Vertical development is enhancing our ability to make meaning of our world in more cognitively and emotionally sophisticated ways. The concept comes with two assumptions: People vary in their cognitive and emotional sophistication Those with higher altitudes of cognitive and emotional sophistication will navigate life more effectively, be better leaders, and be more positive influences […]
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I have two pulled muscles: one physical and one emotional. I want to share my experience rehabbing both, and an important lesson I learned that has huge implications for our personal growth and development. When I work with individuals on improving their mindsets, I see two general reactions. First, and most common, is that they […]
Have you ever wanted to accomplish something truly great, but you talked yourself out of it? My guess that part of your justification for not pursuing your goal or interest involved feelings of uncertainty of success and fear for your safety (e.g., emotionally, financially, physically). But, here is the thing, should we ever expect to […]
Of 110 people surveyed, 8% seemed to have a clear purpose for their life. It is only by having a clear self-purpose that we will be willing to: (1) put off what is best for ourselves for what is best for a higher cause, and (2) do what is right, not what is easy.
Thus, if organizations want to more effectively develop their leaders, they need to focus on the three foundational elements of self-leadership: self-awareness, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.
Fear is the root of dysfunctional leadership. I hope by reading this, you have awakened more to that reality; which, in turn will help you: (1) become a more effective leader, and (2) abolish fear from your culture so that your leaders and employees can be at their best.
Rather than focusing on lists that tell us how we should act or behave, a much better approach when improving ourselves and our leadership is to focus on our mindsets.
If you as a parent want to experience less homework-related conflict and your children to have higher academic achievement, then it is critical that you develop a growth mindset.
Many are unwilling to learn and become better because their egos prevent them from acknowledging that, although they were likely doing their best, their ignorance and prior actions have been less than ideal.