The courage to have wholehearted conversations

April 25, 2012 - 22:15 -- Dr. Ada

wholehearted

Leadership today requires collaboration, teamwork, great interpersonal communications and relationship building skills, among other things. What it boils down to is that today, as never before, we need leaders with the courage to have wholehearted conversations.

I have been reading Brené Brown's wonderful book, “The Gifts of Imperfection” and can’t recommend it highly enough. My kindle copy is full of highlights and notes. A passage about courage particularly resonates with me. The root of “courage” is cor, Latin for “heart.” And in one of its earliest forms the word “courage” meant something very different than it does today. Courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling one’s whole heart.” That’s what this post is about. How to have wholehearted conversations. Continue reading »

Vulnerability: Key for innovation and change

April 22, 2012 - 22:11 -- Dr. Ada

A bundle of fluff for Kate..:O)))

Many leaders don’t like the word vulnerability, because society has tended to equate vulnerability with weakness. This weekend I attended an event in New York City to listen to Brené Brown, one of my favorite researchers on vulnerability. Today I'm going to share with you what I have learned about vulnerability as the key that opens creativity, innovation, and change. Continue reading »

How high can you climb?

April 18, 2012 - 22:29 -- Dr. Ada

definitely not an easter egg

As an executive coach I spend a good deal of my time helping leaders make sense of their careers. Many times we explore their core work life themes, roadblocks, unique skills and talents, and what has helped them achieve success. One question I often hear is, "how can I help make my way to the top of my career path?" That's the subject of today’s post. Continue reading »

May your Friday be good

April 6, 2012 - 11:28 -- Dr. Ada

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Many people around the world celebrate today "Good Friday" in memory of a day that was anything but good when first experienced.

There's a lesson here for us all. Many times "good things" can come out of "bad things." And for that to happen, good people have to be willing to sacrifice, and to keep believing that their sacrifice will bring hope, and good end results.

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