What does a rubber chicken like this one?
Have to do with a book like this one?
Well, Kimberly Wiefling (rubber chicken lady) met Linda Alepin (now author of above book) when they started their study of generative leadership as young professionals.
Kimberly was inspired by the principles of vision, listening, and dreaming to become widely known in the leadership arena, particularly working with innovative Japanese companies.
Linda took the same principles into industry, academia, founding a not for profit that worked with hundreds of people around the globe and, finally, to this book.
Join Linda as the author (and Kimberly as a participant) on Friday, February 4 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM PST (GMT -8). You will hear stories of people from around the world who are featured in the book.
It’s FREE. Register at bit.ly/shifting-context-launch.
Shifting Context: Leadership Springs from Within is available for pre-sale at Amazon https://amzn.to/3IHdJFS.
Here is what Rayona Sharpnack had to say about the book:
“Shifting Context: Leadership Springs from Within is an important book at an important time in history. Research consistently shows that countries who seriously invest in women’s and girls’ empowerment get a dramatic return on their investment financially, socially, and in all ways that matter for a civil society.
The women featured in this book are exemplars of that important investment!
The book will inspire you, move you, and remind you of the hidden power that women have to make all of our lives better. Kudos to Linda and Barbara for their essential leadership in this movement for social entrepreneurship!”
—Rayona Sharpnack, Founder/CEO at Institute for Gender Partnership and Women’s Leadership, Inc.
These true stories of sheroes and heroes from around the world will inspire you. They demonstrate how leadership that springs from within brings about real social change.
If you are a passionate leader who wants to create greater impact do not miss this book launch and be sure to read the book.
Your image matters to your professional career! Check out our guest post on this topic below. Enjoy! – Kimberly
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Business partnerships between people who already know each other can be incredibly fruitful. They involve banding together and sharing capital, expertise, and experience to create a thriving enterprise. Partnering up with a friend or family member may seem like an excellent idea. However, you need to exercise caution when going into business with someone you are close to. Business partnership and friends do not always mix, and incompatibility in business can lead to strained relationships and broken friendships. Here are a few things that you should consider before choosing a business partner.
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Do You Share a Similar Vision?
If you are considering starting a business, you probably already have some idea about the product or service you would like to provide, the industry you want to be in, and the type of business you want to run. When it comes down to company identity, it is essential that you both share a similar vision for your brand. In order for it to succeed, business partners need to unify to fulfill brand promises, enforce standards and live up to the company beliefs and values.
Have You Worked With Them Before?
Having a strong connection with someone in a personal way does not always mean you will work well together in business. Being comfortable with your business partner and having the ability to be honest and straight with them is important. However, possessing existing experience working with them already will help you gauge their work style and what they will be like as a partner. If you lack this experience, try working together on a smaller project to see how you work together as a team.Continue reading
Kimberly is a wonderful blend of energy and creativity melded with a keen mind that knows how to get things done. She is constantly looking for possibilities and then devising ways to bring them to life. She enjoys helping and mentoring others, and I am delighted to know that she is doing that now for organizations ready to go to the next level.
Kimberly took me to the next level in taking on a leadership role. She encouraged me to success.
If you have the opportunity to take a workshop with Wiefling in person, don’t walk, RUN to sign up at your earliest opportunity. Her classes are Fun, Entertaining, high energy, and you learn some of the most incredible things. Don’t miss it. The only downside to her class is that everything else you take thereafter will pale in comparison. One of the finest class experiences I’ve ever had.
I have known Kimberly for 14 years and had opportunities to work with her at various situations. Her well organized and thoroughly prepared project management skills and convincing argument buildings and negotiation skills amazes me all the time. She is a good leader, coach, and advisor in business management enhancement projects. And she is always fun to work with.
I was thinking about you today – remembering how we sat at your kitchen table and you had me thinking about the future – began the work of shifting me towards bigger visioning. Starting from where I want to be and working my way back. I have old habits of just trying to get through each step, getting from here to there but rarely do I start from the dream fulfilled and work my way backwards. To me it was/is revolutionary thinking. I am noticing that I am starting to dream bigger; I am starting t… Read more
In one hour Kimberly uncovered true essentials of professional development and networking skills that now shine like diamonds in my head.
In a 3 hour workshop you helped to change people’s attitude about our challenge from something with too many obstacles to starting to see the big prize and plan the first baby steps, in short a transformative experience.
Your e-mail is inspiring. You are inspiring. I’m bawling my eyes out right now just from pure awe. When I think of what we have accomplished over the last five years, who would have guessed? Thank you for your support in this Kimberly. I really mean it when I say that I could not have done it without you – because I wouldn’t have had the vision, or the courage. I really appreciate all you have given to my dream – and continue to give.
I was fortunate to have Kimberly and her team facilitate a very engaging and productive session with my team of Technical Program Managers in Aug 2019. The intent was to energize and motivate the team to feel empowered and make changes to deliver better results. Kimberly spent an afternoon (many felt it was too short) delivering very compelling and thought provoking messages though interactive exercises that kept the group of ~60 people on their feet. Everyone left with a great deal of positi… Read more
Working with Kimberly was both a pleasure and honour. In my decade-plus time in Japan, I’ve never had the chance to work with someone of her talent and caliber. It was motivating and inspirational for me and I got so much out of working with her. I’m now able to use new activities, incorporate a different approach to learning and add value to my classes as well as connect more deeply with my workshop participants.
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