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 takes time. If you’ve ever visited […]
Category: Decision Making
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 news headlines and story fills. […]
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 A Climb to the Top […]
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 re-integration of the Southern states amidst the American Civil War. Though the country would not end the war […]
What You’re Saying When You’re Verbally Saying Nothing at All
Every mannerism you make communicates something. And you’re being judged for it. How you’re standing, how you’re dressed, your eye contact, etc. – you are being judged. In fact, my own research suggests that people make decisions about you in the first seven seconds they see you. A little overwhelming if you think about it […]
The TED Formula as It Applies to Your Day-to-Day Interactions
Every seventeen seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, is watching a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk. If you have access to the Internet, it’s likely you’ve either heard of or watched one. In my first book, A Climb to the Top, I introduce the components of TED talks to help readers understand what makes those […]
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 was this event and the result of […]
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 define – it […]
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 for your carry-on amongst the hustle and […]
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 others. According […]