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Visualizing Your Goals: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Visualizing Your Goals: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

You’ve no doubt heard, used, and even applied this maxim to yourself or those around you.  Fake it until you make it…or rather, actually become it.  There are plenty of studies that back up the notion that there is a lot of power in visualizing the achievement of...

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Two Critical Elements for Leading Through Communication

Two Critical Elements for Leading Through Communication

We can always improve our communication – always!  Not all of us will be required to give formal speeches on a stage with hundreds of people.  However, each day you give a series of mini-speeches to audiences ranging in size, of matters differing in importance.  You...

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Increase Your Chances to Make the Close

Increase Your Chances to Make the Close

At this title, you might be wondering how I know what it takes to make the close. But, having spent fourteen years in sales and marketing at Bloomberg, as well as serving in a few different leadership roles in business development, I can tell you effectively leading...

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Find Your Strengths and Embrace Them

Find Your Strengths and Embrace Them

I have a list of must-read book recommendations ready to give anyone who asks.  On that list is a book that I give to every client and student. What could possibly be so important that everyone I work with must have it?  A book focused on identifying strengths. So...

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Exploring Beyond the Planned Path

Exploring Beyond the Planned Path

I was recently invited to be a guest on the All Things Risk podcast with Ben Cattaneo where he made an analogy that I quite liked and could identify with given my mountaineering background.  When discussing the unknowns of life and our careers, he likened our...

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Speak with Greater Confidence

Speak with Greater Confidence

An article in Nature Neuroscience led by Benedetto De Martino, a cognitive neuroscientist in the field of decision-making and neuroeconomics, states that the brain has direct links between knowing what you want and the ability to express it. His research demonstrated...

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You’re Human – Act Like It

You’re Human – Act Like It

It's okay to be human. In fact, it's critical. Effective leadership, or the ability to truly speak the language of leading, requires vulnerability – the willingness to remove the mask of perfection.  Those who are emotionally intelligent know that perfection or the...

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Language of Leading: The Core Values of John Keating

Language of Leading: The Core Values of John Keating

The character John Keating, played by Robin Williams in the movie Dead Poets Society, is my role model. He encouraged his students to be authentic, innova­tive, and to find the courage to plot their own career paths. In my work with students and executives, my goal is...

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How’s Your Garden of Personal Improvement Coming?

How’s Your Garden of Personal Improvement Coming?

At this point in the summer, many of the gardening efforts made in the spring are coming to fruition – hopefully. Just as I hope you are enjoying fresh carrots, beets, tomatoes and all number of other vegetables and fruits, you can enjoy the “fruits” of thoughtful...

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Overcome Fear and Achieve Greater Heights

Overcome Fear and Achieve Greater Heights

What does it mean to truly overcome your fear? In a previous post, I introduced the incredible accomplishments of Yuichiro Miura, the oldest man to summit Mount Everest three times.  During a press conference announcing his admission into the Guinness Book of World...

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  • Visualizing Your Goals: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

    Visualizing Your Goals: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

    You’ve no doubt heard, used, and even applied this maxim to yourself or those around you.  Fake it until you make it…or rather, actually become it.  There are plenty of studies that back up the notion that there is a lot of power in visualizing the achievement of goals that …
  • Two Critical Elements for Leading Through Communication

    Two Critical Elements for Leading Through Communication

    We can always improve our communication – always!  Not all of us will be required to give formal speeches on a stage with hundreds of people.  However, each day you give a series of mini-speeches to audiences ranging in size, of matters differing in importance.  You don’t need to be …
  • Increase Your Chances to Make the Close

    Increase Your Chances to Make the Close

    At this title, you might be wondering how I know what it takes to make the close. But, having spent fourteen years in sales and marketing at Bloomberg, as well as serving in a few different leadership roles in business development, I can tell you effectively leading is being an …