Positive Leadership – living positive psychology

Over the course of my career, I’ve held six positions with four different organizations, working for vastly different personalities. I’ve had both male and female supervisors, bosses down the hall and others on different continents, some profit-driven and others focused on impact. My very first supervisor taught me that I had a lot to offer and should be given a full and equal voice in everything we were doing. And in another position, to juxtapose, I listened to my boss tell another director that she ‘disgusted him’ because she had made a scheduling error and left a desk unattended for 15 minutes. I’ve seen enough variation to realize how profoundly a supervisor can affect not just your work life, but your confidence, development and well-being as well. Currently, I serve as the Co-Director of the U.N.-mandated University for Peace’s Centre

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Begin Again – Creating the Passion

One of the biggest elements in my ‘begin again’ has been a focus on creativity. I’ve discovered my creativity is a crucial piece of me. It needs continual nourishment to keep me alive. By alive, I mean balanced, happy and functional. Creativity is my passion and life force. So how do you keep your passion alive when you are forced to work at a forty hour a week job that sucks the life out of you? For me, it’s about fifteen minutes a day devoted exclusively to my creativity. I know it sounds absurd, but I was astounded by how much I can accomplish in fifteen minutes a day. Last year, I did a six month experiment. Every morning, right after I showered, I sat down at the dining room table, set a timer for 15 minutes, opened a notebook

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