Now is the Time for Leadership / Susan Henricks + The ICAN Team

A Leadership Message from Susan Henricks, ICAN President & CEO, in response to COVID-19 First and foremost, I hope you and your family are well. Please continue to use your strong leadership qualities in both your work and personal lives. Now more than ever employees are looking for strong and empathetic leaders to lead them through these uncertain times. We here at ICAN are working from home until March 31, at which time we will reevaluate the situation. We are conducting our ICAN work, taking care of our families and being good citizens. If you need to reach us, please
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Perspectives & Possibilities – Global Virtual Teams / Karen Cvitkovich

  By Karen Cvitkovich Mosaic Global Solutions As I hung up the phone from a diagnostic interview with a member of a virtual, global team I had a kind of pit in my stomach. I had agreed to facilitate a face-to-face teambuilding for a US / Israeli team that had just been brought together after an acquisition. Things were tense. I knew this and that was why the teambuilding was happening; yet I was struck by how angry they seemed to be with one another. I heard more than once from those I interviewed, “Some of these people I have
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The “Just be Yourself” Challenge / Dr. Mitchel Adler

By Dr. Mitchel Adler 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Keynote Speaker “Just be yourself!” Three simple words.  They’re easy to say, but not always easy to do.  As a clinical psychologist, these three basic words make me cringe, as there is a subtle shame that can emerge when we think that it’s simple to “just be yourself.” Being authentic, or “just being yourself,” stands as one of the most challenging tasks in life. Why? Because humans are complex, contextual beings. We each have unique histories that helped shape our brain’s 87 billion neurons into an amazing neural tapestry that is
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Leadership and Being You / Angela Hucles

By Angela Hucles 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker I recently gave the keynote address at the Nichols College Empowering Women in Business Conference and also spoke to the student-athletes on campus. It was a wonderful experience to be in an environment that focuses on preparing students for the real world by giving them practical opportunities to develop skills for success. It was also a very warm and welcoming tight-knit community that focuses on leadership and empowerment, so I felt right at home and like it was a little slice of heaven. In the speech, one of the
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Joy Is Not A Bad Word

By Shabnam Mogharabi 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker CEO & Executive Producer SoulPancake I trade in the currency of joy. Which, in 2016, means my stock is low. Talking about joy this year can seem like you’re an out-of-touch, doe-eyed utopian. I mean, this was the year that gave us multiple terror attacks, police shootings, the crisis in Syria, Zika, severe floods, Brexit, and the passing of Prince, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman (I mean, Professor Snape – come on!) A conversation about joy might seem like a waste of time when there are so many important, hard, messy things that
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