You may have heard of Sheryl Sandberg. She's the COO of Facebook and in 2010 she was invited to give a talk at TED - the conference where thought-leaders share their one big idea. She decided to call it Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders. "I was planning to give a speech chock full of facts and figures, and nothing personal," Sandberg recently acknowledged. So far, so predictable. Had she … [Read more...] about Why it’s important to share your authentic leadership story
I’m a writer, OK? I’ve been a professional writer for more than 30 years. That’s what I do - I write. That’s how I communicate. That’s how I spread my ideas. That’s how I can show up without showing off. But guess what? I also have a voice. Not a voice that hides behind words, but a proper voice that makes sounds and everything… Before I was a writer, I sang: a semi-professional backing singer … [Read more...] about Enter the Compassionate Ninja…
In recent weeks I’ve been pondering the relationship between happiness and success. Can you be happy without achieving whatever success means to you? Can you be successful without being happy? One perspective on this conundrum was offered by positive psychology expert Shawn Achor in his recent TED talk. He has travelled to many different countries, working with schools and companies, … [Read more...] about Being happily successful and successfully happy
I doubt if she was listening, but yesterday I told Demi Moore that there’s nothing wrong with her. She may benefit from writing a letter to her future self, just to make sure she doesn’t forget how blessed she is right now. She has a successful acting career, pots of money, several gorgeous homes, three delightful daughters, a good relationship with the father of her children, and a host of … [Read more...] about What would you write in a letter to your future self?