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    Tournament of Roses Foundation awards grants totaling $200,000 to 42 non-profits
    Six first-time recipients were awarded Tournament of Roses Foundation grants for 2016, it was announced in a press release on May 25. The total amount awarded to 42 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley was $200...
  • Making the leap!
    A leadership leap into the unknown
    The devil you know is better than the devil you don't, right?I spoke recently with a leader who made the decision to leave his company of 15 years, and not without some trepidation and soul-searching. Maybe you have had this conversation with...
  • Citi launches "StandForProgress" to support Team USA in Rio
    Citi launches "StandForProgress" to support Team USA in Rio
    This month Citi Bank officially launched #StandForProgress campaign in support of Team USA for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The #StandForProgress program was created to ignite a conversation about how people – from world-class...
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    Youth Leadership Forum for disabled students accepting applications now
    Last week, the Employment Security Department shared information about the 16th annual Youth Leadership Forum, which is set to occur July 25-30 in Bellingham at Western Washington University. High school students with disabilities that will be a...
  • Warrior
    From Military to Artist - Leadership Lessons Defined
    A few weeks ago (April 2016) I was fortunate enough to visit the studio of Skip Rohde - Military Veteran and Artist and Teacher in Asheville, NC. Skip Rohde was an officer in the U.S. Navy for over 22 years. After retiring, he went back to school...
  • Selecting Agency Leadership
    Hiring Agency Leadership Talent vs. Developing Agency Leadership Talent
    Over the course of my career as an advertising and marketing professional, I have witnessed senior management and shop owners large and small grapple with this tricky issue. And there are, of course, an infinite number of circumstances and...
  • Superheroes
    Workplace superheroes can't save the world by themselves
    Are you a workplace superhero, and do you consider other superheroes rivals for the spotlight and accolades? If that’s where you are, think about this—other superheroes could be your allies, not your enemies or competitors. Superheroes...
  • Donald Trump
    What is Donald Trump teaching us about leadership?
    As a leadership coach and concerned citizen, I’ve been biting my tongue, sitting back watching and observing how leadership has been unfolding. I realize this is a risky and polarizing topic but here goes…I’m guessing you&rsquo...
  • Free Public Charter School?
    No such thing as a 'Free Public Charter School'
    People throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex have been mailbox-bombed by up to six (!) bright, shiny, slick, professionally produced oversized "post cards" from the (desperate?) International Leadership of Texas (ILTex). The biggest...
  • Spring Training For Business
    Why don’t we have spring training for businesses?
    Every March 1st here in Arizona professional baseball players report to spring training.I always enjoy watching the process. Every one of these players is the most talented baseball players on earth. Most have been playing the game since they were...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    It’s the Talent, Stupid
    Six presidential campaigns later, I've still got Bill Clinton's iconic 1992 slogan running through my head: It's the economy, stupid. But it's not the economy that I'm thinking about--it's corporate relocation that's on...
  • Natural Bodybuilding equates with leadership
    Do muscles make you a better leader?
    Natural bodybuilders – at least the men - who are politically inclined might find their physiques to be advantageous in pursuit of any political ambitions or other leadership role. A new study, “The role of physical formidability in...
  • Digital Fluency
    Digital Fluency - Helping to Close the Gender Gap in the Workplace
    Digitally savvy women are helping to close the gender gap in the workplace, but the gap in education attainment has widened. Digital fluency, the extent to which people embrace and use digital technologies to become more knowledgeable, connected...
  • LEADERship Symposium April 8 with expertise from Frank Brogan
    Symposium April 8 on leadership in MC with expertise from Frank Brogan
    “The Next Step LEADERship Symposium” on Friday, April 8 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. will be featuring keynote speaker Chancellor Frank Brogan who became the fourth chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in 2013....
  • Leadership: It's ALL In Your Head
    Michael Mantell’s “It’s ALL in Your Head” Leadership Toolkit
    By now you know that in my first book, the 1988 original “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff PS: It’s All Small Stuff,” I detailed an approach to living based on a simple belief that’s become the mantra of thousands of...
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