Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational  Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring night at UC Berkeley. There was about 40 of us, the honoree was Professor Barry Schwartz (Ted Talks here…yes, plural, he’s quite amazing) whose career has focused on how we approach our work, how we glean satisfaction from that work, and why we sometimes decide to stay even when there is no hope of satisfaction.

The evening was framed that we would hear Barry’s thoughts on leadership, especially within corporate America, while in this very intimate setting. What I didn’t know,

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

If you have been managing and leading people, it’s very likely you have felt frustrated by some of these problems. I know, I’ve been there and I hear it from people just like you.

And I get it…these are real problems that are exhausting.

Building anything, including your team, takes work. It takes time, effort, and a relentless dedication to keeping the course, upholding expectations, and leading by example. 

Ready for some good news? I’ve also listed real solutions…here are:
6 components to building your great team.

When Fear Has You Stuck...This 3 Word Reframe Changes Everything

Have you ever noticed yourself avoiding doing that thing you need to do? That follow up email, the phone call to that prospect, the meeting agenda, the guts of your presentation? Rather than doing any of those things you find yourself filling in the gaps with other minutiae, a subtle but effective technique of avoidance.

A lot of that hesitation is a mental game. A game of being afraid to do the action that would move you forward best, mostly because you’re uncertain of how to start. It's not only that you want it to be great, but you are as nervous as you are excited. This paradox slowly lulls us into being stuck.

This is my surefire approach whenever I feel stuck and sense that I'm avoiding something. Rather than overthinking and 2nd guessing...it's clears the path for me to take action and move forward.

 Here’s how I feel when I reframe…

Here’s how I feel when I reframe…


Why this works:

  • Takes the pressure off of you

  • Is in complete alignment with who you are so it comes naturally

  • Mental toughness plays a big role...this will make you feel super tough and gets you to action!