Do You Accept and Express Your Whole Self?

This post is for all you multi-passionate managers and entrepreneurs out there. You’re curious about a bunch of things.  You’re probably wickedly smart, and sometimes wish your brain didn’t swirl with the thousands of things that it does.  You try to agree with what your boss, coworkers or family say is the right thing to …

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8 Lessons For Modern Leaders From World Cup 2014

My father used to sit me on his knee every Sunday afternoon to watch English Premier League soccer matches.  After his untimely passing 2 weeks before my 8th birthday, it was several years before I could re-engage with this beautiful sport without the intense reminder of his physical absence.  Then, thanks to Diego Maradona’s superhuman …

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Why We All Want To Change The World (And Why We Often Fail)

It’s no surprise that ‘change the world’ blog posts are wildly popular with purpose-driven business owners. Many of us start our businesses precisely because we have a burning desire to right a social wrong. Yet, on a week when the world marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, I wonder about the connection between …

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How To Use Mindfulness For Career Success

I was thrilled and relieved to see that a spotlight interview in the March 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review was with ‘mother of mindfulness’ researcher Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D. (Watch a short video of Dr. Langer explaining mindfulness here.) Dr. Langer, is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure …

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If you struggle to lead others, THIS is the solution

I’m not gonna lie.  Being a great leader takes a lifetime of lessons and can often feel like you’re stranded on an island of isolation, surrounded by perilous waters with no lifeline in sight.  Mentors and experts may offer help along the way and, despite their best intentions or your best efforts, you find yourself …

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Why I’m Mourning Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95. He was one of my childhood leadership heroes, the epitome of personal leadership, monumental forgiveness in the face of adversity and a powerful agent of global change. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela…my heart goes out to all who loved him, learned from him and will be inspired …

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