Want to Grow as a Leader?  Here’s One Way to Ask Your Team For the Feedback You’ll Need. 

As a leader, everyone on your team has created an impression of who you are and how you operate.  Some of it is based on their own experience, some of it is based on rumor, all of it is subject to their unique perception.  Whether the picture being painted is rosy or thorny, true or … Continue reading Want to Grow as a Leader?  Here’s One Way to Ask Your Team For the Feedback You’ll Need. 

Humility, Curiosity, and Getting On the Same Page

In my role as a leader, a partner, a mom, and a person on this earth, I am constantly in danger of believing that: I know more about a problem presented to me and how to solve it than anyone else in it. I know more about what is needed for a project or initiative … Continue reading Humility, Curiosity, and Getting On the Same Page

The Human Need for Connection

"Connect With People Frequently" is the first of Vestalia's five Leadership Essentials.  Taking the time to sustain a relationship with your team members where you both feel acknowledged, supported, encouraged, and celebrated as individuals doesn't just satisfy organizational goals, it fulfills basic and intense human needs built into our very DNA. In the following article, … Continue reading The Human Need for Connection

Claiming Mindfulness For Yourself

In essence, the roots of mindfulness can be traced back centuries to Buddhist teachings, and even back millennia to traditions within Hinduism.  Over the last couple of decades there has been a surge in hype around mindfulness; it’s become the darling of self and organizational health circles.  This trendiness has made it profitable, and all … Continue reading Claiming Mindfulness For Yourself

Two Techniques to Introduce the Mindfulness of Yoga Into Your Work Life

The human mind is a noisy place.  If the volume cranks up into uncomfortable decibels or the noise is coming from too many sources it's easy to go from feeling fine to overwhelmed to stuck to shutting down.  Mindfulness is, in essence, the practice of quieting that noise and filling it with simple awareness.  Doing … Continue reading Two Techniques to Introduce the Mindfulness of Yoga Into Your Work Life