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John Stepper
Worked at Deutsche Bank
Attended Columbia University
Lives in New York City
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"Even though impostor feelings can be present in basically anyone they were found to be associated with giftedness and are very common among gifted women."
I had heard of impostor syndrome before, but I never gave it much thought until it came up on three separate occasions within a week. It’s defined by the Caltech counseling center as: A collection ...
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It took me far too long to learn what every parent should know: what makes great schools and smart kids.
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By changing how I viewed senior management and other stakeholders, I managed to mend a huge hole in my network.
I became increasingly anxious as I realized the mistake I had been making. Before Christmas, my friend told me about an ambitious goal she had in mind and how she was gaining support for it. She listed the senior stakeholders she was meeting and her discussions with a possible sponsor, and I could see the…
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The aboriginal tribe that gave us the word "kangaroo" have no words for left or right and that shapes the way they relate to the world. What about the words you choose every day?
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I'm fascinated how our language (word choice) shapes our worldview. And I agree - we need a new language to talk about the new world that we live in. 
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A lovely story from one of my favorite radio shows: The Moth. It made me wonder, "What memory can I make for someone?"
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If this works, 2015 will be the best year ever.
Each year, it’s about something I want to achieve in the future. Do this. Stop doing that. Sometimes I've kept my resolutions but most times they quickly faded. I don’t remember any of them. So thi...
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The scarcest resource we have isn’t money or time or some precious metal. It’s attention. In the book Strangers to Ourselves, Timothy Wilson writes that while our brains can take in eleven million ...
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There's a growing digital divide inside many companies. The need for people who can use modern tools at work is increasing, and so is the opportunity cost for individuals who don't upgrade their skills.
Though the world is becoming increasingly networked and online, there are still people working the way they’ve worked for the last few decades. Maybe they’re comfortable working that way, or afraid of changing, or simply don’t know what to do. Maybe they can hang on and everything will be okay. Or not. “What’s a hashtag?”…
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"The most important benefit is that they’ve found a way to enjoy their current job more while building a network that gives them access to more possibilities."
Two years ago, I wrote about some ideas for creating a more humane workplace. Last month, I met a group of amateur photographers who are doing something about it at our firm. Their story illustrates the variety of ways in which people can make a contribution, expand their network of relationships, and realize a wide…
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Best New Year's resolution I ever made.
For 2015, I resolved to “Enjoy each day.” Not to do more fun things necessarily but rather to “see and feel more in every day as it is.” I’m already surprised by the results. What was supposed to h...
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If you worked on something for years and your wife didn't like it, what would you say? What would you do?
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Creepy! This morning I asked myself "Shouldn't the book be ready" and checked workingoutloud.com to see where I could buy it. Seems it won't take long anymore...

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Working out loud is based on generosity. But what do you do if people don't seem to want what you have to offer?
That’s a tweet from 2010 from a modern burlesque dancer, Dita Von Teese. And it has a lot to do with how you work out loud. One of the five elements of working out loud is generosity. You frame your own experience – what you’re doing, learning, etc. – as contributions that might deepen your…
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Totally agree +John Stepper - "Keep on Shipping" - Give it out anyway and in so doing hone your craft/skills. Also consider (ask yourself) why you are giving. Is it conditional (or reciprocal) giving?  Finally, the golden rule - Isn't it better to Give than to Receive? There's joy/satisfaction/gratification in giving
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  • Columbia University
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  • Regis High School
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Author of "Working Out Loud" (available Feb 2015)
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Helping people find meaning and fulfillment in their work and life.
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