Transformational leaders understand that development and motivation are essential for organizations to achieve their fullest potential. While transformational leadership can be an effective way to create positive change within an organization, it is also important to consider the ethical implications of this style of leadership. The idea that leaders must be role models and inspire […]
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How Brain Science Supports Transformational Leadership
Transformational leadership has long been recognized for its positive impact on organizational growth, employee engagement, and innovation. In recent years, researchers have delved into the fascinating world of neuroscience to understand the science behind this leadership style. By exploring how the brain functions and reacts to transformational leadership, we can better understand why it’s so […]
The Top 3 Reasons Change Efforts Fail — and How Transformational Leadership Can Help
Change is inevitable, yet change efforts often fail to deliver the intended results. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 70% of change initiatives fail to meet their objectives. Among the top three reasons for this failure is resistance to change, with 39% of organizations citing it as the primary reason for unsuccessful change efforts. […]
It is understandable to feel discouraged and defeated when challenges arise. With the acceleration of change, we have unexpected events happening all around us. As a transformational leader, though, you have the power to transform trouble into an opportunity for growth and positive change. Here are some principles of transformational leadership that can help you […]
Managing Change Resistance through Transformational Leadership
Even though change is inevitable, people can sometimes meet it with resistance. Whether it is a new company strategy, a change in leadership, or a shift in organizational structure, change can be uncomfortable and difficult to accept. As a transformational leader, it is essential to manage resistance to change to ensure that your organization can […]
Leading by Example
Transformational leadership is a leadership style that focuses on inspiring and motivating followers to achieve their full potential. One of the most important aspects of transformational leadership is leading by example. Leaders who demonstrate the behaviors and values they expect of their followers are much more likely to create a positive, productive, and transformative workplace […]
The Importance of Self-Awareness in Transformational Leadership
Self-awareness is at the core of transformational leadership. To be an effective leader who inspires and transforms others, it is essential to have a deep understanding of one’s own values, beliefs, motivations, and emotional intelligence. This self-awareness acts as a threshold, beyond which leaders can use their insights to make conscious decisions that align with […]
The Basics of Transformational Leadership
What IS transformational leadership? Transformational leadership is an approach to leadership that inspires and motivates individuals to achieve their full potential. This approach is characterized by a focus on personal and organizational growth, and a commitment to creating a positive impact on society. It is fundamental to successful leadership in an ever-changing world. At its […]
Why Leadership Coaching Matters
In the past ten years, Executive or Leadership coaching has gone from being viewed with skepticism to a business trend that garners over 1 billion dollars each year. What is the secret to its success? The answer is simple– it works. Surveys done year-over-year by various research bodies shows that 83% of the executives who […]
Overcoming Change Resistance
I walk my dogs every morning: rain or shine, wind or heat, I walk my dogs every morning. And every morning I experience some form of change resistance. Now, don’t get me wrong—I love to walk my dogs. Intellectually, I know how good it is for them and me. Emotionally, I like the quiet time […]
Leaders: Are you Willing to Take a Half-Step?
The news media are crowded with stories of crises in leadership. Politics, financial institutions, Universities, businesses, healthcare and religious organizations flounder, searching for an approach, a strategy that will help them navigate the chaos of our current world. Indeed, even the global problems bring an increased seriousness to the necessity of finding new ways […]
Sweet Mystery of Life (and how it all works)
“The number of habitable worlds in our galaxy is certainly in the tens of billions, minimum, and we haven’t even talked about the moons. And the number of galaxies we can see, other than our own, is about 100 billion.” – Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at California’s SETI Institute I believe in intelligent design in the […]
Knowing Beyond Knowing: Intuition
Intuition is a popular subject these days. References to it saturate social media. I see everything from advice on how to improve my intuition, to tests to discover whether or not I am psychic. When I read these articles about intuition, it feels like another way to pressure myself into being more spiritual. These articles seem […]
Here’s the Choice: Do Your Best!
Last Monday, Alberto Zamora arrived home later than usual. He opened his garage door and drove in. He was eager to see his wife and new baby daughter after a stressful day at work. He knew they were waiting for him upstairs in the condo they had just bought. As he opened the car door, […]
Remember the Clue!
It’s the lightening round at the end of the game. You still have one chance to pull out the win. The words fly onto your screen from right and left: banana, go-cart, rose. How do you decide which word to choose? How do you know when to push your button and win the game? It’s simple–you remember […]
Dark Matters: What’s the Phunque?
Ok! So, I haven’t blogged in a few weeks. I don’t feel full of joy and love right now. I mean, I’m not sick or anything, but I just don’t feel over-brimming with life’s precious energy. I’ve been doing my practices–I guess. I’ve been getting enough sleep, eating right, exercising, loving my husband, even meditating, […]
It’s the Lights
One of my favorite things about the holidays is all the lights in the neighbor. As December 25th approaches, more and more lights appear: icicles, strings, lighted deer scattered on front yards. Lights seem to be an important thing for almost everyone–some neighborhoods compete with each other; some TV shows give prizes; they even […]
In the Waiting Room
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Pink ribbons adorn the stores, posters remind us to take care of ourselves. But I don’t need October to remind me of my ongoing relationship with the Big C. I am the last woman standing in my family. I am the youngest of two sisters, a mother and a […]
I was talking to a friend of mine this morning about affirmations: those positive statements we create to help us stretch into new areas of personal development. I was reflecting on some of my old ones. One affirmation I used during my time at Microsoft was: “I hold my quiet center throughout the day.” It […]
Get Busy Loving
On January 19th, 1967, a man named Michael Daugherty, shot and killed my father, Peter Keefe in Costa Mesa CA. My father had gone out that night after dinner at home to help his secretary, Penny Daugherty, move into her new apt. She had decided to leave Michael, and my father (her boss), was helping […]
Playing with the IS-ness
Huh? What’s that? –you ask. As we turn the focus of our attention back to our own quiet center, we are also re-turning our attention to the IS-ness: that which is arising in this moment. Right now, we are all sitting, standing, walking (whatever) in the IS-ness: the moment which is arising now. In the […]
YOU are the Leader!
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who didn’t understand you? It’s like this: you are trying to explain your view or position on a certain subject and the other person just doesn’t get it. They try to explain their view or position to you and you DO understand it. You can see […]
My post will be short today, in honor of those injured and killed in yesterday’s bombings in Boston. I just want to take a moment to send my love and deepest condolences to all those families and friends who suffered (and continue to suffer) that pain. What can we say in the face of such […]
Where is the Love?
I love that old Roberta Flack and Donnie Hathaway song, don’t you? “Where is the love, you said you’d give to me through eternity, will it ever be? Where is the love??” etc. I find myself humming that sometimes when I look at the state of the world. I wonder how I can encourage people […]
The Real You: Public and Private
What kind of a gap between public and private self do you experience in your daily life? Do you find yourself thinking one thing and doing another? Do you make choices in favor of what others might think of you? Do you let your story-telling run you? Do you find yourself playing a role in […]
Change Your Password
Do you ever have trouble remembering your password?? Why not use your passwords to give yourself an affirmation. Now that we have to log in for EVERYTHING, I have discovered that I remember mine much more easily when I use a positive affirmation–a feel-good statement–that makes me smile. Here’s how it works: Think of something […]
Finding Your True Abundance
Do you have enough of what you need to be happy? What else do you need? Money? A job? What is it? We can lose ourselves in the fear of not having enough–the fear of scarcity. Scarcity is a tight fist in the center of your heart with frozen fingers. Is it possible to loosen […]
My Favorite Question
I love it when people ask me: “What can I do to live a spiritual life?” I love it because it is so easy to answer. I’ve heard other teachers, self-help leaders, New Age spiritualists and gurus answer this question, too. Depending on their philosophy, their answers offer daily visioning practices, deep meditation, careful diet […]
The Power of the Story
Are you aware of the stories you tell yourself day-to-day and minute-to-minute? It’s not your fault if you are not aware–nor are you bad/wrong/unenlightened–if you haven’t noticed it yet. The fact remains, most of the people who come to me for help with their lives are living inside a story they are telling themselves about […]
You’re Right! What Now?
Do you ever catch yourself in the middle of a tirade against yourself? I mean, really hollering at yourself inside your own head? I catch myself more often than I’d like to admit, but this morning–right in the middle of one of those sessions, I had an idea: what if I’m not wrong?? Double negative […]
Where Are Your Feet?
As we step into this New Year, full of exciting changes and opportunities, it seems worth taking a moment to think about our feet. If you’re like me, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your feet. For most of us, our feet just take us where we want to go. If they’re […]
Dream a Little Dream
Have you been thinking about about New Year’s resolutions? Some of us use this time of year to dust off our old ambitions and make another attempt at wishes unfulfilled. Others swear we NEVER make resolutions because they always fail. Modern psychology has added credibility to this school of thought by “proving” that 90+ percent […]
The world has changed—did you notice? Last Friday, a young man walked into an elementary school in Connecticut and killed 20 children and 4 adults. Like you, I was stunned when I heard the news. I still don’t have many words to properly describe my sadness and compassion for the parents and families of those […]
What Are Your Gifts?
I have been using the Enneagram both personally and professionally for about 15 years. Though I am certified in (MBTI) Meyer-Briggs Temperament Indicator, I actually prefer the Enneagram’s 9 Personality Types. The Enneagram offers a more robust spiritual dimension to taking a look at one’s own stories and provides a way to explain the complexities […]
Everything is Personal
Has anyone ever told you: “don’t worry about it–it isn’t personal”? Well, I’m here to suggest to you that it IS personal–in fact, it may be that everything is personal. As we begin to shift the focus of our attention back to our own pure awareness, everything becomes personal–deeply personal. Everything we think, feel, say and […]
I am not the Boss of you!
One of the pitfalls that comes with coaching people happens when they give me the role of being their “judge.” I feel so sad about this because if they knew the truth of how much I care and love and support them, they could never think that I could criticize them in any way. This […]
What’s Your Choice? (Awake or Asleep–You’re making it either way)
Welcome to My Blog! As I sit down to compose my first message, I am struck by the enormity of such an act. I am reaching through the ether to speak to you–whoever you are–and I am suddenly aware of all the things I might say. I want to encourage you to keep your heart […]