Embracing Obstacles: Unleashing the Possibilitarian Within
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." – Thomas Edison
Many people bemoan the obstacles they encounter in their lives, careers, and relationships, often feeling overwhelmed by the challenging emotions that accompany these hurdles. Yet, have you ever considered what the world would be like without obstacles? Contrary to popular belief, such a world would not be better; in fact, it would be far worse and could even lead to humanity's downfall.
Without obstacles, we wou…
Discovering the Magic in the Mundane: Finding the Wonder in Your Daily Life
"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - W.B. Yeats
As we go through our daily routines, it's easy to get caught up in the mundane and overlook the beauty and wonder that surrounds us. As a result, we may find ourselves going through the motions, feeling uninspired and disconnected from the world around us. However, with a few simple changes in perspective and practice, we can learn to appreciate the small moments and find wonder in our daily live…
Balancing Consistency and Flexibility: The Key to Effective Leadership
"Leadership is not about being rigid, but about finding the right balance between consistency and flexibility." – Indra Nooyi
Leadership is an art that requires a blend of different skills, qualities, and characteristics. To lead a team effectively, a leader needs to balance different traits. Consistency and flexibility are two essential traits for leadership because they help a leader to maintain the trust of their team, provide a sense of stability, and adapt to changing circumstances.
The Art of Illumination: Finding Meaning and Self-Expression Through Light and Shadows
Imagine for a moment that you had to pick one thing of significant meaning to get permanently tattooed on your body; what would it be? Some of you reading this message already have tattoos on your body that carry significant meaning. I have a few myself, but it is the upcoming one I want to tell you about.
There is an incredible artist that creates these ornately designed boxes that are displayed in a few museums around the world. They hang from the ceiling, perfectly balanced, above the floor …
Compassionate Accountability: How Leaders Build Connection and Get Results by Nate Regier
I am so thrilled to share my friend Nate Regier's latest book, Compassionate Accountability. The concept of compassionate accountability is something that really resonates with me, and if you have worked with me, you may have heard this concept before. Nate has now written the book to bring this idea to life, and it is due to hit bookshelves in July, but you can pre-order your copy here.
Nate explores the transformative power of combining compassion with personal responsibility. He challenges t…
Embracing Diversity of Thought: Are You Truly Open-minded?
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." – Aristotle
How do you know if you are truly open-minded? It is easy to assume that we are open-minded, but often we have hard edges around what we are willing to accept as true. Being genuinely open-minded isn't about being easily swayed by the opinions of others but rather about being willing to objectively consider different perspectives and beliefs.
For example, let's consider the workplace. In a d…
The Power of Sitting with Problems
"The art of solving problems lies in finding a balance between the opposing forces of intuition and logic." – Sylvia Boorstein
When we have a problem, our natural desire is to solve it as soon as possible. But, while some leaders will jump right in to fix a problem, wise leaders will do something completely counterintuitive.
They will see if they can sit with the problem a little longer.
How many times have you had a problem, made a quick adjustment, and then it snowballed into a big mess bec…
Navigating Change: Moving Carefully and Balancing Mindsets
"Change is not an event. It's a process." – John Kotter
Navigating change can be a challenging process, whether you are dealing with personal or organizational change. John Kotter, Harvard Business School professor and author, has written extensively on this topic and offers valuable insights on how to manage change effectively. Let's explore some of Kotter's key ideas on navigating change and how to apply them in practice.
Moving too quickly can be a mistake
According to Kotter, moving too q…
Managing Company Spending in Challenging Times
In times of economic uncertainty, many companies tend to adopt a reactive approach to spending by making drastic cuts to their budgets in an effort to save money. While this may seem like a quick fix, it is not a sustainable solution for the long-term success of the company. Just like in our personal lives, maintaining a healthy financial status requires a lifestyle change, not a crash diet cycle.
A lifestyle change involves making a conscious decision to change your habits and mindset in order…
Embracing an Explorer's Mindset: Navigating Life with Curiosity and Courage
Life is an adventure, full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and unexpected surprises. It is a journey that we all embark upon, but the way we choose to navigate through it can make all the difference. One way to approach life's challenges is to embrace an explorer's mindset, a mindset that is open to new experiences and challenges, even in the face of fear.
At its core, the explorer's mindset is all about curiosity and a willingness to take risks. It involves stepping outside of your comfort…