9 Ways to Balance Time in Today’s Modern Era

Time management is a lasting and formidable challenge. Throughout history, we’ve learned to track, divide, and measure time, but these days, more and more of us are trying, in vain it seems, to capture it. Most of us can barely manage our time let alone master it — it’s too stubborn in its onward march…

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Connecting Through Cuisine: Pittsburgh’s Community Bond Anchored through Culinary Diversity

Pittsburgh, often renowned for its industrial heritage, steel roots, and resilient spirit, holds a vibrant tapestry of diverse traditions that weave together the city’s unique neighborhoods and cultures. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I can attest that our culinary landscape is a unique opportunity for cross-generational connection, community bonding, and cultural exchange.  Just a few years…

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Embracing the Magic of Process: A Practical Guide to 2024

Throughout 2023, I’ve had the privilege of learning from some of the world’s greatest masters of their craft. And oddly, my conversation with each of these titans of industry – the business leader, the athlete, the orator, the professor, the singer – did not focus on their achievements or accomplishments. Instead, I’ve been thirsty to…

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Nurses: From Bedside Care to Healthcare Leadership & Beyond

From the early days of modern nursing, especially during times of war and epidemics, nurses have worked on the frontlines, often without the recognition they deserve. Long gone are the all white uniforms — full-length skirts, high collars, fitted aprons, and caps. And while nurses have always been critical to healthcare, it’s only in recent…

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Developing a Global Mindset

In an increasingly interconnected world, it’s more important than ever to adopt a global mindset. This kind of perspective isn’t limited to world travelers or those who have experienced different cultures firsthand; it’s a mindset that encourages people to view the world through a broader lens of curiosity and acceptance. It requires shifting one’s worldview…

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What Gets Measured Gets Done: 5 Concrete Steps to Gauge Corporate Belonging

Over the last decade, there has been an expansion of corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs; however, since 2020, what was once viewed as an off-shoot of human resources has rapidly evolved into an essential component of running a business. More recently, “belonging” — as in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) — has…

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Employers Are Snooping: Social Media Scrutiny Gaining Popularity 

According to a recent CareerBuilder study, 70% of employers check their job candidates’ social media profile. Naturally, they’re looking to see the degree of professionalism a candidate projects although depending on the role, employers may be scouting for other skills like excellent communication, demonstration of sound judgment, and the ability to be brand conscious. Social…

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What Does a Leader Look Like? The Problem With Prototypes

What does a leader look like? It’s an important question to ask ourselves. Doing so may allow us to uncover biases or at least consider our perceptions of a certain look. For example, when you ask yourself, “What does a cardiologist look like?” — what comes to mind? It wouldn’t be unexpected if the first…

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Highly Effective Habits of New Leaders

People chatting with coffee

I don’t believe in natural born leaders. Instead, a leader is someone who, through a combination of experience and effort, becomes someone worthy of following. If you’re new to a position of leadership, remember that being an effective leader is a skill that can be improved and refined. Honing one’s ability to lead is a…

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