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How Present Are You? First, let’s define what it means to be “present.” To be present simply means to be consciously in the “now,” not focused on the past or the future. It means being free from judgment, aware of and able to calmly acknowledge and accept what you hear, see, smell, taste or feel […]

Traits of an Aligned Leader When you’re an authentic aligned leader (someone who lives and makes decisions based on your values and what you believe to be morally and ethically right and wrong), some amazing things happen. Aligned leaders create a culture of trust within the organization, which is fundamental to being the kind of leader […]

Mindfulness as a Success Strategy Let’s talk about mindfulness, which seems to be the new buzzword these days. Why? Because mindfulness could hold the secret to your success. So, what exactly is it? Mindfulness is, essentially, being aware. Some call it a type of meditation. It is the deliberate focus of one’s energy on the present moment […]

How often do you think about how you prime yourself?  When my son was in high school, I found I needed to pay close attention to his choice of music. He loved anything hip hop, and seemed to “pig out” on it.  While much hip hop music is benign, I noticed that when it spilled […]

How Vision Puts You in the Driver’s Seat Have you noticed that you tend to find what you focus on? Shortly after my book, You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing – Create Great Relationships with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere, was published, I was interviewed by Shelley Irwin of WGVU radio – a promo for a […]

Are you aware of how your intentions drive your behavior? Are you aware of the impact your behavior is having on others? The following example shows you how intentions play out in behavior and the impact that that behavior can have on others’ perceptions of you. John sat across the table from me. I was […]

3 Ways Leaders Build Trust Trust and integrity are inseparable. Both are fundamental to authentic, healthy relationships. And relationships are the bedrock of leadership. Here are three Powerful and Easy ways a leader (formal or informal) can build trust at work. 1) Coach…Don’t Coddle or Control.  You don’t have to have been around long to notice […]