Category Archives: leader development

Building a New Way of Leading: From Power Over to Power To and With

After the recent (September 2018) United States Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to a full Senate vote, Senator Kamala Harris from California declared that Republican senators relied on “raw power” to push the nomination … Continue reading

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Now available, “Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders”

For fellow bloggers interested in mindful leadership, leader development, and self-transformation, I invite you to check out my new book, “Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders” now available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions.

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More Tolerance for Ambiguity and Uncertainty: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

How can we relax and have a genuine, passionate relationship with the fundamental uncertainty, the groundlessness of being human? Pema Chödrön In 1989, business scholar, Peter B. Vahil coined the phrase, “permanent white water” to describe the changing business environment. … Continue reading

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Motivated into Constructive Action by Crises: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. John F. Kennedy As emphasized in the management literature, employees frequently resist organizational change for a variety of reasons to … Continue reading

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Greater Self-Other Empathy and Compassion: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on. Sharon Salzberg   Jane Dutton and Monica Worline’s book on compassion in the … Continue reading

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Greater Inner Calm and Peace: One of Ten Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? Peace Pilgrim While the term spiritual … Continue reading

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Improved Work Relationships: One of 10 Developmental Themes of Mindful Leaders

Relationships are the bridges that connect authenticity to influence and value creation. Leadership is not influence for its own sake; it’s influence that makes a difference, that enriches the lives of others. Leadership does not exist in a vacuum. It … Continue reading

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