There's been more talk about introversion in recent years. By now many people finally understand that being an introvert doesn't mean that I'm quiet or shy.
The night when I knew my marriage was ending and there wasn't a damn thing I could do about it...I took a selfie. I felt vain and stupid and ridiculous. I thought, "Who does things like this in the middle of a crisis?" And now I'm glad I did.
If you're really honest with yourself for a moment how ethical are your leadership behaviors? Are you trustworthy? Do you always show others respect? Are you willing to forgo potential profits if it means looking after the needs of your employees better?
"When you walk in your value, people respond." I can clearly remember the day that I decided to walk in my value. That day was one year ago almost e...
Remember when your mother told you to "sit up straight?" Apart from what your mother may have considered proper decorum, good posture appears to have many surprising mental health benefits.
Expectations shape behavior in powerful ways. Help others reveal the greatest version of themselves by believing in their potential.
We often think that we want an open road and the ability to choose any direction for ourselves. But sometimes, what we need is a tunnel that can reduce our choices and send us in a focused direction. How can you eliminate the need to make the same decisions over and over again? How can you use constraints to drive your habits forward -- even if it's in a very small way?
When did you last check your smartphone? If you're like most of us, it was about 6.5 minutes ago. As we swipe from one screen to the next, we give lit...
You know the situation. You get home from work and the only thing you can think of is: Need. Food. Now. Without even taking off your shoes, you head t...
How do you prepare? There are a couple things I've tried that have proven really useful. One protects your energy. The other is a "priming" technique.
One of my first experiences in witnessing the amazing dynamic that is possible in the interaction between horses and humans occurred at a maximum-security prison in Florence Colorado. It was here that I was introduced to The Wild Horse Inmate Program or WHIP.
Psychological research tells us that introspection is often a highly inaccurate source of self-knowledge. An over-reliance on introspection trips one up -- decreasing performance, reducing decision quality and even undermining self-insight.
Inevitably, hardship and challenges will be part of life's lessons; however, what differentiates people is how they react, respond, recover and revise their blueprint when in a situation where their power of adaptability is tested.
Are your employees thriving at work? Do they show up each day with a spark of energy, passion and excitement about the learning and growth opportunities unfolding? And as a leader how do you keep this spark burning?
How-Old.net, a website that purports to estimate users' age based on a picture of their face, went viral last week, garnering tens of thousands of hits within the first few hours of its release.
As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.
There are five parts of communication -- what's said, what's not said, words, tone of voice, and body language. Active listening is the process of fully attending to all parts of someone's communication.
I was raised to believe that feelings were like alcohol: something to be experienced only in moderation, if at all. Yeah, it might be OK to laugh a bit or tell your lover that you love them, but most of the time feelings just got in the way.
I'm Miriam Ava, founder of ColorsofGratitude.com and ambassador of good taste. I love sharing messages that matter and Gratitude Speaks is a wonderf...
And let's remember: We can't always choose what happens to us. We don't always make the right choices. But we do have a choice in this present moment about how we respond to our past and make way for our future.