Leading with Lollipops. {Video}

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Are you comfortable calling yourself a leader? Most people would answer no. Is there something holding you back?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ~Marianne Williamson

Is it possible that you’ve touched someone’s life—even changed their life’s trajectory so profoundly—without even realizing it?

And what the heck could leadership possibly have to do with lollipops?

Watch this 6-minute video of Drew Dudley’s Ted Talk to find out. I can almost guarantee that you’ll be incredibly inspired. You may even find that you deserve to be called a leader.

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About Drew Dudley.

“I’ve never thought of what I do as ‘teaching’ leadership,” says Drew. “For me, it’s always been about trying to find a way to help others explore the concept – what it means to them, and to their communities.”

Drew Dudley helps us understand leadership in a more nuanced, practical, and entirely hopeful way.

We’ve made leadership into something bigger than us, something beyond us. We’ve shrouded it in arrogance — turned it into something few of us will publicly admit to possessing. Leadership is now about changing the world and nothing less.

But Dudley, who has spoken at TEDxToronto and other high profile venues, has other ideas. As the founder and director of one of the largest leadership development programs in North America, he embraces the idea that leadership can’t really be taught, only learned — an idea that has resonated with thousands of people over the years.

Dudley has helped raise millions of dollars as the Founder or Chair of several organizations dedicated to supporting scholarship funds, social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives. During his term as the National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis, Dudley and his team broke numerous fundraising records. Now the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership Inc., he works with dozens of corporations, charities, non-profits, universities, colleges, and other organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity. [Source: The Lavin Agency]

Lollipop photo by sarahwistery.

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Lynn (the founder of this blog) lives in Chicagoland with her son, husband and two cats. She loves sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, NYR, reading and writing, Her very survival depends on comedy. In her spare time, she avoids household duties (especially folding laundry) and tries to write. Some call her a treehugger, others say she's a social media addict. You'll most likely find her on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr, @myEARTH360 and @IC4ME) and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking.

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  1. heidimassey February 11, 2012 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    Best 6 minutes and 21 seconds of my weekend. Unlikely that anything will change that. Holy moly did this ever resonate with me. I am surprised all the time by people who say I had an impact on them when I didn’t realize it. Though I am compulsive about telling people when they have an impact on me.

    What a cool way to look at leadership! Bring it back down to earth. Accessible. We are all leaders. We all have it in us. We just don’t realize it.

    Rocked my world with this one. Thank you.

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