Forward

Some of us, as leaders, go through a series of purpose-expressions, a series of careers, as we grow, learn and become more and more of who we are meant  to be.  Others find one avenue immediately after high school or college and stay with that one expression of their vision throughout much of their life. Whichever path you follow is yours, not right or wrong, just yours..

The one core truth we learn, however, is that whatever path we choose, there will be a continuous series of opportunities for growth or stagnation. For living our truth or being in self-betrayal. Choosing leadership, consciously or otherwise, requires that we be ready to grow in order to deal with all the challenges, opportunities, and expansions that happen as our vision takes on a life of its own. That choosing can support compassion, understanding, and a greater leadership skill as those around us go through their process as well.

As leaders, we are challenged at times to decide if we are ready or even want to grow to that next level, to lead at that level, to become even more of who we are.

If you are human, you will at times want to stop, to breath, to reconsider your choices. That is never a failing, or a weakness, rather it is an amazing gift you give yourself. When you have grown significantly, or when it is time to grow significantly,  stopping to catch up with yourself, to integrate all that is happening, is a smart and solid way of strengthening your foundation, your connection to your Spirit,  to your purpose, and to you.

Use these articles as a means to do that.

A Philosophy of Leadership and Innovation

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In our personal lives we have an option, however limiting certain choices can be, to decide whether to innovate, to keep up with the latest everything, or not. I don’t necessarily need or want to have all the latest things; sometimes old things work quite well. When I sit in a friend’s brand-new car, I may be impressed with the…

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A Friend of Mine Died This Week

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A friend of mine died this week. I was shocked since she was so full of life and yet I know life is taking more and more folks I know, friends’ parents, friends themselves, even sadly, friends’ children. What her death caused me to do, however, was to stop and assess. I have been spending so much time lately looking…

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Purpose or No?

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Have you noticed that when you grow it feels as if you bring in people and organizations who seem to have been waiting for you to reach the new level? They don’t say it, but you now realize “I belong here.” And you are then warmly welcomed into a new world… I have been speaking, writing, and working with others…

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The Choices We Make

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When you have a business that has transitioned numerous times, and each business stage calls out different aspects of who you are, it can be easy to forget what your initial soul-longings really were. In beginning my career, in what feels like a hundred years ago, my objective as a psychotherapist was to support and guide people in becoming everything…

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Working Your Purpose

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As one who keeps up daily with what is happening in the world of business coaching, consulting, and corporate success, I am dutifully impressed with the increasing talk of emotional intelligence, living or purpose, purpose-driven organizations, and so much more. Although it certainly is still not “the rage” value-driven work is gaining ground. It begins with a company discovering its…

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Masterclass Option Details

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1) How Your Personality and Business Style Impact Your Health It is now commonly known that stress is the major factor in illness, whether in creating it or in exacerbating an existing chronic condition. Our personality and business style determine how we deal with that stress. Depending upon self-awareness, we either emphasize our strengths or magnify our vulnerabilities when highly…

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Letting the Wounds Go

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In my work with executives, highly skilled, good people, with great intentions, I frequently see out-of-place and unrealistic demands that they place on themselves, usually with great “justifications.” I also see so many of them readily assuming unrealistic and inhumane demands from their company. It is easy to blame all this on today’s demands, yet with little effort, we discover…

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The Power of One

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I attended an amazing conference in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago. It was held by a woman who decided to leave a high-level corporate job and instead open her own business, training others to bring their skills into the corporate world.  As I did with my school, she recognized that although her work was powerful and transformative, the power…

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Friendship Circles

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As I spend time with friends who are reaching further on a regular basis to create an impact, to do good, I can’t help but be impressed by their willingness to risk, to take chances, to face their fears and then try something bigger, better, and more powerful. It excites me and gives me permission, if not inspiration, to do…

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