Success does not discriminate between the two. But true Leadership does. You will be recognized, followed and deeply appreciated as a leader if you embody a healthy self-esteem. You will be occasionally respected, often reviled and at best tolerated if you lead with your grandiosity. Do you have the strength to look at yourself and know the difference?
Welcome to the BG blog, in which I talk about Love, Leadership and few things in between. You can browse through a list of muse-letters -- longer articles on a variety of life strategies, or the newly added shorter posts. Please be generous with your comments and let me know what you're thinking. I'd love to hear from you and learn about what topics you are interested in reading about.
I was on the phone with my brilliant business and marketing coach, pouring through the details of why my latest course launch failed. But I was distracted. Because while this conversation was occurring, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a fuzzy ball of color, floating on the lawn outside my bedroom window.
With all the choices and information about relationships we now have available to us, I am still surprised by how many people jump into serious partnerships — business, close friendships and yes, marriages — without laying any groundwork to see if the other is on the same page about the future. Final post in the Leadership in Relationship series.
When a big storm is coming, mother nature lets you know. Wind, clouds, humidity and barometric pressure all change in established and predictable ways. Relationship patterns are not so different from weather. If you want to change the stormy patterns in your relationship, I recommend you begin to look for the warning signs in your partner, and take cover. (6th post in the Leadership in Relationship Series).
When you clarify your roles in relationship and bring consciousness to the leadership in them, something sacred happens. All the energy dedicated to jockeying for power and position gets contained in conscious roles, and frees you up to really focus on loving and on things you love to do together.
In the fourth post in the Leadership in Relationship Series, Amber and her boyfriend use leadership principles to co-create a partnership that diminishes drama, minimizes the tendency to get emotionally wound up and take everything personally, and increase the flow of communication, connection and closeness.
Although it was a special Valentine’s Day dinner, in a very pricey restaurant, we could hear the conversation of the couple next to us all too well. They weren’t loud: We were quiet. Silent, in fact.
The heart itself is not always a trustworthy leader. It simply is. It likes what it likes. It loves things that are good for it, it loves things that are bad for it. It’s up to us to discriminate, to steer the ship that rides on heart’s waves. The second article in the Leadership in Relationship series.
Today the events of the Boston Marathon have finally caught up with me.
I’ve been avoiding it.
But I did manage to take a photo of the Freedom Tower, to remind us all of resurrection.
The first in a series about leadership in relationship, this backwards post is meant to provoke thought and reflection about how and why we fight. If you’re in a partnership, romantic or business, at some point in time you are going to disagree. Conflict is unavoidable. And some people, maybe even you, make a habit of it. Fighting in a loop de loop is a treacherous sport. Here’s how to perfect it: