Leading from the heart.

source picture: Erika Kuhn

source picture: Erika Kuhn

I see this picture and it reminds me the importance of leading from the heart.
It reminds me to hear the others.
It reminds me to understand my needs and the needs of the others.
It reminds me to create a safety net when leading teams.
It reminds me: you can have a big heart and still say NO.

These are my words.

Find your inner strength with 1 single breath!

Leading strongly from within with 1 single breath!  
How do you do this with only 1 inspiration? 

In the below documentary created by Ian Derry, find out what it means and helped save Johanna Nordblad's leg. Now she has a world record.

There's no place for fear, no place for panic, ,no place for mistakes...

Once you find the right place being fully present and you connect to your inner strength you're part of something bigger..

I can help you to find this connection and empower your inner leadership to built sustainable work development. Contact me and see how I can help you to connect with your path.

Today's headline: mental insights

I would like to share with you some mental insights that helps me with my leadership journey.
It confirms strongly how coaching, martial arts and leadership are part of my kokoro (heart) quest. I thought it might help you as well in your journey.

When competing all the “mental game” is about not thinking about winning and not losing either; it’s about staying in the present. We train to connect to our peaceful strength,  where the heart connects everything through our energy canals. This is something you achieve through many hours and years of practice looking to your own mirror and do your best.
If you’re pure and connected to yourself you can overcome the false mind, the realm of the ego
(4 poisons: fear, doubt, surprise and confusion).

When we co-lead it’s the same. It’s not about starting to think about the family issues, kids, being hungry, party, dinner with friends,…
It's about daring to suspend, staying in the present with the people around us, within their spaces, ours and “the space”.
The precious thing in co-leadership is that we’re not alone, we have a co-leader that is there to complement our energy, back up if needed. He's there to empower our impact together in the room.

In competition you also need a clear mind & commitment.
It’s about caring first about what you need to be in your best shape; your environment, your health, your food through a day competition and those that followed the upcoming months and years. Through polishing yourself through practices your body, spirit and mind are assimilating the movements so afterwards during the competition your body moves and reacts instinctively.
You don’t have time to analyse and start to have a philosophical chit chat with yourself about what is the best move once you’re competing. If you do so you lose and give a nice opportunity to your opponent.

In leadership we also practice, explore, experiment and once we’re on the stage, you play with it.
You use your accordion panel with your different IAM types, see the different screens in one, stay connected with your partner, sail smoothly and sometimes not, stay and be sharp in your responses.

I wish you good luck to tune in with the different partitions in different spaces, explore the paradoxes and polish your personal shape of your leadership style.

Below an interesting video (EN) where you can see this process of mental preparation, commitment of my fan Naoko Eiga in order to be the captain of the Japanese team at the WKC 2003.


Today's headline: Can meditation reduce suffering..

Meditation has been very precious during preparation of big projects, coaching people, competitions, examinations, pain and much more.

If you succeed in being mindful with yourself, it can reduce the suffering or even make it disappear.

Zazen (zen meditation) is at the core of Japanese martial arts.
An everyday life equivalent is mindfulness.
It brings you peace and space in your thoughts during you daily activities.

Nice, however it's not that easy..
Before, my mind could be devastated by an overflow of thoughts.

One wave right after the other!
Now, step by step, I manage their visits.
I observe those thoughts further, I try not to judge them or even catch them..

Some day it works and sometimes you don't succeed.
If it doesn't work today then it's fine.
Tomorrow will be a new day.
Just be gentle with yourself.

This tool is very precious when encountering a lot of pain.
The pain doesn't disappear however it can soothe your suffering.
Depending of your attitude during the meditations you will be capable of making it disappear.
It is and remains a challenge for myself.

It's a fantastic challenge that I use with my coachees.

And you? Any challenge?