized […]

FIVE TED TALKS TO WATCH TO OVERCOME FEAR AND MAKE THE CHANGE

February 5, 2018

Pushing to be one’s best is a commitment, and it involves continuous change. Change can be uncomfortable. Every day offers new challenges to effectiveness that require us to choose whether to improve or to entrench. Every new improvement opportunity presents us with the invitation to venture into unknown territory and push out of our comfort zone. How do we overcome our fears so we can seize new opportunities? These five TED talks offer insight into how we can take a leap and soar even higher.

PRIORITIZATION OVER PROCRASTINATION

January 22, 2018

As the new year begins, many of us find ourselves rushed and overscheduled.  And, it can be tempting to turn to procrastination for comfort.   No time management technique will work if we continually put things off. Procrastination is a bad habit and a clear sign that our time is not being managed well. Performance […]

TEACH THEM TO YEARN FOR THE VAST AND ENDLESS SEA

December 5, 2017

Transformational leadership can be summed up in these words from French writer, poet, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

NEW FROM UBER: WE MAKE BIG BOLD BETS

November 17, 2017

Uber’s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has been on the job for two months, and he is clearly a leader in motion. He’s wasted no time getting to the heart of it all – company culture.   Khosrowshahi recently posted Uber’s new values, or “cultural norms” as he calls them in his post on LinkedIn. He […]

KICKING THE HABIT

October 11, 2017

With a change in attitude, we can kick bad habits, including one of the most insidious habits of all: the modern stress habit. The modern habit of stress harms us in many ways. It undermines the capacity of leaders to be alert, flexible, and responsive. To kick any habit, we must cultivate conscious behavioral shifts. […]

A MORNING IN THE LIFE OF A HIGH IMPACT LEADER

September 27, 2017

We’re all given the same 24 hours in a day, how do top leaders allocate theirs?   Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, studied the practices of high achieving individuals and found that their morning routine was key.  Vanderkam writes:   “If you wait until the […]