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Saturday Salutation: Postcard from the United Nations Youth Assembly

This quote set the tone for the 11th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations sponsored by the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, which I attended this week. The focus was on youth empowerment, and how social networking can be used to create change. […]

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Portrait of Charisma: Something About Larry

As we have been working through our “Charisma Project,” I have been on the look out for signs of great charisma in every day life, and realized it’s time for me to talk about Larry. Larry Owensel is a professional dancer and […]

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Interview with Dan Rockwell, “The Leadership Freak”

One of the most amazing parts of this new journey into writing and blogging is the amazing connections I am making with tremendous leaders. The support of this community is fantastic, and I am growing every day through the people I am […]

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Interview with Dan Rockwell, "The Leadership Freak"

One of the most amazing parts of this new journey into writing and blogging is the amazing connections I am making with tremendous leaders. The support of this community is fantastic, and I am growing every day through the people I am […]

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Maximize Your Potential:It’s Never Too Late to Grow Great

Over a year ago I had a debate with a friend that just keeps staying with me. His premise, “by the time we are in our 40s our path is set your potential is channeled, you are just not going to accomplish […]

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Maximize Your Potential:It's Never Too Late to Grow Great

Over a year ago I had a debate with a friend that just keeps staying with me. His premise, “by the time we are in our 40s our path is set your potential is channeled, you are just not going to accomplish […]

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Happy Talk: Energizing Results Through Positive Words

At times, leaders must be tough. Very tough. We must set high expectations, we must hold people accountable, we must ensure everyone is always striving for more. That works. And there is also the need for “happy talk,” timed well. One thing […]

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Saturday Salutations: Just in Time

When I talked to Nancy about writing, she told me she had written a 300 page tribute to her friend, which she had never published. I encouraged her to share the short story as a Saturday Salutation. Nancy is a Customer Service […]

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Following the Leader? Stop, Notice How It Makes You Feel

There is much we can learn from following. We all find ourselves in positions to follow both great and horrible leaders from time to time. It helps to stop and really pay attention to how we feel during the process. Pay Attention […]

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Label With Care: Creating Possibilites Through Better Personal Branding

How we label ourselves matters. Sometimes we wear old labels without even noticing. Years ago, I attended a diversity workshop with an exercise designed to get us thinking about labels. The main idea was that the more we talked about our differences […]

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Ride On: Our Spirited Journey Continues

I was in high school in 1983 when Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. I was one of those lucky girls growing up whose parents told me “I could be anything I wanted to be.” The limitations or challenges […]

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The Most Important One: Tolstoy and Covey on Focus

One of my son’s favorite books is The Three Questions (Based on a Story by Leo Tolstoy). The story takes a child-friendly adventure through Tolstoy’s famous questions: Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? When is the […]

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