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Posts by Tara R. Alemany

Tara is a leader in several roles: mother, speaker, entrepreneur, social marketer (using social media and appreciation marketing), mentor, corporate professional, martial artist, musician and missionary. She is also the owner of Aleweb Social Marketing, author of "The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books" and co-author of "The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution... One Person at a Time," a member of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Board of a non-profit ministry. Connect with Tara via her Lead Change Profile, Facebook page, or Twitter profile.
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Unlock the Potential of Everyone Around You

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I recently had the pleasure of reading (and now reviewing) a book by Dennis Bakke called The Decision Maker. It’s subtitle, “Unlock the Potential of Everyone in Your Organization, One Decision at a Time,” is suitable for the context of the story. It’s a modern-day parable, intended to help the reader extract the messages that will » Read More

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“The Apple in the Orchard” by Sonia DiMaulo, A Book Review

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The Apple in the Orchard by Sonia DiMaulo is a lovely, illustrated storybook, suitable for kids and grown-ups alike. Through the story, readers, both young and old, learn about finding the courage to emerge as a leader. As part of Sonia’s on-going virtual book tour, I wrote a book review on the Aleweb Social Marketing » Read More

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A Leader’s Legacy

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I have a friend who I think is pretty neat. He’s always got a smile on his face, laughs easily, and doesn’t take himself too seriously. Kids love him. He’s a committed husband and Dad, as well as a humble man of faith. He makes learning new things fun, even when they’re challenging. He’s got » Read More

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How Noisy Is Your Leadership?

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Popular views of leaders focus primarily on positional leadership. Those of us in the Lead Change community prefer to focus on character-based leadership, which enables anyone to become a leader, regardless of their station in life, simply by the actions they take and the effect they have on the people around them. Many of my » Read More

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Book Review: “The Final Summit” by Andy Andrews

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This post is reprinted from “The Conversations Around Us” with the permission of  its author, Tara Alemany. I first “discovered” Andy Andrews when he started following me on Twitter. (He’s @AndyAndrews.) Exploring his website led me to The Noticer Project, a nationwide movement to “notice” the five most influential people in your life. From that point onward, I was » Read More

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Leaders as gardeners

Forrest Gump once shared that his mama told him “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I think that “Great leaders are like avid gardeners. They know what crops they intend to grow, and plan accordingly.”

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How Would You Walk?

Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander is an incredible conductor, teacher and speaker. He believes strongly in the Art of Possibility, which is the subject of a book he co-wrote with his wife. Towards the end of a talk on music and passion at TED2008 (around the 17 minute mark in the video), he asks the audience “How would » Read More

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Contributors Carnival February 11, 2011

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The Lead Change Group is a contributor-supported leadership development community. Contributing Members commit to help build a leadership development destination on the web. They give not only their time, but also their money and expertise as well. Their contribution enables us to create a destination spot that attracts individuals wanting to further develop their leadership potential. In support » Read More

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Contributors Carnival February 4, 2011

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The Lead Change Group is a contributor-supported leadership development community. Contributing Members commit to help build a leadership development destination on the web. They give not only their time, but also their money and expertise as well. Their contribution enables us to create a destination spot that attracts individuals wanting to further develop their leadership potential. In support » Read More

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What’s Your Driving Ambition?

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As 2010 comes to a close and we prepare for a new year ahead, it’s worthwhile to reflect on what we’ve accomplished this year and what we hope to achieve in 2011. As seasons of our lives change, so do our motivations and dreams, and all successful leaders know that you have to know your » Read More

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