I want to let you know that our [email protected]® Cards mobile app has received an update.
The [email protected]® Cards and Book Set were originally written and designed in 2000. They were an immediate hit. So we created an updated version in 2002 and also a digital web-based card service. These were a big hit too.
These are the first cards ever developed specifically for a business setting and the rest of life. Organizations and individuals use them by choosing a card to set the tone for their day, start a meeting, enhance the tone of a meeting or add inspiration to one. Authors, artists and leaders use them to clear “writer’s block”. [email protected]® Cards help people all over the world to build teams, inspire colleagues, boost creativity and innovation, raise performance, suggest solutions to difficult problems, communicate ideas and set the tone for your day. They are based on the work of The Secretan Center Inc., known as “Higher Ground Leadership®”, which has been adopted by individuals, corporations, healthcare and academic institutions and governments around the world. The set consists of 77 cards, each with a specific theme that will guide you in planning, decision-making, or simply sparking a fresh way of looking at things, each with gorgeous artwork by acclaimed artist David Rankine (http://www.davidrankineart.com/). Each card includes a message to kick-start an idea or suggest an answer to a question for you. The latest update (Version 1.1) includes a small number of improvements to the app based on user feedback.
With the [email protected]® Cards you can enjoy these features:
- Shake to shuffle the cards and obtain daily wisdom
- Tap the cards to turn them over and read the full meaning of each card and message
- Share your card and its message (Facebook, Twitter, E-mail)
- Save your favorite cards
- Browse useful related links
And lastly, I have a favor to ask you: This has been an award-winning period for us at The Secretan Center—I was recently ranked #5 in the Top 30 Global Gurus in Coaching and #13 in Leadership–and we are grateful to you for your support. Another major award is coming up, one of the most prestigious: the Thinkers 50, which ranks the top 50 thought-leaders in the world every two years. If my work has touched you (or any of your friends) in any way, I would be very grateful if you (and they) would vote here. Thanks again for your support.
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