Remix: 6 Lessons on Playing Smart and Failing Forward

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Dug this one up from the archives, dusted it off and gave it a fresh polish — you might even see your own reflection in it. 1 #NoHustleWasted. The shortcut to success takes years to create. There’s no copy & paste formula for it and along the way you’ll fail. Good. Failure is an outcome not a brand. If we … [Read more…]

Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together

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In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are. Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the organization to thrive during times of uncertainty. We must empower our people to reach … [Read more…]

5 Steps to Being Fabulous in the Workplace and Beyond

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It’s been an interesting few months as I’ve reconnected with parts of myself that I had shelved in favour of what I thought I should be doing, how I thought I should be living and who I thought mattered (on paper). The funny thing is, I didn’t think I was THAT person. After all, I’ve been doing work with clients … [Read more…]

A Day of Reflection and Remembrance

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“Democracy must be nurtured in ways that are practical and flexible. Pluralism must be embraced, so that it exists both in fact and in spirit. A diverse, engaged civil society will advance these values.” — Excerpt, Where Hope Takes Root Dear Community, I’m a former New Yorker, a 9/11 survivor, and an Ismaili Muslim. I am blessed to have walked away … [Read more…]

Time to Lose Wait

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Dear Smart Humans, Gone is the summer of ’13. We will now be walking with polished shoes & better postures, and consuming coffee with purpose and not an art of leisure. We’ll make sandwiches for saving pennies instead of for picnics and understand why it should really be called YOUniversity. Alas, we will be counting numbers that will impact the bottom … [Read more…]