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

Interview with Dirigo Advisors Founder Patrick McGinnis

Full Name & Georgetown School and Year Patrick J. McGinnis, SFS ‘98 Professional Title & Organization Author, The 10% Entrepreneur and Founder, Dirigo Advisors Career What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Combining all of the experiences and lessons learned from investing in fast growing companies on five continents into a book … Continue reading Interview with Dirigo Advisors Founder Patrick McGinnis

Building Your Reputation. Stand Out to Get In.

Guest Post by: Jen Dalton for Brand Mirror What is a personal brand, and why does it even matter? Put simply, your brand is your reputation. It’s the words that people think of to define you. It’s how relevant you are, and what conversations you are a part of. It’s how you stand out from … Continue reading Building Your Reputation. Stand Out to Get In.

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

Interview with the Co-Founder of Solemates Monica Ferguson (B’00)

What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? There have been a lot of rewarding moments as an entrepreneur, but I think when Oprah Winfrey devoted a half page in her magazine and called my invention/product "genius". It was great. What do you wish you had done earlier in your career? I wish … Continue reading Interview with the Co-Founder of Solemates Monica Ferguson (B’00)

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