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The One Foreign Language You Should Be Fluent In

The One Foreign Language You Should Be Fluent In

Think back to your high school self: you’re in your second week as a sophomore in high school, taking five courses, and you’re home about to study for a foreign language test the next day. But studying for this particular class is different from the others. For better...

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Harness and Share Your Inner Passion—It Will Pay Off

Harness and Share Your Inner Passion—It Will Pay Off

Ever since I was young, I dreamed of working on Wall Street. That passion drove me to attend college where I studied to do just that—and then it happened. The interesting thing that occurred was a transformation of that passion from simply working on Wall Street, to...

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Um…So…

Um…So…

So. It's like, I mean....you know. Um, Uhh... ya Kinda sort of. So, oh totally, like whatever... I don't know what's going on, but every time we speak with these weak, wavering words it's exhausting. In fact, many of you whether you know it or not in your presentation...

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Three Questions to Consider Every Time You Speak

Three Questions to Consider Every Time You Speak

Why doesn’t everyone commit to developing their communication skills? For years, I’ve coached executives who all needed to persuade and provoke change in order to succeed. However, many sensed they weren’t up to the task or simply didn’t know how to communicate more...

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Two Things One Professor Taught Me

Two Things One Professor Taught Me

I grew up in a family of academia. My father was a professor and my two older brothers went on to become professors as well. While I appreciated the books, music, and culture that come with this world, I distinctly remember being drawn to the idea of Wall Street after...

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Climbing Your Mountains

Climbing Your Mountains

Over the years, I became a mountaineer, climbing peaks across the globe. When I descended Mount Kilimanjaro in 2004, it hit me like a lightning bolt: mountain climbing is a metaphor for people’s careers. Both require the same core steps in order to succeed: Set a goal...

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Before You’ve Said a Word

Your mirror neurons have power. People are looking at you before you've even said a word. What's the vibe you're giving? Are you smiling? Are you miserable? Whatever it is, if you're stressed, people will pick up on that. We, as human beings, have something called...

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Are You a Boss, or Are You a Leader?

Are You a Boss, or Are You a Leader?

We have all had bosses, currently have bosses, and are even bosses today. This title/capacity doesn’t always have a positive connotation; in fact, many are quick to rattle off everything that is horrible about their boss. We’ve all had one—or more—of this kind of...

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    Want to See Change? Provoke It – Here’s How

    Provocation is a force for change that often carries a negative connotation. It’s a term that is often linked to aggressive behavior, or a characteristic that incites conflict and struggle. And while the ability to provoke has created some of the most disastrous events in the history of the world, …
  • Powerful Messages Use Powerful Words

    Powerful Messages Use Powerful Words

    The language of leading is built on one’s ability to perceive, relate, and communicate—after all, it is a language! What we communicate through our non-verbal cues is extremely important, but so are the words we choose in any given situation. Powerful leaders who inspire, persuade, and provoke change use powerful …
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    What These Engineers Are Learning is Just as Important for You

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