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NextGen: Unmasking the superhero in you

  1. 1. Unmasking the Superhero in YOU LindaY. Cureton CEO, Muse Technologies, Inc.
  2. 2. A  New  Breed  of   Leadership  
  3. 3. Everything is fragile
  4. 4. Everything is unknown
  5. 5. What if … you could save lives? You could heal? you could make amazing discoveries?
  6. 6. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve, American Actor and Director
  7. 7. Strength Justice Passion
  8. 8. But what about regular folks like us?
  9. 9. “Leadership is all about the release of human possibilities. One of the central requirements for good leadership is the capacity to inspire the people in the group: to move them and encourage them and pull them into the activity, and to help them get centered and focused and operating at peak capacity.” Joseph Jaworski. Synchronicity:The Inner Path of Leadership (p. 66). Kindle Edition.
  10. 10. Source:ABC News:“Advantage Bryan Brothers”, 6/29/2011 “Opponents say the tennis doubles champions (Bob and Mike Bryan) use twin-tuition to win.”
  11. 11. “'Superwomen: Donna NcNamee, left, and Abigail Sicolo managed to lift a 1,400kg Renault Clio, with the help of Donna's father, which had a young boy pinned underneath it.” --- Wales News Service , June 5, 2009
  12. 12. Wounded and drenched in diesel fuel, Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe walked through fire 7 times in an attempt to rescue his comrades. Source: Stars and Stripes, October 2011, Leo Shane, III. Photo: Courtesy of US Army
  13. 13. “When we find ourselves under intense pressure, fear unleashes reserves of energy that normally remain inaccessible.With the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis fully activated, our bodies and brains can utilize their resources so fully that we become, in effect, superhuman.” – Jeff Wise, Extreme Fear The body’s fear response … … and the courage of the spirit
  14. 14. “Honesty is a gift we can give to others. It is also a source of power and an engine of simplicity. Knowing that we will attempt to tell the truth, whatever the circumstances, leaves us with little to prepare for.We can simply be ourselves.” – Sam Harris, Lying
  15. 15. “Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how.'” –Vicktor Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning
  16. 16. Being A Hero is Tough —  Federal workers are not appropriately paid, rewarded, or recognized —  Leadership in government is on the decline —  Federal workers are not empowered
  17. 17. But the World Needs Heroes
  18. 18. But the World Needs Heroes “Residents of Watertown, Mass., poured onto the streets, cheering and clapping for the police and first-responders [after the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was apprehended.} – Max Stier “Federal worker are the invisible face. No one know what they do what it means how much they benefit us.” – Michelle Obama One our of four American Nobel laureates are federal workers – Partnership for Public Administration
  19. 19. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde
  20. 20. Inspire Energize Prepare