AUTHOR. CHANGE AGENT.
Dr. Dallas Dance is on a mission to help non-profits, corporations, and organizations, especially schools and colleges, inspire and impact their most valuable asset: Current and emerging leaders. As an executive and former superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, he has an over 15- year background in Talent and Leadership Development, Organizational Improvement, and Strategic Planning and Advising. He uses his expertise to pioneer equity-centered shifts and positively impact organizational culture. Outside of speaking, Dr. Dance is also the Managing Partner of Infinite Solutions Enterprises, a professional services consulting practices that assists clients in accomplishing their biggest goals and solving their toughest challenges through people and strategy.
LESSONS ON FEAR, FAILURE & THE PITFALLS OF PERFECTION
In this transparent, compelling memoir, a young, highly-successful black man reflects on the life he built for himself over the years, only to reach the middle of his life and realize it wasn’t a life he wanted. All his life, he’d followed the rules, excelled at all he touched, made historical strides in school and career, and gave every bit of himself to please others and be seen as “perfect.” It was a pressure-filled life that left little room for error or enjoyment. He succeeded in manufacturing a you-niverse, of which him being perfect was the center. In his mind, everything revolved around him being perfect, and without him being seen as perfect, the world would fall apart.
Carrying the weight of this responsibility on his shoulders was something he did with pride – that is, until he finally began to crumble under the weight of it. After a lifetime of painstakingly building his you-niverse, it seemingly imploded in an instant, forcing him into a period of profound self-reflection and a critical re-evaluation of what mattered most in life.
Written specifically as a letter to his own son and universally to every young person and aspiring leader, this memoir is a compilation of thoughts, lessons, entertaining stories, cautionary tales, and warnings about how to build a life centered on passion, purpose, and authenticity – a you-niverse to relish rather than one to regret.
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Presentations have been conducted at the international, national, state, and local levels at conferences, workshops, and in-services on various custom topics around, Leadership, Equity & Access, Education, Culture and Climate, Strategy, and Diversity. Many topics are welcomed but the keynote messages that are the most requested are:
Diversity in the workplace
Work life integration
Goal setting and reaching
Professionalism and career advancement
Talent and retention
Any presentation that is needed for a specific audience to inform, inspire, and engage them on various topics can be uniquely created to serve any occasion. Download Dr. Dallas Dance's one sheet for more details.
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