Communication is a challenge at every level of leadership. Powerful communication can be learned, if you build your capacities for personal authenticity, relational connection, behavioural agility and context management.
Communication Can Make Us Cower
We’ve been travelling in Haida Gwaii, a beautiful archipelago of islands off the northern coast of British Columbia. Rose Spit, at the very northern end, appears desolate, but is full of life, if you know where to look. I was moved here by the archetypal creation story of the Haida people,
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Knowing what phase of change you are in can help you normalize it. If you can recognize the signposts and relax into it, to your current phase will go smoother. Maybe even faster. And you’ll have valuable practice for the next time!
This beautiful picture reminds me that spring is on its way. The northern sun is strong enough to melt the snow, but only for a few hours each day before the freeze-thaw cycle resumes.
Several client conversations have reminded me of the basic phases of change.
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My friend, the new mother of a bouncing little boy, is struggling to re-find her centre. While he is thriving, she is exhausted from lack of sleep, redefining her relationships and work, disoriented by the sudden dropping away of her self-identity. As we are both meditators and mothers, a feminine wisdom voice erupted. “Just think of new mothering as a deep dive into No-Self.”
This really helped, changing her narrative from one of personal struggle and failure to adapt to the universal human journey of navigating unpredictability,
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I don’t know a single leader who goes to work with a deliberately bad intention. Yet too often we get derailed from delivering on positive change. Whether it’s too many demands, too many conflicting points of view, or limited capacities to actually deliver, it can be stressful to find ourselves stymied, our reach bigger than our grasp.
I had a great time exploring the relationship between positive change and mindfulness on a recent podcast with colleague Robyn Stratton-Berkessel of Positivity Strategist.
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#MeToo, Russian interference with US elections,terrorist car bombs; you’d think the world is getting worse every day. Look again.To find positive change, look in the rear-view mirror for what’s not there.
Yesterday’s Bad News Sells
It’s easy to get discouraged when checking on your daily news feed. Juicy as it is,
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