Rarely is Lake Huron so still. Last week, this water was ice. Now it reflects morning dawning. I know this outer serenity is just for a moment, yet it helps me create a moment of inner calm and stillness. I hope it does for you too, whether you work from home, from the front lines, or suddenly have no work at all.
Stillness fuels action and connection
As a leader, you have new responsibilities in this chaotic time. I hope you can insert moments of pause into the new structure of your day;
… Read more Finding Stillness; a resource from calm to action
‘It’s not personal’ can be a key turning point in helping you get unstuck from unproductive habits or ways of thinking. When you realize it’s not about you, you gain both the freedom and responsibility to move forward.
Getting unstuck from one perspective
One client had built his career success on developing collaborative relationships, yet was experiencing conflict with a senior employee with whom he had enjoyed a warm relationship over many years.
This person had been both a mentor and friend;
… Read more Get unstuck; It’s not about you
When a key person resigns, it can be an opportunity for organizational change. Here are 7 transition questions to guide one of the most significant decisions you as a leader will take, and tips on staying mindful during the process.
Many of my clients have recently experienced departures of key employees, whether expected transitions of Executive Directors,
… Read more They’re Gone. Now What? 7 transition questions for your next key recruit
Mindfulness is not about tuning out to reduce stress, but about getting unstuck, feeling less stretched and expanding the range of what’s possible. Here are 6 reasons for mindfulness at work that will help you respond to ambiguity and disruptive change.
From Stress Reduction to Expanding Possibilities
You’re a functioning leader, manage stress well, and enjoy good relationships with your colleagues most of the time. So why would you want mindfulness at work? If your image is of someone tuning out to reduce stress,
… Read more What Every Leader Should Know; 6 Reasons for Mindfulness at Work
Don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions? Set both goals and intentions to focus on tangible future outcomes and the intangible present moment.
Many New Years’ Resolutions are a fuzzy mix of wishful thinking, outlandish goals and vague intentions, coloured by guilt from all those prior resolutions we’ve messed up on! Effective goals and intentions are distinct and mutually supportive. Like the shadow of the roadside photographer in this image, your intentions shape every step of your journey toward your destination.
Goals and Intentions
A recent client wanted to establish the credibility of her new team—and herself—as she led them in making the difficult transition from marketing support to sales.
… Read more Goals and Intentions for your New Year’s Resolution