Inspired Personal Leadership

Reflections on seeing & leading differently...

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Every week or so, sometimes more often, I write a thought piece about some aspect of seeing differently – in life, in relationships, in work and our engagement with the world. Please feel free to search by category, using the tools on the right, or just browse to your heart’s content. Your comments make all of this rich with your ideas and insights.  Enjoy!

Full of thanks, and…

This is the season we all strive to be genuinely full of thanksgiving - and so we should be. Even in the midst of our suffering, there is so much for which to be grateful. We live in a Universe where, truly, in the midst of nothing, there is plenty. And... There is...

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Are You Your Own Resistance?

Clarity is that incredible thing that happens when your inner voices and your outer intentions agree. Clarity comes when your aspirations are the next logical step from where you stand ("where you stand" being a state of mind, not a state of circumstances). Resistance...

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The Last Step

Ironic, I know. I spend my life helping people get out of their heads and take inspired action. And I can tell you, those first shifts, when you finally step off the treadmill of your own thoughts, are the hardest. But what about that last step - the one where you've...

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And the dream grew closer…

I spent last weekend with a group of dreamers. Every person at the retreat was reaching for something that did not yet exist in their lives - at least not in it's fullest, dreamed-of form. So why weren't they more inspired? Why was there such pain attached to the gap...

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Looking for hope

This week's reflection, as we look in the mirror of the senseless killings in Las Vegas, is quiet and simple. In fact, the words are not my own, but those of our beloved teacher and neighborhood friend, Mr. Rogers: Look for the helpers. If you look for the helpers,...

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The Truth of Affirmations

I recently heard a debate about affirmations that made me think it was time to re-share this reflection, first published in 2009. Affirmations have become the catch-all solution, the salve for whatever ails you. Just think it and it will come true: "I am a...

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Does It Tire or Inspire?

I was reviewing reflections I wrote in 2007 and this one jumped out as a perfect reminder for our times... Talk about on the mark! On the Today show last week, I listened to Kris Carr, author of Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips, talk about her dance with a type of cancer that...

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