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The goal of coaching is Self-leadership

The goal of coaching is Self-leadership

I am currently participating in a transformative learning experience, Coaching with IFS, powerfully led by Guthrie Sayen and Barti Bourgault. The programme is about discovering how to model and foster Self-leadership to create a culture of healing and awakening. The...

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The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

I have always misheard one of the famous lines in Simon and Garfunkel's “The Sound of Silence”, as: “the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, Tiananmen falls.”, rather than as “and tenement halls.” Just as I have always deeply misunderstood the...

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Would you treat your smart phone like that?

Would you treat your smart phone like that?

Take your relationship to your smart phone:
You consciously avoid letting it’s battery run down!
When power is low, you plug it in, because if it turns itself off, it cuts you off.
Well, you and those you lead are similar. Except that lots of people find themselves in a vicious cycle as they work from home.
Which is why leaders have a duty to start the conversation about energy and resilience now.

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Becoming a Conscious Leader

Becoming a Conscious Leader

Last week we wrote about location, location, location, an animated video on a crucial part of conscious leadership: self mastery. This week we focus on how it is a prerequisite for drama-free relationships, at work and at home.

Becoming conscious of our patterns of thought and emotion is key to self-mastery. But this is only the first step. Being transparent …

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Spaceship Earth and Planet Self

Spaceship Earth and Planet Self

In 1968, Apollo 8 circled the moon, just a year before Apollo 11 landed the first man on the moon.

On the way back to Earth, Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell turned the camera around, and shared his perspective on Planet Earth.

The impact on the TV audience back home was profound. A sense of awe is palpable in the faces of the watchers at NASA. More than 50 years later, the planet’s beauty evokes love, gratitude, and a sense of deep belonging in me as I am watching the footage on my laptop. You might wonder:

What’s that got to do with leadership?

Like the astronauts, we …

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Dandelions

Dandelions

In a recent conversation, five of us shared how we struggle with not getting enough done today, everyday, in life. How we are not achieving enough in the time we deem as adequate.

What came up in this vulnerable sharing is this …

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The Monkey Mind Path to Self-Leadership

The Monkey Mind Path to Self-Leadership

Does this story sound familiar?

I have often been annoyed with my working relationships. Which is all the more frustrating, because I’m so much more creative and productive when working with others. Yet I regularly end up being the one to drive things forward in co-creative projects.

I want to rely on others, but I end up disappointed.

Why? Because “the others” …

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Ditch Connection To Get Things Done

Ditch Connection To Get Things Done

Lately, I have found myself under more and more time pressure. During my early morning meditations I am observing my mind racing from task to task. It’s almost comical to watch! Less funny is the tension I sense in my back when my mental chatter goes into task master. It signals the fear of dropping a ball in all the juggling.

Most of us know this building sense of time pressure. And we have different mechanisms to cope. My go-to …

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