All posts by MaryAnn Means-Dufrene

As Market President for Dale Carnegie North Texas, MaryAnn partners with organizations and individuals to build leadership capacity necessary for breakthrough performance. Through strategic partnerships, she creates customized skill development plans to increase employee engagement, boost individual and team productivity, and develop the kind of leaders people actually want to follow. MaryAnn has tremendous experience in collaborating with organizations in Tarrant County, previously serving as Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth and as Deputy Chief of Staff to Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in psychology and earned her Master of Public Administration and Master of Strategic Human Resource Management degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is board chair for Presbyterian Night Shelter, board vice president for Girls Inc of Tarrant County, and serves on the board of directors of Women's Policy Forum and the Central Area Council for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. MaryAnn lives with her husband Matt, son Hogan, and two dogs Deuce and Lovey in Fort Worth, Texas.

When was the last time you “went off”?

We feel the need to ‘go off’ and the person we are about to unload on really needs to hear it. Maybe they even deserve it.

How Do You Get People To Trust You?

We recently discussed the importance of Internal Reliability to building a culture of trust. An equally important concept is a leader’s External Reliability. What exactly is External Reliability?  In contrast […]

Would People Describe You As “Reliable”?

Influential leaders create a culture of trust within their teams and consequently, are able to gain the commitment of each team member to work toward common goals.

How To Make High Performance 22 Times More Likely

If we know there is something that will make our organization 22 times more likely to be high performing, why aren’t we in hot pursuit of it?

Only Two Things Stand Between You and Your Goal

Are your goals for 2018 already a thing of the past, despite your best intentions? This is the right time to turn this new year around. We’ve been reviewing our […]