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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

Soar

  Looking outside the window at the air show, the soaring iron-birds reminded me of an insightful story a participant shared in one of my workshops. Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave […] Read more

Power of Self-Talk

  The Power of Self-Talk After meeting countless people over the years, I have yet to encounter a single individual who does not possess a very active imagination, which often manifests itself in self-talk in response to problem solving. If their imagination is at the service of a conscious and purposeful mind, the self-talk can […] 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

Self-Sabotaging Mind Habit

Having literally coached hundreds of clients globally from US to Singapore, Russia to South Africa, the same universal self-sabotaging mind habit pops up again and again. What mind habit? The powerful creative imagination gone awry, imaging setback and failure instead of what can be. Here is a powerful question to purposefully enlist the power of […] Read more

Paradox Zone II

A Misunderstanding? It Is Not About Positive Thinking Often when we see, read or hear about wise individuals with an abundance of energy and multitude of perspectives in coping with challenging work or life situations We erroneously equate their freedom of action and inspiring attitude with positive thinking. We see their unwavering resolve and creative […] Read more

Good luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows?

In early 2000 at the height of mergers and acquisitons in North America, our company was bought over and hundreds of jobs were made redundant. A week later attending the career transition services with a well-known consulting company the trainer began the highly charged first session – where emotions were still raw with most participants […] Read more

Scarcest Resource At Work Place/Life – Attention

  Scarcest Resource “Contrary to popular belief the scarcest resource at work place isn’t time, it’s attention – your personal capacity to attend to the right things for the right length of time”, writes Julian Birkinshaw professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School. Tony Schwartz, a consultant who coaches leaders on how to […] Read more

Mindfulness Transforms Your Mindset

  Recently came about an interesting story on transformative power of mindfulness: A well-known travel writer was invited to dine at the home of a well-to-do Japanese family. His host had invited a number of guests, letting it be known that he had something of great importance to share. Part of the meal would consist […] Read more

Being Present

She was a senior manager with global responsibility that had built a successful team that was favorably commented on the 360 by peers and superiors. On the improvement note, the feedback read ‘be more present during the meetings’. – What they mean by being ‘more present’ at meetings? “You know, I admit it is true. […] Read more

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