Category: inner-leader

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

Radical Leadership Wisdom for Valentine’s Day from Ricardo Semler

Ricardo Semler is a CEO and Organizational Changemaker, which is awesome. But, guess what? He is also a husband, father of 5 and a person who embraces living life in the present. He also knows and promotes living an intentional life while having FUN! Mr. Semler is asking powerful questions designed to help people rethink their lives. He has some radical ideas on how … Read More Radical Leadership Wisdom for Valentine’s Day from Ricardo Semler

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!

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

Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”

I think Fred is trying to tell me something! Granted, Fred usually gets pretty upset when I get the suitcase out and start packing.  But, this was the first time he actually sat in it!  Animals have great instincts, and he is sharing an important message with me. It has been a busy couple of months and it is now time to do some … Read More Fred: The Key Indicator of “Gone-to-Muchness”

Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

Interestingly enough, the hottest jobs at Facebook require a “human touch.”  Why?  They are looking for people who can close sales because their revenue relies heavily on ads (Anders, 2014).  Perhaps the most future-focused distance learning administrators should consider blending “high-human touch” with “high-tech” in new and interesting ways that holistically add value to the lives of learners. Future-focused leaders in distance learning are … Read More Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose

Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace

Distance learning is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer-Learner” who has a buffet of educational choices.   The empowered consumer-learner decides what educational experiences and knowledge they need, when they need it and how they want to experience it.  The wide-array of non-credit and for credit choices makes for a very competitive marketplace but also a field of new opportunities. Venture capitalists continue to … Read More Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace

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How to Have a Eureka Moment

Ready for your next big idea? Try freeing up your mind by thinking about something else….

What Exactly is a Megatrend?

According to Dictionary.com, a megatrend is, “a large-scale change in circumstances or fashion.” The next series of blog posts will focus on megatrends in distance and online learning.  Why?  Education, like all industries, is undergoing a dramatic shift.  It is really important to study the megatrends, or large shifts, to plan for, anticipate and even create change.  Megatrends can help us decide which road … Read More What Exactly is a Megatrend?

Research Linking Mood, Learning and Creativity?

Could emotion or mood be used to help increase learning and creativity?  Positive experiences and emotions (with a little fun of course) may help strengthen performance in schools, businesses and careers.  Positive experiences may also help strengthen our Inner Leaders by strengthening critical thinking and creativity. If you are interested in the research article,  Better Mood and Better Performance : Learning Rule-Described Categories Is … Read More Research Linking Mood, Learning and Creativity?

I Need Your Help before Friday!!

I need your fresh insights about confidence before Friday? Why?? Clint Bellows, a man I truly admire, invited me to be a guest on the Tom Becka show this Friday at 3:30 PM. Clint is hosting the show, and I am starting to get my thoughts on confidence, leadership and coaching together. Your ideas, perspectives and experiences will make this radio experience on the … Read More I Need Your Help before Friday!!

Starting the New Year with True Intentions!

  It’s the perfect day for writing.  The snow is falling and the new year is full of positive energy and gratitude! If you are contemplating your resolutions or goals for 2014, my updated SMARTER Intentions and Authentic Goals Coaching Guide may be of use.  It is designed to help get you started or to help you refine what you may have already established. … Read More Starting the New Year with True Intentions!

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