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.
Want a work environment where people are open and honest with you, and feel free to share ideas that contribute to the well-being of you, them, the team, and the business? Have we got an invitation for you: Are you already successfully doing this a lot with your team, and what's the effect? … Continue reading Go Out and Get Feedback
"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
These two short videos (I daresay they might even be ads for mindfulness apps Headspace and Happify) offer some interesting ideas about mindfulness. They illustrate how it can help us make choices about our actions, as well as how we're showing up for ourselves and others. Peek at them when you have a chance, and … Continue reading More Mindfulness Animation
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
About 10 years ago I slowed down my work life and took a few months to explore some lingering interests that never seemed to get any attention. One of these activities was baking. I'm not an expert and will never be, still, it was fun to dig into different recipes and techniques. One thing I … Continue reading Hitting a Mindfulness-Resource Jackpot
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