Author Archives: Jay Sullivan

Mindfulness And Trust: The Keys To Successful Leadership

“What keeps you fulfilled in your role?” Whether we are navigating a busy sidewalk, or navigating through our career, when we lose perspective, we lose our bearing and risk faltering. Having perspective on our situation requires self-awareness; we need to … Continue reading

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4 Keys To Creating Commitment At Work

“Leadership requires acknowledging the sacredness of every individual, not from a place of fear, but from a place of love.” An engaged workforce produces better results. Whether you manage a team of finance professionals, a department of insurance underwriters, or … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Start Your Career On The Right Foot

This week, thousands of new teachers are being trained as part of their initiation into Teach for America. Thousands more are still recovering from graduation festivities with an eye on their first job looming in the coming weeks. Whether you … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Get What You Want

Some days, every conversation feels like a negotiation. Some people thrive on that type of exchange. For others, it’s exhausting. Regardless of whether you enjoy negotiating, you have to participate in the discussion if you want to get something done. … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of The Aged – Conveyed Clearly And Succinctly

We all have someone whose words of wisdom stand out for us, and whose ideas we leverage at work and in our personal life. For me, it was my maternal grandfather, DeWitt Calamari, who passed away many years ago after … Continue reading

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4 Things We Can Learn From Nikki Haley’s “With All Due Respect, I Don’t Get Confused”

How To Go From Under The Bus To The Driver’s Seat We’ve all had situations in which we feel we’ve been wronged and want to respond appropriately, but struggled to do so while maintaining the relationship. Just about every married … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Communicate Confidence As You Enter The Workforce

You’ve graduated and are about to become part of the working world. Congratulations, and welcome. As a parent of three college graduates and one college senior, I assure you, one of the most fulfilling questions a parent asks his or … Continue reading

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Why Managers Matter

One of the key questions successful professionals ask themselves is, “How can I grow my business?” Perhaps the more important question is, “What’s the best investment for growing my business?” The answer to growing your business lies in growing your … Continue reading

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The Irony Of Servant Leadership – A Position Of Strength Born From A Position Of Humility

Every day in the news we see and hear about leaders – leaders in politics, in business, in the arts, in education. We see young leaders advocating for changes in gun laws. We see women leading our nation toward an … Continue reading

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Top Three Elements to Recruiting Rockstars

You’ve reviewed a hundred resumes. You’ve screened a dozen candidates. You’ve interviewed six solid contenders for the job. Now, how do you now make sure you hire the right person? Whether you own a business or manage a department, you … Continue reading

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