We have all heard more times than we can count how Pittsburgh can be its own worst enemy; how we as a region defeat ourselves through low self-​esteem and low expectations, and how we just need to start believing in ourselves again.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading A personal view of leadership, challenge and change
I came to Pittsburgh in 2006 originally just to be a guest conductor for the symphony orchestra. I didn’t know at the time that they were looking for a music director. I really had no idea about it.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
I’ve had three distinct phases of my career — from public prosecutor to elected official to Washington lawyer — and, strangely, they all came about serendipitously. I grew up in Pittsburgh and went to Yale as an engineering student, even though I was not really suited for it.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
Thirteen years ago, a young assistant professor at the University of Virginia shared his time management techniques with graduate teaching assistants and fellow faculty members. They all wanted to get ahead — get tenure — and still have time for their friends and family.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The expert in time
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