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Being Outrageous: Teens Speak Out

My daughter and her 8th grade classmates had the courage to be outrageous last week by respectfully and successfully challenging their administrators on a point of principle. As is the tradition, teachers and students were asked to vote on which three classmates…

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Being Outrageous

I have spent most of my life behaving myself. Doing the conventional and achieving success in a traditional way. Not that there is anything wrong with that. In fact, it has all turned out just fine. However, the question remains whether I would have achieved even more and/or…

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It's About The Team

At today’s Varsity Sports Award ceremony at my daughters’ high school, I was heartened to see the next generation of leaders and reassured that, at least in a small corner of England, affirmative life lessons are being taught and learned. This is a sports program that is about more than simply winning. It is a…

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3 Ways To Harness Your Fear

Since prehistoric times, fear has proven useful to our survival, both individually and as a species. These days, however, fear more often can hold us back from enjoying the success we are meant to achieve. With most of our fears blown out of proportion or perhaps even imagined, we must learn to keep fear in check or…

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Intensity

Why do some people train hard in the gym and play hard on the court, while others go through the motions? Are those hours equally well spent? Some would ask what the point is of showing up if you aren’t going to get everything you can out of it. Others would say that at least the second person bothered to go at all.

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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

I wasn’t sure what to expect from the YouTube video link that my daughter recently forwarded to me (“we watched this in class today and I thought you might like it”).  Well, it turned out to be great.  So great that it is worth sharing. It is...

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Surviving As An Analyst

Making a success of your first job as an analyst is an important career milestone.  I remember looking up at the 53-story office building from the sidewalk on my first day of work.  It was scary, exciting, and pretty intimidating. Twenty-four...

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