Love Letter to Humanity

When I arrived into our world you welcomed me with a blanket of white, fluffy snow. The moon was high, and the warm embrace of my mother’s arms was all I needed to feel safe. The ride home in the back of a taxi cab was comforting as I heard my father’s laughter as he […]

The Courage to Redesign Your Leadership Presence

consciousness

Whenever I pack for a family vacation, I take with me a few books. Usually, there is a poetry book, a psychology-based textbook, and a book on a topic I know nothing about. Most recently, I decided to dive into the fields of affective neuroscience and biology. I’ve always fancied the thought of being a […]

What are you watering in yourself and in others?

watering flowers

A path to a better place in our minds doesn’t come to those who wait, but to those who practice. Practice what you ask? Practice the art of watering. Just imagine watering flowers. The empirical steps include: (1) verify if the soil is wet; (2) fetch water using a container of your choice; (3) water in […]

2018 was a year of disruption!

As we welcome 2019 and get ready for the unknown, we thought we would take a moment to reflect on the year that was and to share with you how disruptive we at Papillon MDC have been by trying new things and sticking it out even when we were criticized for being bold and daring! We have worked with hundreds […]

Make Purpose Your Business*

Purpose is the essence of what gives substantive meaning to why we deliberately choose to do the work we do. This isn’t about strategy. And, it sure isn’t about putting profits ahead of purpose. In fact, defining the purpose of your business drives its financial well-being because it inspires people to bring forth the very […]

Purposeful Self-Awareness: What Have You Signed Up To Do?

PURPOSEFUL SELF-AWARENESS

Most of us go through life not paying attention to our inner voice, barely audible due to our focus on getting things done. And, if we hear a whisper, we quickly shift our attention toward the things we have convinced ourselves are more important. In fact, we often confuse what is immediately important with what […]

Staying Strong as a Transformational Leader: What Does it Take?

Growth - transformational Leadership

In our world today, leaders often find themselves faced with the most daunting challenges: From the need to make decisions faster or lose an opportunity to turn a profit without compromising quality. Gone are the days where “steady as she goes” was an option. Today, the next best thing comes to the leader who connects […]

Does Transformational Leadership Work for Everyone and Every Time?

transformational leadership - stand tall

NATURE VS. NATURE How do people become Transformational Leaders (TLs)? Do they possess innate characteristics that make them more prone to lead in a transformational way rather than transactional? The narrative stories we read focus on what leaders were able to accomplish at the helm of their organizations or institutions through the eyes of their […]