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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

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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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The Disease of Perfectionism

By Mary Shippy   I was in New Mexico a few years ago visiting a Navajo Pueblo.  We were watching the women weaving rugs.  They were beautiful in design and color.  Navajo tradition tells us that every Navajo rug is woven with one very visible and intentional imperfection woven into it.  They believe that this allows spirit and energy to …

Courtney DeruyThe Disease of Perfectionism
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I’ve Been “Should”-ing All Over Myself

Learning to Play Hooky in a “Should Do” World By: Christy Uffelman   I snuck out of work today when nobody was looking. I am writing this post while sitting on my deck, dappled in sunlight, wearing zero makeup and in my favorite robe. And I’m coloring. Yes, coloring. (Apparently as a busy professional, adult-coloring books are the super cool, …

Courtney DeruyI’ve Been “Should”-ing All Over Myself
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BOTHER ME

By: Christy Uffelman   I’m an Over-Giver. I listen.  I hold your hand.  I never show up at your house empty-handed (always store-bought, of course, but that’s beside the point). I offer advice if you want it, and will just sit quietly beside you if you just don’t want to be alone. I am there for you. I’m good at …

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5 Questions to Ask When You’re Looking for Feedback

by Jessica Mattern As human beings, we’re naturally curious and desire to have our questions answered. But there’s one area of questioning that overwhelms most of us with anxiety: asking for feedback. It’s not an easy or natural task, asking for someone’s opinion or evaluation of you and your work, but it’s an essential part of career development. We can’t promise …

Mary Shippy5 Questions to Ask When You’re Looking for Feedback
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Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

By JAMES CLEAR Agnes de Mille had just achieved the greatest success of her career, but right now the only thing she felt was confusion. She was a dancer and a choreographer. Early in her career, de Mille had created the choreography for a ballet called Three Virgins and a Devil. She thought it was good work, but nobody made much of …

Mary ShippyMartha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others
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The Perfect Way to Introduce Yourself (in Any Setting)

By Jeff Haden / Inc. The article below was originally published at Inc.com. While I have no soccer skills, I once played in a fairly competitive adult soccer league with my then-teenage stepson. I was terrible, but I played because he asked me to. (When your kids get older and ask you to do something with them, the first time you say no might …

Mary ShippyThe Perfect Way to Introduce Yourself (in Any Setting)
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Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

By Jo Miller Imagine if you had the opportunity to sit down with a senior executive and get the real, straight up truth about what it takes to stand out as a leader in today’s highly competitive workforce. That’s exactly what I got when I interviewed Oracle executive John Hall about the most common characteristics of people in his organization who …

Mary ShippyCharacteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted