#26 – Show Up

This is #26 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” Here’s another one you might enjoy. Years ago, just after launching my business as a leadership coach and organizational consultant, I decided to market myself through speaking engagements. Organizations like the Rotary Club need a new speaker every week and this newly minted sole-practitionerContinue reading “#26 – Show Up”

One Minute

One minute is longer than you think. In class today, my colleague and I had our students give one minute presentations. We put a selection of topics in a bag, had them each blindly draw one out and after a few moments of reflection, speak about that subject for one minute. They talked about money,Continue reading “One Minute”

10, 25, 45

I’m very interested in public speaking. I enjoy doing it and I enjoy listening to a great speaker. It’s a wonderful, even essential skill to develop for anyone who wants to have more influence, for those who wish to lead. To that end, for those aspiring to increase their influence through public speaking, I’d likeContinue reading “10, 25, 45”

To be powerful

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. – Audre Lorde There is liberation in this quote: you don’t have to conquer your fear, you just have to make it less important. How? By using yourContinue reading “To be powerful”