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Envisioning My Dream

Envisioning My Dream

Guest post on vision by Sydney Campanella (age 12) [Editors Note: This is the second in a trilogy of posts on confidence, vision and purpose, written by two young girls, each published authors, and a mother who not only influenced her young daughter’s writing, but who herself (also a published author) was inspired by her daughter to continue her own writing journey, too. Each of the three posts reflect the power and importance of mentoring, role models and peer support in encouraging women and girls to develop their own talents and live their own voice out loud.] My vision for writing books started when I was very young. Even when I was a toddler, my mom would read and reread books to me, and then from memory I would tell them back while looking at the pictures. At night my mom would finish the last page of a book and say, “time to go to bed.” I’d always reply with “one mo” which meant “one more.” It was one...

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Envisioning the Spirit of Africa

Envisioning the Spirit of Africa

Guest Post by Sandy Salle Ever since moving to the United States in my 30s I have always pined for my homeland, Zimbabwe. Having grown up in southern Africa, I feel so blessed to have experienced the beauty of the people, the land, and the wildlife of the great African continent. But what I eventually realized while living in the United States was that so many individuals, even avid travelers, never experienced the spirit of Africa. In that moment of realization, my vision came to life. Vision, to me, goes hand-in-hand with one’s life purpose. When you can get clear on the purpose of your life, you’ll begin seeing the vision, or outcome, of what you want to achieve unfold before you. After realizing that so many individuals have never experienced Africa, I knew that my life’s purpose was to share this beautiful continent and its people with travelers. I knew that if Africa had changed my life, it would undoubtedly touch the hearts of everyone else who visited....

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Alli asks… What Does Vision Mean to You?

Alli asks… What Does Vision Mean to You?

Alli says, “Vision is your way of seeing things, your future, what you want to achieve, etc. It’s helpful in leadership because otherwise you can’t do anything, especially not as a leader. One of my visions is to work with animals, so I use that vision to help me reach my goals.” What does vision mean to you?...

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Leaders as Learners: Developing a Vision for Change

Leaders as Learners: Developing a Vision for Change

Interview with Dr. Jesse Lyn Stoner, consultant and co-author with Ken Blanchard of the international bestseller, Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision.   [Editor’s Note: I met Jesse in the spring of 2010 through mutual friends in the leadership development industry. Both professionally and personally, Jesse epitomizes the foundational principles of the Global Girls Project and has been an important role model, helping me to gain clarity and further refine my own vision for my life. The second interview in the series, Leaders as Learners, Jesse talks about the role and importance of individual and collective vision in helping women (re)define their future and develop their potential and capacity as leaders in their own lives and communities.] (Sharon): In 2003, you co-authored Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision in Your Work and Your Life with Ken Blanchard, a wonderful allegorical tale about Jim and Ellie, one a successful but uninspired business owner, and the other, a divorced and recently-hired employee who serves as a sounding board and...

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