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Balance This and You’ll Have Success AND Happiness

Balance This and You’ll Have Success AND Happiness

Have you ever stopped to think about how the body has been created or formed? Two eyes, two ears, two arms, two legs – with most other significant parts of the body (e.g. nose, organs, etc.) placed in the middle.  It helps the body to balance – imagine if our bodies...

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What Are You Going to Conquer This Year?

What Are You Going to Conquer This Year?

On September 11th, 2001, I lost a lot of friends in the horrendous terrorist attack on the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.  It was a tough time to conquer for those who knew individuals lost, the families affected, and a nation grieving the tragedy. It...

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It Always Comes Back to Communication

It Always Comes Back to Communication

I’m often asked when I’m invited for interviews or podcasts how I got to where I am today. Like all of us, there are a number of driving factors and influences that guide us throughout our lives. However, I frequently think of my father, who was a professor of...

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3 Keys to Achieving Executive Presence

3 Keys to Achieving Executive Presence

Early on in my career, as I looked up to the executives and people I admired, I found myself asking, “what is it about these individuals that I admire so much?” What I came to conclude, and what became the birth of what I do today, is there was something I couldn’t...

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The Three Prongs of Successful Communication

The Three Prongs of Successful Communication

I’ve previously addressed the keys to achieving success and having a mindset of success. When it comes to becoming a successful communicator, there are three fundamental steps to consider.  All too often, communication is something that people engage in all day, every...

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Be More Effective and Less Affected

Be More Effective and Less Affected

It is so easy to be offended. There are so many reasons each and every day to be offended, irritated, frustrated, perturbed…to be affected by the people, things, and scenarios around us.  Our natural tendency is to impulsively respond negatively to a negative...

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10 Ways to Become a Better Leader

10 Ways to Become a Better Leader

The idea of effective leadership is bound to differ from one individual to another – each basing their description on personal experiences and expectations.  However, I’d argue there are ten aspects to being a truly great leader.  How do you think you do in each of...

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Getting to WHY

Getting to WHY

Anyone who has had kids or has been around them enough – especially those who are three going on thirteen – will understand the significance of the word “why.”  As an adult, you may feel like you know a fair amount of information, attained through years of experience...

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3 Ways to Increase Your EQ …TODAY

3 Ways to Increase Your EQ …TODAY

You’ve heard me essentially say it, your EQ is more important than your IQ.  It’s true. Your ability to be aware of not only yourself but those around you is absolutely critical to your success. While one’s intelligence quotient (IQ) can only predict 1-20% of their...

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Caring for your Clients: Make it About Them

Caring for your Clients: Make it About Them

What if you every time you interacted with clients you made an effort to truly observe them and how they responded to you? What if instead of focusing on what you are saying, feeling and thinking, you focused on them? The ability to do this is what sets successful...

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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 start wondering, “Where do …
  • Leadership Lessons For The Office And The Trail – Scott Trager, PMP

    Leadership Lessons For The Office And The Trail – Scott Trager, PMP

    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 releases into …
  • 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 become better communicators. Writing …