I was struck by how accessible she seemed. The veneer I am so accustomed to encountering in politicians was entirely missing.
Most people exercise to clear their minds. I don't. I use this time to meet with myself and to tap into my inner wisdom.
If you're really honest with yourself for a moment how ethical are your leadership behaviors? Are you trustworthy? Do you always show others respect? Are you willing to forgo potential profits if it means looking after the needs of your employees better?
Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.
It's often a red flag when a nonprofit board does not expect its board members to "give/get" a meaningful amount of money.
Rarely in modern life do the decision makers who sit at the top of the power pyramid ever listen to those at the very bottom -- despite the fact that the people at the bottom are expected to carry out the mission of the organization or institution.
Most marketers are working to create worship relationships. Idolatry. Worship is established when we feel like a brand is cool, or sexy, or topical, or all three. Elon Musk is currently being worshipped by many today.
I know what you are thinking: Apple is big and has plenty of cash; we are small and there is never enough cash; we can't do transformational thinking and planning. You are wrong!
If one business leader is more presidential than several of the candidates currently running for president in 2016, it is Warren Buffett. The financial guru, philanthropist and billionaire is more than just the most successful investor of the 20th century. He embodies the traits and leadership skills that make a great president.
No baseball player bats 1.000. No salesman closes every sale. No forecaster gets it right every time. The best coaches know that if they inspire and enable others to do their absolute best together, they will win far more than they lose over time.
Cultivating positive identities isn't just about inflating people's sense of self-worth, rather it's helping them identify the personal characteristics that help them operate at their best, in ways that are also valued by others.
As a veteran and entrepreneur, I've learned a thing or two about mentorship over the years. In fact, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a group of incredible mentors guiding me along the way.
"Mindset over skill set." I recently heard this phrase in a talk on smart hiring strategies, and it struck me that mindset is really what we're talking about when we talk about meta-skills.
I came to Northwestern University excited to become that cliché "global citizen"; to learn about the world, to meet people from places I had never been to, and to find new passions.
Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.
Troop Capitol Hill gives Girl Scouts everywhere a sense of being directly connected to their leaders in Congress, and each troop member serves as a role model for girls across America.