As we come into the realization that we cannot keep doing “business as usual”, we are starting to see discussions about authentic leadership, conscious capitalism, and love-based leadership. In my book, Love-Based Leadership: Transform Your Life with Meaning and Abundance, I present a very simple, yet profound way to lead based on three pillars: Love… Keep Reading >>


How to Have Meaningful Work and Enjoy What You Do


by DrMaria on October 11, 2014

Did you know the majority of heart attacks occur around 9:00 AM on Monday mornings? “One study showed that the most common factor in these heart attacks was that the victims were people whose work had become joyless striving. In other words, they could not find meaning in their work, and their lives had become… Keep Reading >>


A New Professionalism and Emotional Intelligence

October 5, 2014
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What would a new professionalism look like? We are taught to remove ourselves from any emotion (including love) and be “professional” as if being professional makes us non-human or even worse, super-human. This practice, and many of us have gotten this concept down good, has propelled us in our careers, but also has left us… Keep Reading >>

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Keepin’ It Real (With Your Personal Brand)

September 29, 2014
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I recently conducted some market research to learn from leaders how I can best support their leadership growth and development. I asked a series of questions and received great responses, food for thought, and feedback. When I spoke with a man in the military, he said one of the most important aspects that he looks for in leadership… Keep Reading >>

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Need Help? Just Ask.

September 21, 2014
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As leaders, we often buy into the perception (more likely than not, self-imposed perception) that we must know the answers, be strong, and just like the Energizer bunny, keep going, going, and going.  Enough already! As leaders, the most important lesson we can model and teach others is that we are human. As humans and… Keep Reading >>

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Lights, Camera, Action!

September 15, 2014
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As a professor and teacher, I understand the importance of theory. Theory gives us the foundation on which to build. As a coach, I understand the importance of action. Just as wisdom is the combination of knowledge and experience, success is the combination of theory and action. I work with many clients on action plans,… Keep Reading >>

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Your Circle of 5

September 6, 2014
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Jim Rohn, the great businessman and motivational leader stated, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” What does this say about us? When we think about this statement, we may immediately go to the literal, physical people in our circle. This concept is realized when we start taking… Keep Reading >>

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The Uncertain Leader

August 29, 2014
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We expect leaders, including ourselves, to have the answers. If we don’t have the answer to a leadership challenge, we may feel inadequate. These feelings, like inadequacy, may also include feelings of uncertainty and vulnerability. None of these feelings feel good to us, nor are allowed in the workplace, or so we’ve been taught. Really?… Keep Reading >>

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It’s All About Intentions

August 24, 2014
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For many, intention is defined as a motivation, a drive, or an ambition to succeed. It can be a demonstration of force, determination, or your immutable will to attain or accomplish something indicates that you have a firm intention. These are examples of our Western mental models of intention. A deeper understanding of the power of intention, described… Keep Reading >>

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Get Back on Track to Your Vision!

August 14, 2014
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I saw this statement the other day: “I let go of anything and everything that could delay my good in any way.” -Louise Hay Hmmm… Of course, as I so often do, I contemplated how this might apply to leadership. Leadership is the action that motivates people toward a vision. Therefore, if the vision is… Keep Reading >>

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