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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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The Surprising Reason You’re Sick

Recently, I’ve been sick. Being both an entrepreneur and a teacher, illness is no joke. In my spiritual practice, it’s even more serious. Our bodies’ natural tendency is toward health and growth. You see that in nature. Grass, plants and trees have to be cut to maintain a certain look, and even then, they must…
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If You’re Here, You’re Nearly There

I teach a class called Your Hidden Potential. In it, I train professionals in very diverse career fields to use the true power available to them no matter what position they have– and no matter where they are financially or socially. I use lots of analogies but my favorites revolve around storytelling. If you understand…
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The Steadman Principle (while you #banbossy)

(with apologies to the Winfrey camp) Those who remember Janet Jackson’s hard-core days, when she dressed in all black and was part of the Rhythm Nation, may recall her song, “The Pleasure Principle”. She was on to something. We serial entrepreneurs and world-changers find ourselves in a quandary. We may still want the hot, masculine…
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Hidden Success in the Corporate Workplace

“How do you do it?” she asked. One of my coworkers had approached me. “What?” I asked. “How do you stay so cheerful?” We both work in a high-stress, high-stakes environment with constant changes in priority—and one urgent issue after another. Wow, I thought. “It’s an inside job, “ I said. “If I paid attention…
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Why the Right People Don’t Care: Part 2

Last week, I posted 3 of the 6 great reasons the right people don’t care about your cause. If you missed them, read more here. Today, I share the other 3, and one crucial thing everyone misses when looking for a sponsoring partner. Who are the right people? They are people with a) connections you…
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Why the Right People Don’t Care About Your Cause

I write compelling stories. They turn into grants.  Speeches. Marketing and collateral for interesting people. Branding for causes. Invariably, everyone who comes to me has the same problem: Great idea or cause… and no one cares. They approach a partner or funder and get denied. They put things out in social media and have no…
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Chasing planes: Why Your Dream Hasn’t Gotten Off the Ground

I pass an airport on a regular basis. I love watching the planes take off. My mother traveled constantly when I was growing up (many times taking me with her), and there was always a sense of adventure and possibility when we went to the airport. I got my first passport at 5, and when…
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