The Super Simple Secret to Outwitting Overwhelm

Not all that long ago, I went through a period where I felt overwhelmed and stuck. Beneath my frustration was curiosity about where it was coming from and what was the best way to move beyond it. One day, as I was watching my young son do his homework, I had a fascinating and frustrating

Does Your Work Life Need Resuscitating?

I have always been amazed by the number of people who think of work as a necessary evil — simply what must be done to earn a paycheck. For so many who toil through their workday, the primary goal is to make it to the weekend so they can really live. Going through the motions,

The Gift of Chaos (and How to Leverage It)

  “Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.” ~ Henry B. Adams Like many of us, I grew up thinking that things happened in a linear way. First this, then that. One building block upon another in a definite order. Cause and effect. But over the years, I’ve noticed that life isn’t always like

From Frustration to Fruition: What to Do When Nothing Goes Your Way

  Do you ever find yourself in a place where, despite your best efforts, nothing seems to be working out the way you want it to?  Maybe you have an amazing idea that you just can’t seem to get off the ground.  Perhaps you have made progress toward a goal and suddenly feel stymied and

When the Road You’re On Isn’t Getting You Where You Really Want to Go

  Have you ever achieved a goal that wasn’t as fulfilling as you thought it would be? Maybe it was a target you wanted to meet, a possession you longed to acquire, or a promotion you were hoping to receive.  You kept your eye on the ball and hunkered down to do whatever it took

Give Presence: 3 Steps for Creating the Gift That Everyone Needs Most

Can you recall the last time you felt totally and completely attended to? Chances are it wasn’t when someone was giving you advice or telling you what to do. It may not have even been when someone was engaging in an activity on your behalf or watching you tear open a gift. And yet when

The Art of Conscious Living and Why it is Essential to Leadership

Every once in awhile I treat myself to a massage. It is especially enjoyable when my muscles are sore. I make a special effort to be as aware of every little sensation as I can – so that nothing escapes my perception. I want to completely immerse myself in the experience and enjoy every second of

How to (Finally) Get Your Most Important Work Done

Is there something vital that you’ve been meaning to get to that seems just out of reach? A juicy project, initiative or undertaking that you’re passionate about – that could potentially make a big impact on your career, in your organization, or simply on another human being? If you’re like most people, the answer is

Why You Don’t Need to Have It All Figured Out

    You’re busy – scurrying from one thing to the next, tending to the most pressing needs of the day. The starting gun goes off in the morning and you are off and running. It might feel like a race that you just can’t win, despite the fact that you are moving faster than

Supercharge Your Summer: Three Strategies for Vacationing that Replenish You and Skyrocket Your Performance

  We all know we need vacations. Time to rest and recuperate, enjoy our loved ones, and have some fun. But all too often, vacation creates stress for high performing executives who dread coming back to loads of email and other work that has piled up, and spend their time away preoccupied and worried about