Life hack ...

Life hack ...

 Mindfulness meditation is a life hack for me that amplifies my focus and productivity.

I used to meditate everyday - I did so for years. Then, about two years ago I just stopped. There were a few reasons for this: my practice felt stale; my mind was relentless in its 'chatter' (I know, this is why I needed to meditate!); and I simply did not have enough time do dedicate 30 minute each morning to being still and present.

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Doorways and trapdoors of Generative Dialogue

Doorways and trapdoors of Generative Dialogue

For any team to expand its range of potential futures it would need to expand its conversational range. We have all experienced being in groups where the quality of the conversation is quite 'limited'; that is, the depth and span of the conversation is highly constrained.

To allow for novelty and emergence to arise in a conversation, four a team needs to open and walk through four 'doors' into a more generative field of being together, and be mindful of four trapdoors along the way ...

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You are the architect of your highest possible future

You are the architect of your highest possible future

My invitation to you is this: Cultivate your unique thought leadership for the world, and codify what makes you 'you' in ways that enable others to also benefit from you being you?

In our increasingly competitive global marketplace individuals and organisations who are able to "... assess, package and share their own best practices, knowledge-sets, case studies and highly skilled and talented leaders to serve as value-added resources to fuel business growth".

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PERMA: A brief Overview

PERMA: A brief Overview

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology focused on the development of positive human functioning. The aim of the positive psychology movement is the exploration and scientific understanding of effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities. Positive psychologists seek to find and nurture genius and talent and to make normal life more fulfilling.

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How do you decide what work you will say ‘yes’ to?

How do you decide what work you will say ‘yes’ to?

I know that this may sound esoteric and somewhat ‘flaky’ to some, but I am learning that to truly release the magic of the moment – and there is magic in every moment – I need remain fully awake to what wants to emerge, rather than having a pre-ordained agenda for what I want to occur.

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Know your life story, but don’t let it own you

Know your life story, but don’t let it own you

I have a dear friend who I think is amazing. When I was learning what it means to be a purpose-focused entrepreneur, it was my friend that inspired me.  They had started and grown successful ventures, pushed the boundaries of what others considered possible, supported others to experience life’s richness. They are the poster-child for aligning  personal passions with what one does in the world. They positively impacted the lives of many.

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Underlying concepts of Purposeful Leadership

Underlying concepts of Purposeful Leadership

I was recently at the Spirituality. Leadership and Management Conference where I facilitated a short workshop called ‘The Three Stories of your life and leadership”. The workshop based on an approach to life and leadership I am calling Purposeful Leadership - an approach to leadership that calls upon leaders to ‘lead from the inside out’ in traversing the complexity of social systems in service of the profound and transformative change needed for humanity.

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