Susan Freeman – Persistence

Persistence: I don’t give up — especially when things get difficult. Although impatient by nature, I am working on taking the longer view. If I commit to something, I get it done. I just finished writing a book that was percolating for eight years! ORIGINAL ARTICLE How does a successful, strong, and powerful woman navigate work, employee […]

Is Your Leadership As Effective As It Could Be? The Missing Piece

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” This famous quote by Mahatma Ghandi summarizes this month’s focus on transformation for leaders. This is admittedly one of my favorite leadership topics. Why? Because when a leader has impact, transformation occurs, and when transformation occurs, a leader has impact. What gets in the way […]

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), […]

Yoga and Leadership: Leading on the Edge

Last week I had an experience on the yoga mat that got me thinking a lot about leadership. It has to do with the notion of going to your “edge” and then going beyond it.  “Edge” is the metaphor for the beliefs and thoughts we have about what is possible.  What’s cool about the idea […]

Attention Leaders: Do you have an “Eeyore” on your team?

Leaders, do you have an “Eeyore” on your team? Someone who acts as if the glass is half-full?  Someone who acts as if he is resigned? Many of us read the classic Winnie the Pooh as children (or had it read to us).  You may recall one of the key characters was a donkey named […]