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Category Archives: Personal Growth

Four Steps for Speaking your Mind and Becoming Free

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes,” Maggie Kuhn, American activist. Speaking up for what you want can be one of the most difficult challenges we face … Read more

Categories: Communication| Personal Growth

Shedding Warm Comfy Clothes and Old Thoughts and Beliefs

Years ago, during one of my five winters in beautiful Chicago, the weather forecast on a particular March day was that it would be warm. After a fairly … Read more

Categories: Creativity| Entrepreneurship| Personal Growth

Dr. Jim La Belle, CMO of Scripps Health Builds Wisdom through Humility

Part V of an 8 Part Leadership Series published in San Diego Physician Magazine Dr. James La Belle, Chief Medical Officer of Scripps Health is board certified in … Read more

Categories: Leadership| Organizational Change| Personal Growth

Learning Moments Shape Cultures: How Actress Melissa McCarthy Did It

Leaders today are often so overwhelmed with emails, requests from their teams and developing new business that they can forget to slow down to pay attention to the … Read more

Categories: Leadership| Making a Difference in Our World| Personal Growth

Top CEOs Reject Comfort Zones: Three Bold Life Lessons on Pain and Discomfort Leading to Success

[Part 4 of 6] Before becoming CEOs we know and admire, San Diego’s Most Admired CEOs* (as identified by the San Diego Business Journal) had challenges along the way … Read more

Categories: Entrepreneurship| Leadership| Personal Growth

“This Feels Risky But I’m Doing it Anyway!:” Three Ways Top CEOs Embrace Risk

By Dr. Sherry Nooravi (Part 3 of 6]. When it comes to taking risks, San Diego’s Most Admired CEOs have often had to go against naysayers to follow … Read more

Categories: Creativity| Entrepreneurship| Leadership| Personal Growth

Most Admired CEOs Have a No Guts No Glory Approach (published article in the San Diego Business Journal)

Fearless, driven and passionate is how I describe the nine winners of the Most Admired CEO Awards I interviewed. Not impervious to fear, they sense it like the … Read more

Categories: Entrepreneurship| Leadership| Personal Growth

Spring into Action to Cultivate the 22 Habits of Happy People

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and … Read more

Categories: Personal Growth

Why People Hate Resolutions and Five Steps to Reaching your Goals

Each new year, many Americans resolve to change something that will help improve their lives in some way. These well-intentioned resolutions start out positive enough. “I want to … Read more

Categories: Personal Growth

Column Image It’s Spring! Plant the Seeds for your Vision

I recently came back from a business trip and was so surprised to find that my formerly green Texas Lilac plants had bloomed into a beautiful lavender color. … Read more

Categories: Personal Growth

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