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How to become more inclusive and equitable in our nonprofit organizations

Paolo Gaudiano

Diversity and inclusion are buzz words today in both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. 

But what exactly do those two words mean when it comes to your organization? And how can you become even more inclusive and equitable in your leadership? 

Author and researcher Paolo Gaudiano is my guest today and he will address these topics. He is the President at ARC, Aleria Research Corporation and is a speaker, writer, teacher. Aleria Research Corporation is a nonprofit that conducts scientific, charitable research related to Diversity & Inclusion. 

Enjoy today’s show.

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Is self-leadership the most important type of leadership?

There are so many books about leadership. Many books are about new skills you can learn, bad habits to unlearn or new perspectives to incorporate into your leadership.

Terry Looper

My guest today argues that the most important aspect of your leadership is this: self-leadership. My guest is Terry Looper is the founder and CEO of Texon LP, a leading oil and energy company in Houston, Texas. Terry shares quite a bit about his faith and how his faith has shaped his leadership style today. He has written a new book called: Sacred Pace.

His book traces his journey of success, burnout, and rediscovering his priorities. Enjoy today’s show.

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Whatever happened to the Muscular Dystrophy Association after Jerry Lewis?

Lynn O’Connor Vos – President and CEO of the MDA

Ever wondered what happened to the Muscular Dystrophy Association after Jerry Lewis?Years after the annual telethons hosted by the famous Jerry Lewis, who served as the national chairman, the MDA is still going strong. In fact my guest on the show today is the new President and CEO of the MDA, Lynn O’Connor Vos.

MDA continues to raise millions of dollars for neuromuscular research and care, and remains the largest non-government funder of research on muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. Find out about the latest, exciting news from the MDA. Enjoy today’s show!

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Ending Tropical Diseases

Ellen Agler

Today’s guest will give us some incredibly inspiring stories about how her organization is ending tropical diseases. My guest is Ellen Agler who serves as the CEO of the END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative working to end five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting 1.5 billion people—1 in 5 people alive today. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Security Advisory Board.

Ellen holds graduate degrees in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. She is also the author of a new book entitled: Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary stories from the Movement to end neglected tropical diseases. Enjoy today’s show.

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Jean Case Inspires Us to Be Fearless

Jean Case

All of us have people who inspire us. We need people in our lives who inspire us. My guest today will not only inspire you, but has written a book about people who will inspire us all. My guest today is Jean Case. Jean is the Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation. She is a philanthropist, investor and an internet/impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. 

She has just written a new book entitled: Be Fearless. Jean set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits all had in common. Enjoy today’s show.

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