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Joan Koerber-Walker
Phoenix, Arizona
Innovation is making life better for the people who matter.
Interests: innovative ideas, working with people who are not afraid to try something different, helping businesses grow
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Thanks Daniel!
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TypePad HTML Email Kate, thanks for adding a great point. We need to check repeatedly to be sure our brand is staying on mark. When we assume we can be in for big disappointments. Have a great 4th! Joan
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Thanks Kate. Have a great week!
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Thank you!
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Great Point John. Thanks for adding to the discussion!
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Thank you Amar!
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Kate: Great point. In days of yore, the relationship heirarchy was mostly determined by birth. Each group needed the other to survive. The leaders who understood this are remembered for their greatness. Today, we have many more choices on who we choose to believe in. Without trust there is no belief and no relationship. Thanks for all you do in sharing your people-skills gifts on twitter as @KateNasser and through your blog at http://www.KateNasser.com . Joan
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Dan: Thanks for your note. This is high praise from a leader who gets up early and shares his gifts with others everyday! Thanks for all you do and share as @LeadershipFreak and via http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com Joan
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Kate - Thanks for your comment and adding your insight and experience on how our differences affect those perceptions and how we can "embrace the differnces" by reaching out and asking questions of others to learn about our true culture. Joan
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Shaun, Thanks for making a great point. Just like a personal brand or a business one is based on how others see us, class is always in the eye of the beholder. When you add value to others, like you have done here, you are on your way. I hope you will come back and add value again on future posts. All the best, Joan
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Thanks Kate for both your comment AND these great additions highlighting the results you get when you understand WHY. Joan
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Thanks Dan. Even "groggy" you make a great point. Sometimes we know "what" we want to do before we truly understand the "why" and sometime the order is reversed. But either way you look at it "what" and "why" make a perfect pair. Joan
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Thanks Leo!
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Thank you Kate! Great point about starting early in life. My first volunteer assignment was working in an inner city Head Start program the summer I was 13. My Mom would drive me downtown every day to have the opportunity to make a difference and learn first hand the power of volunteering. Those lessons have stayed with me my whole life. Joan
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Alex, your wife is very lucky to have a husband who is so supportive and willing to invest in the future. Here in the U.S, it can also get out of hand. There will always be people who take and take and do not give back. But, at least from my own personal experience, investing my time and talents in organizations and projects I believe in has definitely paid off in future opportunities to lead and grow both personally and professionally. Joan
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Thank YOU Dan. The thing we must all keep in mind is that we can say lots of things about ourselves. That's advertising. But in the end, people look for proof that we keep those advertising promises. That's evidence. And in the end, evidence always wins the day. You are giving us lots of evidence of who you are and what you do and we are all better for it. Thanks!
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Thank you for sharing this Kate. We don't find answers if we don't ask questions. Your success is proof of what happens when we have the courage to ask. --- Joan
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Dan: That you choose satisfaction comes as no surprise. The wise ones always do. The funny thing is, those that choose profit as a primary motivation, often fail later on because sooner or later their customers figure it out...and then you don't have any customers OR profits. Thanks for adding to the discussion --- Joan
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Thanks for adding to the discussion Al and for the link to your book. I will check it out. Love the quote from Anne and Lori - it summs it all up. ---- Joan
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Thanks for joining the discussion Matt. As a small business owner myself, I know what you mean. Dreams become reality when we build the resources, create partnerships, and move from ideas to action. Come back and join the discussion anytime! ---Joan
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Thank you for your kind words and for joining the conversation. As we have come to learn, that day was a day of tragedy but also a day of heroic and inspiring deeds by many both at the scene and later. Over time the wounds will heal for all who were affected, but hopefully the lessons we learned will stay with us. Joan Koerber-Walker
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Thank you Norma and I love your quote. Having a dream and acting on it allows us to live our purpose. Joan
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Pal: Thank you for sharing your story and the article links. I believe the ability to dream is the foundation of all invention. Eqaually, the ability to execute in a way that brings broad acceptance is the path from invention to innovation. I have heard many stories like yours over the years both from family and from friends who have experienced something like this. It happens more often and in more places than many people think. You have an uphill battle ahead of you. Good Luck!
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Thank you Dan. And I agree with you. The greatest value of any dream is the value it creates for others. When we make a difference, everyone wins.
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Thanks Will.
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