Building Dedication

Many executives are surprised not only by the ownership and drive for implementation that comes from high-involvement approaches, but also by the improved quality of the answers that emerge. I found evidence of this from reading management consultant Noel Tichy’s most recent book, “Judgment on the Front Line: How Smart Companies Win By Trusting Their […]

Increasing Motivation

We’ve been examining motivation as it relates to Fearless Leadership. Here we’re going to continue our motivating factors. In business, there are three motivators: Need for achievement Need for affiliation Need for power How are you motivated? How can you apply the motivation concepts with the people who report to you or who you surround […]

Why Is Being Mindful So Powerful?

Fearless Leaders Create Mindful Moments “Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.” ― Marcus Aurelius, “Meditations” Do you create moments of mindfulness, or is your mind on unconscious auto-response all day? Do you create mindful moments that consciously take you off auto-response and on to […]

Why Is Being Mindful so Powerful?

“Don’t yell at your children, lean in and whisper. It’s much more effective.” ~ Anonymous Compare how it feels when you’re talking with someone and you can tell that person’s mind is somewhere else, and when you’re engaging with someone who’s completely present. You can even notice this over the phone, if someone with whom […]

How I Missed My Mindfulness

Losing, even temporarily, your ability to be mindful can have potentially devastating results. In 1996, I was six months pregnant and, although feeling distinctly unwell, I had committed to facilitate what was a very important meeting for a global director of JP Morgan. Two days prior to the meeting, a nurse practitioner had told me […]

Mastering Mental Preparation

Every situation requires a slightly different mindset in order to optimize your success in it. To be a good mindset maniac, you must know what thoughts and emotions help you the most and how to change your thoughts and emotions when they are not helping you. There are two parts to be at your best […]