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Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Too…

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Too…

“Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you…Anything you can be, I can be greater. Sooner or later I'm greater than you…” Many of us are familiar with these lyrics from Irving Berlin’s 1946 Broadway musical, Annie Get Your Gun.  The song...

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Inspire Like Michelangelo

Inspire Like Michelangelo

What does it mean to inspire? I think inspiration is something we often take for granted and I wanted to explore it further. Let's start with one of the holiest and most renown places in the world. The Vatican, in Rome, Italy attracts approximately five million...

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What the Language of Leading Looks Like

What the Language of Leading Looks Like

The Language of Leading - it's something to think about. In my book, A Climb to the Top, I spotlight a good friend and fine executive colleague of mine, Lou Eccleston, the CEO of Canada’s TMX Group.  His ability to communicate in a way that inspires change is...

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Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Just the Tip of the Iceberg

It’s just the tip of the iceberg. That phrase was ultimately what sunk the great Titanic. In the Spring of 1912, the “Unsinkable Ship” would make its maiden voyage – launching from Belfast, Ireland and set to arrive in New York City.  Considered a modern marvel at the...

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Experiencing Abundance and Scarcity All at Once

Experiencing Abundance and Scarcity All at Once

Abundance and scarcity are typically talked about as worldviews on opposite ends of a spectrum.  On one hand, you have an individual who perceives life full of opportunity – plenty for each person.  On the other end, you have an individual who believes there’s not...

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Are you Going to Fight, Or Take Flight?

Are you Going to Fight, Or Take Flight?

It’s August 9th, 2010.  You have just arrived at the Pittsburgh airport and you’re beginning the process needed to fly to New York on Jet Blue Flight 1052.  You made it through check-in, security check, and are in the midst of boarding your flight.  You find a spot...

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The Force is Strong with You…Or Can Be

The Force is Strong with You…Or Can Be

It’s blockbuster movie season – we’re right at the start of the summer season! With that comes all number of cinema experiences; some offering romances, others epic science-fiction journeys.  One of this year’s movies is another release from the Star Wars brand which...

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How Are You Making Your Decisions?

How Are You Making Your Decisions?

Why do you make the choices you do?  What caused you to choose the breakfast you ate, the clothes you picked out for the day, or the movie you wanted to watch last night?  We make decisions and choices all day long - from the procedural to how we choose to react to...

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The 8 Steps to Success

The 8 Steps to Success

I previously wrote on the importance of developing a mindset of success – you can read it here.   A major factor in being successful throughout your life will be how you think about your abilities and the circumstances around you. As I touched on before, The Locus of...

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4 Ways to Start Learning the Language of Leadership

4 Ways to Start Learning the Language of Leadership

Learning any language, particularly the Language of Leadership (LOL), is a bit like learning to acquire a new skill. Like any disciple, there is a process to learning the skills that takes commitment, time, practice…and patience. Part of speaking the “LOL” is knowing...

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  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Too…

    Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Too…

    “Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you…Anything you can be, I can be greater. Sooner or later I’m greater than you…” Many of us are familiar with these lyrics from Irving Berlin’s 1946 Broadway musical, Annie Get Your Gun.  The song reminds …
  • Inspire Like Michelangelo

    Inspire Like Michelangelo

    What does it mean to inspire? I think inspiration is something we often take for granted and I wanted to explore it further. Let’s start with one of the holiest and most renown places in the world. The Vatican, in Rome, Italy attracts approximately five million visitors each year – …
  • What the Language of Leading Looks Like

    What the Language of Leading Looks Like

    The Language of Leading – it’s something to think about. In my book, A Climb to the Top, I spotlight a good friend and fine executive colleague of mine, Lou Eccleston, the CEO of Canada’s TMX Group.  His ability to communicate in a way that inspires change is masterful.  With …