Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest helps build tomorrow’s leaders

girl scouts of the desert southwest helps build tomorrow’s leaders


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WATCH: Full interview with Melissa Wardy, chief development officer at Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest

by: Allison Keys

Posted: Oct 20, 2020 / 11:28 AM MDT
/ Updated: Oct 20, 2020 / 11:28 AM MDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With a focus on social connection and learning outside of the classroom, Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest is a leadership program that continues to develop female leaders of tomorrow. Chief Development Officer Melissa Wardy discusses the programs the Girl Scouts participate in and how you can help during the organization’s fall product sale.

A program for girls ages five through 18, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is based on four pillars: outdoors, STEM, life skills, and entrepreneurship. Girl Scouts has shifted many of its programs to a virtual format and has opened in-person gatherings to small groups adhering to public health and social distancing guidelines.

From now until November 18, 2020, you can purchase Ashdon Farms nuts and chocolates as well as M2 Media magazine subscriptions to benefit Girl Scouts. The items will be shipped directly to you and proceeds stay local.

Purchases help support Girl Scout troops to buy supplies, take virtual field trips and special online programs, and also help them prepare for community service projects. …



ViacomCBS announces new leadership for streaming services

viacomcbs announces new leadership for streaming services


ViacomCBS Inc.
announced Tuesday new leadership for its streaming operations, effective immediately. Current Pluto TV Chief Executive Tom Ryan will be CEO of ViacomCBS Streaming. He will oversee CBS All Access, which will be renamed Paramount+ in early 2021, and Pluto TV, and have oversight of the company’s global streaming strategy. Marc DeBevoise will step down from his role of chief digital officer of ViacomCBS and CEO of ViacomCBS Digital. Kelly Day, current chief operating officer of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) will be president of streaming for VCNI, and will oversee all digital and streaming platforms outside of the U.S. “As we plan for the launch of Paramount+, bringing together the leaders of our streaming platforms to create a unified global organization will enable us to execute a holistic strategy across both free and pay,” said ViacomCBS Chief Executive Bob Bakish. ViacomCBS’s stock, which gained 0.9% in premarket trading, has dropped 35.4% year to date through Monday, while the SPDR Communication Services Select Sector ETF
has rallied 11.3% and the S&P 500
has gained 6.1%.


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New Report Ranks America’s Governors on Policy Leadership and Pandemic Response

new report ranks america’s governors on policy leadership and pandemic response


ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) today released the first ever Governors ranking, the 2020 Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom. The scorecard ranks America’s 50 governors based on policy performance and result, as well as executive leadership before and after the start of the COVID-19 health crisis.”State executives implement policy and respond to crisis in dramatically different ways,” said Reagan Economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer. “At such a critical decision point, voters need fact-based, nonpartisan data to judge their leaders and hold them accountable. The objective data voters need is all about economics, and it’s all found in this ranking.”Each governor is awarded an overall rank, a results rank and a policy rank, which is expanded to list the exact criteria used so readers can clearly identify how their state leader stacks up and why. Governors and taxpayers can also use the criteria to determine state policy areas that need improvement, such as tax and spending policy, handling of federal funds from the CARES Act and economic competitiveness data. The 20 variables used to rank the governors equip readers, voters and taxpayers with an objective analysis so they can make an informed opinion.This ranking shows …


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Why humour should be taken seriously in leadership – CMI

why humour should be taken seriously in leadership – cmi


What would you pay for something that instantly reduces stress and puts people at ease and shows off your  judgment, experience and confidence? I bet you’d pay pretty highly, wouldn’t you? Well, here’s how to do it – and it won’t cost you a penny:
Use your sense of humour.
Let’s be clear, this is not about laughing at other people. Usually, good leaders start by laughing at themselves. This is called humility. You can see these people at work in meetings; they’re the people who speak last, often the ones encouraging others to speak as well. They know that the leader’s job is not to be the smartest person in the room (or on the Zoom call). The leader’s job is to make everyone else feel like they’re the smartest person in the room. They don’t need to take the credit for themselves because they are confident in their position.
It’s particularly important for the leader to create an environment where stress is managed and people enjoy their work. Why does that matter? Surely, capitalism’s job is to grind people into a fine powder in the pursuit of profit? If it …


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EDC selects new leader

edc selects new leader


Dyke is a graduate of Columbia Southern University with a Bachelor of Administration and Management degree. She currently serves as Georgia state director for the Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association for professionals in North America. Dyke is also a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, Leadership Georgia Class of 2020, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Rural Prosperity Steering Committee, board of directors of the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce, graduate of Leadership Waycross, graduate of The Georgia Academy for Economic Development, and member of the Waycross Rotary Club and Exchange Club of Waycross.


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Aliza Seeber: Effective leadership doesn’t require the loudest voice in the room

aliza seeber: effective leadership doesn’t require the loudest voice in the room


SparkOrange was the highest ranked of five Syracuse companies on Inc. magazine’s list of America’s fastest growing companies in 2020. The ranking in August reported SparkOrange had a 650 percent three-year growth rate. It was SparkOrange’s second year in a row on the list.Aliza Seeber co-founded the company in January 2013 with Derek Vargas. Their idea was to start “a socially conscious tech business in Syracuse that would create jobs in the area for years to come.” They started SparkOrange in The Tech Garden, moved to space above Kitty Hoynes in Armory Square, and in August moved to The Dietz building at 225 Wilkinson St., just west of downtown Syracuse. Covid-19 has meant that everyone mostly works remotely. Seeber is the managing partner and chief technology officer.SparkOrange is a “Salesforce consulting partner” and marries technology to business needs. What does that entail?“Salesforce is a tool you purchase, like Microsoft Word or other types of tools if you’re familiar with an old Access database or SQL or things like that,” Seeber said. “It’s a customer relationship management system. You buy it to manage data and different business processes.”Typically, you’re buying licenses to a prebuilt tool, …


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Liberal leadership tussles begin after ACT election loss

liberal leadership tussles begin after act election loss


Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe will not say whether he hopes to remain leader of the party after this week’s election loss, as suggestions grow that two prominent moderates could run on a ticket to replace him.Key points:The Liberal vote went backwards in Saturday’s ACT election, with the party losing up to three seatsAlistair Coe will not say whether he plans to recontest the party’s leadershipThere are suggestions former leader Jeremy Hanson and Elizabeth Lee could run on a leadership ticketMr Coe fronted the media this morning for the first time since election night to declare he was disappointed in the result, but proud of the campaign he had run.The Canberra Liberals’ election defeat triggers a spill of all leadership positions within the party.No candidate has formally declared their intention to run for the job as yet, but moderates Elizabeth Lee and Jeremy Hanson are both considered possible contenders.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 3 minutes 9 seconds3m 9s Alistair Coe conceded the ACT election on Saturday.When asked whether he would stand, Mr Coe said the party would decide on …


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Letter: Concerned By Trump’s Lack Of Leadership | Current Publishing

letter: concerned by trump’s lack of leadership | current publishing


I am a U.S. Navy veteran and a Carmel resident. I am very concerned with the direction of the 2020 presidential campaign by Trump and the RNC. Trump’s tweets are clearly irrational, even disconnected from reality. Consider his comments on wearing masks, his approval of extra-judicial punishment by killing, his push to arrest his political opposition and not accept election results if he loses. Consider his ugly and persistent attacks on women, veterans and journalists. When asked about his agenda for the next term, he cannot even articulate one,
Under Trump’s lack of leadership, over 215,000 Americans have died. Trump and the RNC take no responsibility.
I served in the military to protect our democracy. Vote for an America where citizens need not fear losing their rights because Trump and his party do not like their color, gender or occupation.
Michael Swanson, Carmel


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Crisis Response: Insights From A Leadership Team Who Did It Well

crisis response: insights from a leadership team who did it well


This organization equipped its entire workforce with new laptops and smartphones, provided an … [+] allowance to equip remote offices in employee’s homes, and successfully migrated to virtual collaboration platforms in a matter of weeks.


By Jimmy Leppert, Managing Director + Rod Walker, President of Consulting
In the world of complex changes, a global pandemic easily outranks any number of other highly nuanced circumstances that organizations must maneuver within and around. For some organizations, COVID came crashing down in the middle of pre-existing turmoil. For an organization in the oil and gas sector, the timing collided with in-flight transformation efforts toward becoming a more agile organization amid historically low oil and gas markets, workforce reductions and now – COVID-19. Yet, incredibly, this organization’s crisis response to the pandemic are examples of what leaders should do when navigating the murky early stages of any crisis. Their behaviors, actions and mindsets enabled the organization to establish a new normal and drive value — right now and into the future.
A Strategy for Today + A Strategy for Tomorrow
Decision-making in response to a crisis is a two-pronged endeavor. Leaders must decipher: how do we react now, and how will that reaction impact the future when …


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Biden calls anti-trans violence an ‘epidemic that needs national leadership’

biden calls anti-trans violence an ‘epidemic that needs national leadership’


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called the violence against transgender and gender-nonconforming people an “epidemic that needs national leadership” and accused the Trump administration of fueling “the flames of transphobia.”“These deaths don’t exist within a vacuum,” Biden said in a statement released Friday. “Dehumanizing government actions and rhetoric, as well as a failure to address risk factors like domestic and intimate partner violence, underemployment and unemployment and poverty, housing insecurity and health disparities, put this community at risk.”The Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group, said at least 33 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed as a result of violence so far this year, with most of the victims Black and Latinx trans women. That is the highest number since the organization began tracking this data in 2013, and there are still more than two months left in the year.Related“From banning transgender patriots from serving their country, to attempting to limit transgender people’s access to health care in the midst of a pandemic, to literally erasing the word transgender from government websites, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have fueled the flames of transphobia in our nation while refusing to …


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