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The Power of Reflection and Intentionality

Posted on September 15, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

“Experience is the best teacher” is a commonly held belief, but even the best teacher cannot instill knowledge without a willing and active learner. So what does the path from experience to application and changed behavior look like?

Let’s start with the assumption that each of us has a desire to learn and grow. Because each of us is in the midst of one experience or...

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Leadership Starts at the Core

Posted on September 10, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

I am very excited about the opportunity to speak at this year’s Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference coming up on September 16. My session is about Aligning Nonverbal Communication with Intentions. An important lead-in question for this discussion is, “What are my intentions?”

Before we work to produce a confident, professional presence, it is wise to pause and look at the core of who we are....

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Emotional.

Posted on September 04, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

Emotional.

I don’t know about you, but when I hear that word, I cringe a little bit. Just reading it on paper evokes a sense of sadness and drama that I want to disconnect from. I can’t help that the only image that comes to my mind is a speechless or sobbing individual- tears, a slumped body, shame, and a feeling of uncertainty.

I’m not completely sure where...

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Recommendation #7: Multipliers

Posted on August 29, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

Within the past 12 months I attended one of the Soderquist Center’s own programs called Milestone. This particular Milestone session was specifically designed for Graduate Students. As is typical with course work, I was initially skeptical of the texts we were assigned to read for the class and Liz Wiseman’s Multipliers is one of the books we were assigned.

In Multipliers I was expecting the typical, inspiring,...

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Recommendation #6: Outliers

Posted on August 26, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

With my new job has also come a 45 minute commute to and from work, which has given me the wonderful opportunity to enjoy audio books. My first choice was Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell—a book I have heard referenced dozens of times but had yet to read for myself. In this book, Gladwell challenges the common assumption that wildly successful people are about 90% talent or pure genius,...

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