Category Archives: leadership

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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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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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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Commitment to the (Mindfulness Meditation) Practice: A Developmental Theme of Mindful Leaders

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me. Paulo Coelho in The Zahir     Modern neuroscience is illuminating humanity’s understanding of the nervous system … Continue reading

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More Integrative or Balanced Leadership: A Developmental Theme of Mindful Leaders

While there is no universal definition of leadership, popular definitions often include a reference to power and influence that shape or inform others’ thinking and acting. In Western societies, particularly the United States, leadership is highly associated with traditional masculine … Continue reading

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