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

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

Follow Your Instincts to Find Passion

Guest Post by: Christy Steele (C'06) What was your favorite activity as a child? What was easy for you? These might sound like frivolous questions, but consider for a moment what truly brought you joy. Was it finding frogs in the pond? Drawing with colored pencils? Banging on the drums in music class? Solving math problems? … Continue reading Follow Your Instincts to Find Passion

Speaking Tips: Last Things First

Guest Post by: Dean Brenner (C'91), The Latimer Group Have you ever led a meeting, handed out the slide deck, began discussing the topic and while still on slide 1 or 2, most of your audience has already flipped to the last slide? I’m sure you’ve seen this before… Perhaps you’ve been the one flipping to … Continue reading Speaking Tips: Last Things First