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Celebrating Hispanic Achievement and Business Leadership (HABLA)

You will be inspired by this story of an incredible young man, Ernesto Xavier Velasquez, whose parents immigrated from Ecuador to live in the United States. When Ernesto spoke, he brought me to tears, because in many ways his story parallels my own experiences. He reflects the achievements and enormous leadership potential of Hispanics in […]

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Secret Recipe for the Good Life: Begin with a GREAT morning!

This is how to begin your day to ensure a GREAT morning. Life is Good! You will need my secret recipe with the following ingredients:  holiday socks, warm whimsical PJs, hot aromatic coffee, pillows, and a good book. Your tactile senses will be activated in a very pleasing manner. Gather all ingredients, wiggle your toes, arrange […]

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How to SHOW UP! Dan Pink’s Inner Circle of First Movers

My mentor, Robbie Motter, often exhorts her protégés to “SHOW UP!” I smile as I think about the power of those words once they are implemented. I have a “Show UP!” story that will knock your socks off. Robbie loves connecting people and showing them the POWER of SHOWING UP and ASKING for what it […]

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Lessons for MBAs from Little People about Collaboration and Creativity

There are some significant lessons we can learn from little people about the nature of collaboration by teams as shown in this TED video by Tom Wujec. If you are a bit cocky because you have an MBA, then it is time for you to reach for a Kleenex especially if you are competitive. Imagine […]

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Huge ROI When Your Organization Invests in Creative Thinking

ROI Assured by Developing Creative Competence If you are looking for some good news today, you will find it when you invest in developing creative thinking for your company. Currently your focus is on cost cutting and survival. Corporations need creativity to succeed especially during an economic downturn. Bringing creative thinking to your organization provides […]

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Creativity Begins in the Bedroom

If you think this blog post is going to be about activities you can conduct in the bedroom, you are exactly correct.  Creativity begins when you are lying down with your eyes closed just before you drift off to sleep, while you are dreaming, and when you begin to awaken.  1.)    Keep blue slips and […]

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Developing Creative Competency

Creativity Expert, Alan Black, Ph.D. posed some provocative questions to me, “What are you doing to increase your creative skills, traits, and abilities?  What are the tools you use (mental, physical, emotional, social) to increase your creative thinking?  How do you increase your creative skills?” After some reflection I developed these responses and realized that this […]

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Best Place to listen to the Drifters, Motown, and eat Cuban food is at Mojitos Cuban Cafe in Greenville, SC

I love listening to music and sitting with friends over a great meal and drinks.  However, the economic meltdown has made me much more conscious of finding a place with great value that also serves excellent home cooked food, and is loaded with a relaxed, friendly and warm ambience. Much to my delight I found […]

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Six Creative Ways to Persuade Your Team to Implement Your Innovation

Have you ever wondered why it is that some people are persuasive and are able to move their innovation projects forward?  Why is it that some of us are able to persuade others to understand and accept new concepts?  Some innovators are able to inspire and influence a team to accomplish a common goal.  Some […]

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mema!

My mom is an angel now. She left us about four years ago. As I reflect upon how she prepared me for life, I am filled with gratitude. I wish you had known her. She was filled with joy and sunshine. She was incredibly feisty and laughed easily. She taught me to face life and […]

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