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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...

The ROI of Mindful Leadership

The ROI of Mindful Leadership

I've made the bold claim that leaders can 10x their impact using the power of mindfulness. This article is an attempt to discover if this is actually true. For almost 30 years I have been studying and practicing mindfulness, and I've personally experienced a massive...

Is This Your Moment?

Is This Your Moment?

At some point in our lives, we all have a moment. You know the one. That point in time when we realize that we are capable of achieving so much more. Mine was back in 1994 when I read my first professional development book. The book was “The 7 Habits of Highly...

There’s A Podcast!

There’s A Podcast!

There are two things that I love - great conversation and good coffee. That’s why I’m really excited to announce a podcast that brings together both of these … I love great conversation … There’s nothing more satisfying than a great conversation. You know … those...

The 5 Levels of Mindful Leadership

The 5 Levels of Mindful Leadership

This week I will be exploring the most common questions that I receive about Mindful Leadership. Let’s dive in. Q: What Is Mindfulness? At the most basic level, mindfulness is training for the brain. I view it as a collection of tools and techniques that enable you to...

10 Signs That You Might Be A Reactive Leader

10 Signs That You Might Be A Reactive Leader

I’m sure you can think of someone in your workplace that would fall into the category of a Reactive Leader. Perhaps it’s Susan in Accounting with her negative attitude. Peter from Marketing that is so results driven that he is oblivious to the wake of destruction (in...

The 80/20 Principle

The 80/20 Principle

I don’t know about you, but I love it when I come across a handy yet straightforward thinking tool (aka mental model) that applies across a broad spectrum of situations. The 80/20 Principle falls into this category. What is the 80/20 Principle? “The 80/20 Principle...

The Mindful Leaders Toolkit

7 Mindful Leadership tools and tactics to help you remove stress, anxiety, and overwhelm, and will empower you to build self-confidence, achieve results, and expand influence (all in just 15 minutes a day)

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