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Brian Dickinson Brings Tech to Mt Everest and Shares His Harrowing Story

Brian Dickinson is an engineer at Cisco.

For many of us, we consider him a friend. When he decided he was going to climb Mt Everest as part of his personal mission to climb the Seven Summits, we collectively gasped. The danger involved was daunting and while we knew he was a tough ex-Navy guy, he’s also a husband and father and good friend!

Brian wanted to document his progress and allowed us to talk with him over a series of three WebEx events. When things started, we all had no idea the challenges he would face during his actual climb. We started out talking to him at sea-level from his home in Snoqualmie, WA. He shared his motivation, hopes and dreams about the climb.

Being a “Cisco guy” he also had a tech strategy for his trip. Read More »

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Learn the Five Attributes of Great Leaders via Together@WebEx

Together@WebEx is a terrific resource with on-demand WebEx recordings from a host of leaders and trainers focusing on a number of topics.

Today, we are focusing on leadership. The webinars below are free and accessible at any time so you can listen to them at your convenience. You do not need a WebEx account to view these recordings.

Watch How to be a Great Leader: Five Key Attributes
Most organizations have enjoyed lower turnover over the last several quarters, yet retention is still top of mind as the economic recovery continues. “Great leaders keep great people” is an easy idea to agree on, but how to identify and develop great leaders is a difficult question to answer. The discussion includes five specific attributes that differentiate great leaders from Read More »

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Deep Breath and… Go For It

Sheryl Sandberg speaking at PBWC

“Opportunities are handed to people who reach for them. In those quiet moments when you’re not sure, take a deep breath and go for it.” Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, spoke at the Professional Business Women of California Conference in San Francisco last week.

She covered many of the topics she covered in her famous TED talk on Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders; among them, how men will put themselves forward more than women, even if they have the same ability.  She encouraged attendees to be more aggressive about reaching for opportunities, as women tend to underrate themselves.

Sandberg also spoke about how a doctor changed his teaching style after hearing her speak.  Read More »

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Meaningful Work: Free WebEx Offers Ideas, Solutions. Register Now!

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re chances of getting there are a lot lower.

Here’s your chance to get help. On May 19, expert Jesse Lyn Stoner will explain how to create a blueprint for achieving personal success.

Register here for this free WebEx event.

Setting a clear vision for yourself is the first step. Then, once you know where you are going, you can set team and organizational goals that align everyone to maximize your effectiveness. In this WebEx, you’ll learn: Read More »

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Essential Recession Recovery Tips for your Business from Ken Blanchard: Free WebEx Event

On April 20, Ken Blanchard, founder of the Ken Blanchard Companies will host a free WebEx called, “Healing the Wounded Organization,” aimed at helping companies recover from the last few years of cut-backs, realignments and more.

Reserve your spot today.

If your organization is like most, you’ve been through a lot the last two years. Layoffs mean friends were let go, teams reshaped, and everyone is doing more with less. Your organization has weathered the storm, but not without its share of cuts and bruises—especially to the human side of the organization.

A successful business is about more than operations.

During this WebEx, best-selling business author Ken Blanchard shares three key strategies Read More »

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