Mindfulness: How the Present is Always Perfect, Even When It’s Not

Guest Post by: Talane Meidener (F'87, MA'89) On the topic of being present and mindfulness, I thought I’d explain a basic spiritual law that often confounds people: the present is perfect. I am sure you’ve probably heard of it before, but most people don’t really understand it. How can the present be perfect when you … Continue reading Mindfulness: How the Present is Always Perfect, Even When It’s Not

What’s at Stake, Up and Down

Guest Post by: Fred Jones, GUAA Coaching Partner Most of the bosses you’ve had probably fall toward the middle of this contrast: between whether you felt they made it easier or harder to do your thing as a leader. If you’ve had enough bosses, as I’ve had, there’s also at least one on each extreme. … Continue reading What’s at Stake, Up and Down

Frustrated? No One Cares

Guest Post by: Carrie Arnold, GUAA Coaching Partner Frustration is the wallpaper of life. It is the ‘go-to’ emotional word we all tend to use when we feel less than positive or neutral about something. It encompasses everything. We are frustrated with the number on the scale, heavy traffic, too many emails, how our boss … Continue reading Frustrated? No One Cares

How To Handle Difficult Conversations

Guest Post by: Christine Brown-Quinn, The Female Capitalist Do you shy away from having those conversations that are truly uncomfortable, whether that be about a pay rise, performance or a particular conflict situation? Have you ever over-practiced the conversation in your head, and in the end hesitated to actually deliver the message as the timing no … Continue reading How To Handle Difficult Conversations

Six Rules for Effective Networking

Guest Post by: Sandra Buteau, GUAA Coaching Partner If you cringe as soon as you hear the word “networking,” you should know that you are not alone. Many of us in the world feel the same way. During the course of my professional career as a leadership and career coach, networking has been a recurring … Continue reading Six Rules for Effective Networking

Freelancing Won’t Help You to Build Wealth

Guest Post by Patrick J. McGinnis, a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast-growing businesses. He is the author of the new book THE 10% ENTREPRENEUR: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job. The gig economy is … Continue reading Freelancing Won’t Help You to Build Wealth

Creating a High Performance Organization Culture

Guest Post by: Susan Levine (I'89) There is a strong correlation between highly engaged employees and high performance organizations. Our people are our assets, our engine and our lifeblood. And no one would dispute the fact that our long term success will be driven by our ability to attract, retain, motivate and develop the best … Continue reading Creating a High Performance Organization Culture

Interview with Halo Top President and COO Doug Bouton (COL ’07)

What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? If I had to choose, I think the fact that we employee more than 100 people right now. It's very rewarding to create great jobs for great people. What do you wish you had done earlier in your career? Unfortunately, my "career" has largely been … Continue reading Interview with Halo Top President and COO Doug Bouton (COL ’07)