To Communicate Well, Listen First by Dean Brenner (C’91)

When we think about communication in the workplace, all too often we focus on the delivery part: what we will say, what our slides will look like and how loudly we should speak. All that’s important, but what about the other side? Before we speak, we need to listen. And when we do speak, we need to make sure … Continue reading To Communicate Well, Listen First by Dean Brenner (C’91)

No One Leads All the Time: 7 Characteristics of Good Followership by Dean Brenner

At The Latimer Group, we often say, “No one leads all the time.” Part of being a good teammate – and a good leader – is knowing how to also be a good follower. True, followership isn’t always fun; it’s not always sexy. The credit often goes to the person in the lead. But good … Continue reading No One Leads All the Time: 7 Characteristics of Good Followership by Dean Brenner

Emotional Intelligence by Monica Thakrar (F’96)

Emotional Intelligence is such an important topic these days when it comes to leadership. The best leaders are of those with high emotional intelligence skills as that allows for a person to understand themselves, manage their own emotional state, understand others, and build strong healthy relationships with others. As people move up in leadership positions people skills and … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence by Monica Thakrar (F’96)

Improving Our Responsiveness to Our People — John Keyser

Recently, I read an article about the key communication qualities of an effective leader. The article spoke about the importance of asking questions and being an attentive listener. I certainly agree. Yet, the article failed to mention responsiveness, which is certainly a very key quality as well. If we are to help our team members … Continue reading Improving Our Responsiveness to Our People — John Keyser

The Job of a Leader is to Develop Other Leaders by GUAA Career Coaching Partner Larry Center (L’74)

We have all witnessed numerous types of leaders: "hoarders" , "ostriches" and "farmers."  It is farmers who ultimately get the real job of leadership accomplished. "Hoarders" hoard people in their departments or offices. When they identify excellent employees or potential leaders, their first question is: "How can I keep this person here as long as … Continue reading The Job of a Leader is to Develop Other Leaders by GUAA Career Coaching Partner Larry Center (L’74)