3 Powerful Ways to Lead with Heart

Business articles and books which marry the theme of leadership with heart have gained traction of late, and as a speaker on the power of connection, I’m thrilled to witness the joyful union. When Robert K. Greenleaf coined the phrase “servant leadership” over 30 years ago, who knew it would take this long to shift…

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3 Behavioral Shifts to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet!

There’s no better time than a new year for reflection and renewal. After all, how can you recognize and celebrate your growth if you don’t look back to honor what brought you joy, the challenges you overcame and the connections you claimed? Without contemplation, how can you shed light on what you truly want or…

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7 Lessons Learned by Going Off the Grid

“I’d love to (fill in the blank), if only I had the time.”  Most likely, this statement bubbles up often in your busy, fully-committed life. Rarely do I meet an individual who feels they can afford time off the grid to travel, take a class, or simply push away from the computer at a reasonable…

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Practice Presence This Season (and All Year Long)

From my window seat on a Coach bus bound for Chicago O’Hare Airport, I watched the bus driver hustling below to load passengers’ luggage in the berth, in an attempt to make up for arriving 30 minutes late. Tension permeated the air as aggravated riders worried about possible missed flights. As the driver rushed back…

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3 Ways to Make Change Work for You

Change is inevitable. As humans, we reject change naturally because we are creatures of habit. Even the most adventurous individuals often long for rituals and everyday normal routines. After all, consistency and control over our schedule lowers our stress. Yet, if you strive to be a leader and a person of influence in your place…

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The Must Give Gift of the Season

“Look at all the sugar in these cereals,” the shrunken, 85-year old man said aloud at my local CVS drugstore. As he reached for the Cheerios off the shelf, our eyes met. “I’m down to one teaspoon in my coffee, instead of three. Heck, during WWII I was happy if the coffee was even hot.”…

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One Surprising Way to Avoid Unhappiness

Be Here Now! Not only is that the title of spiritual teacher Ram Dass’s book published over 40 years ago, but it’s the rallying cry of the mindfulness movement (and the cry of the frustrated homeowner waiting for the cable guy). Based on the latest research, it’s also a way to avoid unhappiness.   Be…

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#1 Way to Survive the HoliDAZE

Keeping this month’s article short and sweet because we know that this season is chock full of additional, and often unrealistic, expectations–entertaining relatives, parties, decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking, and cleaning. Emotions run high as most are sharing this seasonal stress, as well as crowded mall parking lots. Number one way to lower your stress? Crazy…

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What Is Draining Your Energy?

If you are like me, you are often searching for ways to have more energy.  Stress drains us of our energy, weakens our focus, our immune system, and our brilliance.  Research says prevention is still the number one way to reduce stress.  Stop the stress from happening in the first place! Stop Doing One More…

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