Archive for February, 2012

$300 worth of Free Offers for Readers of The Character-Based Leader

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Several authors of The Character-Based Leader have generously donated their favorite leadership-building tools so that YOU can lead from who you are, regardless of your position in life.

Receive these FREE Special Offers from the authors valued at over $300!

  1. 30 Days to More Influence at Work training program – $97.00
  2. Create Your Personal Code of Ethics personal program – $97.00
  3. Avoid the 3 Biggest Team De-Motivators audio training – $47.00
  4. Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business & Leadership eBook – $7.99
  5. Occupy Life One Step At A Time weekly personal growth program – $60.00

Offer #1 – 30 Days to More Influence at Work – Jennifer V. Miller

Value $97.00!
30 Days to More Influence at Work: A 4 week e-course delivered by Jennifer V. Miller, Career Strategist and Professional Opportunity Cultivator – helping you leverage your professional opportunities for career success.

Jennifer provides step-by-step instructions for building your professional credibility so you can be an influential voice at work, accomplish more with your projects, and set yourself up for career success!
Click here to sign up for 30 Days to More Influence at Work!
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Offer #2 – Creating your Personal Code of Ethics by Susan Mazza

Value – $97.00!
Creating Your Personal Code of Ethics is a 4 week e-course delivered by Susan Mazza, Business Coach, Speaker, and Author of the Random Acts of Leadership blog.

This course will guide you through the process of clarifying and choosing the essential foundation for your leadership: your core values and principles. Having a simple and clear personal code of ethics is a valuable tool in both communicating what you stand for to others and helps you to stay true to yourself in a world that often requires us to make decisions in the face of complexity and paradox.
Click here to sign up for Creating Your Personal Code of Ethics!
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Offer #3 – Avoid the 3 Biggest Team De-Motivators by Christina Haxton

Value – $47.00!
How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Team De-Motivators is an Audio Training Podcast offered by Christina Haxton, MA LMFT Leadership Speaker, Author & Consultant, Sustainable Leadership, Inc.

Attention Supervisors, Managers & Leaders: How do you keep people on board in the face of change? Motivate the unmotivated? Keep your team engaged in the face of distraction?

Your team (and maybe even you) can get distracted by office conflict, boredom, or maybe their own personal challenges … perhaps when YOU need them to be focused and motivated the most.

Discover what I’ve learned and shown to thousands of successful leaders like you to increase the odds for your team, your project’s and your own success:

  • 3 words to never use when it comes to getting people going (and why we do this automatically when we are under stress)
  • Why emotions, yours and theirs are contagious and how to interrupt the downward spiral
  • How effective leaders keep and maintain engagement when distraction is high
  • What really motivates people to be creative (and it’s not money)
  • 3 Tips to get yourself going, even if you are bored to tears
  • And more!

Click here for access to the audio: “How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Team De-Motivators”
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Offer #4 – The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business & Leadership by Lisa Petrilli

Value – $7.99

“The Introvert’s Guide to Success In Business & Leadership” eBook by Lisa Petrilli, Leadership Consultant, CEO of C-Level Strategies, Inc., Chief Operating and Marketing Officer for the To Be A Woman Global Platform, Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection and Harvard Business Review Blogger.

Being an introvert is truly an advantage in business and leadership if you know how to leverage it!

Having used her introversion to her advantage, Lisa Petrilli went from new college graduate to holding responsibility for a $750 million business in just 10 short years. This eBook tells you how she did it and reveals very specific, actionable steps introverts can take to be abundantly successful in business, leadership and life. Importantly, the steps recommended are designed to be fully comfortable for introverts who get their energy from their “inner world” of ideas, and who are often uncomfortable with aspects of the “outer world” of business and leadership.

Send Lisa an email to receive your free PDF copy.
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Offer #5 – Occupy Life One Step At A Time by Georgia Feiste

Value – $60!

Occupy Life One Step At A Time is a weekly personal growth program delivered to your inbox by Georgia Feiste, Leadership and Personal Growth Coach, Trainer, Speaker, and author of the Collaborative Transitions Blog.

Brings small steps that, when practiced on a routine basis, increase your sense of security and worth. Resilience will become part of who you are. Peacefulness becomes the watchword of the day.

Sign up here: Occupy Life: One Step At A Time
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Jennifer Miller: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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Check out this great interview with Author Jennifer Miller:

Chapter Title: “Trust Touchstones”

Jennifer Miller

Managing Partner, SkillSource

Since the age of seven when she became a big sister for the first time, Jennifer V. Miller has been living a life of character-based leadership.

She’s crafted a career abundant with leadership stories: manager for three different Fortune 500 companies, project team leader, mentor and board member. As the first female president of the Grand Rapids Networking Group and the youngest member of the executive committee for the Junior Achievement/Great Lakes division, Jennifer’s leadership journey has broken barriers and given her insight into how to ethically navigate the often murky waters of organizational politics.

Jennifer is the Managing Partner of SkillSource, a niche consultancy that helps emerging leaders “master the people equation.” Jennifer combines her education in behavioral psychology with her experience as a human resources generalist and training facilitator to develop the people skills of those who want to maximize their influence and professionalism. Her writing has appeared in college text books, magazines and major media outlets, such as

Connect with Jennifer online –
Blog: | Twitter: @jennifervmiller | Facebook:

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Sonia DiMaulo: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Check out this great interview with Author Sonia DiMaulo:

Chapter Title: “Trust Daily Actions”

Sonia DiMaulo

Founder, Harvest Performance

At Harvest Performance, we use the power of authentic feedback to help Leaders Cultivate Trust & Collaboration. How do you cultivate trust & collaboration to positively impact those around you?

Sonia Di Maulo (B.A., M.A.) is the founder, feedback enthusiast, speaker, leader, performance improvement professional and creator of award-winning programs ? is passionate about helping leaders find the right performance strategies to grow their teams’ potential for trust and collaboration. Her proven 3 plus 1 feedback strategy harvests connection and boosts individual and team performance.

Sonia has published articles in PerformanceXpress and Human Resources IQ. She is also a contributor of the Lead Change Group (a Global Leadership Community of Leaders Growing Leaders), and In the Loop (a Guide to Getting the Most out of Work).

Her current book projects: The Apple in the Orchard, a fable that illustrates the importance of working collaboratively to achieve peak performance and Expose Exceptional Performance, a guide to successful implementation of her 3+1 feedback strategy, showcases case study learnings from organizations that have implemented the strategy.

Connect with Sonia online –
E-mail: | Twitter: @soniadima | Phone: 450-624-0459 | LinkedIn: soniadimaulo

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Check out Sonia’s interview on Lead Change Group.

Mónica Diaz: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Check out this great interview with Author, Mónica Diaz

Chapter Title: “Exploring Integrity & Leadership”

Mónica Diaz

Director, Quídam Global

Mónica Diaz lives in Mexico and works around the globe to help companies and individuals create and maintain a healthy corporate culture. She has been a leader in different capacities most of her life and a facilitator of “The Human Element®” approach since 1987.

Her background in higher education and human potential, as well as her boundless enthusiasm make her an engaging speaker, author and coach with a unique style of delivery and provocative thinking.

In 2010, she attended the LeaderPalooza Unconference, becoming one of the initial instigators for Lead Change. Her coaching model has helped coaches around the world assist their clients in building increased capacity for action that is measurable by self, organization and others. She has published innumerable articles and blog posts over the years. Her book, Otheresteem, Regaining the Power to Value Others takes a practical approach to valuing people consistently for increased self-esteem and sense of community.

Her current work includes Aspirations Theory, which she is deepening in collaboration with Randall Krause, and two books in the making. She is a passionate advocate of human connection through social media and is currently active in several online ventures to make her point. She is very proud to be a part of this book!

Connect with Mónica online –
Blog: | Book: | Twitter: @monedays | LinkedIn: | More Info:

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Listen to Monica’s interview here.

Page Cole: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Check out this great interview with Author, Page Cole:

Chapter Title: “Leading from Our Strengths”

Page Cole

Owner, Visiting Angels of Green Country

Page Cole has been developing leaders for over 30 years as a pastor, with his last role as Executive Pastor of First Baptist Church, Owasso. He now owns Visiting Angels of Green Country, a non-medical home health company. His passion continues to be in mentoring young leaders.

He’s husband to Ronda, & dad to Erin, Nathan & Ben.

Connect with Page online –
Facebook: | Twitter: @pagecole | LinkedIn: | Blog: | Website:

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Listen to Page’s interview on the Lead Change Group blog.

Mary Schaefer: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Check out this great interview with Author, Mary Schaefer:

Chapter Title: “Why is Character-Based Leadership Important?”

Mary Schaefer

President & Lead Consultant at Artemis Path, Inc

As a speaker, coach, trainer and HR professional, Mary Schaefer has more than 25 years of experience working with organizations to create manager/employee communication breakthroughs and positive functional work cultures.

Mary C. Schaefer has 20 years of experience as a corporate employee for a Fortune 100 company, her last role being an HR Manager with a constituency of over 550 people. She began her own leadership development growing up on a melon farm in Southern Indiana.

Mary’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to local non-profits and small businesses. She has served in a variety of roles in chemical plant, office, IT and lab environments.

She has taught HR topics at both Delaware Technical & Community College and Wilmington University. Mary’s clients include Xerox, Siemens, DuPont and Ahold USA.

Mary has published online on the sites of organizations such as Toolbox for HR, Today’s Financial Woman, National Association of Female Executives and of course, the Lead Change Group.

Mary’s passion is transforming organizations so they unleash the power and potential of human beings treating each other humanly at work.

Connect with Mary online –
Website: | Twitter: @MarySchaefer | Linkedin:

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Listen to Mary’s interview here!

Tara Alemany: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Check out this great interview with Author, Tara Alemany:

Chapter Titles: “The Choices We Make” and “The Power of Perseverance”

Tara Alemany

Owner, Aleweb Social Marketing

Tara R. Alemany is the owner and founder of Aleweb Social Marketing. (In keeping with the times, her teen-aged daughter created the “Aleweb” name as a mash-up between their last name and “the web.”) Tara brings more than 20 years of experience writing, training, and providing application support and business process analysis. All of these skills are used in helping her clients achieve their goals. She is frequently recognized for her speaking ability, knowledge and expertise, which she leverages to educate technophobes, trendsetters and a variety of age groups.

Tara has her own blog, “The Conversations Around Us,” but also guest blogs, writes for the Lead Change Group, and has been reprinted in SOLD magazine. She has published an eBook (“The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books”), as well, and is working on her next book, The Best is Yet to Come.

She speaks frequently on social media topics, and has been a speaker or panelist at local events, as well as larger conferences, including the eMarketing Association’s “The Power of eMarketing” conference, SMCampLI (a social media conference in Long Island) and at a chapter meeting of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

In addition to providing consulting services, writing and speaking, Tara serves on the Board of Directors of a non-profit ministry, is Chaplain of her local Word Weavers chapter, and is also a martial artist, a short-term missionary, and a homeschooling Mom to 2 kids (one of each), ages 14 and 12.

Connect with Tara online –
Website/Blog: | Facebook: | Twitter: @eandtsmom | LinkedIn: | Google+: | Email:

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Click here to listen to Tara’s Interview!

S. Max Brown: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Check out this great interview with Author, S. Max Brown

Chapter Title: “The Real Power of Humility”

S. Max Brown

Vice President, Leadership Initiatives, Rideau Recognition Solutions

In the last ten years, Max Brown has made over one thousand presentations in locations all around the world. He’s taken clients rappelling off the Great Wall of China, facilitated at the Parliament of World Religions Conference in Spain, and spoken in hundreds of cities including Athens, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Paris, New York, Vancouver, and Sydney… Nebraska.

With his experience in leadership training, speaking, and facilitating around the world, Max brings a global perspective to the challenge of motivating people. Audiences at companies such as American Express, GE, HSBC, The Nature Conservancy, and the Canadian Federal Government have raved about his interactive, engaging style. As a result, he travels 200,000 miles per year to deliver presentations to clients around the world!

Max laces his presentations with stories and examples that inspire people to act. He is consistently given high ratings including an “all-star” recommended speaker designation from the International Association of Business Communicators. Max has a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and he is a member of the National Speaker’s Association.

Connect with Max online –
Blog: | Weekly radio: | Twitter: @SMaxBrown

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Listen to the interview with Max here.

Christina Haxton: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Check out this great interview with Author Christina Haxton:

Chapter Title: “Professional Intimacy as the Key to Become a Sustainable Leader”

Christina Haxton

Founder and President, Sustainable Leadership, Inc.

Christina Haxton offers a unique combination of professional experience, training and education in the psychology of interpersonal communication, the brain science behind motivation and HUMOR with more than twenty years of experience in business.

As a speaker, author and leadership consultant, Christina assists managers and executive-level leaders discover advanced tools to quickly build trust with their new team. Christina’s clients learn how to discover their strengths to solve challenging problems making them exceptionally successful at what they do.

She is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Psychology, a Master’s from Phillips Graduate Institute in Marriage & Family therapy, and an Evidence-Based Coaching Certificate from Fielding Graduate University.

Christina has written numerous articles on the neuroscience of leadership, communication, productivity and motivation for busy managers and leaders. She blogs regularly for LeadChange, Smartbrief on Leadership, LinkedIn and on her own blog. Christina is a popular speaker at industry conferences, association meetings and for private groups and offers both live and virtual leadership training.

A business owner (times two) and serial entrepreneur for more than 15 years, wife and mother of two fabulous children, in her free time Christina enjoys competing in Reining horse shows in Colorado with her horse, Deuce.

Connect with Christina online –
Website: | Email: | Phone: (970) 871-4567 | Cell: (720) 936-2725 | LinkedIn: | Twitter: @ChristinaHaxton

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