People struggle to deal to with the personal bias they have and how it impacts their thoughts, decisions, and how they are motivated. And yet the very awareness around personal/cultural bias is what is needed if leaders and organizations are going to sustain success in a globally connected, interdependent world. One way of introducing and…

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A familiar story about Picasso was the jumping off point for my latest keynote, and communicates a valuable lesson about leadership and personal development. The story revolves around the abstract portraiture paintings Picasso created in the 30s. And the story goes that a man recognized Picasso in the train compartment in which he was traveling,…

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What Can You Do When The Problem Seems Insurmountable? The greater the chaos the more your must go to your heart, the more present you must be. That is, to be present is to reduce the noise around you so that you become more at one with what is happening right now, because it is…

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I will, this July, hike Mount Kilimanjaro. It is an audacious goal, one I am both challenged and inspired by, and more importantly, one that aligns with my purpose of empowering others to navigate their life journey and stand in their brilliance. This hike is an opportunity to be in service to those in need,…

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There is a lot of valid and practical information produced in organizations about strategic initiatives, goal setting, and engagement strategies. And yet employee engagement within organizations is at best 25–35% no matter the brilliance of the plan. So the question remains, why don’t people engage at work? And what I have found in my research…

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Do you remember that, probably not? Memories can be suggested: In one test, subjects were told there was news footage of the plane crash of United 93 in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, even though no actual footage exists. When asked whether they remembered having seen the footage before 29 percent of people stated they…

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Tell Tale Heart Mike Watson PODCAST: On Life and Meaning – from: Mark Peres We are all complex, unique people, and so I wanted to share this personal and yet very practical look into my Heart-Centric philosophy and how I view leadership, as well as how I as an educator teach fashion and it’s impact…

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