Why leaders should practice mindfulness during these unprecedented times read more
Deb Siverson’s blog is filled with personal and relevant information about transformation in the workplace. She is a proponent for transparent and honest conversations between managers and employees, business partners, and teams for the purpose of meeting collective goals. Deb has always been a prolific writer, and uses blogging as a platform to discuss important topics like conflict, workplace engagement, happiness, collaboration, and diversity. In these posts Deb will share her real-life experiences, insights, and candid thoughts about her work as a consultant, facilitator, and coach in corporate organizations and government agencies.
“I hope these entries offer you some value and insight, and I look forward to reading your comments.”
Everything about our lives is a choice, the question is, are we conscious or unconscious about the choices we make. We each can choose to flow through the day and let it happen or dig in deep and create a life that serves a greater purpose. Maybe there is even a middle ground, a place that exists that is both flow and intention. read more
Self-Awareness is one of the fifteen emotional competencies measured in the EQi2.0 emotional intelligence assessment. The official definition is “knowing what one is feeling and why.” Knowing and understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses, what is most important, and how old scripts and behaviors get in the way of life goals is a critical component to success. read more
I am aware as I write these words that I am feeling a little apprehensive about sharing something personal and profound about being self-aware. I have recently become a fan of the book, The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron. In the book she describes a practice known as Tonglen, which activates loving-kindness and compassion for one’s self and others. What I like about this mindfulness practice is that it supports working through that which is painful and unwanted by allowing one to completely open the heart read more
I just returned this morning from delivering three, one-day Leadership Development workshops. I love the workshop, and I really enjoy my time working with others as they find an answer to the question, What is Leadership? The intent is to increase awareness of how leadership is reflected in what they do at work. If I ever have doubts about whether I’m doing the kind of work I’m meant to do, those doubts vanish following one of these sessions. I have a knack for seeing where participants are and helping them find read more