2021, June, 02

Pioneering Workplace Equality

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With Covid restrictions subsiding, I had the singular pleasure last week of visiting with Natasha Josefowitz in San Diego. A close family friend whom I have known and admired since childhood, Natasha is a trailblazer of women leadership and workplace equality, having written the seminal book on the topic in the 1970’s entitled ‘Path to Power: A Woman’s Guide from First Job to Top Executive.’

 
She is also a poet, an educator, author of 21 books, and at 95 full of vibrancy, wisdom, empathy, and humor. It was a rarified treat to be in her company.
 

#femaleempowerment #femaleleadership #workplaceequality #workplacediversity #leadership #inspiration #futureshaper

Granting You 3 Wishes

Genie in a bottle


How would you like to turn crisis into opportunity, re-imagine the boundaries of your business, and shape the future of your market space?

It just so happens, these are 3 wishes I can help you realize. More precisely, they are the topics you will learn to master in my upcoming online course, offered in collaboration with McGill University.  Consider it your genie in a bottle. 

Here are the details:

 
 
#innovation #transformation #creativity #mcgill #masterclass #entrepreneurship #growth

Intellectual Humility – Your Fuel for Lifelong Learning

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The current pandemic has shined the spotlight on the importance of lifelong learning – which enables us to continuously refresh and expand our knowledge and master new environments. A recent BBC article added valuable insights on the topic. Here is my favorite excerpt:

"Abundant research has shown that intellectual humility – the capacity to recognize the limits of our knowledge – can powerfully improve our thinking and decision making. And that capacity to reconsider our preconceptions and open our minds to new ways of thinking is increasingly important in today’s rapidly changing world. Whether we are learning for pleasure or attempting to boost our professional skills, we could all do well to cultivate that “beginners’ mindset”, where nothing is certain, and there is everything to learn."


https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210222-how-a-beginners-mindset-can-help-you-learn-anything

#education #mindset #learning #success #lessons #growthmindset #leadership #personaldevelopment #mindfulness #coaching

I Want You .. To Want Me!

ciWeek

 

They were called the “American Beatles” by the Japanese media. Their live album at Budokan became an all-time classic, and they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. The band is none other than Cheap Trick.

 

But why bring them up now? I am glad you asked. Last week I shared stage at ciLive! https://dmacc.edu/ciweek/Pages/presenters.aspx with The Nielsen Trust - a band comprised of Cheap Trick’s lead guitarist Rick Nielsen and his sons. Alongside new music they did great renditions of originals, and Rick was just as playful and engaging a performer as ever. In fact, in the middle of a song he suddenly took off his guitar and hand it to me - as evidenced by this photo.

 

It was uplifting to see Rick going strong and keeping it fresh, Cheap Trick is about to release a new album and start touring (Covid permitting). It also occurred to me that their rock anthem is a perfect slogan for my work with leadership teams, guiding them to create irresistible customer experiences for the post-pandemic world: I Want You to Want Me.

 

#music #leadership #customerexperience #smartstrategy #businesstransformation #innovation

Playing With Fashion

Vogue China

 

As Albert Einstein observed "Play is the Highest Form of Research". It is also the gateway to creative exploration and innovation, which is why more and more organizations nurture it in their culture.


I was pleased to see this connection featured on the front page of Vogue China. How do you incorporate play in your work?

#innovation #leadership #strategy #mindset #transformation #growth #China #voguemagazine

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