The victory of commitment over compliance

Each of us chooses to be devoted or not; it cannot be demanded. When vitality is present, people report thoroughly understanding strategy and priorities and personally choose to support success. They report a personal relationship to organizational values and adopt them as their own. This deep clarity and ownership lead to more decision-making discretion. Connected leaders have the awareness and skill needed to inspire committed choice rather than merely demand compliance.

Get moving!

Movement restores the connection between mind, emotion, and body. In his book Get Up!, Dr. James Levine says, “Sitting is the new smoking.” Levine maintains that sitting all day is unnatural and to blame for all kinds of ailments. “This is about hard-core productivity. You will make money if your workforce gets up and gets…

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  • Finding your Personal Vitality Imperative

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  • A Quote from Hannah Arendt

    A quote that you can use as your desktop background.