Recognizing Impostor Syndrome and Not Letting It Stop You

I’m preparing to give a talk on Thursday to nonprofit leaders about building self-awareness and emotional intelligence. These are vital skills many people have cultivated to some degree through personal development and professional experience. But our work building these skills is never complete. Every day presents a new opportunity to practice. I accepted the invitation... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: A Conversation on Mindful Leadership

This week, I had the opportunity to discuss stress and mindfulness in a Facebook Live interview at work. In the video, I offer three tips anyone can use to become more mindful. In countries around the world, work-related stress is cited as a leading cause of anxiety, mental distress, fatigue and even illness. The World Health Organization has called stress the "health epidemic of the 21st century." How are we dealing with this as individuals, as leaders, as organizations? Check out the video.

3 Easy Ways to Grow More Mindful in 2018

Some people tune out when they hear the word “mindfulness.” They may think it means meditating on a mountaintop or sitting cross-legged on the floor, squirming while a teacher chants mantras, burns incense and rings a soft bell. But practicing mindfulness doesn’t require taking up meditation. Anyone can practice mindfulness -- from your desk at work, even.

How Silence Can Help You Be More Creative

In the final weeks of 2017, I did that thing many dream of: I navigated to my iPhone settings and tapped everything to off. Email, phone calls, news alerts, social media, calendar notifications. Everything. Off. For two weeks, I hiked and cycled through the mountains of northern Thailand. Several days into that journey, I realized I wasn’t thinking anymore, and I started to hear something else: ...

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