Category Archive: Extraordinary Leaders

Dec 01

Our Nation’s Chairs Are Protesting

I can’t stop the chairs.  Every time they think I am not looking they shudder with anger. Their legs are weak, and their backs are bent.  They were ready to support a woman who would have used chairs to quietly negotiate peace.  These chairs should be dancing.  They steady themselves as I rest my pantsuit-clad …

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May 30

Patriotism – My Mission to Find A Hero’s Resting Place

My Uncle Ralph E. Johnson

Ralph E. Johnson Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Shot down over France, February 24th, 1944 Burial place unknown for over 60 years Three angels looked down from the side of a tall chapel that seemed to reach into the clouds and hold up the sky.  A spot of shimmering sun broke through the gray …

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Apr 14

Dump the Data – Tell Me a Story!

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Musician Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band  perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bruce Springsteen puts life on the stage. Every song – is a story, a slice of life through which he draws pictures, and unites us. His tough times, togetherness, sad songs, and raucous ones create a picture of the economic and emotional landscape of America. His songs are his life, events he lived or observed. His …

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Apr 26

Powerful and Persuasive Presentations

Throat dry, hands shaky, can’t remember what you wanted to say, or why you accepted this assignment?  You are not alone.  (99.9% of us get stage fright!) As a group, or in a one-on-one session you will learn how to control your nerves by using a simple structure that will make speaking fun and exciting. …

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