Women, Fraternities & Ferguson – Leadership Lesson from Prudence Crandall

Women. Fraternities. Ferguson.  – Leadership Lesson from Prudence Crandall Three words when clumped together infer only negative press and someone being victimized. It feels like someone is stirring the pot of all things that are uncomfortable and undesirable. These are the stories featured at the top of the news. Yes, it can be depressing and…

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What’s Your Code to Live By? – What’s Your Ritual?

No matter what challenge is in front of you — knowing that you are true to your purpose — to your code — to your ritual makes the challenge manageable. Those who have gone before you have left a treasure of past experience.  What lessons have you learned from others? If you are looking to make…

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Use Your Strengths!

Focus on and share your strengths.  This is your power. When you use a skill you are good at and enjoy – it makes you stronger.  You feel more confident and more willing to take a risk. Your competence always leads to your confidence. It’s very inspiring to see someone authentically sharing their passions.  Before…

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Stay Honest & Rich To Yourself

Stay Honest and Rich to Yourself “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” –William Shakespeare There is so much to be learned from being true to yourself. That gnawing sense of what we KNOW we need to do is so strong when we’re faced with BIG decisions.  Sometimes it is irritating.  But it is trying…

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Stay Away From Mean People or “The Green People Project”

Those who know me and my work know I am undoubtedly a positive person.  Some may “poo poo” the intention of being positive as silly or unrealistic.  But the research resoundingly tells a different story. There are limitless benefits of being positive. Positive people live longer. (study of senior citizens and nuns) Positive people recognize…

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SIT UP! Decide What You Want to Be

SIT UP! — Decide What You Want to Be As a keynote speaker and leadership trainer working with leaders, it is so rewarding when emerging leaders start to realize they’re having an impact. Boom! Whether it’s a: conversation with a member needing some direction email from someone who wants to take on a larger leadership…

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Significant Thought. Are you so BUSY LIVING LIFE that you don’t HAVE A LIFE?

Are you so “busy living life” that you don’t “have a life”? Significant thought and scary question. What’s your gut reaction? Yesterday I was so busy being productive, checking items off the list and feeling empowered by the process of getting things done.  It felt great!  Then I realized my hubby was coming home that afternoon after two…

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Recognize the Gap

Is what you say and what you do congruent? We all know we should follow the rules and be kind to people.  Kindergartner niceties 101. Sometimes we stray from those simple known niceties because of our challenging, fast-paced lives full of opportunities and amazing options.  And often the busier we get, the larger the gap…

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Putting Pizzazz In Your Presentation

So you’ve been asked to speak. Congratulations! You’ve researched the process in your Speech 101 book and think you’ve created a great program. Well before you’re “on” make certain you’ve put in the pizzazz! Here are a few ways to make your good presentation into a Powerful Presentation. Time If you have been asked to…

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