TALES FROM THE PATH

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  • The science behind Hillary Clinton’s stress reducing breath practice

    In my coaching practice, I often draw on my training as a yoga instructor to provide tools for clients to manage stress and improve focus, clarity and judgment. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see an endorsement by a presidential candidate of one of the most powerful techniques...

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  • Facilitative leadership: an inclusive framework for leading in complex times

      Coordinated global cyberattacks. A 24/7 viral news cycle. The depletion of natural resources that power our economies. Leading in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world has never been tougher. Challenges that lack obvious solutions abound, the operating environment is in constant flux, and organizations of every...

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  • What the “F”​?

      Recently my colleague Jennifer and I held a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) debrief at a retreat for a startup. When the results revealed that all the members of the leadership team identified as “Thinking” types versus “Feeling” types, an interesting question arose from within the group: What is...

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  • Cultivating self-awareness one breath at a time…

      “…there’s room to hear more subtle things — that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more… You see so much more than you could see before.  It’s a discipline.  You have to practice...

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  • Culture Matters

    Jennifer Zaslow interviews client Erik Gensler, Founder and President of Capacity Interactive, #25 on Crain’s list of the 100 Best Places to Work in NYC in 2016.   Capacity Interactive is a digital marketing consulting firm founded in 2008. CI partners with leading arts and cultural organizations in the...

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  • On the brink: musings on creativity in a post-election world

      When things fall apart and we’re on the verge of we know not what, the test of each of us is to stay on that brink and not concretize… We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is...

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  • Build Resilience by Fine Tuning Your Feelings

      In the days following the recent presidential election, I was an emotional mess. The startling upset of Trump’s victory left me, like many people, overwhelmed by my feelings, and a depressing sentiment of general awfulness fogged my ability to function. If you’d asked me how I’d felt at...

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  • The Power of “Yes, And…”

      At work and in life, have you ever noticed how often you say “no” to new ideas or suggestions? And how about “yes, but”, which is essentially the same as no? What would happen if in that moment when your habitual pattern is to reject different or unfamiliar...

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  • The way forward from here

      This summer, traveling through a small town in Alaska that had clearly seen better days, we passed a car festooned with what we thought at the time were bumper stickers from the lunatic fringe, including one that read, “It’s too bad Hillary wasn’t married to O.J.” Turns out...

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  • Tune in, tune up, tune out – a book is born (and contributors are needed)!

    A few years ago, I had the chance to work with a razor-sharp and passionate doctor named Meika Neblett, who at the time was the Emergency Room Director and Assistant Chief Medical Officer at CarePoint Health - Hoboken.

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  • From Lexington (Ave) to Lexington (KY): navigating change with emotional intelligence

    Whether you’re moving to a new city, starting in a new position, dealing with a reorganization at work or coping with job loss, you can successfully navigate the phases of transition by utilizing your emotional intelligence.

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  • What are your assumptions preventing you from learning?

    Recognize this guy? Probably not, but if you’re a Mad Men fan, you’ll surely remember his gripping monologue in the last moments of the finale. The raw power of this man’s story – about how he’s felt uninteresting and invisible his whole life, like last week’s leftovers – hits...

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  • Our favorite books – new, old and dog-eared

    Eden’s top picks   Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler This is, hands down, the best book I’ve read (and re-read) on how to navigate through challenging conversations to achieve a positive solution – whether the exchange is...

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  • Ruby slippers

    By Jennifer Zaslow   What can we learn about personal and professional development from watching Turner Classic Movies? A lot, it turns out.  Does this scene ring a bell? Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me? Glinda, the Good Witch: You don’t need to be helped...

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  • The gift of presence

    By Patrice Keitt     How many times have you been engaged in a conversation or in a meeting and realized that you have no idea what was just said because your mind was wandering? How often do you find yourself thinking of what you are going to say...

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  • How to bounce back

    “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even...

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  • Ben & Jerry’s – 4 key things they get right

    On a recent road trip to Stowe, VT, my daughter and I unexpectedly drove past Ben & Jerry’s flagship factory, which happens to be located in the town next door. When we saw the sign announcing daily tours and tastes, we couldn’t believe our luck. Ben & Jerry’s is...

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  • Hmmm, should I sit here and think – or give myself an electric shock instead?

    Based on the findings of several recent experiments, it seems that we'd rather give ourselves a shock or two – or 190! To learn more about our societal reflection deficit, why having stupid hobbies is important and get tips and insights on a few other interesting topics, check...

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  • 5 project management lessons I just re-learned the hard way

      Two of my three children are heading off to two different sleep away camps tomorrow for the first time. We’re all excited and a little anxious, and there’s another emotion in the mix that I alone am experiencing: relief. Relief that I managed, very late in the game, to...

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  • My top 3 picks . . . books, videos, websites

    Someone with a book addiction probably shouldn’t have an office across the street from Strand Bookstore, and yet, here I am. This year, though, rather than just sharing the titles I read over the last 12 months that really grabbed me, I’m also going to include links to some...

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  • Quick year-end quiz: Time to shake things up in 2014?

    Did you know that of the 45% of Americans who usually make new year’s resolutions and the 17% who occasionally do, only 8% are successful in achieving their goals? The number one resolution in 2012 – as it is, I imagine, every year – was to lose weight. You...

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