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Learning From the Best With Mirror-Neurons

Something special about our brains reveals that we are hard-wired for empathy. What does that mean..‘hard-wired’? Think about a light switch; it is hard-wired for light. From the switch to the light bulb is a wire that means when you activate the switch the light will turn on.

Embracing Existential Wisdom: Guiding Leadership with Compassionate Love

published in DECEMBER 2023

How do we tap into this inner well of love and wisdom? In the quiet moments of self-awareness, we can separate the nuggets of wisdom from the noise of well-meaning but maybe misguided choices.

𝗨𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻: 𝗔 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗧𝗼 𝗘𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺

published in november 2023
I'm sure you've had moments in life where external challenges seem to overshadow the inner clarity you inherently possess. This is an exploration that opened doors to a profound realm of existential wisdom.

Wisdom Leadership: What the World Needs Now

published in october 2023

To deal effectively with these unprecedented challenges in these unprecedented times, relying solely on past experience, consultants, and experts is insufficient. This is where embracing and nurturing "Existential Wisdom" becomes imperative.

Neuroscience of Success: How Executive Playfulness Drives Greater Achievement

published in 2023
In the pursuit of success, most executives think key drivers are of qualities like determination, discipline, and strategic thinking. However, there's a fascinating and relatively unexplored aspect of success that has been gaining attention in recent years: executive playfulness.

Internal Metaphors

published in 2023
We often develop or acquire many of our metaphors unconsciously, and they wield their power, unconsciously shaping our lives. Whether our metaphors empower us or hinder us, discovering them is a key element in determining how we travel into the future we’re creating.
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The Five Deadly Sins of Leadership (And How to Avoid Them)

last updated in march 2023

As a leader, it's easy to fall into common traps that can hinder your success and that of your team. In this article, we'll explore the five deadly sins of leadership and provide actionable tips for avoiding them.

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Transforming From Good to Great: You’ll Need courage

last updated in march 2023

A few years ago, I came across
an insightful article by Jo Miller titled,
‘8 Types of Courage for Aspiring Leaders’.
It got me thinking about
the journey of transformation from
a high-performing employee into a leader.

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Are You Scared Yet?
The Role of Fear in Growth and Expansion

last updated in APRIL 2023

Expansion and growth require us
to step outside of our comfort zone
and face the unknown.
When we engage with what is
important to us, we invite
emotions to rise, including fear.

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