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Follow the Gold, Money Will Come

  When we are faced with upheaval in our lives, both emotional and financial, it’s easy to get lost in self doubt and a desperate desire to grasp at straws in our struggle to find the path ahead.   I remember a time of career transition in my own life. When I was going through […] Read more

Embracing Difficulty

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt.   We often react rather automatically to “hardships” and “difficulties” and want none of it. Yet our hardships are the building blocks of our future success. Instead of automatic rejection our attitude must be one of curiosity and learning. “The crucible is an […] Read more

Fantastic Confusion

“I have had many worries in my life most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain Have you noticed a huge amount of stress is the stress we create between our ears with our imagination – worrying about doomsday scenarios when we are safe and warm in bed at night? When there is real immediate […] Read more

Self-Reflective Leaders Bring Inner-Stability to Outer Chaos

  Why Self-Reflective Practices are Important? Self-reflective practices help turn the inner world of thoughts, emotions, impulses, intentions, inhibitions … to an object of our observation. While previously as the subject they were unseen and ran our actions and behaviours from the background, through self-reflection we learn to bring them to the foreground of our […] Read more

Vision

    “The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.” – Helen Keller In our own lives, we each make decisions about our business, work, career and social and intimate relationships. Yet many of these decisions aren’t the result of careful planning and conscious choice. They are […] Read more

Dead End Ahead

  Today drove down a long road only to find the ‘dead-end’ sign at the end of the road. What is the use of that? It occurred to me this is no different from life. We often make a business, life or career decision and put great effort to climb the ladder of success to […] Read more

Leadership Presence

  After a few days of rain, the sun was out, beaming through high-rise buildings and offices. Every now and then a breeze brushed through the treetops. A few leaves would separate, spin and tumble down unhurriedly. The stronger winds were more unsettling, forcefully shaking the small branches, throwing them into frenzy. In protest they […] Read more

Blind Reaction, Disabled Action

    A senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Senge is the author of The Fifth Discipline. The Journal of Business Strategy (October 1999) named Dr. Senge as one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years. He writes this story in […] Read more

Emotional Intelligence & Self-Reflective Practices Workshop

      “It kept occurring to me that this new understanding is what’s missing in how we think about leadership. We’re always talking about what leaders do—about leadership style and function—but we put very little emphasis on the being aspect of leadership.” – J. Jaworksy, Founder American Leadership Forum   Businesses in today’s highly […] Read more

Going to the Dogs

  Are your plans going to the dogs? Sometimes the most profound truths come in the simplest stories like below anecdote. The Good Dog/Bad Dog Syndrome A Native American elder once described his inner struggles to a friend. “Inside of me there are two dogs: the bad dog is mean and angry, the good dog […] Read more

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