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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.

know your values

Do You Know Your Values?

By Articles, Blog, Leadership, Values

This may sound like a strange question since, of course you do, is the logical response, yet… My LinkedIn profile says: Guiding Visionary Leaders Through Transition. Challenging existing paradigms, discovering innovative solutions, and honoring value-driven leadership, through personal transformation for success on all levels. Before working with someone, one of my questions is, what are the values you bring to…

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woman watering her plants

The Value of Knowing

By Transformation

I took the day last Saturday to do nothing but “be.” I watered my plants, stripped the bed, did laundry, etc.  All the things that allow me to feel as if I am fixing up my little nest while letting go of the rest of the world. For you it may be reading a paper, working in a greenhouse, a…

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business woman searching for the big picture

Humility And The Wild Ride Of Leadership

By Leadership

Have you had those moments when a belief you know is true is called upon again and again in a short period of time? Almost as if the Universe, God, or Someone wanted to make sure you heard it or perhaps that you shared it. I had another potential client, a CEO, approach me this week about Imposter Syndrome –…

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woman reaching for goals

Reaching For Goals Yet Without Attachment

By Leadership

One of the ironies of life is that we are called, almost compelled, to go after our dreams and set creative goals. Those visions and our commitment to them, are what give us the ability to walk around obstacles and persevere even when all seems hopeless and yet the gift of being detached from the outcome frequently makes the attempt…

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The Humility Of Impactful Leadership

By Leadership

Today, in speaking with a client, who is a highly successful MD and an absolute trailblazer, (my favorite kind of leader) we discussed the extensive power he has through his influence and impact. His energy reaches across a large geographical area in a very deep and transformational way. Like so many of us, who are truly heart and soul-based leaders,…

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transparency and leadership, self reflection

What Degree Of Transparency Are You Comfortable With?

By Leadership

A great deal has been written about transparency and leadership, frequently using a variety of examples to further explain where it is possible. In acknowledging a mistake in a judgment call that was made, or when going through a difficult period for the organization, when there’s a need to cut back, or even the hope and possibility of a major…

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having a conversation

The Simplest Of Things

By Leadership

Conversations can seem like the simplest of things yet in reality they are such an indicator of so much more. I receive this wonderful newsletter, Admired Leadership-Field Notes. It is truly inspirational in the world of leadership. However, at times, their messages are universal. Today’s conversation had me thinking of so many things. The fact that it came after an…

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Millionaire business woman adjusting vision

Adjusting The Vision Or The Way

By Blog, Coaching, Transition

Lately, I have been seeing the difficulty that arises for some when they need to make adjustments to their vision or their approach when things are not going as expected. We read about the need for a clear, concise, vision or goal so that it can be actualized in the most efficient and effective way. I agree with that concept…

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woman going on an adventure

Adventure – Energy & Momentum

By Energy

In speaking with a business associate last week, he was surprised when I started referencing life as an adventure. He didn’t disagree, he had just never thought of it in that context. My doing so, caused him to step back and reevaluate his own life and how it had progressed. Accidentally? Per chance? With conscious choice in creating a life…

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trees in transition

The Call To Leadership

By Leadership

When hearing about leadership, it is almost natural to think of someone in an organizational or political context. However, every one of us on this planet is called to leadership. Leadership of our lives, our future, our daily lives and so on. Yes, for some, it may also in addition apply to their position within their own or another’s organization….

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