Lisa Marie Platske

An award-winning leadership expert in human behavior, Lisa Marie Platske has received accolades from the White House, the United States Small Business Administration, and The International Alliance for Women, recognized as one of the top 100 women making a difference in the world. She left her Federal law enforcement career after 9/11 to be the CEO of an international leadership development company, Upside Thinking, Inc. Lisa Marie delivers presentations worldwide sharing research on how vulnerability and forgiveness are critical to exceptional leadership as well as her proven 7-step leadership model centered on connection, positioning, and executive presence. An international best-selling author in 5 countries, Lisa Marie has written or co-authored 7 books.

Courageous Leadership: How to Build Deeper Understanding

The word ‘dialogue’ comes from a Greek word denoting a “flow of meaning.” The definition refers to the process of coming together to discuss or have a conversation. When two or more people converse, it’s almost a given that there will be differing points of view. Dialogue is different from the word ‘debate’ which looks