Leaders lead. Obviously, right? But what is less obvious is how much weight that one word holds — Leadership. With responsibility for the success of your team and organization resting solely on your shoulders, it is difficult to find time for self-improvement. There are always matters requiring your immediate attention and individuals seeking your expert guidance. Doing something for yourself may feel counterproductive, but building time into your busy schedule for learning, adapting and growing [...]
From our first breath to our first steps to our first inevitable bumps, bruises and scrapes, we are taught to protect our bodies. Most of us enter this world with the help of doctors and nurses as we get our first glimpse of the exciting, and somewhat terrifying, world we will spend the rest of our days living in. From that first hospital visit, we continue to return for preventative care. We endure being poked [...]
My grandpa was a workaholic. And his family and community applauded him for it. They would say things like, “he is a great provider” or “he is working hard for his family”. And it was true. His workaholic ways allowed my grandmother to stay home and raise the kids, but his well-being paid the price. He spent his golden retirement years in poor health and living with regrets. Family and friends will intervene with an [...]
Isn’t it ironic? No, the irony isn’t “a traffic jam when you’re already late,” “a ‘No Smoking’ sign on your cigarette break” or “ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.” Although these unforgettable lyrics from Alanis Morissette were on the right track, they’re not what I’m referring to. I’m referring to the irony of so many of us who drive hybrid cars, compost and recycle, avoid fast fashion, use solar panels and [...]
Depending on the circumstances, change can be either exhilarating or excruciating. During the autumn months, people travel from all around the world to witness the incredible changing colors of the leaves in Maine. The change from lush greens to vibrant reds and oranges is a sight to behold and one that is anticipated by many all year long. On the other hand, countless people remain employed at jobs they hate because the thought of a [...]
Adam Markel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business, leadership and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, build resilience, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.