Creativity in Leadership: The Powerful Competitive Edge

As we continue our Core Leadership Competencies series, we’re excited to consider yet another quality that is in high demand in today’s leaders: creativity. As the world continues to rapidly change, creativity in leadership – and the innovation it produces – is increasingly understood to be a key driver of organizational success. Leaders who understand, […]

Lifelong Learning: 3 Steps to Grow Your Learning Skill Set

In our Core Leadership Competencies series, we’ve previously considered the proficiencies of emotional intelligence, time management, and resilience. This month we’re going to look at the skill of lifelong learning and the value this skill brings to leaders and their teams. Truth be told, lifelong learning is a skill set more than a discrete skill. People […]

Resilience: The Essential Skill to Avoid Burnout

Resilience in Leadership

So far in our Core Leadership Competencies series, we’ve considered the proficiencies of emotional intelligence and time management. This month we’re going to look at resilience. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as “the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment […]

Time Management: A Core Leadership Competency

In last month’s blog we talked about emotional intelligence (EQ) as an important and highly sought after skill in leaders. This month, we’ll continue our exploration of core leadership competencies with a focus on time management. As you cultivate emotional intelligence and develop self-awareness, you’ll become more aware of what obstacles interfere with your time […]

Emotional Intelligence: What It Is + Why You Need It

Emotional intelligence has its roots in the concept of “social intelligence,” a term coined by psychologists in the 1920’s to refer to the ability to understand and effectively navigate social relationships. The study of emotional intelligence gained traction in psychology beginning in the 1980s, but it was Daniel Goleman’s 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It […]

Women’s History Month: Reflect, Celebrate, and Look Forward

Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on and celebrate the recent strides that women have made while simultaneously focusing our vision on the future we are creating. From increased representation in politics to breaking glass ceilings in corporate boardrooms, women have been impacting society in unprecedented ways. Across the globe, we’ve witnessed women […]

Celebrating Black Trailblazers in Upstate SC

As we celebrate Black History Month, I’ve been reflecting on the abundance of current-day Black trailblazers making a profound and daily impact across the Upstate. I’d like to highlight just a few of these inspiring leaders and changemakers who have touched my life personally. On so many occasions I’ve been challenged by their contagious spirit […]

Reflection and Growth: HPA’s Year In Review

Hindsight truly is 20/20… Which is why as we’re kicking off a new year, I felt compelled to share with you the things that the Human Potential Advisors team learned this past year. Growth is one of our core values. We value and promote innovation, continuous learning, and development — which is one of the […]

Into the Woods, We Walk

An original poem by Traci Newkirk Into the woods I walked, the call of silence I sought, A group of friends with me I brought. Together we wandered along the path, Yearning for answers about wholeness we were taught. Beneath the canopy’s gentle sway, Our footprints painted a path astray, From the world and all […]

Creating Safe Spaces During the Holidays and Year-round

The holiday season is in full swing. And while holiday festivities and online ordering are at the top of everyone’s mind, I am thinking about safe spaces. How can I create safe spaces for my employees, my clients, and my family during this month? The Oxford dictionary defines safe spaces as “a place or environment […]

October 2023 Newsletter: Are Your Boundaries Healthy?

At Human Potential Advisors, we believe that everyone has the capacity to grow if they can harness their strengths and if they are willing to put in the work. We also believe that unique problems deserve unique solutions. Knowing that one size never fits all, we work with clients to get them unstuck, build belonging, […]

Diving Deep into Mental, Emotional, Relational, and Personal Boundaries

“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.”  — Dr. Henry Cloud During the final week of September, for […]