From Frozen to Fearless: Two Quick Confidence Boosters for Public Speaking
By Christopher Willard, guest contributor
According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two! Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than giving the eulogy! –Jerry Seinfeld
Public speaking is always in demand, in personal or professional life. Whether it’s Powerpoint-backed business pitches, retirement parties, marriages or memorials, countless requests come …
How Can Meditation Make Us Better Leaders?
By Marc Lesser, guest contributor
Perhaps most important, meditation helps lighten our hearts and let go of fear and hopelessness.
Leadership is a way to bring our hearts, courage, and optimism into our work and all our relationships to help make this world healthier and more compassionate.
I’ve noticed there is a good deal of misunderstanding about the practice of meditation. I’ve also noticed there is lack of clarity and understanding regarding the role and relationship of meditation with cul…
Authentic Power: 3 Keys to Aligned Leadership
By Emily Lane, guest contributor
Aligned Leadership is grounded in self-mastery. Functioning at the highest level of authentic power requires both strategic and daily practices of self-connection, as well as the moment-to-moment practice of mindfulness.
Treating self-relationship as a practice and investing time in it gives the individual access to profound internal resources. These are the difference between good leadership and great leadership - resources like energy, grace, courage, inspi…
Meditate Like a Bad Ass: Insights from the Military Special Operations Community
By Seth Hickerson and Zach Morton, guest contributors
Meditation is NOT hard. Learning to meditate is hard.
The mind of a Navy SEAL is an amazing tool. The mind controls the body, and it takes training to control the mind. When it comes to individuals needing to have complete control of both body and mind, the tip of the spear is the U.S. military special operations community. The strength of the U.S. military has always been dependent upon the strength of the soldiers within its ranks. The s…
Seven Steps To Mindful Leadership
By Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P, guest contributor
No matter what type of leadership role you are in, you need to be able to connect with others while also staying connected with yourself, so that you can be a driving force for positivity.
Mindful leadership is an approach and set of skills and practices that can be developed and mastered in order to effectively lead, manage, and influence in today’s world, ensuring that you optimize your abilities as a leader within a business, a non-profit organi…
Why Choose Stress?
By John J. Murphy, guest contributor
You are a business leader about to give a keynote address. You are a student about to take an exam. You are a job seeker about to go into an interview. You are a basketball player about to shoot a game winning free throw. You are a mother caring for a sick child or elderly parent. How do you feel? Poised and confident? Relaxed and at ease? Or, nervous, anxious and stressed?
It doesn’t matter which scenario you find yourself in. We all face challenges in lif…
Should You Be Your Authentic Self at Work?
By Patricia Thompson, guest contributor
When I began my career as a management consultant, I was reluctant to be authentic. As a Black female who had just finished grad school, I was all too aware of potential negative stereotypes that others might have about me based on my age, gender, and race. As a result, I made it my mission to come across as pulled together, polished, and serious at all times.
To prevent any concerns about how knowledgeable I was, I led with my intelligence. At the same …
How to Be a Better Human at Work
By Schuyler Brown, guest contributor
Many of us are aware of the mindfulness revolution currently happening in corporate America, but perhaps less of us know about the interest in empathy that’s coming on its heels. Over the past few years, I’ve received requests to teach empathy at a social media giant, a large healthcare company, and a worldwide leader in hospitality. These companies have been early to the practice because their business models rely on interpersonal skills—building and keepin…