What is mindful leadership and why does it matter?

What is mindful leadership and why should you care about it as a leader? Mindfulness seems to be everywhere.  Books, articles, and videos tout the benefits of mindfulness.  Although the topic is “hot”; attaining it seems elusive for many people.  We are comfortable with its absence. We are constantly multi-tasking, plugging into our electronic devices […]

Gratitude as a Leadership Practice

This week I had an opportunity to reflect about gratitude, both for my clients and for myself.  It was not an exceptional week, except for one thing; every single client took the time to acknowledge the positive impact our coaching work was having on them, professionally and personally.   I didn’t expect this, but am tremendously […]

Can Yoga Make You A More Effective Leader?

You already know that yoga is useful for health and well-being.  Yet what’s it got to do with being an effective leader?  A lot! I have been a practitioner of yoga for over 17 years.   Because of its immense benefits, I have invited my leadership clients to consider beginning a practice of yoga.  For those […]

How Can You Make This Leadership Moment Matter?

We are in the midst of the worst global pandemic in a century.  In the past two weeks, we have witnessed the shutdown of our entire way of life. We are all trying to adjust our footing to the current reality—- how to work, how to parent, how to support others, and how to stay well. […]

How Well Do You Manage Your Emotional Reactions at Work?

“Why Your Emotions Can Make or Break You as a Leader and What You Can Do About It.” Because emotional reactions at work are so common and so many struggle to interpret, control, and dance around the emotional wildfires, I thought this to be an appropriate blog topic for this week. Automatic, negative responses to […]