Practical Strategies to Apply the Leadership “Superpower” of Resilience to Create the Results You Want – No Matter What You Face
Every individual and every organization will face difficult circumstances, disappointments, setbacks, and roadblocks. Resilience is the characteristic we use to bounce back, pick ourselves back up, and rekindle our faith that we can achieve our goals.
Resilience is so important to leadership, in fact, that we call it a “superpower” at Brave Thinking Institute. Resilience is a quality that we help our clients cultivate, whether they’re enrolled in a business leadership program or…
4 Simple Steps to Shift Your Mindset, Break Free of the “Bad Day” Block and Step into Your Power as a Leader
Every Monday morning, millions of people around the world go through the same battle.
They wake up unmotivated and with an overwhelming feeling of “Today is just not my day.” If the thought of dealing with your agenda for the day makes you want to crawl right back into bed, congratulations … you have a case of the Monday Morning Blues!
As leaders, we’d like to think we’re…
Lessons Every Leader Can Learn from Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks to Increase Your Leadership Effectiveness, Impact and Legacy
When we celebrated International Women’s Day a few weeks ago, I was inspired to reflect on women whose inspirational leadership, shared experience, powerful stories and lasting impact have added to my ability to be a better leader. I could list dozens, but two in particular jump out.
Of course, the two women whose leadership have most impacted me personally are my mother, Mary Morrissey, and my wife!
But the two women leaders I’d like to…
Get Back on Track with Your Goals Using Peter Drucker’s Time-Proven, 5-Part Goal-Setting Framework
According to Inc. magazine, about 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions have abandoned their goals by the first week of February. (And by this time of year, it’s probably even worse!)
For transformational leaders like us, that’s a problem. We’re wired to transform things — to take one set of circumstances, a situation, or conditions and then convert them into something even better, bolder, and more impactful. We create lives and results we love, no matter…
How a Pharmaceutical Company Accidentally Confirmed the Power of a Simple Tool to Improve Leadership of Yourself – and Others
Your effectiveness as a leader has a direct impact on many things in your life and business: Your income, your ability to influence and persuade the people you lead, and perhaps most importantly, on the purpose you feel and your ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
So it’s not surprising that leaders like us constantly seek tools, tips and resources to become more effective as leaders. We know that investing our…
In the Face Embarrassing Failure, I Made a Difficult Choice & Unlocked a New Level of Business Leadership
On Valentine’s Day 27 years ago, I experienced both one of the lowest points in my life, as well as one of the highest highs! The business leadership lesson I learned in the aftermath of that experience has served my success for the past 27 years – and the biggest takeaway from that day’s emotional roller coaster can serve you, as well.
On that February 14, I walked into my boss’s office and received devastating news. “John, today…
What Transformational Leaders Can Learn from the “Greatest of All Time Quarterback” Tom Brady
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that now Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, is a G.O.A.T. — Greatest Of All Time!
For all the years he played for the New England Patriots, a huge rival of my favorite team, I considered him a nemesis. But straight off his seventh Super Bowl win — especially considering the circumstances — even I must acknowledge and admire his GOAT status.
If you, like me, would like to be the ‘greatest…