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Why Your Why is Important

Recently I completed a 2-day leadership session at the Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute entitled, Inspire like a Leader. Although I had made connections with many different, extraordinary people, the most powerful insight came from self-reflection, as inspired by the work to discover my why, and because of the caring support provided to honestly look into myself.…
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You are the Pebble Cast into the Pond

image credit: hope heart.org Feeling like you can do nothing to change what is going on in the world? The truth is you have the power to enact positive change, but you must first learn to listen to your heart, because without self-awareness we remain lost in reaction. To create meaningful change externally, you must…
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3:1 Heart-centric Communication

In spite of our desire to lash out, speak out, and be heard in moments of stress, anger and in leadership, the truth is and wisdom shows that listening is critical to meaningful communication, and at the end of the day that should be the goal, meaning, not noise. From a 2012 Forbes article: “While…
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When Going Internally Reaps Rewards Externally

    When organizations successfully engage their customers and their employees, they experience a 240% boost in performance-related business outcomes, compared with an organization with neither engaged employees nor engaged customers.   Source: http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/163196/getting-employee-customer-encounter.aspx   The real question then becomes HOW do we ensure engagement takes place, is meaningful, and leads to increased performance and profitability?…
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Shrinking the Gap Between Our Real and Our True Self

I have found that to be successful, and happy we must know the difference between doing and being. We talk about doing, doing, doing, but forget about being. The reasons some moments are so effortless or meaningful are due to the integration of both doing (purposefully) and being (intentionally). The doing creates or completes things, doing…
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TED Summit 2016: Insight and A-Ha’s

74 Countries, 1 Place: Banff, Canada 2016 *SESSION NOTES and INSIGHTS Mike Watson, Founder, Heart-Centric Leadership www.heartcentricleadership.com *All notes and comments are my own, and in no way are meant to be comprehensive descriptions of the entire TED Summit 2016 event, these notes are brief glimpses into my own experiences and are formatted so as to provide…
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Downsizing Damages Cultures and Communities

Part One Companies continue to use downsizing as a strategy even with the potential for negative outcomes based on the belief that with the decrease in employee payroll, an increase in production and performance will take place due to getting leaner. When looked at over the short-term, or over the long-term, downsizing has been shown to…
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Be Authentic, Be Powerful

Heart-centric leadership believes in the power of engagement to reshape perspectives and lead others in alignment with vision. A key part of this strategy relates to understanding how to have conversations with peers or employees that maybe you do not want to have. Following is a 5-step process composed of words, perspectives, and strategies I…
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