How to Cultivate Gratitude and Increase Abundance

How to Cultivate Gratitude and Increase Abundance

by DrMaria on November 21, 2014

Gratitude is the portal through which abundance flows. So how exactly, do we cultivate gratitude and increase abundance? Writing and speaking about gratitude is one of my favorite topics, as I have written blogs, articles, and chapters about the virtues of thankfulness. Near Thanksgiving, I cannot help but revisit this topic again. It warms my… Keep Reading >>

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Innovation and knowledge creation are extremely important in today’s global marketplace. Many organizations thrive on innovative ideas and others struggle to creative a competitive advantage with new knowledge and innovative goods and services. So, what is the key to knowledge creation? According to two Japanese researchers, Nonaka and Nishiguchi, organizations must have ba present in… Keep Reading >>

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How to Turn Power and Empowerment into an Effective Leadership Strategy

November 6, 2014
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Power and empowerment are not just buzzwords of the day, but can be an effective leadership strategy to move your team into action. Power is a word that brings about different mental models for different people. Many times messages of power are wrapped in fear, hope, darkness, and light. Power is both greatly misunderstood and… Keep Reading >>

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Take off the Leadership Mask or Uniform and Lead with Authenticity

October 31, 2014
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We are much more effective leaders when we remove our leadership mask and lead with authenticity. I flew to Philly to participate in a conference where I met up with my brother-in-law Johnny, a Colonel in the Marine Corp Reserves. We had a great dinner and were greeted warmly by everyone in our path. Johnny… Keep Reading >>

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Leadership from Management Separateness & How to Incorporate Authenticity & Vulnerability

October 27, 2014
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The debate continues – should we separate leadership from management? We explore that question and look through a self-awareness lens at authenticity and vulnerability. In my experience, the words leadership and management are used interchangeably in the workplace. In the management and leadership classes I’ve taught over the years, we define those terms differently, while… Keep Reading >>

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How to practice Love-Based Leadership and Conscious Capitalism

October 18, 2014
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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 >>

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How to Have Meaningful Work and Enjoy What You Do

October 11, 2014
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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 >>

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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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