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Reflection On The First Ten Days of #100HappyDaysForEl2015

On August 1st I wrote about trying to stay focused on the positive in spite of a sometimes overwhelming amount of negativity these times seem to bring. I launched the #100HappyDaysForEl2015 campaign and invited you to join the exercise by noticing the joy in your... read more

Tuesday Tidbit: Seth Godin on Bravery…and Failure

(This continues a series of posts sharing insights I gained from this year’s Leadercast event.) Best selling author Seth Godin always makes me think – differently! As he encouraged us to be one of the “The Brave Ones,” he asked these important... read more

BFP Moment: Brighten Someone’s Day

Here’s a quick inspiration to start your week on a positive note. Consider sharing it with others, adding a comment about why you are inspired. Whose cloud can you lift today? Bring on the beauty. Photo taken in Westerville, Ohio, July... read more

Leadership In The News – July, 2015

After a two-plus year break, I decided to bring back an old feature on Being Fully Present, with a new name and adjusted frequency and format. “Leadership In The News,” formerly “Newslink: Leadership,” is a collection of recent news items... read more

Leaders: Join the 100 Day Challenge

On Saturday, I launched a new #100HappyDays campaign. As explained in Saturday’s post, I feel like there has been a recent uptick in the amount of online judgment, criticism, and negativity about all kinds of topics and issues in the world. I don’t want to be dragged... read more

BFP Moment: Your Path, Your Destination

Here’s a quick inspiration to start your week on a positive note. Consider sharing it with others, adding a comment to let them know why you are inspired. What destination is your path leading you to? Photo taken on the Ohio to Erie Trail, Genoa Township, Ohio in July... read more

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Tuesday Tidbit: Pixar’s Ed Catmull on Creativity

(This continues a series of posts sharing insights I gained from this year’s Leadercast event.) Ed Catmull is the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, and the author of Creativity, Inc. He spoke about how “The...