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September 15, 2019

If we get lucky in life, we are presented with opportunities.  Some of these opportunities come in the form of a job connection such as an internship, which then leads to a firm job offer.  Other forms of luck include being in the right place at the right time and meeting your future spouse. And then there’s the luck that presents itself as a convergence of various elements including hard work, life experience, expertise, timi...

August 1, 2019

American social psychologist, Dan Gilbert, has spent his life studying how people make choices and how those choices link to happiness.  One key finding of his research is that a primary predictor of happiness is our social connection, which I believe, is built on a sense of community.  It’s not how we live but where we live and how we interact with those around us.   

Several years ago, my family...

April 26, 2019

I am fortunate to be part of a book club that meets monthly to discuss interesting and inspirational authors from a variety of genres, backgrounds and experiences.  This month’s book is a compilation of stories collected in America Ferrera’s American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures.  There are thirty-one short stories from Ferrera’s friends and peers who share their experiences of finding a sense of self and...

March 21, 2019

Last week, the world bore witness to yet another senseless mass shooting, this time, not in the United States but in New Zealand.  When tragedies strike at the nation’s heart and soul, people look toward the nation’s top elected leader for guidance, for consolation, for empathy and for action. New Zealand’s Prime Minster, Jacinda Ardern, fulfilled those roles beautifully, compassionately, gracefully and with strength.  What th...

March 8, 2019

Being honest with ourselves about our strengths, our abilities and our liabilities is helpful in any setting. When we can be honest with ourselves, we can be honest with other people. Creating a healthy workforce is crucial and necessary despite living and working in an era where being transparent or admitting mistakes can be perceived as a weakness. Authenticity guru, Brené Brown, calls this societal issue a “scarcity culture...

February 26, 2019

If you want to take a metaphorical “dipstick” and test the current state of the workplace, just read Yelp or Google reviews. A recent one from a fast food place says, “The girl working the window should be fired for telling me to shut the [expletive] up.” Whether you work at a fast food restaurant or in a Fortune 500 company, all workplace environments require professionalism. 

Simple, “back to basics” tips can help you an...

February 11, 2019

“The dead slip out quietly and leave furious holes in their wake. It’s Fortune’s strong suit. She keeps catching us unprepared, again and again.” Carol Radziwell

Daphnis Solomon Panagides (1929-2019) lived a life that most people can only dream of. Just days shy of 90 years old, he passed away last week in his sleep.  Daphnis Panagides was a larger than life human being and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him, even if on...

January 29, 2019

"Because it proves that you don't need much to change the entire world for the better. You can start with the most ordinary ingredients. You can start with the world you've got.” - Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay It Forward

We have the power to transform our communities, our nation and our world in a multitude of positive ways. As we continue our series about transformation, we are seeing companies across multiple industries, bot...

January 24, 2019

Leap Into Leadership (LIL) supports and encourages all types of transformation that results in more healthy organizations, relationships and communities. LIL is also committed to removing the organizational and personal barriers that prevent us from being our best everyday.  

In Part One of our 2019 series, we will hear from a variety of voices including from a woman who was abused in her marriage. Although a departure fro...

December 19, 2018

The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) offers programs that unite the arts with academics and creative therapies for at-risk youth and children with special needs. Founder and CEO, Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami, recognized as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” has received both the National Hispanic Business Women Association Award and the National Award for Creativity in Special Education. For nearly 20 years...

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September 15, 2019

If we get lucky in life, we are presented with opportunities.  Some of these opportunities come in the form of a job connection such as an internship, which then leads to a firm job offer.  Other forms of luck include being in the right place at the right time and meeting your future spouse. And then there’s the luck that presents itself as a convergence of various elements including hard work, life experience, expertise, timi...

August 1, 2019

American social psychologist, Dan Gilbert, has spent his life studying how people make choices and how those choices link to happiness.  One key finding of his research is that a primary predictor of happiness is our social connection, which I believe, is built on a sense of community.  It’s not how we live but where we live and how we interact with those around us.   

Several years ago, my family...

April 26, 2019

I am fortunate to be part of a book club that meets monthly to discuss interesting and inspirational authors from a variety of genres, backgrounds and experiences.  This month’s book is a compilation of stories collected in America Ferrera’s American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures.  There are thirty-one short stories from Ferrera’s friends and peers who share their experiences of finding a sense of self and...

March 21, 2019

Last week, the world bore witness to yet another senseless mass shooting, this time, not in the United States but in New Zealand.  When tragedies strike at the nation’s heart and soul, people look toward the nation’s top elected leader for guidance, for consolation, for empathy and for action. New Zealand’s Prime Minster, Jacinda Ardern, fulfilled those roles beautifully, compassionately, gracefully and with strength.  What th...

March 8, 2019

Being honest with ourselves about our strengths, our abilities and our liabilities is helpful in any setting. When we can be honest with ourselves, we can be honest with other people. Creating a healthy workforce is crucial and necessary despite living and working in an era where being transparent or admitting mistakes can be perceived as a weakness. Authenticity guru, Brené Brown, calls this societal issue a “scarcity culture...

February 26, 2019

If you want to take a metaphorical “dipstick” and test the current state of the workplace, just read Yelp or Google reviews. A recent one from a fast food place says, “The girl working the window should be fired for telling me to shut the [expletive] up.” Whether you work at a fast food restaurant or in a Fortune 500 company, all workplace environments require professionalism. 

Simple, “back to basics” tips can help you an...

February 11, 2019

“The dead slip out quietly and leave furious holes in their wake. It’s Fortune’s strong suit. She keeps catching us unprepared, again and again.” Carol Radziwell

Daphnis Solomon Panagides (1929-2019) lived a life that most people can only dream of. Just days shy of 90 years old, he passed away last week in his sleep.  Daphnis Panagides was a larger than life human being and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him, even if on...

January 29, 2019

"Because it proves that you don't need much to change the entire world for the better. You can start with the most ordinary ingredients. You can start with the world you've got.” - Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay It Forward

We have the power to transform our communities, our nation and our world in a multitude of positive ways. As we continue our series about transformation, we are seeing companies across multiple industries, bot...

January 24, 2019

Leap Into Leadership (LIL) supports and encourages all types of transformation that results in more healthy organizations, relationships and communities. LIL is also committed to removing the organizational and personal barriers that prevent us from being our best everyday.  

In Part One of our 2019 series, we will hear from a variety of voices including from a woman who was abused in her marriage. Although a departure fro...

December 19, 2018

The Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC) offers programs that unite the arts with academics and creative therapies for at-risk youth and children with special needs. Founder and CEO, Dr. Ana Jimenez-Hami, recognized as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” has received both the National Hispanic Business Women Association Award and the National Award for Creativity in Special Education. For nearly 20 years...

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