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Book Review – The Language of Man: Learning to Speak Creativity

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

As leaders, we are keenly aware of our environment – always dynamic and sometimes disruptive. Even with the ever-increasing pace, stress, and complexity of the world today, it’s easy to get stuck in status quo rather than pursue a new direction that may initially challenge but ultimately allow us to thrive. So what will facilitate the transition between where we are and where we can make the greatest impact as leaders? How do we access our greatest creativity even at times where change is the new norm? This is what my friend and author Larry Robertson answers in his brilliant new book!

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Ep 16: Transforming Tragedy into Changing the World with Robin Smalley, Co-Founder, mothers2mothers

Monday, November 14th, 2016

“I believe that the best way to overcome personal obstacles is to help other people” This seems to be a particularly ideal time for a story about a single individual’s determination and capacity to transform tragedy into a movement that’s saving millions of lives world-wide! Robin Smalley is an Emmy-winning journalist who miraculously found her […]

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Ep 13: Values-Driven Leadership with Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Rosie Allen-Herring counts as a blessing to have grown up in a large, education-focused Southern family; surrounded by a loving, encouraging community; and crossing paths with teachers and mentors that have shaped her path and her values. Today she is an inspiration to her staff, peers and community and hearing her stories and insights on family, growth and leadership it’s easy to see why!

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Ep 6: Leadership & Self-Doubt with Doug Fruehling, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Business Journal

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

In this revealing interview Doug Fruehling, Editor of the Washington Business, shares what it’s like to be a leader who frequently struggles with self-doubt and confidence even as he makes bold, unpopular decisions like omitting “Redskins” in print!

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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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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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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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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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