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How Leading And Lagging Indicators Can Help Young Leaders Course Correct On Time

August 21, 2021 • Forbes

How Leading And Lagging Indicators Can Help Young Leaders Course Correct On Time

Leading indicators give you control in a world that feels increasingly out of our control.

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July 1, 2021 • Forbes

How Pre-Mortems Can Help Young Leaders Prevent Post-Mortems

With a pre-mortem excercise, the worst hasn’t happened yet. We’re only imagining that it has.

How Your Values Can Guide You In Ambiguous Times

April 23, 2021 • Forbes

How Your Values Can Guide You In Ambiguous Times

Just like a compass in a disorienting storm, our values can help point us in the right direction.

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March 23, 2021 • Forbes

How Young Leaders Can Develop Their Own Life Philosophies

Exposing yourself to different philosophies allows you to practice various tools and lenses to solve difficult problems. These tools and lenses are not about what you should do but about what you could do. As you better understand the latter, you can better decide what you want to do.

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January 26, 2021 • Forbes

How Hippocrates Can Help Young Leaders Prevent Unintended Harm

Leaving the world better than you found it starts with not making things worse.

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December 23, 2020 • Forbes

How Cicero Can Help Young Leaders Rediscover The Art Of Praise

The art of praise is about tailoring the what, how, where and when of your message to the receiver.

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September 28, 2020 • Forbes

How Thales Can Help Young Leaders Recognize Patterns

If you’d like to become better at spotting patterns before it’s too late, the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosopher Thales could help you, regardless of how much life experience you have.

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August 27, 2020 • Forbes

How Kant Can Help Young Leaders Gain The Courage To Think For Themselves

Across his dazzling amount of writing — more than 1,500 pages published during the Enlightenment — Kant developed his thoughts on a broad range of topics and attempted to answer three fundamental questions…

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July 30, 2020 • Forbes

How Occam Can Help Young Leaders Save Time And Energy

In a complex world that can feel overwhelming at times, keeping things simple can be an elegant way to save yourself and others significant time and mental energy.

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July 1, 2020 • Forbes

How Cleobulus Can Help Young Leaders Survive Both Prosperous And Hard Times

There is no guarantee that things will continue the same as they are today, which should offer hope to the hopeless and a word of caution to those who are resting on their laurels.

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May 29, 2020 • Forbes

How Heraclitus Can Help Young Leaders Get Unstuck In A Changing World

“You can never step in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and you are not the same person.” – Heraclitus

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May 7, 2020 • Forbes

How Bruce Lee Can Help Young Leaders Adapt And Overcome Obstacles

“Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, and it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee

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April 2, 2020 • Forbes

How Nietzsche Can Help Young Leaders Live A Regret-Free Life

If what you’re doing doesn’t meet the bar for eternal recurrence — and you don’t believe it ever will, even with sizable changes — then what bigger decisions might you need to make?

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February 24, 2020 • Forbes

How Democritus Can Help Young Leaders Connect Theory With Practice

“The most dangerous thing about an academic education is that it enables my tendency to overintellectualize stuff, to get lost in abstract thinking instead of simply paying attention to what’s going on in front of me.” – David Foster Wallace

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January 23, 2020 • Forbes

How Socrates Can Help Leaders Prevent Irreversible Mistakes

The Greek philosopher exemplified the value of skepticism — a lens that is useful for avoiding bad, possibly irrecoverable decisions.

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December 27, 2019 • Forbes

Finding Support: Who Is Already There For You?

How to prevent feeling lonely as a leader.

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November 25, 2019 • Forbes

Finding Meaning In Surprising Places

How to see what you’re contributing to at any moment in life.

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November 18, 2019 • McKinsey & Company

Aristotle can help young leaders create meaning in difficult moments

When times are difficult, building virtues could be the single source of meaning that could help you pull through, as they have done for countless others in the past.

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October 31, 2019 • Forbes

Clear Out the Noise To Prevent Unnecessary Negativity

How to prevent unnecessary negativity by “clearing out the noise”.

 
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September 1, 2019 • Sivana East

Tapping Into Positive Emotions When All Else Fails

How to tap into positive emotions when you need them the most.

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July 16, 2019 • Thrive Global

The 5 Ways We Deal with Emotional Messages

How to be more aware of your responses during every interaction.

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June 21, 2019 • Fast Company

On Strenuous Gifts

Some of your talents and skills can cause burnout. Here’s how to identify them.

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June 3, 2019 • McKinsey & Company

6 pieces of wisdom to help young leaders thrive in uncertain times

A few considerations that help with life’s biggest decisions, but also with its mundane, daily difficulties.

How To Identify The Skills That Energize You

May 3, 2019 • Fast Company

How to identify the skills that energize you

On the importance of not letting fear keep you stuck doing only what you’re already good at, especially if it doesn’t give you energy.

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March 5, 2019 • World Economic Forum

6 ways to thrive in an out-of-control world

At any given moment, where are you investing all your attention, heart and energy?