What is Your Energy in a Crisis?

Imagine that you missed your flight and were now going to be late for an important client meeting. Would you panic and yell at the airline associate working to get you

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Leadership Lessons from the Cake Boss

I enjoy stumbling on good leaders in unexpected places. Buddy Valastro, the fourth-generation owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ and star of TLC’s reality show Cake Boss, is my

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Motherhood: The Thankless Job

I have two boys now 4 and 6.  They are adorable, sweet, smart, cuddly, funny, active, dirty, needy, whiny, demanding beings.  I love them more than life. When they were

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Is a Likable Politician a Good Politician?

We’re in the thick of the race for the GOP nomination and the personality style of the candidates is often discussed more than their stance on the issues. This got

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Recovering from an Embarrassing Moment

It was the first class of the semester teaching the part-time MBA Business Communications class.  I had a room full of business professionals and I decided to climb up on

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I Had My Midlife Crisis in My 20s

“I had my midlife crisis in my 20s.” Savvy smart Alexa, is only twenty-five and already trying to figure out how to get to the land of Enough. Our parents

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The Land of Enough: Finding the Elusive Feeling of Contentment

I was chatting with my new friend and mentor, 25 year old Alexa Scordato, and she said something that rung such a chord, I had to share.  She said, “When

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The Skype Interview

I have taught at NYU since 2005 and besides the students themselves, the teaching fellow (TF) can make or break the class experience. I didn’t realize this until I didn’t

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What Do You Do When You Are Right! And Wrong?

Everyone has a horrible college roommate story—Mine starts in the same way that a lot of them do with an inconsiderate night of noise.   Let’s just say her new

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