About Jonathan Creaghan

Jonathan is president of TotalLeader Solutions Inc., a provider of cloud-based solutions which assesses, develops, and engages leaders at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

Beyond First Impressions Is Lasting Connections

It’s time for us to take a leap. To leave behind conventional thinking about how we interact with each other and begin to expand what is possible. Think about when you last powerfully related with someone you first met. You may have heard yourself say “we just clicked” or “there was a chemistry about us [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:01:47+00:00February 6th, 2019|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond First Impressions Is Lasting Connections

Beyond Effectiveness Is Effortlessness And Economy Of Action

The Oak Tree and the Squirrel: a story of how the world works in GraceThe oak tree stood very tall as it does; probably having existed for several hundred years. The squirrel, with its rodent like body and large bushy tail, looked up absentmindedly from the forest floor just before it leaped on to the [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:01:55+00:00January 19th, 2019|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Effectiveness Is Effortlessness And Economy Of Action

Beyond Love…

BEYOND LOVE... Love is believing in someone more than they believe in themselves Love is believing in possibility Love is believing in a beautiful world that others can’t see Love is seeing with fresh eyes and hearing with fresh ears Love is total attention Love is losing track of time Love is in the details [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:00:22+00:00January 5th, 2019|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Love…

Beyond Intelligence Is Brilliance

I sit watching the waiter skip, almost dance across the floor as he moves between the tables to serve the next customer. The fluid motion, the quiet way he says “scusi” (excuse me in Italian) as he goes by. This is poetry in action. I am hypnotized. I don’t know if he is intelligent; I [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:02:14+00:00December 27th, 2018|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Intelligence Is Brilliance

Beyond Goal Is Purpose

There is never a moment when you do not have a purpose. There is only the moment you feel you do not. Your life itself is your purpose. Every waking moment, every step you take, every phone call you make expresses your purpose. Just for a second, imagine in your mind’s eye a grand ballroom [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:02:54+00:00December 20th, 2018|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Goal Is Purpose

Beyond Fulfillment Is Joy

Joy, what a magnificent word! Let the word simmer in you for a moment. Joyous things burst forth, hit us at such a deep level they almost allow us to feel our bodies sing and stretch for the heavens. In earlier times, joy was to be strived for. Music, poetry, and architecture were created to [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:02:59+00:00December 10th, 2018|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Fulfillment Is Joy

Beyond Conversation Is Dialogue

Every once in a while, something occurs between people. An unexplainable experience that is profound and energetic. There is an intensity, a connection, that takes things beyond the surface and into the mystical. Of course, when two people are fully engaged, there is deep listening, eye contact, mirrored body language, similar facial expressions that denote [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:03:03+00:00November 29th, 2018|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Conversation Is Dialogue

Beyond Control Is Trust

Just for a short moment, take a deep breath and sit quietly. It’s all right, nothing is going to happen, the dog will look after itself, the call you think you need to make can wait. The list you think you need to follow is not going anywhere. You will achieve from it what you [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:03:08+00:00November 18th, 2018|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Control Is Trust

Beyond Thinking Is A Clear Focused Mind

It is said that fifty thousand thoughts go through our individual heads in a normal day. As I notice my thoughts some things become clear. You can notice this too. Some thoughts are quiet, others loud; some are asked for, most are not. They sometimes come in based on a conditioned response to an external [...]

By |2018-12-17T13:03:13+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Beyond Readings|Comments Off on Beyond Thinking Is A Clear Focused Mind

Issue: Results Not Meeting Expectation

There is often a gap between the actual results which a team delivers and the expectations of the senior leader. This occurs more often than not because of the capability of a team and its capacity to get results are not consistent.  The team needs to improve one or the other.  To put it simply: “They need to up [...]

By |2018-02-10T09:27:52+00:00February 6th, 2018|Top Leader Issues|Comments Off on Issue: Results Not Meeting Expectation