How the most effective leaders keep calm

One of the questions that recently came up in my Facebook group, High Impact Executives, is about leaders and CEO's who are able to remain calm under pressure. I wrote about the superpower of equanimity here related to my experience as a news anchor - especially during crazy breaking news when we literally threw out the scripts for the newscast and flew by the seat of our pants (talk about adrenaline rush)! At the same time, as an anchor, you Continue Reading

What are you thinking? Change your mind, change your brain

It started with one of my coaching clients who's worry and nagging background anxiety take a huge toll on her energy, and she's not alone. Did you know that our brains are actually wired for negativity? In the book Buddha's Brain, author Rick Hanson explains that it goes back to caveman days, and the amygdala being triggered in 'flight or fight' mode. No doubt survival is an important trigger, and it usually meant that we were avoiding something Continue Reading