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Coaching Tips by Dr. Connie

Fun is Valuable: So Just Say “Yes!”

Now, there is even more proof that fun is valuable!  Media titan, Shonda Rhimes, recently gave a compelling TED Talk, “My Year of Saying Yes.”  She discusses the value of saying yes, but also provides valuable insights on why we should play and have fun-especially with our children. Ms. Rhimes is a leader and role model for women in the modern age.  She is … Read More Fun is Valuable: So Just Say “Yes!”

Angela Merkel: The World’s Most Powerful Woman

Time named Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, their 2015 Person of the Year.  A woman has not been selected for this honor in almost 30 years.  In 1986, Time named Corazon Aquino, the first female President of the Philippines, as their Person of the Year.  Time gives many reasons for this gap in lifting up female leaders and difference makers like Chancellor Merkel.   … Read More Angela Merkel: The World’s Most Powerful Woman

InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE March 26

This is AWESOME!! I received the press release for the InnovateHER:  2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE on March 26 and had to share it with all of you.   Go Wild with Your Creativity and Ideas, Support Women and Go For It! Be You & Do Something Cool! -Dr. Connie   OMAHA–The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Nebraska District Office invites … Read More InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE March 26

Flex Your Inner Leader: Strike a Power Pose Like Wonder Woman and Enjoy!

We have all heard about the importance of body language, but have you ever used a Power Pose to boost your self-concept?  I recently used this amazing TED Talk, by Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, with a group of hospital leaders.  Dr. Cuddy talks about the power of body language as it relates to interacting with others but also as it influences your internal beliefs … Read More Flex Your Inner Leader: Strike a Power Pose Like Wonder Woman and Enjoy!

Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!

Status Update: I will be on from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM today, and Clint will be taking callers! In addition to the topics I listed in the original blog post below, we will be discussing the 3 Mega-Trends I recently wrote about and presented on: 1) The Rise of the #GigEconomy, 2) Living with Purpose and Meaning and the 3) Decentralized Global Marketplace. … Read More Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!

Go Wild with Confidence Hits #136,936 on Amazon!

Celebrating a publishing milestone with my family today!  It always feels good when you take a step in the direction of your dreams.  Best-seller status here I come!   My book, Go Wild with Confidence! hit #136,936 on Amazon today. Getting closer to best-seller status every day 🙂 pic.twitter.com/khruUrYzq6 — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) May 31, 2014

Thank You for The Gift of Freedom: Part 2

Memorial Weekend is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us.  Their lives and experiences have helped shape the world.  I think of my own Mom who raised six kids and always reminded us to cherish and protect our freedom.  She loved her country and taught all of us to do the same.  I miss hearing her talk about … Read More Thank You for The Gift of Freedom: Part 2

Thank you For the Gift of Freedom: Part 1

We have much to be grateful for as we prepare for Memorial Weekend.  It’s a great time to thank our Veterans, Military personnel and their families.  It is also a time to remember our loved ones. Thanks to our great military heroes, one of the unique gifts we have in the United States is the gift is FREEDOM!  The Declaration of Independence guarantees all … Read More Thank you For the Gift of Freedom: Part 1

What is Your Deer in the Lawn?

Growing up, my dad played the same April Fool joke on us kids every year, “Look kids, there is a deer in the lawn!”   Every year, the six of us fell for it.  We actually lived along a highway, so the likelihood of us spotting a deer in the lawn was pretty small. My husband was gone on April 1, but we both wanted to … Read More What is Your Deer in the Lawn?

Megatrend 2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning.  Leaders must be willing to create an atmosphere of sustainable innovation designed to continuously move organizations forward while connecting employees and clientele to meaningful experiences and their definitions of personal fulfillment. How many distance-learning leaders are adding value to the lives of learners, faculty and staff from a holistic perspective?  … Read More Megatrend 2: Living with Purpose and Meaning

Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning

My most recent paper, Future-Focused Leadership:  Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, will be published in the conference proceedings of the 2014 Distance Learning Administration Conference (Woo Hoo!). I am also preparing a keynote for the North Central Leadership Conference (to be held in Omaha, NE next month). Both the paper and the keynote will focus on the future, so I am going to publish … Read More Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning

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