There are many traditions and rituals that we have created to honor the seasons.  As Spring arrives and the plants blossom and bloom, we’re often called to our own season of growth, development, and renewal.  As part of earth’s ecosystem, many of us feel inspired to do some type of renewal ritual this time of year, whether it’s spring cleaning or starting something new.


What’s Next?

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.” Aristotle The year was 1999.  I had been promoted to President of the Information Technology permanent placement division of a national staffing company. At the time, I was, at what looked like, the pinnacle of my career. My company was in a prime position for growth. I was making more money

What’s Next?2017-08-10T14:13:21+00:00

Leadership for the 21st Century ~

Playing to win the game of life involves taking risks.   There are times, when we can create safe havens for ourselves, never daring to move out of our comfort zones.  These times might be followed by feelings of resentment and anger toward ourselves for playing it safe.  Then, a tug of war begins between staying safe and taking the risks. In my own life,

Leadership for the 21st Century ~ JackieLesser.com2017-08-10T14:14:42+00:00

Creating a Personal Board of Directors (PBD) Part 1:

Introduction Creating a PBD:  Imagine for a moment what it would be like to have access to a group of people who gather to support you in using your gifts to share with the world. A group that is loving, supportive, objective, and worldly-wise. A group that is invested in seeing you manifest your best self. That is what’s possible when you convene a Personal

Creating a Personal Board of Directors (PBD) Part 1:2017-08-10T14:14:59+00:00

Creating A Personal Board of Directors (PBD) Part 2:

Establishing an Effective PBD In my last post, I introduced the concept of establishing your Personal Board of Directors (PBD) as a grounding and guiding force for your personal and professional success.  This may have left you wondering, “How do I find people to partner with for my PBD?”  As I shared, my PBD formed organically out of a group with whom I was already

Creating A Personal Board of Directors (PBD) Part 2:2017-08-10T14:15:26+00:00

Creating A Personal Board of Directors (PBD) Part 3:

Post 3- How to convene your PBD  In my last post, I wrote about establishing a personal board of directors (PBD). But, once you’ve got your board on board, how do you manage the logistics?  How often will you meet; how do you use the time; what are the rules of engagement and agreements that will be important for success? Here’s How It Works for My

Creating A Personal Board of Directors (PBD) Part 3:2017-08-10T14:15:42+00:00

There Is Power In Presence

You never know how your presents will be wrapped... I’ve heard that Chip Kelly used to say to his players, "Be where your feet are.” Climbing Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park today, we set out for a hike, which is not a big deal.  How high can a mountain on the East Coast be?  I love hiking.  I have hiking shoes.  I’m covered in

There Is Power In Presence2017-08-10T14:15:59+00:00

Is your need to be Right getting in the way of your desire to be Happy?

Have you ever noticed how tempting it is to say, “I told you so”?  I think most of us have.  Now, think about how much you hate hearing, “I told you so”? I’ve come to the conclusion that needing to be right doesn’t feel right.  The need to be right is programmed into the ego, and I, for one, would like to upgrade my operating

Is your need to be Right getting in the way of your desire to be Happy?2017-08-10T14:16:40+00:00

Everyday Miracles

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein Learning from A Course in Miracles, I have chosen to live my life as if everything is a miracle.  Seeing everything as miracle is accomplished by removing any obstacle to the presence of love.  Live your

Everyday Miracles2017-08-10T14:17:00+00:00

Vacation’s Over

Wow! That went fast!! You plan, and plan, and plan, and anticipate, and look forward, and count the days until vacation and now, it’s over.  Most of us have a hard time coming back.  How can you make it easier on yourself? Just like you planned for the time off, can you plan your re-entry? What is re-entry? Is that even a thing? It sure

Vacation’s Over2017-08-10T14:17:17+00:00
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