Leadership: The Truth about Change

I am delighted to interview Hilary Potts as she launches her new book, “The Truth about Change” this week.” Hilary Potts has guided executives through successful change initiatives, and is also the author of the popular “The Executive Transition Playbook.” Her more than 30 years as an executive, included stints with a Fortune 500 company and as CEO of a prominent consulting firm. Read more »

Mid-life, Neuroscience, Jung and Yoga – An interview with Dr. Dario Nardi

Dario NardiDario Nardi, PhD is also the founder and CEO of Radiance House media and books. He is also a founder of UCLA’s Human Complex Systems degree program,   winner of UCLA’s annual Distinguished Teaching award, and author/coauthor of numerous books including Neuroscience of  Personality and “8 Keys to Self-Leadership”. Read more »

Reflection: What Seeds are we Planting?

A friend who had been away from home for several weeks was complaining about how much the weeds had grown in his absence. And worse, before he could attend to this, he had to take another unscheduled trip, which left no competition between him and the rambling mini forest (okay – a wee exaggeration!) on his return.

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Leadership: The Role of Emotions in Decision-Making

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

– Dale Carnegie

As my colleague and I prepare for the next round of Authentic Leadership workshops, I have been reflecting on emotions in the workplace.

In the past, emotions have had a bad rap in the business world.

Good decision-making has typically highlighted clear logic, rational analysis, and excellent critical thinking.  All of these venerate cool logic over messy things like emotions, intuition or gut feelings.

In fact, with some organizations, the mantra has been “when you come to work, leave emotions at home!” Yep – hang it like you would a coat on a coat stand before you enter the work place

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Mid-life: What New Seeds are Wanting to Emerge?

Sometime, somewhere, you wake up to life.

You are going along in life and then either gradually or very suddenly the axis on which life was moving completely changes.

Perhaps it is slow and gradual like the growing sense of dissatisfaction with what used to give you pleasure, to sudden changes in relationships, health or job status.

You’re left wondering what happened; you try to ‘force’ things to work the same way as they used to but it doesn’t work.

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