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Leading with Empathy: An Essential Skill for New Normal Leadership

Empathy is not a quality that you may initially associate with leadership, particularly in competitive and fast-paced corporate environments. After all, on the surface the two worldviews are seemingly incongruous. However, empathetic leadership allows us to understand the needs of others and be cognizant of their emotions and overall wellbeing. In today’s workforce, having this

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: An Employee Wellness Imperative

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color while the killing of George Floyd and others have, once more, brought racially motivated violence to the fore. These glaring reminders of systemic inequality, exacerbate old wounds and create new ones. The mental health and well-being of Black people has never been more important, and the

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Self-Care: An Essential Skill for Leaders

Managing stress is a challenge for many people; however, a considerable amount of professional responsibility is placed upon leaders, often resulting in burnout and fatigue. Leaders who live under immense pressure are more vulnerable to chronic stress as many are saddled with busy schedules, long work hours, and major responsibilities. According to the Harvard Business Review,

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From Stress to Flow - Shift the Paradigm

When was the last time you felt so energized and immersed in your work that you lost track of time?  Stress has been recognized as the fastest-growing occupational hazard in the United States, and it is especially prevalent in today’s workforce. In the past years, our modern culture of overworking has reached new heights and

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Optimize Energy And Avoid the Afternoon Crash

Does this sound familiar? You wake up feeling energized and eager to embark on your day – you start off strong, crossing things off your to-do list and buzzing with accomplishment – but by mid-day, you begin to feel sluggish and drained of your energy. Your enthusiasm is hampered, and you are feeling less energetic

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Health Tips for Remote Workers

The country has transitioned at an unprecedented pace over the past several months. A lot of our every day “norms” have changed, including the way we work. Our workforce has shifted and more employers have transitioned to remote operations. While there are benefits to employees working remotely such as reduced commute times and better scheduling

Videos That Matter

How to Get Into the Flow State

Steven Kotler, author and researcher, breaks down the science behind flow and how to achieve it. He challenges conventional ways of thinking about what is humanly possible.  If you want to amplify performance, be more focused and learn faster, you'll want to watch this!  

Wisdom by Shaolin Master, Shi Heng Yi

Master Shi Heng Yi and his teachings have had a profound impact in my life. Instead of expending our energy to try and change conditions that are outside of our control, he reminds us of what we can control -  ourselves. Listening to his videos in the morning, helps me to get into a flow mindset. 

What Makes a Great Leader

In this 3 min video, Peter Senge talks about leadership as being  independent of one's role within an organization. He makes a distinction between leadership and management. He defines the characteristic of leadership as the "capacity of the human community to shape its future."