The Power of Self-Care

The Power of Self-Care

Kristin Neff, Psychology Professor at the University of Texas and leading researcher on the benefits of self-care, reports that three regular self-care practices give us the resources and resilience to thrive: 1. Acknowledging how difficult our current struggles are...
Gratitude is a Gift

Gratitude is a Gift

Gratitude, the quality of feeling grateful or thankful, is a gift that leaders give to others and to themselves. Over the past two decades, research has proven that being intentional about gratitude increases optimism, reduces physical ailments, lowers anxiety and...
Recognizing Leadership in Non-Traditional Forms

Recognizing Leadership in Non-Traditional Forms

Most people seem to agree – we need more leaders, and better, more effective leadership in this world.  The scale of our challenges seems bigger, the pace of change is faster, and the growing diversity of our workforce demands a type of leadership that may be...
A Purpose Driven Life

A Purpose Driven Life

Part of any leader’s job is to check for alignment between our work and our purpose.  Doing so gives us the experience to help others in the discovery of their developmental needs. After all, we believe that a life well lived is one where purpose is found after...
Ain’t No More

Ain’t No More

When I was a teenager, I would watch football every Sunday with my Dad. Mostly the New Orleans Saints, as they are the team from my home state. In 1980 they lost their first 14 games, prompting a local sportscaster “Buddy D” to influence Saints fans to...
The Gremlin Within

The Gremlin Within

I first heard the famous quote by Marianne Williamson as a college student, and I remember being blown away by its message as it was counter to my beliefs about my fears. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are...