Creating a “Travel Plan” for Where You Want to Go

Do you understand WHERE YOU’RE HEADED? Every leader gets the magnitude of asking that question – and it serves as a valuable tool in my personal and professional life. How about you? Do you REALLY understand where you’re traveling to? Every business, every career, every relationship, every life, is headed SOMEWHERE… Whether it is where…

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What is Beingness in Leadership?

Upside coach and emotional resilience and communications expert, Suzanne Dudley-Schon shares her brilliance in this week’s Upside Thought. Suzanne understands that the beingness of leadership matters more than the doingness of leadership.  You can take all of the tactical leadership actions that generate success and not be a leader worth following. This week, she’s written about that “beingness” and how an…

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How to Enjoy Deeper Relationships in Your Life

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned over and over again is to LOVE and APPRECIATE people for who they are, not for who I want them to be. The people in your life will behave in ways that will ANNOY the heck out of you – and they’ll also do things that you DEEPLY…

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Transforming Lives Through Leadership

If Henry Ford would have given people what they wanted, he would have built a faster horse. When you use YOUR GIFTS, ABILITIES, TALENTS, and EXPERIENCES, you give people more than what they want, you GIVE THE WORLD WHAT IT NEEDS. You. All of You. Your full, authentic, AWESOMELY REAL-TO-THE-CORE self. Oscar Wilde said, “Be…

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Lisa Marie Platske of Upside Thinking: “The courage to speak your truth”

How does a successful, strong, and powerful woman navigate work, employee relationships, love, and life in a world that still feels uncomfortable with strong women? In this interview series, called “Power Women” we are talking to accomplished women leaders who share their stories and experiences navigating work, love and life as a powerful woman. As…

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Choosing Wisely and Leading Upside

When Jim and I lived in California, we would drive to San Diego to watch football and play poker on Sunday afternoon with his friends. Watching a player go “all in” inspires me. Witnessing that moment when their RESOLVE and DETERMINATION come together… …and they put all of their potential winnings on the line WOWs…

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Leading Upside by Expressing Your Creativity

Your work is the way you get to express your CREATIVITY. The 3M Company encourages creativity from its employees. The company allows its researchers to spend 15 percent of their time on any project that interests them. This attitude has brought fantastic benefits not only to the employees but to the 3M Company itself many…

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Power Women: Lisa Marie Platske of Upside Thinking On How To Successfully Navigate Work, Love and Life

An Interview With Ming Zhao (Lisa Marie’s note: Many thanks to Ming S Zhao, for without whom this interview wouldn’t have been possible.) How does a successful, strong, and powerful woman navigate work, employee relationships, love, and life in a world that still feels uncomfortable with strong women? In this interview series, called “Power Women”…

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Do Not Look Where You Fell

Success coach and emotional resilience expert, Suzanne Dudley-Schon shares her brilliance in this week’s Upside Thought.  Suzanne understands that the beingness of leadership matters more than the doingness of leadership.  You can take all of the tactical leadership actions that generate success and not be a leader worth following.  This week, she’s written about committing to growth – one of…

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