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Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Get Comfortable with Discomfort

Think about the things, relationships, accomplishments that have meant or mean the most to you.  Did they come easy? Were they just given to you without work, sacrifice, or emotional investment?  Chances are the things that you are most proud of and care most about...

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Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

I’ve had several humbling experiences throughout my life that have changed the course of where I was headed.  I can think of many examples both in my mountaineering adventures and in the unexpected circumstances presented to me throughout my career where I found...

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Does Communicating Stress You Out?

Does Communicating Stress You Out?

If it is, you wouldn’t be alone.  Many people know that public speaking is one of the greatest fears people can experience. However, we don’t all find ourselves being required to give speeches.  As leaders however, we are required to communicate…effectively.  That’s...

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Change Must be Led Step by Step and Brick by Brick

Change Must be Led Step by Step and Brick by Brick

There’s a medieval French phrase, “Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour” from the collection Li Proverbe au Villian published around 1190; we all know it as “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” The phrase speaks to the idea that big things don’t happen immediately – it...

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How to Get Your Team to Move Mountains and Then Climb Them

How to Get Your Team to Move Mountains and Then Climb Them

Moving mountains is typically seen as an impossible feat - which is why we talk of needing faith or a great belief from within in order to move the “proverbial mountains” of life.  The same could be said for climbing and conquering those massive “mountains” that we...

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence.  As a leader you’re likely inundated with the term.  Articles, seminars, trainings, reports…it’s a hot topic – and for good reason.  With so much buzz about what one needs to be in order to be a successful leader and human being, it’s easy to...

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10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Communicator

10 Proven Ways to Become a Better Communicator

A couple of years ago, I published my first book, A Climb to the Top: Communication and Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights.  It was an awesome journey putting my experiences and thoughts to paper that would end up helping thousands of individuals...

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Leading Through Change – Successfully

Leading Through Change – Successfully

On December 8th, 1863, United States President, Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation formally called, the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. The document, also known as the ten percent plan, was an effort to begin reconstruction and...

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Walking the Fine Line of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Walking the Fine Line of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Last year, almost to the date, I published an article on the importance of emotional intelligence using Elon Musk of Tesla as a shining example.  At the time, there had been a number of articles written that addressed his concern and response to what was an...

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  • Get Comfortable with Discomfort

    Get Comfortable with Discomfort

    Think about the things, relationships, accomplishments that have meant or mean the most to you.  Did they come easy? Were they just given to you without work, sacrifice, or emotional investment?  Chances are the things that you are most proud of and care most about have been difficult, challenging, or …
  • Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

    Consider this Key Attribute of All Great Leaders

    I’ve had several humbling experiences throughout my life that have changed the course of where I was headed.  I can think of many examples both in my mountaineering adventures and in the unexpected circumstances presented to me throughout my career where I found myself unsure and seemingly unprepared.  One such …
  • Does Communicating Stress You Out?

    Does Communicating Stress You Out?

    If it is, you wouldn’t be alone.  Many people know that public speaking is one of the greatest fears people can experience. However, we don’t all find ourselves being required to give speeches.  As leaders however, we are required to communicate…effectively.  That’s hard.  It’s stressful.  And while you might not …

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