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...

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.

Balancing Quantitative and Qualitative Objectives in Leadership

A primary part of a leader’s role is to support the team in reaching objectives. This involves keeping the team aligned on what the objectives are, ensuring the team has the resources to execute the work, and keeping the work engaging so the team develops and remains enthusiastic. In this post, I’ll detail the key differences between quantitative and qualitative objectives, provide insight on how to make your quantitative objectives impactful, and provide some ways to begin finding balance and new energy on your team.

Three Vital Leadership Attributes

There are many words to describe “good” leaders or effective leadership. These words often seem vague or theoretical, so it’s hard to take them seriously or actually put them into practice in your work as a leader. Here, I am going to describe what I believe are the most important attributes of Awake leaders. These are some of the intangible words I use to describe Awake leaders and what they mean in practice. These are not personality traits that you have or don’t have; these are qualities inherent in everyone that can be developed. My intention is to differentiate these important attributes, describe why they are so important in practice, give guidance on how to begin practicing them, and hopefully make them more approachable and applicable for your leadership.

Magic of Mind Mapping for Leadership

Mind mapping is a powerful tool we can use as leaders to balance our logical thinking processes with expansive, innovative thinking about how to approach our work. We can also better understand and achieve our objectives with our teams. In this post, I will describe the benefits of mind mapping I have experienced, the key aspects of mind mapping that make it impactful, a how-to guide for getting started, and explained examples.

Giving Direction without being a Dictator

As a leader, it is your role to give direction and provide structure to make sure your team’s vision becomes reality. To do this, you have to delegate and direct the work that is accomplished on the team. How do you deliver requests without making demands? How do you give direction without seeming or feeling dictator-like?