Our growth plan for The Junto Institute has always included regional expansion upon proving our model in Chicago. So today, with four cohorts under our belt and our fifth well underway, encouraging customer feedback, and 20 graduate companies with an average annual revenue growth rate of 90% since enrollment, I'm pleased to announce that we're expanding to Los Angeles this fall.
When I joined the JuntoTeam, I knew I was in for a unique experience but had no idea how unique it would be. Days after graduating from college, I found myself sitting in a Chicago office with a new team that instantly became my friends. After one week of warm welcomes and a self-guided onboarding process, I knew something about this company was different, but I couldn’t quite place my finger on it.
Topics: Emotional intelligence
My first 30 days at The Junto Institute have been a pleasant whirlwind full of self-awareness, professional development, and new friends. Through all of this, there has been one common theme that I have taken notice of: people are facing many obstacles in their businesses, but almost always, someone has been in their shoes before.
On Tuesday, March 28, founders and leaders of growth-stage companies in Chicago are invited to an Open House to learn about The Junto Institute's Apprenticeship program.
We're pleased to share the video from JuntoNight 2016, the graduation event for the JuntoIV cohort. In the video, thoughts and soundbites from the CEOs of the six companies - Arrow Payments, Cristaux, Link Capital, Red Caffeine, ReviewTrackers, and Schlep - are featured along with opening remarks from alumni who moderated the panel discussion.
We have something unique and special at The Junto Institute: nearly 50 Alumni who have been members of a JuntoForum over the past four years. Through the Forum experience, these company leaders have learned, practiced, and developed new skills and habits rooted in emotional intelligence, many of which have led to positive behavioral change in their lives and workplaces.
The JuntoTeam’s weekly huddles aren’t just quick meetings to update each other on our work, they are a safe space for us to be who we are and share anything that is on our minds. We express love for the business, love for the self, and love for each other.
Our team huddles take place every Monday morning at 9:30am. The agenda and flow is as follows:
Last year, I read a book that deeply affected me: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness, by Russell Roberts. It's a book about an economist by an economist but - as you can tell by the title - it has nothing to do with economics.
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” - Voltaire
After every Junto Forum session, Tutoring Roundtable, and Mentor Team Meeting we close the experience with a round of appreciations. Everyone in the room has the opportunity to share something they appreciate, and since the prompt is a general one, anything goes.