Leadership Perspectives

Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

Everywhere I go, from coaching sessions to professional meetings, in large corporations and small nonprofits, I encounter people suffering from the pace of modern life. Increased illness, lower productivity, damaged relationships, and waning satisfaction are the prices that we pay. Earlier this month, fellow executive coach and Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program faculty member, Scott Eblin, […]

Speaking your truth with courage and compassion

Most of us learned at an early age not to let everything that pops into our heads come out of our mouths.  Thinking before one speaks is generally a good idea.  It can keep us from saying things that we will later regret. But can self-censorship go too far?  Absolutely. Do you find that you […]

Want success? Don’t try to go it alone.

We’ve all heard that “It’s lonely at the top.”  Indeed, it can be lonely no matter where you are in the organizational structure.  But it seems that leaders – whether leading organizations, departments, or single projects – often feel that the onus is on them to tough it out alone. They have to be smart […]

Want success in 2014? Start with a clear intention.

In my final post of 2013, I offered four key actions that leaders could take to be more effective and happy with their performance in 2014.  The first was to set a clear intention. Many of us have a vague – and often an acute – sense of what we need to change, how we […]

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