PIES: A Recipe for Replenishment (part 4)

The fourth aspect of replenishment involves managing our spiritual energy well.  The word spiritual does have a connection to faith and our reliance on God or a higher power, but it is broader than that. It also encompasses a sense of identity and purpose.  Spiritual energy involves connecting with our deeply held core values and [...]

November 9th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

PIES: A Recipe for Replenishment (Part 3)

Drained.  Exhausted.  Depleted.  These are all words that can often point to the most overlooked type of replenishment and one every leader needs: Emotional Replenishment. In this blog series we have been discussing energy management as a vital component to a leader’s performance.  Accessing pleasant and positive emotions is what enables our ability to excel [...]

October 27th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

Life and Leadership Lessons from the Churchill War Rooms

“This is the room from which I will direct the war,” stated Winston Churchill upon becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 10, 1940, as he entered the windowless off-white basement room.  Today, in central London, the Churchill War Rooms Museum provides a fascinating look into the historic British World War II effort.  [...]

October 17th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

PIES: A Recipe for Replenishment (Part 2)

Where are you when you get your best ideas? Are you surprised at the answer?  I was.  For most of us, our answers include things like “walking outside,” “on a lazy morning in bed,” “running,” “listening to music,” or “in the shower.” The path to creativity and intellectual breakthroughs is counterintuitive.  Rather than pushing ourselves [...]

October 7th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

PIES: A Recipe for Replenishment

Arlin Sorensen, Rich Anderson, and I are certified LifePlan facilitators.  Part of the LifePlan process involves teaching people about the need to create a replenishment cycle. They walk with clients to examine their habits around four areas of their lives: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Spiritual.  Each area is examined to see how they spend energy [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

Changing Our View of a Four Letter Word

We can learn a lot from toddlers.  Seriously.  This weekend I was able to go with my friend and her family (which included two toddlers) to an amusement park for a full day of fun activity. I noticed something the two toddlers seemed to understand intuitively that we adults would do well to remember and [...]

September 14th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

The Need for Replenishment

Recently I read the story of a leader whose name and job could have been swapped out for many of the hundreds of leaders we work with.  We’ll call him Ryan. Ryan gave voice to a what is unfortunately far too common, saying, “When I first started my career I was passionate and energized.  I [...]

September 7th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments

3 Tips for Making Time to Think

We are all hoping for a stroke of genius.  That next great idea.  Insight into what to change to improve our current offerings. When I lived in Asia think time was built in because I walked everywhere.  I spent hours a day walking from one place to another, just reflecting. In the US that doesn’t [...]

August 24th, 2016|Expedition: Leadership|0 Comments