The Boston tragedy has now shown a light on a host of “good deeds” done
by Strangers, for Strangers.
The civility of our broader culture must outweigh the evil acts of the minority.
The Darien Chamber held a ribbon cutting to welcome the new lifesytle baby boutique:
PINK LEMON BLUE LIME
Pink Lemon Blue Lime opened its doors this past weekend and owner Evelina Socha is thrilled with the response. Because so many young parents are avid internet users, her use of Pinterest and Facebook has been helpful in the launch of this new venture. Visit them in Goodwives Plaza, Darien, call them at 203-521-2469 or visit them online at www.pinklemonbluelime.com.
Pictured left to right:
CT State Senator Carlo Leone, Kaye Leong~Darien Rowaytong Bank & Darien Chamber Board Vice-Chairman, Casey Hart~The Informer & Darien Chamber Board, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, Evelina Socha~Owner, BarbaraBusskohl~Darien Board of Realtors & Darien Chamber Board, Bill Jensen~Darien Toy Box & Darien Chamber Board, Laurie Griffith~Darien Bank & Trust
I just read a very motivating article on Leadership I thought I’d share.
“Here’s a lesson you won’t learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego. Check it out.
Any great leader faces a multitude of challenges every day. Whether it’s communicating strategy, helping people through change, holding on to excellence in the face of compromise, or just navigating the leadership environment, there is no shortage of development opportunities lurking in each day’s schedule.
I’ve worked over the years with leaders on all of the challenges above–and many, many more. But surprisingly, the skill that I see more leaders struggle with more than any other is relatively mundane (but very important): the ability to work with their team as an equal. To be “merely” a resource, rather than the team leader.
As we’ve seen before, many leaders can only operate in one of two modes–in charge, or not there. In other words, once they join their team (virtually or otherwise), the team instantly defers to them, and they take the lead.
Truly great leaders have a third mode: The ability to sit with their team without needing to be in charge, using their subject matter knowledge just the same way as anyone else around the table would.”
CLICK HERE to read more….
Les McKeown is the author of the bestseller “Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track–and Keeping It There” and is the CEO of Predictable Success, a leading adviser on accelerated organizational growth. His latest book is “The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success.” @lesmckeown
SCORE Business & Bagels Series
Running Your Business From Anywhere
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Light breakfast will be served
The Rowayton Library
33 Highland Avenue | Rowayton, CT 06853
At the next SCORE Business and Bagels session the speaker will explore Top Ten Tips for small businesses to save time and money.
You will learn about:
Presenter: Mary Anne Mendola Franco
Mary Anne is Head of Network Services at The Wilton Library Association. Among her responsibilities is the development of social media programs. She will share simple techniques that can help you streamline your business. Mary Anne’s undergraduate degree is from New York University. She has a graduate degree in Library Science from C.W. Post University
The Darien Chamber of Commerce provided a Ribbon Cutting for one of their newest members on Friday March 15th. Chyten Educational Services, a respected and successful tutoring & test preparation company in America, opened a tutoring center in Darien at 1063 Post Road. Chyten Premier Tutoring & Test Preparation is known for its proprietary SAT and ACT strategies and college counseling, ensuring students’ success in getting into their top-choice schools.
L to R: Richard Kastleman ~Healthy Living by Lucia, Bill Jensen~Darien Toybox/Darien Chamber Board, Bob Mantilia~Darien Rowayton Bank, Barbara Busskohl~Darien Board of Realtors/Darien Chamber Board, Dick Kelsey~SCORE/Darien Chamber Board, Kaye Leong~Darien Rowayton Bank/Darien Chamber Board Vice Chair, John Lundeen~Lundeen Cliffside Assoc/Board of Selectmen/Darien Chamber Board, Lucia Lobraico, R.D.~Healthy Living by Lucia, Barbara Levine Owner Chyten Premier Tutoring & Test Preparation, Casey Hart~The Informer/Darien Chamber Board, Terrie Wood~CT State Representative, Ellen Bay~Darien Rowayton Bank , Bob Duff~CT State Senator