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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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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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