I eased onto my rappelling device, anxiously staring at the small piece of protection anchoring my rope to the icy slope. How had I gotten here? Ultimately a lack of proper preparation, unfamiliarity with Fall Sierra Nevada couloirs, and a sequence of events that slowly but surely forced me to commit to this heinous route … Continue reading A mountain guide’s tips for leaders to manage risk more effectively
How to Use Feng Shui to Energize Your Career Success: Are you feeling like you’re in a rut, stuck, or stymied in your career or job search?Would you like to have an edge, a proven tactic to energize and accelerate your career success? Gaining Your Powerful, Positive Edge...This little-known secret sauce works whether you’re searching … Continue reading Maximize Your Career Potential with This Little-Known Secret Sauce, with GUAA Career Coaching Partner: Linda Hardenstein
Photo by Gabriel Beaudry on Unsplash Do you struggle with leading meetings? You’re not alone. Public speaking is hard for many professionals. It can be stressful to feel like you have to grab the attention of your audience right away or get your team to respond enthusiastically about what you’re going to present. Now with … Continue reading How to Nail Your Next Zoom Meeting Presentation
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
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
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!
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
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)