Resilience — the new leadership skill

Resilience is the new “must have” Leadership skill in these times of tremendous change.   Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a challenging event and  to respond in a positive and adaptive manner.  I suggest we think of it as springing forward to a new stronger way of being after a challenge or tragedy.  What can you do to increase your own resilience?  Studies show that the most resilient practice these  behaviors and attitudes: Acknowledge the loss and the pain.  This is an important step.  We can’t just gloss over the feelings.  Express them through sharing with friends, having […]

Renewal is essential for high performance

Summer is a great time for renewal and new life and The Quest Connection is proud to offer several workshops to assist you in your business and personal renewal. I recently listened to author Tony Schwarz on the importance of renewal to high performance no matter what field you play in. He offers four main areas to practice renewal daily: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. His most important tip: take the first 90 minutes of your day to focus on the most important project on your plate. This is a high performance part of the day and we work in […]

The “What if….?” Game

There’s a new game to play with your mind! Joe Vitale, of “The Secret” fame, wrote about this in his blog. ( Many of us use our imagination in a negative way. When we feel threatened, we start thinking “what if”… and then some awful fear we have. You know: What if I lose my job, what if I can’t retire, etc. Or while skiing, what if I break my leg? I imagine you have your own personal nightmare you can visit if you let yourself! Well, the what if, up! game takes a new approach. Instead of “what if, […]

The 15 Minute Miracle

I’ve been practicing a way to keep my vibration high every day. It’s called the 15 minute miracle. (See Here’s how it works.  Use a timer and grab a notebook and a pen. Set the timer for 7.5 minutes. Write at the top of a page: I am so happy and grateful for: and keep writing until the timer goes off. It’s amazing to me how many wonderful things occur each day that may escape my grateful attention until I start writing. For example, today, I am grateful for a lovely visit with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for lunch. […]