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The Importance of Amplifying Executive Presence

  
  
  
Amplifier

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

Imagine this unlikely scenario: You’ve been asked to sing the national anthem in front of 50,000 fans in a baseball stadium.  You know how to sing, and you proceed with confidence.

The Look of Leadership: Five Style Tips for Men

  
  
  
men's style tips

By Mary Lou Andre, Style and Professional Image Expert

#1   Don’t Dismiss the Power of Formal Suiting.  Even if you work in a business casual environment, don’t neglect this area of your wardrobe.  Always have at least one dark neutral suit that fits you well at your current weight and makes you feel your personal best.  In addition to professional events where formal suiting is the best choice, life also happens – weddings, funerals and the like.  Don’t compromise the power of being properly attired when it might matter most for you and the people you love.

Six Great Ways to Start Your Presentation

  
  
  
Great Ways to Start (3)

By Meghan McGrath, Marketing and PR Associate

Are You Reading This? Summer Reading Recommendations for Leaders

  
  
  
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Dealing with Dilemmas

  
  
  
bike

By Michael Seitchik, Associate

The other day I took my two grandchildren out for a walk. My four-year-old grandson was riding his bike, and my two-year-old granddaughter was riding in a coach.  After three blocks, my grandson got tired of riding his bike and wanted to join his sister in the two-person coach.  No problem. But then my granddaughter wanted to ride the bike. Not only was the bike way too big for her, but she didn’t know how to ride a bike!

What Matters When You're Leading Leaders

  
  
  
Scott Soccer

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

A few weeks ago, my five-year career of coaching youth soccer came to an end.  My son will be starting high school in the fall, and our town’s soccer program ends after kids complete eighth grade. 

Handling Bad News

  
  
  
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By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

As you may have heard, a real tragedy happened in Boston in late March. Two firefighters died in the line of duty when a nine-alarm blaze ravaged a building in the Back Bay. Since it happened, there has been a good amount of media attention amidst finger pointing about who is to blame for the fire.

Calm, Cool and Collected: Why Composure is an Overlooked Facet of Executive Presence

  
  
  
paintcan and brush

By Meredith Courtney, Vice President Client Solutions

This past weekend, my husband and I hosted 60 family members and friends in celebration of our son’s baptism. As we were preparing our house for the party, we figured it would be a good excuse to finally tackle that never-ending to-do list. Since we moved in six months ago, the list just seemed to get longer rather than shorter - paint walls, hang shelves, finally unpack the boxes stacked a mile high...

Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Work Performance through Fitness

  
  
  
exercise shoes and weights

By Meghan McGrath, Marketing and PR Associate

While most of us know that exercise is important to improve our waistline, we often overlook the impact that physical fitness can have on our career. Regular exercise helps improve blood-flow and thus supplies more oxygen to the brain, allowing for clearer more focused strategic thinking. Also, aerobic exercise is an excellent way to fight anxiety and stress that may be brought-on at work. From a chemical standpoint, working out reduces the level of stress hormones like adrenaline and releases endorphins which improve your mood. Studies have also shown that staying active and getting regular exercise regulates and improves your sleep patterns, helping you to feel more rested and ready for work.

On Safari… and Way Out of My Comfort Zone

  
  
  
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By Karen Marinella, Principal

One of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities came along for me about three years ago.  A business trip to South Africa would bring me to a part of the world that I had only dreamed of visiting.  As glamorous as business travel sounds, seasoned business travelers know that on most trips you see an airport and a hotel conference room and not much else.  But I was determined to build in some time to go on a safari.   Without hesitation I booked a safari to begin the day my conference ended.  

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