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

How My Inner Fixer Thwarts Empowerment (and what I’m doing about it)

Tomorrow, on our official "Wednesday Leadership Article" day, I'll be sending out a piece that has a more nuts and bolts, immediately applicable approach to understanding how to empower someone or get empowered.  Please stay tuned for that! Today, I'm adding to the collection of stories we've been sharing that highlight different perspectives on empowerment from … Continue reading How My Inner Fixer Thwarts Empowerment (and what I’m doing about it)

Little Shifts that Lead to Choices

Change is about opportunity, possibility, creativity, growth, and making a difference. Unless it's not. Sometimes change, and its opposite stagnation, makes us feel trapped or stuck. There are many factors that go into this emotional responses, the following is a musing on one: how to find choices and regain a sense of agency in our … Continue reading Little Shifts that Lead to Choices