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.
The Junto Institute invites the founders and leaders of growth-stage companies to the following events next month.
Last week marked the culmination of Junto's fourth cohort, celebrated by our annual JuntoNight event. The evening featured a panel of founders and leaders from the six companies - five of them CEOs and the other a COO. Below is a summary of their reflections and shared experiences from their company's participation in Junto's Apprenticeship program.
Our fourth cohort completed its Apprenticeship experience last week, culminating in JuntoNight, where we celebrate their achievement. Over 200 people were in attendance at the energetic and emotion-filled event which honored six graduating companies: Arrow Payments, Cristaux, Link Capital, Red Caffeine, ReviewTrackers, and Schlep.
JuntoNight is when we celebrate the latest graduates of The Junto Institute's Apprenticeship experience and the dozens of Mentors, Instructors, and Partners who contribute to the Apprentices' learning and growth.
Last Tuesday, the six companies of JuntoIV were honored by a packed house at 1871 in Chicago. It was evening full of energy and emotion, featuring the companies' CEOs sharing their overall Junto experience, new skills and capabilities, and individual moments of truth.
Here are select photos from the event.
One of the traditions of JuntoNight is that each company has the opportunity to make an "Ask": a specific request of the guests in attendance at the event.
This year, each CEO of the six graduating companies asked the attendees for introductions. Below are the companies' descriptions and their Asks. If you're able to help any of them, please click the orange button which will take you to a brief form to submit your contact info.