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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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Developing a Mindset of Success

Developing a Mindset of Success

It's easy to have some fun at the expense of a success mindset. Saturday Night Live has numerous skits that have stood the test of time and become iconic pop-cultural references for several generations. Many might recall the “Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley”...

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

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...

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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...

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What These Engineers Are Learning is Just as Important for You

What These Engineers Are Learning is Just as Important for You

So, what are these engineers learning that's so important? Let's find out: “Social scientists have recognized that success is strongly influenced by personal qualities such as perseverance, self-control, and the ability to work well on teams. Companies recognize that...

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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 experiences to exploring a …
  • 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 that the more confidence a person had in his …
  • 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 expectation of perfection is unrealistic. Revealing vulnerabilities is …