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Capitalizing on Negative Events to Create a Better You

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” Mother Theresa on Leveraging Experience [Article By Avalon Senior Fellow, Jean Michel] On a hot and humid morning in August of 1962, two young Airmen who had recently graduated from tech school in Amarillo Texas were…

Choose Your Words Wisely - The Avalon Institute
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Magnify Success: Choose Your Words Wisely

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.’ Many of you will remember this popular rhyme from elementary school. In fact, you may have even recited it a number of times as kids as it’s a common childhood…

Technical Expert - The Avalon Institute
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From Technical Expert to Successful Leader

This is a story about the transition from Technical Expert to Successful Leader.  Following a one-year tour in Afghanistan, I was reassigned to an Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar facility.  Not just any ATC facility, but one of the larger and busier ones—the 2nd busiest joint-use airfield in the Air Force. The 15-position facility is…

The Leaders Harvest - The Avalon Institute
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The Leader’s Harvest

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson Seeds are very curious entities—small, innocuous . . . mostly overlooked. Incredibly, they are filled with an amazing power for growth — A growth for greatness. The same can be said for your capability to seeding leadership potential! A farming friend…

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