Pairs of Unlikely Compliments: Compassion and Competition

Two weeks ago, I saw Vincente Fox speak about qualities of strong modern leaders. He mentioned many qualities but two that he mentioned seemed very conflicting, until I listened and thought about it more.

Awake Leadership for All

This week I am offering Awake Leadership quantity pricing at the LLamasoft SummerCon conference and later this summer my e-store with quantity pricing will go live. This pricing is perfect for organizations purchasing copies of Awake Leadership for multiple leaders. How It Works: The price of a single book is the same as through Amazon.com … Continue reading Awake Leadership for All

Three Ways to Use Interactive Visualizations for Collaborating with Your Team

Visualization : a representation of an object, mental image, situation, or set of information as a physical chart or other image. Do you ever find it difficult to communicate the status of a project, educate your team members on the context of the organization, or describe how a specific system or process works? In our … Continue reading Three Ways to Use Interactive Visualizations for Collaborating with Your Team

Work through a Guidebook with Ease and Enthusiasm

A guidebook is an awesome interactive tool for learning new skills and gaining inspiration for your work and your team. However, leaders in dynamic, fast-paced organizations have to carefully budget their time and finding time to start reading and implementing something new can seem challenging. Our time is so important. How do we decide whether … Continue reading Work through a Guidebook with Ease and Enthusiasm

Learning the Deeper Whys Through the How

Flipping through my notebooks this week, I came across a quote I wrote down last year that resonated with me as a leader and team member: “You must know “why” before you can know “how,” but as you are learning the “whys”, you must constantly practice the “hows.” – Steven Stipelman This quote is from … Continue reading Learning the Deeper Whys Through the How

The Art of Creating Original Work and Ideas

This past weekend I went to see the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at MOMA with friends. The exhibit follows Diebenkorn’s progression from his early career through his latest work. Throughout the exhibit, Matisse’s paintings are placed next to Diebenkorn’s, showing how Matisse influenced Diebenkorn’s work. I love art but the relationship between Matisse and Diebenkorn was most … Continue reading The Art of Creating Original Work and Ideas

Power of Slow, Power of Soft Skills

  I recently read an interview between Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant on why we shouldn’t value speed over power. I loved reading through this interview and I agree with much of Gladwell's reasoning. Because of my work experience and writing about the importance of balancing hard and soft skill sets, the final question of … Continue reading Power of Slow, Power of Soft Skills