10. Amy Cuddy, my other idol, exudes a quiet confidence that compels. She taught us that presence = being attuned to and able to access and express your boldest self. If you haven’t gotten a chance to listen to her TED Talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are, then now is the time – do it.
9. I have a new idol in Sal Khan. What a powerful mission: a world class education for everyone, for free forever. I immediately came home and “enrolled” my kids in the academy. Check it out HERE.
8. You guys rock! Have I said, “Thank you?” I was so appreciative of the many responses I received to my questions and your answers influenced my presentation.
7. Small gestures have a big impact. I emailed with a woman named Karen about her responses to my questions and asked her to come introduce herself to me. She did, which brought a huge smile to my face and energized me right before I went on. She also presented me with a pair of beautiful handmade earrings! She said she looked at what I wore and made something just for me. WOW! Really, wow! She said she was touched that I took the time to email back. We don’t always realize how the little things have impact. I love the earrings Karen – thank you!
6.Authentic Leadership must be defined by the person. As a participant in a session I did a great exercise that helped define our authentic leadership style through stories. Here is what I came up with: I lead authentically when…
5. Popcorn for breakfast works. Don’t judge!
4. Train knows how to cater to their audience. It is a great reminder that we all need to adjust how we do things depending on who we are doing them for. I was impressed with the different approach the band took with the corporate crowd.
2. I have work to do. I have become comfortable saying that I am good at what I do. That doesn’t mean I can’t get better. Watching other speakers reminds me to keep pushing myself because damn, those speakers were great!
1. I want to do it again! So I came home and applied. If you want something, go after it… you never know!