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100+ Habits of Great Leaders

100+ Habits of Great Leaders

It's finally done! Over the past seven weeks, investing about 240 hours, writing over 26,000 words, I've put together the ultimate collection of leadership habits. And I've posted them all on this website. This is my most ambitious project to date, and I hope you will...

Bring Out The Best In Others

Bring Out The Best In Others

The core theme from Stage III - The Change Leader was to develop self-awareness. We accomplish this by connecting with our purpose, mastering The 7 Skills of Great Leaders, and performing at our best during critical moments of impact. Stage IV - The People Leader In...

What Makes Great leaders Great?

What Makes Great leaders Great?

When you think of a great leader, who comes to mind? Take a moment to bring to mind someone that you view as a great leader. Now, when you think about this person, what specifically makes you think they are a great leader? Is it something to do with purpose, passion,...

3 Ways To Get Unstuck

3 Ways To Get Unstuck

Nobody sets out to be a bad boss. Yet it happens. According to the authors of Mastering Leadership, 75% of leaders have what they call - a reactive leadership style. It's this reactive leadership style the builds silos, undermines strategy, and damages culture. Most...

Are You a Hesitant Leader?

Are You a Hesitant Leader?

We all experience moments of doubt in our ability to lead. This can happen … 1) Early in our career when don't have the knowledge or experience, Or 2) Later in our career, anytime we step out of our comfort zone. If you never experience doubt or uncertainty, it means...

The Secret to Job Security For Life

The Secret to Job Security For Life

Photo by Lindsay Henwood on UnsplashRegardless of how much you strategize or plan ahead, you are always at risk of being out of work. Here are just a few examples ... Advancement in technology changes the market (i.e. RIM/BlackBerry, Blockbuster, or Kodak). A...

Being Thankful

Being Thankful

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash“When I look back on the suffering in my life, this may sound really strange, but I see it now as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second. I hated it while it was happening, and I protested as loudly as I could, but...

The Inner Navigator

The Inner Navigator

We all have an inner navigator. Our inner navigator is the part of us the moves us forward, executes our wishes, and keeps us safe. When we properly feed our inner navigator, we can make the changes and complete the tasks required to achieve our goals. If you’re...

The Inner Work of a Mindful Leader

The Inner Work of a Mindful Leader

Walking the path of a Mindful Leader is not a comfortable journey. It's fraught with numerous pitfalls as we strive to bring our venerable and authentic selves to the world. Most leaders avoid doing this work because they are afraid of looking foolish or making a...

The Quest For Gezellig

The Quest For Gezellig

Visiting my Oma in Holland always felt like arriving home. The excellent food, warm hugs, and great laughs. I remember visiting when I was only 8 or 9 years old. Having chocolate sprinkles on buttered big round rusks for breakfast. Going for bike rides around the...

Be The Oil

Be The Oil

You are a cog. Regardless of your position, you are a cog. You are part of a living, breathing organization, and your role is to keep the machine running smoothly. Most people focus on being the best cog they can be, performing their job as best as they can....

The 3 Challenges

The 3 Challenges

Like any worthwhile goal, walking the path of a mindful leader comes with its own challenges. Let's explore the top 3 … Manage The Chaos The first challenge that every mindful leader needs to overcome is to manage the chaos. We are being bombarded with so many...

5 Reasons To Practice Mindful Leadership

5 Reasons To Practice Mindful Leadership

I was discussing Mindful Leadership with a friend, and she asked, why would I want to practice it in the first place? This turns out to be one of the most common questions that I get, and in this article, I will share with you the reasons that I choose to practice...

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Tribal Leader

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Tribal Leader

We covered building self-confidence as a hesitant leader, establishing positive habits to move beyond your reactive leader style, and to practice self-awareness as the first step as a creative leader. We now turn to the fourth stage of mindful leadership, the tribal...

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Creative Leader

[My Mindful Leaders Journey] The Creative Leader

You make the shift from a hesitant or reactive leader toward creative leadership the moment you begin to look within. For the first 26 years of my life, my identity was formed from the outside in. Everything that I believed, all the stories that I told myself, and the...

What’s Your Blind Spot?

What’s Your Blind Spot?

Did you know we all have a blind spot? In fact, we have two of them. The first is physical and the second mental. Let’s start with the physical blind spot. Physical Blind Spot There’s a point at the back of our eye where the optic nerve connects with the retina. This...

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