Join us this week as we unpack the false beliefs that we can’t pursue our dreams! Meet Sarah Reed and Sara Tiberio. Both of these strong ladies lead with conviction in their industries. Sara Reed teaches women (and men) how to defend themselves physically and Sara Tiberio teaches women (and men) how to capture the...
What is your story?
I always believed I could accomplish anything I put my mind to. Many people say it, but I truly believed it, and I still do. Sometimes that mantra got me in tricky situations like deciding I could run a marathon that I didn’t fully train for. But I finished those 26.2 miles, even if I was in the last heat of people to cross the finish line.
When I was a teenager I chose to dive into one of the most competitive fields out there, broadcast journalism. It was a large, dark uncharted sea that I chose to jump into despite many of my closest mentors advising otherwise. My first internship was in New York City at WCBS-TV. At just 19, I learned to maneuver Manhattan and find my place in a top newsroom without much guidance.
I went on to intern in other newsrooms but I truly discovered who I was when I signed up for the 4K for Cancer: Run Across America. Yes, I ran 4,000 miles across the country for young adults with cancer. I flew to San Francisco, California and...
What is your story?
I’ve always been passionate about two things: the arts and storytelling (whether mine or someone else’s.) I’ve followed those passions in the work I’ve done, which has mostly worked out – luckily, as I can’t say I’m very good at planning. I grew up in a small town in Vermont that was the home of a progressive, innovative school called Goddard College, where my father was a professor and which attracted a community of smart, like-minded people who wanted to change the world. So even though it was a tiny Vermont village, I was exposed to all kinds of amazing artists and ideas. I was also a voracious and omnivorous reader, constantly escaping into stories. After college at Boston University and Sarah Lawrence College, where I focused on dance, I moved into New York’s East Village. I spent most of my 20’s there, performing with avant-garde downtown choreographers and performance artists, working at restaurants and...
Teams can become more creative when they are allowed to play, whether for the physical benefits or because it shows they feel safe enough to express themselves. See why play is fun, but its purpose is serious stuff. Read the Big Think story here.
Micromanaging bosses can be handled by identifying what drives them, whether it’s a need for power, anxiety or a fear of losing control. Keep these people informed, allow them the power they need and seek ways to earn their trust, she writes. Leadership thought leader Lolly Daskal explains.
Effective corporate communications can play a vital role in boosting employee engagement, investor confidence and brand recognition. Kimberly Ramalho, a communications executive for Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems, says as more chief executives are acknowledging, it’s a serious, strategic aspect of business, and a fundamental ingredient for the health and future of the enterprise. Read the Thrive Global story here
Companies can chart growth by imagining a compass that offers different paths for growth, whether it be new brands, partnerships or platforms. PwC Australia’s Kate Eriksson says by stepping in a new direction, through a partnership and perhaps a co-branded effort, you’ll see your brand gathering new consumers and fans. Read the Strategy+Business online story here.
The Wim Hof Method promises to help people relieve stress and ward off disease by taking an ice bath and learning a breathing technique designed to trigger primitive survival skills, says Dutch founder Wim Hof. Rachel Sugar takes the plunge to try out the method and concludes it’s not for everyone. Read the Bon Appetit online story here