The Job of a Leader is to Develop Other Leaders

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 possible?" They focus … Continue reading The Job of a Leader is to Develop Other Leaders

What’s Your Story? How to Include Storytelling in Your Presentations — Guest Post, Amy Fenollosa of The Latimer Group

Have you ever been captivated by a story? So immersed that you felt like you were actually there? On a recent road trip with my middle school sons, I happened upon a story on the radio that captured us all. The story transported us — as humans, our brains are conditioned to listen to stories. … Continue reading What’s Your Story? How to Include Storytelling in Your Presentations — Guest Post, Amy Fenollosa of The Latimer Group

Resilience: GUAA Career CoachYolanda Gruendel (L’95)

For many of us, life will be full of successes, as well as setbacks, perhaps even tragedy. Because adversity is a fact of life, I believe a good part of living well involves cultivating resilience. In some cases, difficult experiences can even generate growth and transformation. When we move through hardship and reach the other side, we may … Continue reading Resilience: GUAA Career CoachYolanda Gruendel (L’95)

Hoya Highlight: Reilly Davis (B’12)

Career Reflections What is the best career advice you have ever received? Your narrative is the most important thing you can present about yourself. I left a two-year finance program after only one year, and I was really nervous about doing that—how it would look and how it would be perceived. But, I learned that … Continue reading Hoya Highlight: Reilly Davis (B’12)

Leading Legal Teams: GUAA Career Coach, Yolanda Gruendel (L’95)

The practice of law often entails working with other professionals on legal teams. During my legal career, I have had opportunities to speak with attorneys about the practices that distinguish successful lead attorneys. In essence: what is the secret sauce that makes the really good lead attorneys so effective? The following five practices were mentioned most frequently as … Continue reading Leading Legal Teams: GUAA Career Coach, Yolanda Gruendel (L’95)