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The Joy of Missing Out

Many of you know me well enough to know I spend very little time on social media. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for me, let alone the more recent distractions like TikTok or Snapchat. While I still sometimes suffer from the FOMO (fear of missing out), making the conscious choice to not engage in what others…

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Communicating Clearly

When we create a shared understanding between two or more people leading to improved performance and connection, we have communicated clearly. When we convey the message in a way that others understand, we not only inform – we motivate and transform. That is an essential role of every leader, including the emerging leader. Communicating clearly…

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Leadership Presence

Leadership Presence

Leadership presence ensures that we are aligned and leading authentically. It is the foundation for how leaders influence and inspire purposeful action in ourselves, on teams, in organizations, and in life. It is knowing who we aspire to be as a leader, and using what we value most to drive leadership effectiveness, behavior, and performance….

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Stop, Drop and Roll

Recently while reading, “Peak Mind,” a book focused on strengthening attention, the author shared a number of options she uses while teaching the benefits of responding versus reacting. The technique that really grabbed my attention was referred to as stop, drop, and roll. Coincidentally, this is a simple fire safety technique taught to children, emergency…

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What is an Emergent Leader?

An emergent property, simply defined, is the result of energy having an experience. In other words, when energy has an experience, an emergence occurs. Leadership is an emergent property of integrated energies – and therefore leadership is energy having an experience! This is the intention behind all of what we do at Emergent with and…

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Mindfulness

The concept of mindfulness is not nearly as complicated as many of us make it out to be. I like to say that it simply means paying attention to what is in front of you in a concentrated, focused, and nonjudgmental way. Vietnamese Buddhist zen master and author Thich Nhat Hanh says that the opposite of…

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The Life Force of Creativity

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will…

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Scaling Leadership Starts with You

I’m a bit of a student and fan when it comes to cosmology, sacred geometry and intelligent or natural design. While the vast majority of the content in these fields is over my head, I love the theories, the rich concepts and the elements of design associated with mathematics. Again, I admit I was never…

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12 Days of Leadership – Day 12

On the twelfth day of leadership, my coach gave to me – Twelve Deep Breaths For the twelfth day of leadership, we offer you breath. One of the most effective ways to reset and center yourself is by taking a deep breath. Short, shallow breathing causes cortisol to move through the body, adding to stress….

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12 Days of Leadership – Day 11

On the eleventh day of leadership, my coach gave to me – Eleven Additional Minutes of Sleep On the eleventh day of leadership, we give you ZZZZ. When we consider the physical leadership quotient (PLQ), we understand the importance of healthy diet, adequate hydration, and plenty of exercise. However, we sometimes forego quality sleep for…

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