Archive | September, 2017

Happiness: A Leadership Imperative

Guest post from Ray Zinn Having value is the essence of human happiness, and the essence of leadership.In life, we have amusements, distractions and entertainment galore. In the United States, we have great wealth – loads of money. And yet none of these things are happiness, nor do they achieve it. But tour the Silicon […]

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Reasons for HOPE: Beyond the Great Divides that Separate Us

In business, families, faith-based organizations and communities I’ve continuously witnessed the power of these words: Together WE STAND. Divided WE FALL. Prior to moving to Saudi Arabia, my focus on divisive current events was growing. …As was my determination to find ways to bring people together to find solutions. So I began sharing this dream […]

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Are You Making a Bad Day Your Worst Day Ever?

My daughter’s retainer came unglued from her mouth and stuck out like she was chewing on a metal toothpick. A new teenager, in 7th grade, she was mortified and disappointed that the local dentist couldn’t fit her in for a fix until late afternoon. She was devastated. Worst day ever. EVER. After finally getting her […]

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Superhuman September: On Shame and the Healing Power of Honesty

For this installment of Superhuman September, I want to share something that’s been on my heart: Aiming to be “superhuman” isn’t all about green juice and planning for your goals. It also includes being honest with yourself about what’s not working, what’s frustrating you, and what’s not so great. I’ve shared a lot in recent […]

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7 Major Leadership Mistakes You’re Making Right Now

Once upon a time, I was an HR consultant who was regularly invited into organizations to conduct 1×1 interviews with their employees. We’d talk about what was working, what wasn’t, and their suggestions for the future. Ultimately, I’d compile those results into a report for the senior leadership team.  Every report and debrief discussion had […]

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Superhuman September Part 3: Out With The Old

Filled-up journals.Clothes and shoes I don’t wear anymore.Old files on my laptop.Half-finished ideas that never took shape.Habits that no longer serve me. Those are just a few of the things I’ll be donating, recycling, deleting, and throwing away this month. Why’s that? Because in my mind: September is the new January! (Or at least it […]

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Would You Pause Your Career and Take a Sabbatical?

Many years ago, I worked for a large consulting firm, and business was struggling. Rather than laying off large numbers of people, they decided to offer a FlexLeave sabbatical. It was time off to follow a dream with the ability to step back into their work life and their consulting position six to twelve months […]

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Superhuman September Part 2: Your 5×5 Plan

Welcome back! I want to start this blog post by addressing something: I know it might feel like the world is spiraling further and further into turmoil right now. Between storms, political motions here in the U.S. turning the clock backwards on equality and our understanding of our shared humanity, and dark clouds of conflict […]

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