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Amy Diederich joins Dr. John Gray and Brian Tracywisdom

in a new book



Amy Diederich, keynote speaker, author and BIG founder, has been selected from a nationwide search to be featured in Words of Wisdom, a highly successful book series from Tennessee-based Insight Publishing.

The book features best-selling authors Dr. John Gray (Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus) and Brian Tracy (Million Dollar Habits).

Amy Diederich, Gray, and Tracy are joined by other well known authors, health experts, and speakers, each offering time-tested strategies for success in frank and intimate interviews.




On Febuary 2, 2012 Jane Perdue, Principal of Braithwaite Innovation Group and Betsy Magness Leadership Institute alumnae, was the keynote speaker at the opening session of the WICT Carolinas 2012 Annual Conference.  Jane spoke about Women Taking Charge.  

She shared the lessons she learned during 15 years as an executive and how a new boss calling her Aunt Polly took her career in a whole new direction.  For women in business who seek to step up and into their power, they must be friends with power, think inclusively, and connect with confidence.
















continue reading... and learn more about how the BIG team is partnering with the Charleston, SC Center for Women in creating a Women's Leadership Institute.

hci-prizeBIG's own Jane Perdue was recently named one of eight finalists in the HCI Human Capital M-Prize on Leadership, co-sponsored by Gary Hamel's Management Innovation eXchange (MIX). While her entry, Square Pegs, Sacred Cows and Starting Over with Leadership, wasn't a winner, we're delighted to have participated in such a rewarding experience.

Press release from Lori Ames, The PR FreeLancer. NEW REPORT REVEALS STEPS WOMEN MUST TAKE TO ATTAIN MORE SENIOR LEVEL POSITIONS. Women and The Paradox of Power: 8 Keys For Transforming Business Culture written by BIG's Jane Perdue and Anne Perschel of Germane Consulting.





9.6.11 3 Reasons to Kiss Being Perfect Goodbye 

Are you trapped in the paradox of perfection, asks Jane Perdue. Do you want to crank out perfect outcomes yet fear failure so much that you quit trying or give up or never get anything finished? In a society that idolizes flawlessness (air brushing photos and the like), it's easy to step over the line into the dark side of perfectionism: A space where you make an art form of always over-delivering faultless outcomes, even when that level of work isn't warranted. Continue reading...



September 2011

Jane Perdue | Women's Leader

Jane is a veteran of Fortune 100 companies whose second act has been to "consult, speak and write about leadership development and women's issues."

Her latest venture is in its early stages—a women's leadership institute in partnership with the Charleston, South Carolina Center for Women. "I firmly believe that women in business can be both powerful and well-liked."

Read on to discover the five lessons Jane never learned...


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