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Like the shot heard round the world, most of us can recall those powerful instances or statements that alter our outlook on life. I’m not talking about, “Will you marry me,” or “Congrats you won the lottery” types of sentences. I’m speaking of sentences that stop the neurons from firing in your head and cause […]

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Ok, not all of them, just a subset of them. We’ll get to that in a minute. First, a little background. developUs builds training, lots of it! And we love it. There’s nothing like creating a solution from the ground up, for an organization that values development. There are two parts of the process that […]

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I was at the end of an intense three-day certification, and my gray matter was mush. The experience had been a rich one; insightful and thought provoking, but I was ready to sprint out the door with my new credentials and fade into the sweet abyss of Netflix and junk food. But, in the final […]

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There are countless ways that we unknowingly lessen our impact, here are a few meeting manglers. Launching a presentation by, passing out a copy of the slides “for reference.” Paralyzing the audience with overbuilt PPT slides that contain way too much information. Delivery of the slide deck to people who were not in attendance. YOU […]

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Before joining the developUs team, I had a decent amount of experience speaking in front of large audiences, sharing a message on live television, and delivering information for print articles; never batted an eye. So, when I was asked by our CEO to lead a team building session, I was thrilled to take on something new. […]

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Many moons ago I sat in a freezing cold executive conference room waiting for a meeting with the President of a multi-billion dollar company.  At the time, the President of the organization was my boss’s boss and we were meeting with the Executive team to review the plan for the Talent Management and Leadership Development […]

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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, someone told me that the three words I wanted people to use to describe me were the three words I should use to describe myself. Somehow, as if by Jedi Mind Trick, people would begin to use those words about me. If I called myself a […]

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A few weeks ago, I was in a meeting with a potential referral source, and we were discussing our backgrounds. One woman observed that throughout my career I had been a fan of the underdog.  Guilty as charged.  If you read my Driving Forces report you’d know that’s an accurate statement. But it got me thinking. The […]

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If you’ve ever held a light bulb on a string, you know that the closer the lightbulb is to the ground, the smaller, the circle of light.  As the light bulb moves upwards, the circle of light gets wider but dimmer. Leadership isn’t much different.  The closer you are to the ground, the smaller your […]

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Some time ago we hired a contract content marketing guru to help us get set up to run email marketing campaigns. We have all of these amazing programs that we were delivering to our private corporate audience that we wanted to start delivering to a public audience in the form of open enrollment workshop. This […]

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