Tag: Speak Up


The Downside of Positivity

The Downside of Positivity

In 1952, Norman Vincent Peale‘s famous book, The Power of Positive Thinking, was published.  The power that positive thinking can have in our lives is today an instilled cultural belief: positive thinking is a good thing and being positive is a good and right way to be. Then again, could positivity have a downside? While most of us, [...]


The Power of Your Voice

Your most powerful weapon is your voice.

As I sat listening to Sally Armstrong, an award winning journalist who has covered zones of conflict all over the world for the past 25 years, I was mesmerized by her stories of women who are courageously altering the status quo for themselves and igniting others to do the same around the world.  She was [...]


Are You Willing to Speak up?

Are You Willing to Speak Up?

Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi from India, for their extraordinary work in standing for the right of all children to an education.  For most of us in the western world, speaking up may require courage, but rarely does it require us to risk our lives as [...]


Are You Wired to Lead?

Are You Wired to Lead?

Anyone CAN lead, but not everyone WILL lead. Skills are, of course, necessary if you want to lead others over time and do it effectively.  Nonetheless, if you have a purpose for leading and a strong desire to lead, you can develop the skills you will need. Yet despite ample evidence that leadership can be [...]


3 Keys to Listening Better

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We were in a three day meeting. The first one and a half days had gone great. And then we met an enemy of progress head on – that enemy was the all too human need to prove we are right. We had reached an impasse in which neither side would give.  We had actually [...]

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