Nilofer Merchant

Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream! | Podcast

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What’s stopping you from actualizing your ideas? For many of us, it’s the lack of access to power and the inability to be heard. Yet we are at a turning point: “Now that the Internet has liberated ideas to spread through networks instead of hierarchies, power is no longer determined by your status,” says Nilofer Merchant, a leading business thinker and author of The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World. Listen in to her 30-minute teleclass, where she shares inspirational and instructive stories and proven strategies for building and mobilizing support, so you can seize your moment of opportunity.
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Free Teleclass | Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream!

Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00-1:30 pm

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Session 2017 l Global Citizenship: The Powerful Convergence of Everyday Life and Social Impact

No matter where you turn, challenges and devastations are a hard reality within our country and across the globe. Simple pleasures like watching television or reading a magazine have become saddening and disheartening given current events. Do you feel helpless? Are you overwhelmed with the abundance of causes and not sure how to contribute? Do you yearn for a life of greater significance beyond your day-to-day? Attend this session to hear from a panel of pioneers and learn how you can become a change-maker without moving across the world or quitting your job. From volunteerism, activism, philanthropy, humanitarianism and simple shopping strategies, this session will offer the perfect mix of actionable steps and inspiration for how you can get involved; find a cause that aligns with your passions; use your creativity and innovative thinking; and contribute to a cause that has positive social impact. Read More

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2017 Session | Innovate with the Power of Onlyness

So often we hear how innovation depends on fresh takes, new perspectives, and breakthrough ideas. That all forward progress – whether in business, or society – is born of new ideas. Yet, when people are told their ideas are too weird, too wild, or simply “too much”, they tend to give up. Not because they want to, but when one has to choose between activating an idea and belonging to a community, belonging wins. Every. Darn. Time. Until, now. Because, now, you can easily find those who share the same purpose as you, who are equally passionate, motivated, and mobilized. Now you can belong to your weird and wild ideas, AND also to a community of like-minded individuals. This is THE POWER OF ONLYNESS—that an idea, born of the spot in which ONLY you stand, can scale by connectedness, to become mighty enough to dent the world. Companies that harness this power will out-innovate the market. And, it’s the way each of us enacts the change we imagine is possible. In this session, Nilofer Merchant will inspire and offer some specific instruction sets for navigating YOUR power to innovate. Together we will explore:
· How is Onlyness different than confidence building or brand building.
· If belonging is the key to owning your ideas, how exactly do you find “your people”?
· If your boss doesn’t support you, what can you still do to bring YOUR onlyness to work?

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