Podcast: Can Leaders Influence Hardiness?

Your ability to showcase leadership resilience can make a marked difference in your success regardless of economic climate or circumstances. DonnaLyn Giegerich joined 30 Minute Business Dig to share her experience as an expert in resiliency after managing a dual couple cancer diagnosis. She survived a 10-hour complex surgery for a four in one million rare Leiomyosarcoma cancer at nearly the same time her husband was waging his own cancer journey.

As an empowerment speaker and wellness coach, she will share how to become aware of your “hardiness quotient” and empower your teams. How resilient are you? How to you approach adversity? Learn the four managerial lenses that will ramp up your resiliency.  DonnaLyn will give you usable tools to help you push through challenges and achieve meaningful change both in work and life.

Podcast: An Attitude of Gratitude

Life is not what happens to us, but how we react to it. You may have heard this before, but in it’s true essence, when you place gratitude first in your reactions, the paradigm shifts. This Blog Talk Radio show takes a look back at 2010 as some of our past guests return to share their perspectives on gratitude.

Don’t We All

I received the following story in an email message and it made me pause.  We all live with judgments and fears. Many times they cloud our perception of what really is happening in the present moment.

We never really know another person’s circumstances. But we can certainly open our eyes and look beyond the exterior to find their soul.

Take a moment today and notice what’s beyond the exterior. You might be surprised.

One evening I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come from the car wash and was waiting for my wife to finish work. Coming my way from across the parking lot was what society would consider a bum. From the looks of him he had no car, no home, no clean clothes and no money.   There are times when you feel generous, but there are times that you just don’t want to be bothered.  This was one of the “Don’t want to be bothered” times! “Hope he doesn’t ask me for money,” I thought. He didn’t. He came and sat on the curb in front of the bus stop and he didn’t look like he could have enough money to even ride the bus. Continue reading »