The Leadership Practice of Gratitude

  With the launch of my new book, “Inner Switch:  7 Timeless Principles to Transform Modern Leadership,”  I’ve had the opportunity to reflect a lot about gratitude.  It was an exceptional week, not only because I was speaking to people who were interested in the book’s message.  It was exceptional because of the depth […]

How Gratitude Can Transform Your Leadership and Influence

It’s that time of year.  The fall harvest holidays are almost upon us.  It is a time when we place our attention on who and what makes us thankful. Are we also aware of the importance of gratitude in our everyday role as leaders? According to an article in The Harvard Health Newsletter, (Nov. 2011), […]

Thanksgiving offers Leadership Moment in Valuing People

As the U.S. prepares for the major holiday of Thanksgiving, I invite leaders to explore how we value people. It can feel awkward to verbally share what we appreciate and value in one another. Yet I can say from direct experience that expressing appreciation and gratitude for how another individual positively affects us is one of the […]

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

This is the time of year when we especially focus on gratitude.  As we prepare for Thanksgiving holidays this week, it’s an ideal time to draw our attention inward.  It’s been a heck of year for most of us.  Our national conversations, global and national tragedies, intensive weather and natural events have captured our attention, […]

Is Your Leadership In The Right Gear? Part 2

Last week, Step Up Leader Tip borrowed a Leading Blog post on a topic that is fundamental to effective leadership and living:  presence.  How many times do we notice that we are physically here but our mind is somewhere else?   This is a symptom of the inability to be present, without which connection with […]