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), […]

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, […]

The Servant Leader: The Gift of Your Leadership

This week’s Step Up Leader post borrows from a timely post in Leading Blog. In the midst of the busy holiday season and the crush of important and urgent matters, it may be challenging to think about leadership priorities.  Yet, it’s the perfect time to think of leadership as a long-term practice based in giving, […]

Seven Steps to Develop and Maintain Ease

Below is a re-post of my 7/1/2015 article for Conscious Shift Magazine. There is a strong link between how you feel and what you’re capable of doing.  Your energy level, focus, and drive are a key component, yet often neglected part of your leadership.  If you are feeling depleted, drained, or down, it will not […]