Thrive in Trying Times with the G.I.V.E.S. Model: Growing Integrating, Virtuous action and Evaluating Self-worth

Laura Morgan Roberts, P.h.D., Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business In challenging times, our greatest strength emerges from the power within. How we see ourselves – as capable, resourceful, and caring – affects our ability to adapt, rebound, connect, persist, and convert substantial challenges into opportunities for growing stronger. But how … Continue reading Thrive in Trying Times with the G.I.V.E.S. Model: Growing Integrating, Virtuous action and Evaluating Self-worth

It’s All About the Journey

In one of his usually insightful blog posts , Dan Rockwell says, "Wisdom, like every other great thing, is pursued and nurtured, not attained." This phrase reminds me of my own view of leadership, that becoming an admired and respected leader involves a lifetime journey. When we get to the point where we think we … Continue reading It’s All About the Journey

Get your leaders outside now!

Whooping as I zipped down a hill on my mountain bike today, I realized I don’t tap into such exuberant joy anywhere other than outside. If you must ask why leaders should take time to get outside, isn’t that enough -- unbridled joy? Ok, maybe you’re a skeptic, a stoic leader, an evidence-based-only executive. Please … Continue reading Get your leaders outside now!

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)

Leadership and the Stanley Cup by GUAA Career Coaching Partner Larry Center (L’74)

Like many in the DC area, I reveled in Washington, DC’s first major sports title in 26 years. My entire family, including my sons Jared and Ben both former Hoyas now living in New York City, are both huge fans, Jared worked for Monumental Sports for four years after graduation, including two years in Sales … Continue reading Leadership and the Stanley Cup by GUAA Career Coaching Partner Larry Center (L’74)

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.