Raman Chadha

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Virtuous Leaders, Virtuous Companies

Posted by Raman Chadha on December 5, 2017

Our latest cohort of growth-stage companies recently graduated from our Apprenticeship program, a nine-month experience during which they improved their leadership skills, emotional intelligence, decision-making, and team alignment. They did that by attending a variety of individual and team sessions over nine months:

  • Leadership Forums
  • Leadership & Functional Classes
  • Mentor Meetings, and
  • Tutoring Roundtables.
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Topics: Leadership

What I've Learned About Company Culture

Posted by Raman Chadha on September 14, 2017

Imagine you're invited to someone's home for an evening. You're a special guest, meet everyone in the family (whether two or ten), get a personal tour of the home, have a pleasant dinner with everyone at the table, retreat to the family room for lively conversation, and leave after 4-5 hours.

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Topics: Leadership

The Yin and Yang of Every Business: Value Creation and Value Delivery

Posted by Raman Chadha on July 11, 2017

For the past six months, a common theme I've been discussing is that of value creation and value delivery, what I have learned to be the two core elements of any business.

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Topics: Leadership

Junto Welcomes Taylor McPartland as Managing Director of Los Angeles

Posted by Raman Chadha on June 26, 2017

We're delighted to announce that Taylor McPartland has joined The Junto Institute as Managing Director, Los Angeles. In his role, Taylor will help Junto build the LA market by recruiting companies for our program cohorts, creating the local Junto community of Mentors, Instructors, and Partners, and managing the program which begins this fall.

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Leaders Have a Choice to Be Emotionally Intelligent

Posted by Raman Chadha on May 17, 2017

Rich Lyons, co-founder and CEO of LyonsCG, a global commerce services provider with 350 employees worldwide, recently taught Leadership & Self-Management, one of the emotional intelligence training classes that are a part of Junto's leadership development program for growth-stage companies in Chicago. Rich is a longtime JuntoMentor, and has been studying and practicing emotional intelligence for over 15 years, during the time he and his partners have built LyonsCG. 

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The $5 Million Question: When Does a Growing Company Need to Hire a New CEO or COO?

Posted by Raman Chadha on April 28, 2017

Last week, I discovered an important pattern for us at Junto: companies that passed the $5 million revenue mark had a need for an experienced CEO or COO to help run the company.

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Junto Is Expanding to Los Angeles

Posted by Raman Chadha on April 6, 2017

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 a fifth underway, encouraging customer feedback, and 20 graduate companies whose revenues are growing 90% on average per year since enrollment, I'm pleased to announce that we're expanding to Los Angeles this fall.

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How Emotional Intelligence Leads to Love at Junto

Posted by Raman Chadha on December 7, 2016

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. 

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How Being Lovely Helps You Become a Better Leader

Posted by Raman Chadha on November 26, 2016

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.

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The Right Way to Give a Heart-to-Heart Hug

Posted by Raman Chadha on October 12, 2016

Never could I have imagined that I would:

  1. appreciate how to give the right kind of hug

  2. actually do it

  3. tell others about it 

  4. insist that they do it

  5. write a blog post about it.

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