Creating a Work Environment That Sparks Joy

May 18th, 2015
LF Leadership partner, Cynthia Luna, wrote recently about the importance of one’s environment, both natural and manmade, to effective leadership. In Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo echoes the relationship between one’s environment and one’s mental state, writing, “Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder.” If your desk or office is cluttered and you find yourself often overwhelmed, scattered, or distracted, focusing on your physical work environment may be helpful.... Read more »

Leadership Conversations: Incense in the Halls of the Office

March 30th, 2015
Scott Scherer, President and Owner of Catholic Travel Centre and Principal of CoreWorks Consulting, believes leaders can benefit in particular ways from mindfulness. “I think it helps them, one, to have more measured responses and not reactions to situations. I think they’re often surprised with stuff that comes up. That’s one of the things that happens to people who sit in a leadership chair.... Read more »

Leadership Conversations: Lead to Thrive

March 30th, 2015
Alane Daugherty, Ph.D. is the author of “The Power Within: From Neuroscience to Transformation” and “From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: A Journey of Transformation through the Science of Embodiment.” Growing up, Daugherty says she was “really in tune with the fact that there were a lot important things to be learned and gained from the universe and our surroundings that weren’t always necessarily through processing and thinking.”... Read more »

Unbox Your Board!

February 27th, 2015
Board member engagement is a perennial challenge for board leaders and CEOs alike. In the most recent edition of its biennial Governance Index entitled Leading with Intent, BoardSource found that fewer than 1 in 5 CEOs strongly agree that board members are engaged.... Read more »

Dust Off the Strategic Plan

January 6th, 2015
The beginning of the year is, for many, a natural time of reflection and planning, a time to look back on the challenges and successes of the previous year and to set goals for the one to come. For organizations too, the end of the year can be a chance to reflect and plan—to take the strategic plan off the shelf and recommit to putting it into action. Three elements are necessary:... Read more »