Interviews to help you overcome discomfort.

3 Great Podcasts/Videos To Help You Overcome Discomfort

Psychology is a compelling field – it’s all about understanding what makes human beings tick! When you dive into the world of psychology, you’re basically opening up the User Guide to your brain. It’s very fascinating what you can find in the Guide’s pages! Today we’re putting the focus on discomfort: a feeling I’m sure we’re all familiar with.

Dear Mom,

Mother’s Day has come and gone. My mom passed away in January of this year, making this Mother’s Day the first one I’ve experienced without her in the physical world. It brought some new feelings to my heart. These last several months have brought about all sorts of changes to my inner world, most of which I just don’t talk about that openly.

This post is going to be very unique, completely unlike my typical writing here at The Leader’s Journey Blog. It’s an open letter to my mom, which gives me a chance to express some deep feelings. The post is as personal as anything I’ve ever published. Hopefully, it will allow anyone else who is living through the recent death of a parent to connect, relate to and feel comforted by that the fact that they aren’t completely alone in their process of grieving.

Personal and professional development drives leadership capacity

My Personal and Professional Development Strategies

Personal and professional development: the final leg of our five-part core leadership skills journey. The other fundamental components of leadership – self-awareness, developing relationships, and effective communication, have paved the way for this last critical piece of the puzzle.

When done consistently, personal and professional development efforts boost the other three leadership skills, and help you become your most productive and effective self in the process.

I’m lightening up this final article in sharing what I do in my own life to continuously grow myself – hopefully you’ll find an idea or two that you take into your own life!

Effective Communication: Leadership in Action

Effective Communication: Leadership in Action

Let’s be real here: communication is often a make-or-break skill for an aspiring leader.

The first two segments of this series on core leadership skills explored two critical starting points for a growing leader. We started with self-awareness, which is a very internally-based component of leadership. Then we moved to how to develop relationships with followers/reports (which is often done on a small-but-intense scale). With communication as the focus of this post, the size of the stage that we play on as leaders is takes a major jump!