Leadership

From Self to Society: Cultivating Leader’s Capacity to Lead More Consciously with Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter, PhD is here to talk about the importance of how learning to understand the survival system gives us the ability to cultivate the skills to manage it. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer [...]

Where Is Your Attention?

We all know what it feels like to have our attention pulled in many directions. Recently for me, the book launch and tour, political landscape and family commitments, have all vied for my attention. These last months have been an opportunity for me to live by one of tenets of presence I offer in the [...]

Guest Blog “The Intentional Use of Silence” by Chris Murchison

Sometimes it can be hard to find the words to describe how exactly we feel. The words may be deep inside, under layers of emotion and locked up in our bodies. Or the words are swirling around inside and need time to be processed. Or you may fear using the wrong words, saying something that [...]

Leading When the Moment Counts with Lili Powell

Listen in to learn how mindful practices can help you as a public speaker to become more present... Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. When you are a leader, you [...]

Bringing Your Inner Voice to Life, Work, & Relationships w/ Kris Prochaska

Shifting our perception (and practicing what keeps us in this expanded view) can be as simple as transforming our internal alphabet Download Audio File*| Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. Most of us [...]

The Role of Leadership Revolutionized with Cy Wakeman

In this podcast you will hear Cy reveal her latest philosophies on the true role of leaders in organizations. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. In Cy’s most recent work, [...]

The Art of Letting Go

Many of my clients are facing incredible transitions in their careers and are facing tough choices about what to keep and what to let go.  It’s a natural human tendency to want to hang on to what is familiar even if it’s painful or no longer working, but in my experience hanging on too long [...]

A New Model of Leadership

Nearly three years ago was the first time I heard of The Leadership Circle. When my friend and colleague Pamela Saari introduced their work to me, I had a gut sense that their leadership assessment products and body of work was something I wanted to know more about. My visceral, gut sense surprised me because [...]

A New Model of Leadership w/ Betsy Leatherman President of The Leadership Circle

When you start being transparent and really authentic I believe energy and ideas flow through you at a much greater speed and accuracy. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. What does leadership [...]

How Mindfulness Enhances Executive Leadership w/ David Brendel & Emmie Stamell

Effective leaders manage stress proactively and can benefit from a variety of mindfulness strategies to help them maintain calm and steadiness, even under conditions of uncertainty and rapid change. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not [...]

Why Aren’t I Over This Yet?

During a recent coaching session with one of my clients we were discussing his reluctance to find the time he needed to design a new strategy his team desperately needed. After a long line of questioning my client surfaced old thought patterns that were making this strategy development quite difficult. Bottom line, he was (unconsciously [...]

Do You Feel Like a Fraud?

I work with a diverse group of individuals: men and women of different ages, from different cultures and countries, at different levels in their career, and from different industries. But in all, there is one theme that is commonly present: Deep down, all of them are afraid they aren’t as good or competent as they [...]

It’s Not Personal

Last week, one of my clients told me he wasn’t going to interview for a job he wanted because he was sure he wasn’t going to get it. One of the details of the job description changed suddenly and without explanation and he was certain this had been done because the company had someone else [...]

How Do You Get Someone Else Present?

The most common question I’m asked after I speak to a group about my book Get Present is, “How do I get someone else (like my boss, colleague, spouse, etc.) to be present?” I love the honesty of this question, because I think we all have a desire for other people in our lives to [...]

Bankable Leadership with Dr. Tasha Eurich

Learn how anyone—whether you’re a formal leader or an informal one—can become a better leader by making small, incremental changes to their leadership approach. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. [...]

My First Lesson in Presence

My parents and our dog Gus. He doesn't have anything to do with this story, but at least he's cute. I’ve been in the midst of a very busy time with work – getting the preparations done for the book launch, ramping up with new clients and nursing sick kids back to health.  [...]

Mastering Leadership: The Universal Model of Leadership with Bob Anderson

In this episode we will explore the key elements of conscious leader framework and how it can broaden, deepen and accelerate our efforts to develop effective leaders for the complex future that is already upon us. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save [...]

A New Approach to Goal Setting

The New Year is here and like so many others, I’m naturally drawn to imagining what I want for 2016. I notice the part of me that wants to create lists and spreadsheets with lofty marketing and income goals and plan with great detail how I’m going to achieve my vision. It’s like a default [...]

Handling Holiday Stress with Presence

I recently ran into a friend at the grocery store and started discussing how busy we are.  We’re both are up to our eyeballs preparing for the holidays, traveling, attending parties and meeting work deadlines.  She was frustrated because she had gotten into spat with her husband about the holiday “to do” list and confessed, [...]

The Transformative Power of a Personal Money Practice with Mikelann Valterra

Most leaders embrace goals of less stress, more peace, more enjoyment of life, and more presence. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. I have been on the receiving end [...]

Nothing Changes Until You Do with Mike Robbins

When we practice kindness towards ourselves and learn to make peace with who we are we’re able to create the kind of experiences and outcomes we truly desire. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to [...]

Making a Sensational Shift in Your Leadership with Dr. Susan Bernstein

Dr. Susan Bernstein offers a unique mind/body perspective on shifting into your leadership presence, and she shares it in a way that will leave you feeling uplifted, inspired, and powerful — from head to toe. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" [...]

The Promise of Presence with Marie Rose Phan-Le

Marie-Rose has been one of the most influential teachers throughout my own practice of being more present and learning to lead more powerfully. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. “The [...]

Creativity and Presence with Molly Gordon

Molly takes us through specific ways we can increase our level of presence so we can access higher levels of thinking and creativity. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. “Creativity [...]

Practicing Conscious Leadership with Chris Murchison

Chris talks about how he navigates his personal practice of conscious leadership and how he brings it into his organization. Download Audio File* | Stream on iTunes | RSS * Right click on download link and choose "Save As" option, if you prefer not to play MP3 file in browser. “Practicing Conscious Leadership” with guest Chris [...]

Exploring Mindful Leadership with Maria Gonzalez

“Exploring Mindful Leadership” with guest, Maria Gonazlez author of, “Mindful Leadership: 9 Ways to Self-Awareness, Transforming Yourself and Inspiring Others.”  Marie gives the definition of Mindful Leadership and offers several easy-to-apply tools and techniques to help you be more present and mindful as you lead. To learn more about Maria visit Argonauta Consulting [...]

Are You In The Flow?

Have you had periods of time when you find yourself in the right place at the right time, good things spontaneously happen “out of the blue” and in you just generally feel like life is going your way?  That’s what most people call “being in the flow”.  I suspect all of you have had moments [...]

How’s Your White Space?

One of my favorite presence-building tools is “white space” time. My former business partner, Michele Christensen, and I used this term to describe a chuck of time—ideally 2 to 4 hours—that has no pre-set agenda. It’s simply a block time that you reserve for yourself and without knowing what you’ll do with it until you [...]

“Can I Make a Request?”

If you were a fly on the wall at our house, you would repeatedly hear me say to my children, “Please make a request.” It’s my response when they whine, demand, or otherwise attempt to manipulate a situation in order to get what they want. I usually follow up with “You’re more likely to get [...]

How to Avoid the Painful Offsite

Have you ever attended an offsite or all-day meeting where you’re stuck in a conference room and faced with a packed agenda only to walk away thinking to yourself, that was a waste of a day. I hear this complaint from so many clients about offsite meetings, and it never ceases to amaze me, especially [...]

How Do You Do Commitment?

  Celebrating after walking 60 miles in record heat with my friend Julie Rey. You know those people who commit to something—say running a marathon or creating a new business—and no matter what, they never give up? From where I’m standing, it looks like they don’t waver or give even a thought to [...]

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

What happens when you commit to writing three things you value about yourself every day for 30 days? Did I mention they all have to be different and you need to start over if you miss a day? I embarked on this experiment with about 25 other brave folks during the month of October and [...]

Leggo of My Ego: Moving Beyond Your Emotional Triggers (part 3 in a 3-part series)

In my first two blog posts about Ego, I shared the definition and purpose of your Ego and how to notice when it’s taken over the driver’s seat of your life.  In November, I conducted a great one-day event for leaders called “Learning to Lead Ego.” The biggest question from that day was, “What do [...]

Your Ego is Not Your Amigo (part 2 in a 3 part series)

In part 1 of my series on Ego, I spoke candidly about the impact of letting my Ego lead me and my decisions.  In this blog, I’m going to talk about what exactly Ego is and how it wants you to believe it’s your best amigo, when in fact, it’s not. The word Ego conjures [...]

Leading the Ego: Change the Way You Lead and Live (part 1 in 3 part series)

Part 1:  The Battle Begins My work and life have shifted dramatically in the past two years. I left a 5-year business partnership, let many of my biggest clients go, significantly changed the way I eat (yep, the V-word) and turned down offers for work that would have brought me both visibility and cash. None [...]

How One Employee at Google Is Changing the Way They Work

At the recent Wisdom 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley, I met a remarkable man named Sean who works at Google. There was something about him and his presence that was compelling and downright joyful, and I was honestly surprised to discover that he was a leader in the IT field.  He was not your stereotypical [...]

Leadership Lessons From a 7-Year Old

Logan enjoying his new toy. My 7-year old son, Logan, recently modeled leadership presence in a way that  blew me away.  Here’s a little backstory on Logan.  He’s a rough-and-tumble boy who loves sports, wrestling with his brother, and playing Legos with his buddies.  He also has an authentic appreciation and curiosity for [...]

What Is Mindful Leadership?

I just spent the weekend in San Francisco at a conference for Mindful Leadership.  The concept of mindful leadership has emerged as a major trend in the leadership development world and it’s quickly gaining momentum. Over the last few months I’ve asked dozens of clients and colleagues if they know what “mindful leadership” is and [...]

Bubba Watson: A Lesson in Leadership and Presence

Bubba Watson - winner of the Masters - 2014, 2012 I had the pleasure of watching PGA pro, Bubba Watson win the green jacket at the Master’s Tournament this past weekend. Although I don’t make a habit of watching golf on TV there was something about Bubba that captured my attention. The man uses a pink driver, [...]

Do Your Goals Embarrass You?

It’s the natural time of year to think about the upcoming months and set “goals” for yourself, your employees and company.  Goal setting is a tricky area to navigate because our Egos love to get involved with defining the goals.  Our Egos wants to be skinnier, richer, more influential, etc.  I’ve set goals based on [...]

How I Get My Children (and clients) to Stop Complaining

Last week I listened to a client complain about an employee who was acting like a victim.  She told me that he was normally a good worker, but that a change in direction and focus took place internally and this employee’s work was no longer perceived as “important.” In my client’s words: “he just couldn’t [...]

Why Leaders Are Tired

I have a client right now who is exhausted. He’s the president of his company and he’s not excited about going to work. When he’s there he wants to leave. When he looks towards his future, the days and years seem downright uninspiring. In our last session, with much exasperation he asked “Why am I [...]

Anthony Weiner’s Escalation of Commitment

It’s rare that I commentate on the political landscape via my blog, but I just couldn’t help myself after watching the events with former Congressman Anthony Weiner attempting to run his campaign for mayor of New York City.   Weiner is famously known for his “sexting” escapades in 2011 that eventually forced him to resign.   It’s [...]

Are “Crazy Thoughts” Distracting You?

When I work with my one-on-one clients, it’s usually for six to eight months at time. Somewhere around month three, it’s a common experience for them to report that they are having “crazy thoughts.” They start daydreaming of leaving their jobs, traveling to a far-off land, or taking action on a lifelong dream. They find [...]

Using Your Intuition at Work

Many of the leaders I work with have a good “gut” sense.  They “know” when a project decision is off base or when someone is the right fit for a job.  This is what we call intuition and it’s a powerful tool for a leader to have, but few of them know how to fully [...]

“You’re An Idiot!”

My client was tasked with presenting a progress report to the CEO of his company on the $20 million dollar project he was leading. His approach was not very popular, so he knew this was going to be tough. In the middle of his presentation, the CEO stood up, walked over to him and said, [...]