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Ep 4 – Doug Duncan, CEO, Leadership Greater Washington on Leadership, Mental Illness & Transparency in a Crisis

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

The Washington Post called Doug Duncan the best County Executive in Montgomery County history. But then what was splashed all over the media was Doug withdrawing from the Maryland governor race due to severe depression. What followed Doug calls “two years of living in hell.”

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How Travel Can Make You a Better Leader

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Just so I can get the confession out of the way – yours and mine – I just returned from a fantastic week in Mexico City. I left several days after launching the podcast that I’ve been working on obsessively between clients and sleep for months. There was still so much to do, I struggled in deciding whether to go.

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The Power of Story

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

“If we’re not able to tell our story we’re not able to connect with other people who will truly benefit from it.” – Scott Jackson, CEO, Global Impact and the Leadership Insights Podcast first guest.  

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Crossing Borders

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Twelve years ago a friend working in a publishing company asked me to share my immigration story in a book for grade-schoolers.  I remember answering all kinds of questions about my family’s immigration journey and, along with childhood pictures in the former Soviet Union and subsequent life in the U.S, it was all published in […]

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Get validated!

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Need a little validation today? Don’t we all! This video from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao is one of those cute, goofy and exceptionally heart-warming films you’ll be glad you spent 13 minutes watching!

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Choosing the Path with a Heart

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Growing up in an immigrant family – who came to the U.S. with nothing but a few suitcases, $200 and speaking no English – I learned that hard work, struggle and discipline were honorable.  I studied and worked like crazy, even when I wasn’t enjoying it, firmly believing that with enough sweat and determination I […]

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DC – It IS a Small World After All

Monday, February 9th, 2015

A few years ago I was asked in a Washington Business Journal interview about the best and worst aspects of networking in D.C. The answer was the same, “It’s a really small town.” So if you’re well-liked, it’s great because the word gets around. And if you’ve messed up, guess what! I constantly meet people who know me (or of me) in the most unlikely places – metro, airports, even the Lion King-the-musical (and yes, those hyenas are just as scary on stage as on the big screen!)

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Out with the old, In with the new intentions

Friday, January 10th, 2014

First of all, happy New Year and welcome to 2014! I hope it will become your most fulfilling, lucrative, successful and joyful year yet! I am really not sure what happened to 2013 or my resolution to consistently post interesting, entertaining and insightful posts to this blog. I believe this is proof, once again, that […]

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Embracing “Constructive Feedback”

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Did you notice that September was a bit of an odd month? I don’t think it was just me as most of my associates and clients reported strange glitches – from technology meltdowns to interpersonal miscommunications to professional missteps. Whether it was coincidental, astrological or imaginary, I found that along with the challenges emerged some fascinating insights. Most enlighteningly, I may have finally learned how to process “constructive feedback” in a balanced, healthy, non-self-kicking manner. At first I thought it was a fluke, but of course then I got multiple opportunities to validate this newfound skill (aren’t I lucky!)

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Craft Your Vision Statement, Get Inspired!

Monday, February 8th, 2010

As the first month of the first year of the new decade drew to a close it wasn’t just my clients thinking about “what’s next”.   Perhaps because I am celebrating eight years in business this month – wow, really, EIGHT?! – I’ve found myself drawn to every possible reflective, strategizing and planning exercise I […]

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