I’ll Have a Shirley Temple, Please by Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S.

The drink?
No, that drink consisting of ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, topped with maraschino cherries tastes too sweet.

The personality?
No – the iconic child actress also seems a bit too sweet.

The legacy?
Yes. Here’s what you can glean from this child star’s journey that can guide you to speak for yourself with power and presence.

Tenacity – persevering after early fame fades
Resilience – recreating herself as a diplomat and politician
Optimism – viewing reality from a positive slant
Strategic grace – “retiring” from show biz at the age of 22
Courage – revealing her taboo breast cancer story in the early ‘70s

Shirley Temple Black died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 85. May she be a blessed memory and a reminder of how to speak for yourself whether singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop”, winning praise during her three years as an ambassador in Prague, or becoming co-founder of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, raising funds to fight the disease that afflicted her brother, George.

Shirley used the 180 Rule to achieve success. She answered the question, “What would I do if I didn’t want my childhood fame to last?”…and then she avoided those things! She then proceeded with tenacity, resilience, optimism, strategic grace and courage.

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Author: Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S.
180 Rule for Powerful Presentations

The 180 Rule Leadership Flip by Al Lucia

Here’s something that has worked well when doing leadership coaching. Ask the leader what they would do if they wanted to fail. They may look at you funny for a few seconds but just explain that this is a way to get at the most helpful and personalized advice. Once they make the list ask which of these they are doing and, very importantly, which they may be perceived to be doing.

So they may say they would fail as a leader if they did not listen well to their employees but may also admit there may be a perception they don’t. This is where behavioral stuff comes in. Do they check their cell phone while “listening”? Do they allow interruptions of a non-critical nature? Do they use questions or only interject their own opinions?

This “flip” or 180 Rule approach allows this self-awareness to happen. That’s a good starting point for improvement.

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Author: Al Lucia
The 180 Rule: Using a Natural Phenomenon to Achieve Success
The 180 Rule for Leadership Coaching

Finding the Answers – Rich Lucia

In today’s fast-paced business environment there’s a need to find efficient, successful answers in an effort to attract and retain sales revenue. The search for answers to getting more business has us chasing the latest “hot thing” rather than adopting a powerful internal methodology to achieve success. New ideas, in and of themselves, are extremely attractive as our desperation fuels a willingness to change something, anything. All too often, before we reach mastery or even an understanding of a new technique, we are made aware of another newer technique and run to the newer answer much like a team of four year olds playing soccer.

What if there was a way to tap into our existing tendencies, not only to get on track but to stay on track without a laborious retraining program and the distraction of chasing after the “next hottest thing.” The 180 Rule provides us with a vehicle to tap this innovative methodology that successfully uses a natural phenomenon inherent in all of us. Studies having been going on since early 1948 regarding this behavioral trait called the Negativity Bias. The 180 Rule uses these findings and applies a process that allows us to eagerly work as a team because of the ease of participation. This effective collaborative effort affords us the opportunity not only to come up with viable solutions but also helps keep the mission on track. With participation comes a greater commitment to achieve success. In sports we strive for the natural golf or tennis swing; in business development we have found a business process that successfully utilizes our natural tendencies. The 180 Rule is that process.

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Author: Rich Lucia
The 180 Rule: Using a Natural Phenomenon to Achieve Success
The 180 Rule for Business Development