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Serving Others

Serving Others

High performers are dedicated to serving others. They love being part of something bigger than themselves. They are fully committed to adding value to everyone and everything they come in contact with. They focus on making everyone around them better by putting the...

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Series of Attempts

Series of Attempts

A teacher once told me that life is nothing more than a series of attempts. Literally, everything you do – personally or professionally – profound or insignificant – is just an attempt. Simply another at bat. And whether the attempt goes to your liking your not, you...

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6 Questions Exceptional Leaders Ask Themselves

6 Questions Exceptional Leaders Ask Themselves

Do you want to be an average leader or an exceptional leader? I know, condescending question, right? However, it’s not what you say, it’s what you do. Everyone says they want to be an exceptional leader… but their habits prove otherwise. If your beliefs and your...

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College GameDay at Beaver Stadium

College GameDay at Beaver Stadium

I was extremely fortunate to attend this past weekend's Penn State vs. Michigan rivalry game at Beaver Stadium on the campus of Penn State University. After recently having the incredible opportunity to spend two days behind the curtain observing Head Coach James...

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Your Standards

Your Standards

There is no question you must be self-aware and have positive habits to perform at a high level. But aside from those two areas, the #1 factor that determines the level of your performance – in any area of your life – can be found in the standards you live by. It’s...

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The 6 Most Essential Questions for Effective Leadership

The 6 Most Essential Questions for Effective Leadership

1. What is your system for self-improvement? What is your process for becoming the best version of yourself (mentally, emotionally & physically)? Do you model your commitment to personal excellence in front of your team? Can they ‘see’ the value you place on...

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Soft Skills are HARD to Develop!

Soft Skills are HARD to Develop!

Aside from the smile and slowly receding hairline, do you know the biggest difference between the 18-year-old Alan and the 43-year-old Alan? My level of EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Through maturity, experience and a ton of interpersonal work... I now have a much higher EQ...

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Don’t Let Your Kids Win

Don’t Let Your Kids Win

There are 3 areas of life I believe are highly personal - religion, politics and parenting. And while I certainly have very strong opinions, beliefs and convictions on each - it is not my place to try to influence others to believe what I believe. To each their own....

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Work Life Harmony

Work Life Harmony

This is something I'm very passionate about and I dive deep into anytime I'm doing a corporate talk or a workshop, and I'm a stickler for terminology.  I choose my words very carefully. When I hear the word work life balance, that sends an unconscious message to me...

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“Alan was the perfect emcee for our Leadership Academy. He was able to masterfully connect, engage and inspire every guest” Bryan K. Williams, DM

Keynote Speaker, Author & Consultant

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