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The Freedom to Live Life on Your Own Terms

As I shared last month, one of my high school teachers, Mr. Eslick, invited me to return to my hometown to speak to current Montague High School students about my career and journey to today. Preparing for and delivering the talk was deeply therapeutic for me and, I hope, fun and informative for the students. ... Read More
 

Aligning Cross-Generational Communication

Financial Executives International invited Michael to lead a webinar about how to align communication across generations in March 2019. Episode 28 of Equal Chance To Be Unequal is the recording of that live webinar. You can also watch the webinar, including slides and audience polling questions, on Michael’s YouTube channel. Michael offers a brief introduction ... Read More
 

27- The Power of Mentors and Mantras with Beth Stiner

To kick off this episode of Equal Chance To Be Unequal, Beth Stiner shared an awesome story about how she didn’t make her high school’s JV volleyball team. She had a choice. Should she give up playing volleyball or choose to find new ways to get better? She chose to volunteer that year for the ... Read More
 

Habits That Train You To Live Authentically

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brené Brown How difficult is this for you? Society is becoming more accepting of and willing to ... Read More
 

17- Coaching Fortune 500 High-Achieving Executives with Bill Koch

As an executive coach, Bill Koch is drawn to serving high-achieving executives… because he was and is one. Bill was named CEO at age 34. He has been a part of 29 M&A deals. He coaches executives from Apple, Shell, John Deere, American Airlines, McKesson, Abbot, BP, Time Inc, Christies, and more. He deeply understands ... Read More
 

How to Connect an Employee’s Purpose to Your Organization’s Purpose

This article was first published on BestCompaniesUSA’s website. Helen Keller once said, “True happiness… is not attained through self gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Purpose may be defined as the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves. This can take many forms, but is built ... Read More
 

2- Developing Emotional Intelligence

In this episode of Equal Chance To Be Unequal, Michael discusses the four major tenants of emotional intelligence – self awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management. Learn about the importance of continual learning to be more self aware, how practicing positive psychology helps you with self management, the value of a reflected best ... Read More
 

The Best Influencers Manufacture Experiences

Grades. Networking. Job. Money. Career. Time management. Failure. The future. Experience. Relationships. Family. Direction. Opportunity cost. Differentiation. Framing my value. These were a handful of the responses from 100+ Thunderbird School of Global Management students when I asked them what they were most nervous about as they entered, or returned to, their degree program. I ... Read More
 
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