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In 384 B.C., a man named Aristotle spoke of what it meant to be smart. He said, the beginning of all wisdom is knowing yourself. In 60 A.D., a Roman philosopher named Seneca continually asked himself three questions: first, what bad habit did I cure today? Second,...read more
I’m excited. Granted, it is an exciting time of year, especially here in New York City. Streets are packed with people hustling and bustling from corporate meetings, Broadway shows, dinner engagements, holiday sight-seeing and seasonal shopping throughout every part...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Guest blog by Scott Trager, PMP Sometimes we need to go fast, sometimes we need to go slow. At times we need to back up so we can just keep moving forward. At Bloomberg, I had the privilege to work with exceptional technology teams, automating global government data...read more
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...read more