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Ep 7: Roots of Leadership with Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO, Girl Scouts

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Lidia has spent a great deal of her life in the “hyphen” between her Cuban roots and America life as an adult. She attributes much of who she has become to her family – ancestors, parents, husband and children. The result is an amazing leader focused on authenticity, service, learning and changing the world!

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Reason # 2 to Avoid Strategic Planning: Organizational Climate

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

When one of my clients – let’s call him Bill – first became the CEO a large nonprofit the organization was floundering. For a long time it was led by people who had the best of intentions but not the strategic outlook or discipline to truly optimize the organization’s mission. The leadership team (LT) was comprised of talented individuals, but they were a group of managers all with their own interests, agendas and loyalties, only interacting when necessary. Bill was also unknown and had a starkly different personality and management approach than his predecessors, which initially engendered resistance in the entire culture, including the LT.

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Ep 5: When Failure is Not an Option with Glen O’Gilvie, CEO, Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

“Failure is not an option and neither is complaining.” This – and doing more with less – is what Glen O’Gilvie learned from his Jamaican immigrant parents. So when he became an “accidental” leader at a young age, Glen had to figure out how to gain credibility and trust, lead people of all ages and backgrounds and make a transformational impact on the organizations and communities he served.

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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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Ep 3 – Tony Cancelosi, CEO, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind on Successful Nonprofit Management

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Tony Cancelosi is an unusual leader in the non-profit field. He made – what some might consider – a huge leap from corporate to entrepreneurial to nonprofit worlds, all with tremendous success. As it turns out there are many similarities in leading these different types of organizations including the importance of financial management, being clear […]

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How to Post an iTunes Review

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Thank you so much for subscribing and posting an iTunes review for the Leadership Insights Podcast!  Here is a super easy, fast way to do this. 1. Click here to visit podcast in iTunes online 2. Click “View in iTunes” under the podcast logo 3. If you haven’t yet done so, please subscribe (click the button under […]

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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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Oh All the Places You’ve Come From

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I was recently interviewed for a book about living a passionate, purposeful life (what an honor!)  And although I daily catch myself being grateful for where I am, it must have been a while since I consciously contemplated how much I’ve accomplished in the past eight years as an entrepreneur.  I suddenly had an epiphany…  […]

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