Author: Danita

When I reflect on what presidents, CEOs, and business owners are doing in these chaotic times, I'm reminded of the bravery of lions. This series is inspired by the braveheart leaders who, in their business challenges, have become increasingly successful on their business adventure and the implementation of winning sales growth strategies. Do you see yourself as a brave lion?

Social media continually promotes turmoil, chaos, disruption, and anxiety. In the midst of this fear, I’m asking myself, “What might I do to make a positive impact?, especially with  Leadership Development? As this is the 4th Anniversary of Millennials Matter: Proven Strategies for Building Your Next-Gen Leader, I’m posing the same question to you… “What might you do to make a positive impact on your Next-Gen and Millennial leaders?"

My parents, Fred and Joyce, are Dale Carnegie fans. In 1981, while I was still at the University of Sioux Falls, I received a leadership development gift from them - How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. Evidently, they knew that as I finished university and launched into the next stage of life I would benefit from reading this book. :-)  Well, that’s an understatement! I could hardly put the book down. I underlined and made notes as I devoured each page. Since reading the book for the first time – about 30 years ago – I've also been a Dale Carnegie fan. Have you read it yet? Is it in your library? If yes, it may be time to dust it off and reread - it's filled with much-needed strategies for these disruptive times. If not, I invite you to consider reading it this season.