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5 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone – Your Top Tips!

For many of us, a new year begins with a declaration that this is the year we'll do something different. We'll learn a new skill, take on a new challenge, or change our way of living. Something outside our comfort zone. But why do we look for ways to switch things up? I mean, staying in our comfort zone doesn't sound so bad – it's called...

How Damaging Is Long-Term Uncertainty? – Join Our #MTtalk!

I'm so comfortable with certain types of uncertainty that I barely recognize them as "uncertainty." For instance, it never fazes me when I get lost. I know I will find the way and reach my destination before I fall off the end of the earth. I also look at it as unintentionally exploring unknown places.   My husband, on the other hand, HATES (yes,...

The Power of an Ethical Leader

Distinguishing between what you have a right to do and what is the right thing to do cuts to the heart of ethical leadership: being an authentic leader who knows and does the right thing. Today, more than ever, ethics are a leadership imperative. Ethical leaders rise above the din of the crowd to inspire us at a time of uncertainty and large-scale...

I'm Graduating From University Soon... What on Earth Do I Do Next?

Juliet Webber is an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford. Finishing university can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect. While many new opportunities and adventures begin to appear on the horizon, so too does the unsettling prospect of an immense life change, and the anxieties that go with it. For me, about to begin the...

Surely You're Over That? – #MTtalk Roundup

"Healing is not about moving on or "getting over it," it's about learning to make peace with our pain and finding purpose in our lives again."Shirley Kaminsky Some experiences and interactions have a significant impact on your life. Others are forgettable or leave you cold, even though everything you experience changes you in some way, no...

Nature Was the Mother of My Invention

I still think often of my eighth-grade English teacher, who taught my class wisdom along with language skills. One gift she gave us was the chance to do something she called an "enrichment project." We could use class time to research a personal interest, write about it and then give a presentation on the topic. I'd seen the Northern Lights that...

What Career Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

As the world chimes in another new year and the holiday decorations head back to the attic, I like to take a moment to reflect on the past year. What have I achieved, and what lessons have I learned along the way? It's become a bit of a tradition, and with each year's passing, I've collected a small treasure trove of advice and musings. It has also...

Embedding Racial Equity in Your Business Strategy

This blog is guest written by Margaret H. Greenberg and Gina Greenlee, executive coaches, organizational development consultants, and the coauthors of "The Business of Race." If you think racism is a U.S.-only issue, think again. If you believe solving racism is best left to governments, think again. If you're under the impression racial equity...

What's Your Life Plan? Balancing Dreams and Reality – #MTtalk Roundup

If I am going to spend valuable time working at something, I need to know that my efforts will pay off. So I find it motivational to have a plan that balances my dreams and reality; it keeps me going when the going gets tough. I've always been someone who likes to know where I'm going and how I'm going to get there. People have called me...

Faisal Hoque on Transformational Leadership: Expert Interview

The pandemic shook up our lives and prompted a rethink for many of us. For author and entrepreneur Faisal Hoque, it led to a new book: “LIFT: Fostering the Leader in You Amid Revolutionary Global Change.” Hoque realized that the disruption caused by COVID-19 was one of four huge changes we’re experiencing at the moment, the others being climate...

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