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Junior Achievement’s Inspiring Success Awards Luncheon

On Friday, January 26th, deserving finalists, joined by friends, family, peers, and other young leaders, attended Junior Achievement’s first Young Professionals Luncheon + Inspiring Success Award Ceremony to see which of their peers would receive the honor of being named as the most influential contributor in a variety of categories. Our own Christy Uffelman was thrilled to emcee the event, not only …

Brad HemmingsJunior Achievement’s Inspiring Success Awards Luncheon
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Field Notes on Leadership: Resiliency & Grit

Field Notes on Leadership: Resiliency & Grit by: Christine Watkins Davies December 2017 What is resiliency and grit?  I define them as having the ability and capacity to recover quickly from challenges with a bit of toughness.  Even in the face of adversity, someone who is resilient and has a bit of grit overcomes obstacles others may not have thought …

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Pittsburgh Hosts Another Successful National Conversation on Board Diversity

“Excellence. Experience. Exposure. To reach the boardroom, all three are needed.” That was the central theme from yesterday’s program for The National Conversation on Board Diversity, an event of 2020 Women on Boards. Having heard personal stories and best practices from amazing and inspiring leaders, the truth of those words is more evident than ever. This is the third year that Christy Uffelman and …

Brad HemmingsPittsburgh Hosts Another Successful National Conversation on Board Diversity
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Bulls%!# or Truth

By Mary Shippy Bulls%!# or Truth “Bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” – H. Frankfurt I was recently reading Brené Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness, and got stuck in the 5th chapter entitled, “Speak Truth to Bullshit. Be Civil.”  What I initially loved about this chapter was finding that there is a book called …

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Christy Uffelman to Receive Honor from Alma Mater

Congratulations to one of Align Leadership’s wonderful and fearless leaders, Christy Uffelman, for the incredible honor of receiving the Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH) Professional Excellence Award! This award honors an OLSH alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their profession. At Align, we all know how amazing Christy is – but it’s great to see others noticing as well! …

Brad HemmingsChristy Uffelman to Receive Honor from Alma Mater
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7 Inspiring People Talk About the Last Time They Failed and How They Bounced Back

I don’t know about you, but I find nothing more inspiring than personal stories of courage and overcoming adversity.  If you think celebrities don’t face difficulties themselves, have a look at 7 celebrities who have failed and bounced back.  Please tell me your personal stories of triumph in the face of long odds!   https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/12687-7-inspiring-people-talk-about-the-last-time-they-failed-and-how-they-bounced-back?   #AdversityIsOpportunityInDisguise

Brad Hemmings7 Inspiring People Talk About the Last Time They Failed and How They Bounced Back
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Congratulations to 2017 PTC EDGE Cohort!

With every ending, there is a new beginning. Clearly I am not the first to express these ever-so-true words of wisdom, but they hold new meaning to me this week, as we have reached the culmination of our 2017 Pittsburgh Technology Council EDGE cohort. It is with equal parts sadness and joy that we gathered for a final time to …

Brad HemmingsCongratulations to 2017 PTC EDGE Cohort!
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Field Notes on Leadership: A New Blog Series

Over the next several months we’re going to be completing some interviews and writing a blog series entitled Field Notes On Leadership.  We’re going to delve into topics such as:  Human Capability, Empowerment, Resiliency & Grit, Importance of Communication and Conversation, Peer Learning, Authenticity, Leadership Vulnerability, and Characteristics of a Leader.  If you have any ideas or thoughts on these …

Courtney DeruyField Notes on Leadership: A New Blog Series
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What Does Success Mean to You? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

By Mary Shippy   The definition of success has been highjacked by our culture’s obsession with fame and fortune. The original root definition of success from the Latin “successus” is to advance, a good result, a happy outcome, as in to accomplish a purpose or aim. But we now live within the confines of a very narrow definition of what …

Courtney DeruyWhat Does Success Mean to You? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself
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We All Fall Down

By: Mary Shippy Why do we struggle so much with failure?  As a culture?  As a people?  Cause we all eventually fall down. I remember many years ago after completing an education project in Central Africa, I was sitting with a group of leaders at a safari resort on the Nile River talking about leadership.  All of us shared stories …

Courtney DeruyWe All Fall Down