Dr. Diane Dixon - The Highest Calling

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Dr. Diane L. Dixon is a facilitator of learning, author, consultant, adviser, and speaker. She has dedicated her career to human and organizational learning, focusing on leadership and organizational development for more than 30 years. Her experience includes designing and facilitating leadership development programs and processes; developing change management and transition strategies; facilitating strategic planning meetings; and team development. Diane’s work in healthcare organizations and research on hospital CEOs inspired her interest in minority executive leadership.
Diane's Website & Her Latest Book

Quotes From this Episode

  • “I think the thread that ran through all of the stories were the positions that sponsors put them in. And so often they were positions that they had not had experience in before, and having to work through the inner emotion of saying, “Can I do this? I’ve never done this before. Am I going to fail? Should I take this on?”
  • “A sponsor will actually put you in that position and suggest that you be on a high visibility board, task force, or committee or team. They are introducing you to other executive leaders and, most importantly, to leadership opportunities that help you to grow.”
  • On the CEOs in her study - “...everything pointed to their ability to learn quickly and to adapt.”

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Quote by Congressman John Lewis

  • “Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life, I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love, and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.”

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