If character is at the heart of effective leadership, do you have enough of what it takes to lead yourself and others?
Remember the old adage, "do as I say, not as I do?" For those of us who have ever struggled with perfectionism, proving and/or a need for approval from others, it can be easier to project a prescriptive formula for living your best life, than to allow others to see us for who we truly are: imperfect, [...]
True leadership is inclusive by nature, building bridges rather than walls through the gift of authentic connection. Rooted in respect, it holds space to acknowledge difference, while remaining aligned to its core vision and values. Born of integrity, it is courageous in thought, word and deed, willing to take risks and advocate for what is [...]
Thought for the day: When we perpetually value and elevate charisma over character, we cannot be surprised by the failings of humankind. As long as we remain a society that rewards title over influence and power over deep purpose, we will never produce the kind of courageous leaders needed to advance our growth, build bridges [...]
Thought for the day: The more we serve others, the more the Universe opens to us. The more we seek ways in which to use our gifts for a greater good than just our own self-promotion, the more opportunity arises to share these gifts. In placing the needs of the whole above the self, we [...]
Sometimes it is necessary to do less, in order to achieve more. More focus. More impact. More of what matters most in this moment. When we stretch ourselves too thin, we rob ourselves and others -- of our best work, our best ideas, and our best energy. When we try to do too much at [...]
On October 11, the world will celebrate International Day of the Girl, honoring and recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. At the heart of these challenges is access to education, so it is no surprise that the theme of this year's Day is innovating girls for education, including engagement [...]
In 2011, I wrote a blog post entitled, Mentors, Role Models and Other Ways We Learn – a reflection on personal mentors, role models and struggles along the journey -- all of whom/which have helped shape and influence the person I am today. In it I wrote, “The truth is that sometimes, we cannot know [...]