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.

The Number One Thing You Need to Get Started on Becoming Part-Time Entrepreneur

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. In less … Continue reading The Number One Thing You Need to Get Started on Becoming Part-Time Entrepreneur

From Surviving to Thriving

Guest Post by: Linda Hardenstein "I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing, but I do know this isn’t it.” It’s frustrating to be unsure about your career path, or to be unhappy at work. Especially when you have talent, knowledge, skills, and abilities to contribute. “Making it Work” Doesn’t Work Being miserable in your career … Continue reading From Surviving to Thriving

The New Buzz Phrase: Employee Engagement

Examining employee commitment to organizational priorities isn't necessarily a new concept but it's definitely one that is trending in 2014.  It has even left one writer even asking "is employee engagement the new black?" After seeing the headlines in so many places, I can't help but wonder, why now?  Management 101 fad or cultural paradigm … Continue reading The New Buzz Phrase: Employee Engagement

What We’re Reading This Week

Greetings from the Hilltop, blog readers!  Whitney Pezza, Associate Director, Alumni Career Services, here to guest blog today, and share with you one of my new favorite books, "To Sell Is Human" by Daniel Pink. I'm a longtime Daniel Pink fan, and I love his work.  In fact, one of my proudest career moments was … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week