Category: Leadership

It’s Your Turn: New Collectors Society

The next investors in the new economy are here. Do you know who they are? NEW COLLECTORS SOCIETY GATHERS ART LEADERS TO CULTIVATE NEW GENERATION OF PATRONS AT THE MUSEUM OF ART FORT LAUDERDALE On Thursday, October 9, from 6pm to 8pm, Be Your Own Answer partners with the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and…
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YOLO, FOMO and ADD

The other day, I couldn’t remember where I left my keys. I was already late and I spent another 5 minutes upending my house to find that they were next to my fridge…because I had put groceries away the night before. I’ve had many instances of forgetfulness in the past few months, and it was…
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My answer to boredom

At some point in your life, you’ll be want to be anywhere but where you are. Maybe it’s at work. You’re on the floor watching your customers, or looking at a computer screen, hoping that the system op isn’t tracking your clicks as you search for the Youtube your friends told you about. Maybe it’s…
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My Answer to War and Violence

Israel – Palestine. Ferguson. Ukraine – Russia. New York. Family home. Workplace. Your neighborhood. The violence perpetrated one to another isn’t as far away as we’d like to imagine. That means it’s not as easy to put ourselves at a safe distance. If you have any connection to social media at all, you’ll see that…
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My Answer to Sadness: Part 1

The death of Robin Williams is upsetting. He had a comedic genius that was unmatched because he was willing to go all the way there for the joke. He needed your laugh. What happens when the laughter outside can’t overwhelm the horror inside? Depression is a real demon for those of us out in front.…
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It’s All Good: What That Really Means

You’ve heard it before: “It’s all good.” What does that really mean? What about a personal tragedy? Injustice? Having something in your grasp and then >>POOF!<< it’s gone? How is any of that all good? It’s not. Not while you’re experiencing it. There is no one who can tell me that this story is “all…
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6 Things Leaders Can Learn From The World Cup

1. True fans will follow you everywhere. I was watching the #ivorycoastvsjapan match and was amazed at how coordinated the fans were. They had a choreographed dance, shakers and costuming. This is an important game for the country. People knew that their “Elephants” needed their energy, so they came. The Ivory Coast did not disappoint.…
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How to Work a Crowd

In a previous post, I spoke about the number one leadership killer. Although it’s crucial to be aware of that very common misstep that passionate visionaries make, it’s even more crucial to acknowledge a skill that is the backbone of leadership: crowd control. We’re not talking “police officers on mounted patrol” type action. I’m talking…
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The Leadership Killer

I write on leadership because it’s my assertion that anyone can learn the skills to become a leader for a good cause. Not everyone is built for the task. I design events and experiences for all kinds of audiences. I’ve spoken in front of and facilitated experiences for professionals, youth, government officials, private clients and…
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