“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams Read more
Posts from the ‘Leadership’ Category
I attended LinkedOC One Night Only w/ keynote speaker Sally Hogshead yesterday evening at Gothic Moon Productions in Orange, CA. She is the author of the Leadership Book Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuade and Captivate, and is a well sought out motivational speaker (ie TED) and Advertising Mastermind. I was really captivated by her Read more
A couple of months ago Ana Roca Castro (@AnaRC) Founder of Latinos in Social Media started a discussion about “Where are all the Latino Startups“? We learned that statistically speaking the number of Latino Startups don’t exist. Ana’s post was followed by Jesse Luna’s (@JesseLuna) interview with a dynamic Latina Entrepreneur, Leanna Hernandez who Read more
I’m an advocate of volunteering and personally believe that one of the gifts EVERY individual has been given in life is the gift of helping other people in need. Big Sunday Weekend annual charity event on May 15 and May 16 drew about 50,000 volunteers nationwide.
The 22nd annual LA River Day of Service took place in Los Angeles on April 30, 2011. I was honored to join Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Girls Today Women Tomorrow and Latina Bloggers to support the event. Pine-Sol sponsored the big cleanup event. We met the Girls Today Women Tomorrow Leadership program participants in the morning, cleaned the river and wrapped up the days events with an awards ceremony, food & music. Read more
Our society is training robots! In some jobs and schools people have been taught to conform. Follow the instructions and do the status quo. Shut up! Don’t speak up! Rarely, are people being taught to think out of the box. In this downward economy the only thing to do is to stop looking down and start looking UP! Make a change.
Here are 5 Leadership Lessons from excerpts from his new book:
1. Life is a Buzzer Box, Poke it!
Seth’s uncle created a Buzzer Box, plugged it in and gave it to his son. When you give a child a toy the child will play with it. The child will try different things to figure out how the toy works. The child is fearless. A child initiates and creates situations. If you are afraid to take initiative, think like a child and go for it.
2. The most important capital in the new economy is Instigation capital
The market responds to the Power that comes with capital. There are 5 types of capital to invest when starting an business: Financial capital, Network capital, Intellectual capital, Physical capital, Prestige captial and Instigation Captial. However, the most important capital in the new economy is Instigation capital. Many people and organizations have money, networking abilities, smarts, tools and a great reputation. However, the key ingredient they are lacking to make it successful is the ability to move forward.
3. Instead of trying to check your reputation online periodically, use the time as an opportunity to create.
Seth describes several incidences of people checking for (Social Media) updates during the busy day as though they are checking their profiles and different networks to polish their reputation online. Seth challenges people to use the opportunity to do something original, provocative or important instead.
4. Approach your work everyday in a way that generates unique learnings and ideas worth sharing
TEDx is an independent conference where people from different fields come together to discuss ideas. If you had a chance to do a TED or TEDx talk, what would you talk about? What type of skills do you have to teach? What areas are you a thought leader in? You should prepare yourself to do one even if you don’t actually do it. Approach your work like a TED conference everyday.
5. He who fails the most wins.
Seth provides many examples of people and businesses that failed, failed and failed before they became successful. The two companies that stood out was the history of Starbucks and of Pixal filmmaker, John Lesseter. After reading both stories you’ll be inspired to start something.
Do you want to be the person that is hiding behind a notebook with a lot of ideas? Do you want to blend into a crowd, stay silent and not stand out?
Or Fill in the blank “_________ starts stuff and takes the initiative”. Is it your name?
Excerpted from Poke the Box, by Seth Godin.
Let’s discuss it:
However, I took Seth’s advise and purchased a book to share. In your own words tell me why you want a copy of the book. Write a comment below or send me your feedback via Facebook or Twitter. Be Creative.
I will select 2 people. 1 facebook friend and 1 twitter follower on Monday 3/14/2011.
Today is the 100th celebration of International Women’s Day! Let’s do our part today to support International Women’s Day by letting all women know that we’re celebrating them and the power of their influence.
I’m celebrating International Women’s Day the entire month of March 2011
because women need to know that
Women spread the Light
When women organize, we empower the world!
How are you going to support International Women’s Day?
In February 2010, Univision Communications Inc. launched a comprehensive, multi‐year national education initiative called Es El Momento (The Moment is Now) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, educators and civic and community leaders from around the country. The Es El Momento initiative is aimed at improving academic achievement among K‐12 Hispanic students with a specific focus on high school graduation and college readiness. Es El Momento higher education program has partnered with many community programs, including Latinos in Social Media, the Largest Professional Network for Latino Professionals.
The Es El Momento community-based program is useful for Spanish speaking parents, teachers and educators that need resources to guide, mentor and inspire students to pursue higher education.
Es El Momento provides the following academic preparation tools:
1. Resources to help parents motivate their children to have high expectations of their academic abilities in elementary, middle school and high school.
2. Video tutorials emphasizing importance of parent participation & support to ensure children succeed in school.
3. Resources to help educate parents on parental rights & responsibilities, how the educational system works and Department of Education Helpline.
4. Academic college preparation tools for parents and students to encourage their children to successfully prepare for college
5. Financial Aid resources & scholarships. Learn about the availability of state, federal and private financial resources. This provides an opportunity to research grants, scholarships, loans and other financial resources available to pay for college.
6. College preparation & mentoring tools to enable parents to inspire & educate their children.
7. Latinos in Innovation Career pages. NASA & Doctor Isabel pages provides mentoring from a perspective of an astronaut & doctor. This will definitely be one of the favorite pages for students seeking Engineering or Physician careers.
8. University A-Z search tool to research favorite colleges.
Will you “accept the challenge” and take part in the movement for change by becoming involved in our children’s education? Let’s unite and get our children the resources that they need to succeed in school. Es El Momento para higher education!
LATINA Style, the premier magazine addressing the needs of professional Latinas in the United States, will host the 13th Annual LATINA Style 50 Awards & Diversity Leaders Conference on Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center located at 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
In its eighth year, the conference will present powerful workshops discussing issues relating to Latinas in corporate America, and feature prominent diversity leaders from the companies selected to the 2010 LATINA Style 50 Report (LS50). This year LATINA Style will feature three exciting panels “LATINA Executives of the Year: Nurturing, Developing and Leading,” “Empowering the Employee Resource / Business Resource Groups,” and “DIVERSITY Roundtable: Diversity as a Business Imperative.”
To secure your admission please RSVP by registering online by January 31st,
2011 at www.latina50.latinastyle.com. Attendance is limited. Registration
Fee: $ 100 corporate – $ 50 government & non-profit org. – $ 25 student with