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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]