What differentiates toxic intensity from a healthy one?

After speaking to leaders about their experience with intense leadership and what differentiates toxic intensity from healthy intensity, the answer was invariably: humanity.  So what is humanity?It is awareness of the impact of one’s intensity on others. It is understanding that whatever is your focus, passion and perseverance, you are unlikely to achieve your mission on […]

Do you lead with Forgiveness?

Most people think that forgiveness is an act of weakness, but what’s really true is that it takes an immense amount of strength to forgive.   Why is forgiving so hard for us? Because we are slow to accept our own failures, setbacks, and disappointments with courage and grace.  Forgiveness is one of the 24-character strengths in […]

Acting from place of peace

Recently I was coaching a client who just accepted a new high level leadership position.   She noted that after she resigned from her current role, her interactions with her current boss during couple remaining weeks in her existing position, became much easier, she was able to communicate what she wanted to change in the organization […]

3 Insights in 3 Days – 3/9

3 insights

I am reflecting on the first 3 days of my intense 9-day personal development experience with my own mentor. As always, there have been many, many insights. However, I am distilling them into the top 3 that resonated most with me. And as I am writing my book where the only letter in my alphabet is A, […]

Audacity – Dare to care and not care

Brene Brown Books

During July 2020, here at Adaptaa, we have been exploring what it means to feel Confident. And what it means to feel Audacious, which is one step beyond confidence. It means taking risks, it means Dare TO Care, and knowing when to Dare AND Care and when to Dare and NOT care.   Caring is a […]