Why Should I Take the Lead?

When I finally had the courage to apply for and accept a leadership position in a large company, I found that leading a team was deeply rewarding both personally and professionally. The responsibilities of leadership, like giving clear direction and motivating others, challenged me. The new capabilities I built through leading a team were exactly what I needed to overcome personal obstacles and progress in my career.

Use These Seven Vitals to Become an Action-Oriented Leader

An action-oriented leader guides a vision forward with a team in order to reach objeectives and make progress. However, given a busy schedule, constant change, and a dynamic work environment, it’s challenging to make sure your team is actually making progress and reaching objectives. This system of seven leadership vitals is for making both individual and collective progress...

What is an Awakening?

Have you experienced an awakening? Many times when we feel heavy resistance or when we’re at a loss for abundance or purpose, there is a transformation waiting. An intense feeling of emptiness or misalignment is often an awakening waiting to surface. These grand realizations and shifts are the most powerful periods of our lives that redirect our focus, purpose, experience, and impacts on the world. In this article, I will shed some light on how to identify, embrace, and experience these profound periods of transformation...

How to be Solution-Centric

I often work with leaders that are frustrated by working with peers and team members that toss around problems for weeks or even months without a solution. Problems, questions, and requests become open wounds that hold the team or organization back from making progress. They turn into focus points that drain energy from other important projects and real forward progress...

What is a Leadership System?

A leader guides an initiative and a team forward. Great leaders often have a method to their magic. They are constantly making progress. Their teams are productive and enthusiastic. How do they do it? Even though their work is constantly changing as they move forward, they have some consistent practices that form the foundation for their progress.

Leadership Skills: Translating Values into Actions

Awake Leadership Solutions is two years old this month! As we enter our third year, we’re reflecting on our values and an essential question for many companies: How do you make sure your values are reflected in the actions of your team? How do you ensure your values system is really serving a purpose?

A World Without Ethics

We usually think about ethics as big stuff, like stealing something, invading someone’s privacy, or threatening someone. However, ethics come into play in every action and every decision we make, every day. What has been largely overlooked are the subtle interpersonal and personal actions that eventually lead to larger consequences for individuals and organizations.

Three Things Most People Don’t Realize About Ethics

We are at a pivotal point in our history where our collective and individual freedom has been compromised by a lack of focus on ethics. There is a need for a common language and collective understanding of ethics more than ever before. Three things we often don’t realize about ethics hold us back from peace and potential.