Mindfulness: Present Moment. Kairos: Appropriate Time

2 Comments by / January 16, 2011 / Posted in Meditation, Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, Uncategorized

Bruce Peters is a dear friend, former fellow Vistage Chairman, host of WCEOhq-Radio, and like me a champion of the work and wisdom of Lee Thayer. Check out his archives with his numerous dialogues with Lee. I wanted to share Bruce’s response which reflects: When the mind is ready, the message appears. Bruce shares: “I […]

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Mindful Reflection: Living the Questions.

1 Comment by / January 15, 2011 / Posted in Breathe, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

Live the questions and life will move you to the answers. Who Am I? What Do I Want? What’s My Purpose?”. Deepak Chopra was speaking on the Dr Oz Show Deepak Chopra said when I reveal my secrets of the aging process the implications are huge. Deepak Chopra says close your eyes and watch your […]

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Mindful Readings for a Retiring CEO & Anyone Else

0 Comment by / January 3, 2011 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

A friend of mine and fellow Vistage Chair, Allen Hauge, asked a question about some readings for a retiring CEO. This is what I shared. Here is a short list of books that I think would be helpful to a retiring CEO (was he/she tired the first time?) or anyone else for that matter Also […]

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Mindfulness: A tradition of storytelling

0 Comment by / November 24, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, Uncategorized

I remember reading the last paragraph that KVpops shared in his blog: It’s all about telling a great story in the simplest manner with a great insight or an observation thrown in. Whether you are writing a novel, short story, feature film or even a 60 second spot, the rules are the same: set up […]

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I Want To Write About Slow: A Mindful Moment

1 Comment by / October 31, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness, The Running Mind

There is more to life than increasing its speed Albert Einstein Slow by Ozzie Gontang I want to write about slow. The faceless clock blinks every second: Now….Now…Now In the present moment there is No fast. No slow. No criticism. No judgment. Just the continued birth Of a new unique moment And another and another. […]

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Mindfulness, Being Present & the Power of One

2 Comments by / October 14, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

One grain of sand can turn the tide One single spark can light the night One simple dream One gentle word One act of love from someone Can start a Chain Reaction It all begins in the heart The Power of One I have been blessed by the people who have touched my life. One […]

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Mindful Leadership: A Lesson from Marshall Goldsmith

0 Comment by / September 8, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

Marshall Goldsmith’s presentation to the Leading@Google Video Series is well worth the watch. He shared his wisdom about 3 years ago with me and my fellow Chairs at the Vistage 50th anniversary celebration in San Diego. You will enjoy reading Bob Nourse’s recollections about his founding of TEC, now called Vistage. Be sure to check […]

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Mindful of Relationships: A Tribute to a Critic and a Coach

1 Comment by / August 30, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

Lowell Nerenberg has been a dear friend for the many years we traveled as fellow Vistage (formerly TEC) Chairs. When one has a vocation, a calling, “You don’t have a Vision, the Vision has you.” In this blog by Dan Waldschmidt, you see the impact reflected in his writing on hiring his biggest critic as […]

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Leadership Virtuosity: Lee Thayer’s Call for Leaders to be Mindful

0 Comment by / July 27, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Leadership

Lee Thayer’s Leadership Virtuosity is his latest book that is a must read for all who want to see what is the cost of becoming a virtuoso leader. It would be a good idea to remember to re-read Buddha’s Kalama Sutra as a reminder of leadership and followership and now jumping to conclusions. The example […]

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A Reflection on the Odyssey of Chairing

3 Comments by / July 3, 2010 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership

June was my 24th year as a Vistage Chair. I have been blessed to know this group of men and women who do the work I do. The people pictured above have all been doing the work of helping leaders of small and mid-sized companies develop and transform themselves professionally and personally. It is about […]

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