How can Aspire significantly change your perspective?

“If this is possible, what else is possible?” Sorana Pascariu When leadership potential meets inspiring mentors, well, we know we’ve got the perfect match! It is no wonder that the Aspirers achieve such greatness when their perspective is nurtured during the summer programs in such meaningful ways as those expressed by our dearest Sorana Pascariu.   You

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Think better not harder

I need to give it some more thought. I need to think harder.  Where do I even start ? Do you ever tell yourself these things ? Are you oftentimes confronted with a task seemingly so complicated that you do not know where to begin – and can not see the end of it ? 

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The formula for a good life

The beauty of being alive is having a multitude of choices to make. This variety explains why every one of us has a different lifestyle. What are our commonalities, though? What should we pay attention to in order to create a good life for ourselves? At the last Aspire High School 2021 session, Dan Oros,

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Words And So Much More 

“The pen is mightier than the sword” and the voice trumps both.  Our voice is one of the most important attributes we possess. Whilst some may be born with the gift of eloquence, for the large majority, effective and convincing communication is a skill to be learnt and mastered.  One of our Aspire professors, Dr.

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Aspire Christmas Reunion- 2021 edition

Now that “the most wonderful time of the year” went by, what about a close retrospective look upon Aspire Community’s most recent Christmas spent together? As you all have been used to, the longed-for Aspire Christmas Ball is our deeply-rooted winter tradition. What a time to be alive surrounded by your favorite people, showing your

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How to challenge yourself in 2022

What to leave behind in 2021 and what to bring to 2022 2021 is finally coming to an end which is a relief for many. This overwhelming year of lockdowns and quarantining challenged us all. Professionally, many spent time working and studying from home. Personally, our lives have been durably impacted with some of our

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Aspire Global Weekend- Q&As on leadership

Aspire’s strength is Aspire’s vibrant and diverse tight-knit community! Community and a sense of belonging to a community are always important – be it within a company or nationally. The Aspire journey does not end in Poiana Brasov. It flourishes and lives on outside of the Summer programs. Our Aspire Global Weekends are a testament

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Hard skills versus soft skills

We hire for hard skills. We fire for soft skills. Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President of HR, The Boeing Corporation Hard skills refer to what a person is capable to do practically according to one’s training in specific fields while soft skills describe one’s ability to communicate with other people, to persuade, to handle tasks

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HOW TO DEAL WITH FAILURE

Perhaps just reading the word ‘failure’ made you flinch. Any vivid, haunting memories come to mind? We identify failure with a lack of success and tend to take it very personally but most importantly, negatively. Yet such a view is not warranted.  Failure deserves to be redefined.  Failure deserves to not seem so demoralising.  Failure

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5 memorable Aspire quotes- summer ’21

“Who is your role model?” No matter how common yet insightful interview question this is, all the Aspire alumni would find it difficult to look for the right answer to it. Why? Because every speaker at the summer program was a veritable addition to our people-to-look-up-to list. Our role models are those humans that inspire

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