Skilful Leaders Blog

Day 12: What Can We Learn From Slowing Down?

By Sally-Anne, 09.10.20

One thing it’s taught me is that it’s not all about the speed and the destination. It’s about the journey too. Taking time to pause, think and check in. What direction am I going in? Am I on the right path? Am I taking the opportunity to slow down, stop and enjoy the view from time to time?...

Day 11: What Can We Learn From Looking At a Mountain?

By Sally-Anne, 09.10.20

Enlightened Leadership isn’t just about ‘doing’. There are times when you need to step out of the situation and become the observer. Being able to develop a sense of inner stillness enables you to think clearly and act decisively...

Day 10: A Simple Breathing Technique to Calm the Central Nervous System

By Sally-Anne, 09.10.20

join me in today’s video, where we continue to practice the three steps of pause, focus and breathe, regulating our heart rate and autonomic nervous system, strengthening our immune system and gently releasing the tension and stress that can harm our health...

Day 9: Developing the Power of Focus

By Sally-Anne, 09.10.20

How often do we actually stop, in the busyness of our day, to look at things? To really look at all the tiny details, or to look into the eyes of another human being, and take time to understand the person behind the behaviour?...

Day 8: Finding Stillness in Turbulent Times

By Sally-Anne, 08.10.20

So often when we’re in full flow, our energy is fast, forceful, even abrasive. And yet we can harness that same energy to be still, silent and reflective. Join me in today’s video to practise the three steps of pause, focus and breathe, and enjoy a moment of stillness in your busy day....

Day 7: Managing Change in Times of Uncertainty

By Sally-Anne, 08.10.20

Often when we feel disconnected from ourselves, each other, our environment or even our sense of purpose, fear becomes our predominant emotion. Our brains are hardwired for certainty, and projecting our thoughts into an unknown future can trigger worry and anxiety...

Day 6: Climbing Mountains and Developing Our Senses

By Sally-Anne, 08.10.20

Today our Power of Pause practice is drawing inspiration from the magnificent mountain trails surrounding us here in the Alps, which serve as the perfect metaphor for so many Leadership challenges...

Day 5: Developing Stable Inner Leadership

By Sally-Anne, 08.10.20

Becoming a Stable Inner Leader and practising Balanced Awareness involves tuning into what’s happening within you, but also becoming more aware of who is around you and what is going on around you...

Day 4: Harnessing the power of the Mind-Body Connection

By Sally-Anne, 08.10.20

Today we focus our Power of Pause practice on creating space between an external stimulus - what someone says or does, or a situation or event - and our reaction...