Tag: vulnerability

To Be A Better Leader, Refrain From Asking One Question

The past few years leadership experts such as Simon Sinek have written books and spoken extensively about the need to ask “WHY?” questions, which give leaders permission to dream, vision, create a better world than what we’ve had before.  Thanks to each of them, I’ve been given permission to be me – the idealist, the…
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The Constant Breaking News

It grows increasingly difficult to know what to say each time yet another mass shooting occurs in this country. This week there have been two shootings in California in three days with 18 people dead so far, bringing the total to 37 lives ended in the United States by mass shootings in just 23 days…
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… At the same time

For years, as each year is coming to a close, Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has written a commentary reminding readers that no matter how awful, chaotic, or disastrous the year may have been, it was still the best year that history has ever known. Kristof doesn’t deny the terrible circumstances that resulted during…
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Take Time for Self-Care

Take Time for Self-Care: Notice symptoms of stress and practice caring for yourself after listening This is the last in a series of six statements about the values and objectives of Someone To Tell It To’s listening, training, and educational programs. Living these values is how we are helping the world to listen. Several days…
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L.I.S.T.E.N.—L is for Luminaries

“You need to be heard and valued as much as anyone else needs to be heard and valued.” —Listening 2by2: A Paradigm Shift for Leaders (That’s When the Magic Happens!) Every week, for the next six weeks, we are sharing one of Someone To Tell It To’s values, one for each letter in the acronym…
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Moving Outside Our Comfort Zones

SEASON 3: EPISODE 12 | April 13, 2021 Moving Outside Our Comfort Zones with Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson has a passion for helping others. Based on his military experience, parenting two children, coaching, as well as his many life experiences, he helps others overcome their challenges by facing fears, expressing vulnerability, leaning into discomfort, and…
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Our Reflections

SEASON 4: EPISODE 1 | August 24, 2021 Our Reflections with Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden We are kicking off season four with a conversation between our co-founders, Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden. As Someone To Tell It To approaches it’s 10-year anniversary this coming January, Michael and Tom reflect on how the mission began,…
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I Am Because We Are

SEASON 4: EPISODE 5 | October 19, 2021 I Am Because We Are with Shola Richards One of the things that drew us to our guest, Shola Richards, is his level of vulnerability in his speaking and writing. He talks openly about his mental health challenges, his suicidal thoughts, his feelings of inadequacy at times…
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Craving Connection

SEASON 4: EPISODE 6 | November 3, 2021 Craving Connection with Jed and Sophia Lazar We play a game in this very special episode – during our conversation with Jed and Sophia Lazar, curators of the game COZY JUICY REAL. It was a lot of fun, but also serious and intimate, deep and vulnerable. That’s…
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A Legacy of Listening, Authenticity, (and Friendship) …

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” Fred Rogers   When Someone To Tell It To was started, we (co-founders Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden) had…
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