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Origin Story

My colleague Erika Davis and I were recently guests on Alex Canavan’s podcast, Cultivate. Alex is an impressive young leader here in Syracuse with a passion for bringing people together. Her focus is on female leaders, and she herself has a voracious appetite for learning and development, an attribute all successful leaders share. The focus…

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Embracing the Fierce Gravity of Leadership

In the dynamic world of leadership development, we do not operate in a vacuum. We are constantly being acted upon by formidable forces which influence our range of choices and, in so doing, shape our journey. Consider the axiom, “Gravity is fierce.” This seemingly unconventional notion seems to encapsulate the essence of leadership. The forces…

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Emotional Accountability

For much of my adult life, there’s been a voice in my head. It’s a voice at once demanding and prideful, one that encourages me to follow its advice and rewards me handsomely for doing so. And what does it say? Be accountable to your emotions! I identify strongly with this voice, and consider it…

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Free in this Moment

In my upcoming book, there’s a chapter called “Get Out of Your Own Way.” As I teach what I need to learn, I wrote that chapter to remind myself how often I hold onto things that prevent me from living as well as I could. The main roadblocks blocking my path to higher awareness are…

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It Takes Courage

It’s the time of year to set resolutions, and I’ve got mine: Stop resisting what is and grasping at what I don’t have. I have been doing a lot of introspective work recently and once again am getting the opportunity to relearn a lesson. Simply stated, I am repeatedly tripped up by the illusion of…

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Essential Elegance

A 1977 brochure introducing the Apple II computer said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” It takes a lot of hard work to create something simple, to truly understand the underlying problem and come up with an elegant solution. It’s not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. It involves digging through the depth of complexity….

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2023 in Review

As we reflect on the accomplishments and milestones of 2023, it is with pride and gratitude that we share some of our highlights of the past year. In 2023, Emergent continued to thrive and innovate, achieving new heights in various aspects of our business. From new offerings and strategic partnerships to notable recognitions and a…

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A December Reflection

All of a sudden it’s the holiday season! The ground is frozen and white. The skies are dark before the day is over; I feel like I must have taken a long autumn nap and missed the onramp to the holidays this year. In part, I have been far too busy with work. I usually…

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Finding Peace at the Edge of Change

“There is something about the power of our consciousness, of our soul, that gives us the authority to influence the quality of our lives. We are indeed co-creators of the events of our life.”  – Caroline Myss   Recently, I’ve noticed myself spending too much time outside of the present moment. Instead of focusing on…

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‘Tis the Season

The changing of the season often brings about changes in us. Holiday breaks afford us the opportunity for strategic pauses, reflection and preparation for what’s to come. Here in Syracuse, we ready ourselves for the winter season in many ways, whether by pulling out boxes of decorations or putting snow tires on our cars. But…

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