Leadership is an inside job. How do you cultivate an inner calm in order to deal with the chaos of our outer world? With less than a minute, here’s how to find a way to quickly get clear (scroll down for instructions on taking a brief moment of clarity).
The Daily Practice: Cultivating Calm & Clarity in a VUCA World
The military has a name for the times we are living in – the VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous). As a business leader, how do you wake to so much chaos everyday and find your own center? How can you cultivate a personal and realistic sense of what you can do or control?
This morning I got up at 5 am to meditate and do yoga. BUT you don’t need to do that. And certainly don’t try to start there. For … Read More »
How are leaders born?
Leadership is not a title or position, it is a point of view, a disposition and most importantly a set of essential skills that help people take ownership of their lives and deal with challenges in a whole new way. Leaders are creative, rather than reactive. They are not victims or followers, but people who move forward with clarity and are not afraid to create needed change. Leadership starts from the inside out – with a conscious awareness of our own power that leads to collaboration with others to create change. Through a combination of Awareness, Agency, Community and Action, grassroots leadership can move mountains.
This next generation of leaders must be trained from the ground up – and it includes all of us. We need to start tilling the garden of leaders in a new, more powerful … Read More »
Here we stand on the shoulders of giants.
Jung coined the phrase “Collective Unconscious” to describe the vast reservoir
primordial thoughts and mythical motifs (archetypes) that seem to be innate and
inherited in the human species – like the basic pattern of muscle and bone we all have
in common. With the power of the collective, as species, we don’t have to re-create the
wheel of all of the knowledge that’s come before us. Wow.
Our Collective Wisdom blog takes off on this notion.
520 collective is an eclectic, entrepreneurial group of growth professionals and
innovators including coaches, consultants and creatives. We believe in the power of the
collective – its where the wisdom of crowds meets the genius of individuals.
This blog will be a place for us to learn and grow together. We’ll take on topics like
personal and professional growth, branding and marketing, creativity and innovation,
leadership, entrepreneurship, community … Read More »