Personal Development

Oct 12

Is Your Body A Temple?: Why You Should Embrace Good Physical Energy

In examining the leadership strengths that allow women professionals to be authentic and optimally effective, we at DRIVEN have had plenty to share on Grit and Resilience, known also as the G and R of GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. We’ve…
Oct 03

Steering Into That Skid: 4 More Lessons In Crisis Recovery Using Resilience

When the road ahead in your career appears besieged by potholes, debris, slippery surfaces and other unwelcomed surprises, preventing your own emotional spinouts can seem impractical. Then factor in those traumatic life events that catch you off-guard, and the emotional…
Sep 19

Preemptive Power: How To Cultivate A Resilience Mindset

If you’ve been meditating on the Van Gogh quote I shared in my last article Checking Your Gauge: Resilience & Your Emotional Energy Tank, Part 2, have you noticed how many minor nuisances irk you throughout the day? These pesky…
Sep 14

Checking Your Gauge: Resilience & Your Emotional Energy Tank, Part 2

“Accurately identify your emotions as they occur, and then move on.” Sounds simple, right? Well, as we learned in Checking Your Gauge, Part 1, only a minority of us can pull off the “identify” part. And “move on”? That’s an…
Aug 29

The Secret Ingredient of Resilience: Harnessing Your Spiritual Energy, Part 2

Have you been walking a little taller lately? Perhaps feeling invincible? Then you must have taken my advice in regard to boosting your spiritual energy by drawing a connection to Resilience. This is one of the most informed moves you…
Aug 22

The Secret Ingredient of Resilience: Harnessing Your Spiritual Energy, Part 1

Life events, constant stress and everyday challenges can all eat away at our resilience. Think about the times you’ve declared, “I give up” or “I can’t take it anymore”. And then, remarkably, you get on getting on. The speed at…
Jul 19

The Outside Influence: How Society Raises The Bar On Confidence

In our recent introduction to GRACE In The WorkplaceTM, as I illustrated the relationship between our DNA “hardwiring” and our confidence level, you were reminded of the power pose. Have you given this instant confidence builder a try? If you…
Jul 12

C Is For Confidence: Beginning To Unpack GRACE In The Workplace

Grit. Resilience. Authenticity. Confidence. Emotional Intelligence. These are the five magic words that, when applied to your career, provide the formula for your success. Acronymically, they are the foundation of DRIVEN’s brand-new, trademarked signature series GRACE In The WorkplaceTM. And…
Jun 28

The Power of Transparency: A Real Case Study In Workplace Trust and Betrayal, Part 2

By now, you may have read the first part of my drama-laden case study featuring Lizette, David and Richard, wherein a workplace assumption lead to a betrayal that amounted to a breach of workplace trust. The valuable lesson is that…
Jun 08

Is It In My Head?: Implicit Bias And The Challenge To Connect

Because of our individual life experiences, each of us has subconsciously constructed our own unique vision of the world. Whether positive, negative, or a bit of both, this outlook has been nuanced by factors we can clearly identify: When and…