Jul 082013

In Conversation with Lolly Daskal:
Lead from Within

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Lolly Daskal
Realizing Leadership in Conversation
Lolly Daskal is a leadership coach, consultant and writer dedicated to helping cultivate the right values, vision and culture for individuals and organizations. She is the founder of Lead from Within, a global consultancy whose clients range from heads of state and CEOs of large multinational companies to budding entrepreneurs. Lolly’s coaching, consulting and speaking uses a heart-based leadership approach designed to help people to achieve their full potential to make a difference in the world. The Huffington Post called Lolly, “One of the Most Inspiring Women in the World.”

You can visit Lolly’s website at LollyDaskal.com or follow her on Twitter @LollyDaskal. Her weekly global Lead from Within tweetchat, in which Lolly discusses emerging and important leadership topics of our time, engages with a Twitter community of over 4.5 million people.

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Other authors and articles in this issue:

Patty Azzarello
Three Traits of the Best Leaders
Patty Azzarello is an executive with more than 25 years of experience working in high tech and business. She has held leadership roles in General Management, Marketing, Software Product Development and Sales. She has been successful in running and transforming large and small businesses, and has significant international management experience.

Patty became the youngest general manager at HP at the age of 33. She ran a $1B software business at the age of 35 and became a CEO for the first time at the age of 38 (without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk). Her prior roles have included: Vice President and General Manager of HP OpenView, Chief Marketing Officer for Siebel Systems, and President and CEO of Euclid Software.

Patty Azzarello is the founder of Azzarello Group, which works with CEOs and leadership teams to help their businesses (and people) get better at what they do. She is the author of the best selling book RISE: 3 Practical Steps to Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader (and Liking Your Life).

For more information about Patty, please go to www.AzzarelloGroup.com and follow Patty on Twitter at @pattyazzarello.


John Bossong
Why Leadership Matters
John Bossong is a well-known blogger who specializes in leadership. He believes that a lack of passion and influence are two things that keep organizations and individuals from continually improving and living life. With an extensive sales, leadership and continuous improvement training background, John has led, sold and managed in the trenches day in and day out. His perspectives on sales and leadership are the result of practical experience, training and research.

Learn more about John by going to his website at JohnBossong.com and be sure to sign up to receive his articles in your inbox. Also, follow John on Twitter at @JohnBossong.


Nancy Daniels
Four Steps for Eliminating a Verbal Tic
The Voice Lady Nancy Daniels offers private, corporate and group workshops in voice and presentation skills as well as Voicing It!, the only video training program on voice improvement. Get started improving your presentation skills using Nancy’s free eBook, The #1 Secret for Improving Your Speaking Voice. To discover the best means of adding some life to your voice and your delivery, watch a brief video as The Voice Lady describes Dynamic Public Speaking and visit her website, VoiceDynamic.com, for more information and resources to enhance your speaking skills.


Dr. Loren Ekroth
Sure-Fire Conversation Stoppers
Dr. Ekroth is a speaker, trainer and coach to corporations and government agencies with clients such as Sheraton Hotels, Hawaiian Electric Company, United Way, Naval Training Center Pacific, The Nature Conservancy, City and County of Honolulu, U.S. Army, International Association of Professional Administrators, ASTD Las Vegas, Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, and CUE Financial. He is the founder of Conversation Week, celebrated since 2002 at Thanksgiving (USA). Dr. Ekroth is the creator of “Conversation Coaching Clubs,” a worldwide self-help group for building conversation skills. To find our more information about Dr. Ekroth’s work, please visit his website at ConversationMatters.com, send him an email at loren@conversationmatters.com or follow him on Twitter @lorenek.


Gregg Thompson
The Leader Speaks
Gregg is a facilitator, coach, author and speaker with a passion for developing the greatness in individuals and organizations. As president of Bluepoint Leadership Development, he leads a talented group of worldwide professionals who design and deliver challenging educational experiences that accelerate the natural development of leaders.

As a much-in-demand leadership coach, Gregg works with senior executives across North and South America, Europe and Asia. Gregg consistently wins the praise of clients for his wealth of experience and knowledge of business management, and his uncompromising dedication to achieving the highest standards of excellence in organization leadership.

Gregg’s popular book entitled Unleashed!: Expecting Greatness and Other Secrets of Coaching for Exceptional Performance is based on the principles of the highly-experiential workshop, Leader as Coach. The second book in the series co-authored with Ron Crossland entitled, The Leadership Experience: From Individual Success to Organization Significance addresses the necessity for leaders to advance beyond personal success to create a lasting organizational legacy. Gregg’s third book co-authored with Bruna Martinuzzi, entitled The Power to Lead: Lessons in Creating Your Unique Masterpiece, explores the basic building block of the leader – you! Using the metaphor of the art of oil painting, the authors challenge leaders to explore every facet of their lives in preparation for leadership.


Maile Topliff
Curiosity and Leadership
Maile Topliff is the President of Maile Topliff International, LLC. Maile is a former C-level executive, now solopreneur. She is an expert in leadership and executive coaching, and in organizational development and Human Resource solutions. Maile brings deep curiosity, smarts and a bit of magic to supporting her clients in making intentional choices about the lives they want to lead, and how to carve reflective space out from the busyness. She delivers practical solutions that align leaders, teams and individuals to deliver optimal business results, and to create a work environment that brings out the best in people, and allows them to be most effective. She has worked across multiple industry sectors including: professional services, financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail, and secondary education. She also has experience living and working internationally. Maile is a Master Certified Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation. For more information or to contact Maile go to her website at Maile Topliff International, LLC, or connect with her on Linkedin, Twitter (@MTopliff), Facebook.