Taking a holistic approach to leadership, we want to develop our whole selves. As with our mind and body, it is important to take care of our soul. We need to nurture your soul with love, kindness, and depth. When we do not care for our souls, we end up with what Albert Schweitzer referred… Keep Reading >>


Choosing Your Circle of Five


by DrMaria on August 16, 2016

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? What makes up our time with these five people in our circle? Do we spend the day criticizing and gossiping? Are we sharing ideas; are we… Keep Reading >>


9 Gifts of Gratitude

August 9, 2016
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“Gratitude is the portal through which abundance flows.” Writing and talking about gratitude is one of my favorite topics, as I have written blogs, articles, and chapters about the virtues of thankfulness. Every year, I cannot help but revisit this topic again. It warms my heart to see the 30-day challenge many people have taken… Keep Reading >>

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Using Your Backbone Not Wishbone

August 2, 2016
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We have so much we want to do and accomplish as leaders. We dream, create, plan, review, plan some more, and tweak, tweak, tweak. Is this perfectionism or is this fear; and really, aren’t they both the same? Sometimes, we stand behind all of these activities to legitimately stay busy. However, these activities keep us… Keep Reading >>

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19 Ways To Find Meaning At Work

July 25, 2016
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As we come into the realization that we cannot keep doing “business as usual” for a variety of reasons, let’s look at how we can translate that into a love-based leadership model. In my book, Love-Based Leadership: Transform Your Life with Meaning and Abundance, I present a very simple, yet profound way to lead based… Keep Reading >>

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Creativity Builds Connection

July 19, 2016
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Practicing creativity not only helps leaders make quick, confident decisions, innovate, and problem solve; creativity also helps us interact with others at a higher level. Because creativity is a gift from God, planted in all of us, connecting energetically through creativity goes immediately to our souls. When we experience someone else’s creativity such as music,… Keep Reading >>

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5 Steps To Balancing Leadership And Meaning

July 12, 2016
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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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Love is Stronger

July 5, 2016
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This is my blog in the wake of last month’s insanity. Our children were killed on the other side of the world, our children on the other side of the country were slain, and our economies are in a political upheaval. And there were many, many other infractions to our brothers and sisters. We must… Keep Reading >>

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12 Transitions in Workplace Professionalism

June 28, 2016
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Imagine for a moment, if we could harness the love we feel and translate that into our leadership. Now of course, I am not talking about romantic love. I am talking about universal love; the love we feel as one human to another. This love is honoring, valuing, and respecting each other. This is a… Keep Reading >>

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Ownership With Love-Based Leadership

June 21, 2016
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As leaders, we hope to motivate and influence people to reach a goal. One of the most powerful ways to accomplish team motivation is through ownership. I do not mean this in the literal sense, such as stock options or formal partnerships. I am referring to the figurative sense of ownership – which could be… Keep Reading >>

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