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The (Employee) Benefit of Better Leaders And Better Managers

Posted by Raman Chadha on April 26, 2018

I was inspired to write this post after reading an article yesterday by Gallup called "The No. 1 Employee Benefit That No One's Talking About." Here's an excerpt that summarizes the piece:

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Topics: Leadership, Management, Emotional intelligence

More Validation that Learning Emotional Intelligence as a Team Makes It Better

Posted by Raman Chadha on April 11, 2018

On Monday morning, Taylor McPartland, our Managing Director in Los Angeles, received the following email from one of the Apprentices in our JuntoLA program.

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Topics: Emotional intelligence, Leadership

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

Hiring and Firing: Lessons Learned and Helpful Reminders for Growing Companies

Posted by Maddy Kaplan on June 20, 2017

The first JuntoClass of each cohort is called Hiring, Managing & Firing. This is intentional because the focus of our Apprenticeship program is on leadership, people, and culture, and this class is the ideal starting point. By setting this tone, the companies in the program are then comfortable bringing up the topic in their Mentor Team sessions, Tutoring Roundtables, and Forum sessions (not to mention that it comes up organically in other classes).

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Topics: Leadership

Nine Leadership Lessons from Three CEOs

Posted by Raman Chadha on September 12, 2016

Last Friday we held the latest JuntoDay learning event, a mini-conference on leadership for growth-stage companies, featuring three accomplished CEOs:

  • Chris Considine - President of Onward Advising and Former CEO of Wilson Sporting Goods
  • Tom Gimbel - Founder/CEO of LaSalle Network
  • Adam Robinson - Co-founder/CEO of Hireology

All three shared the leadership philosophies, experiences, and practices that helped shape them as effective leaders who have built profitable companies recognized for workplace excellence. The following are three key lessons from each presenter's talk.

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Topics: Leadership

Manage People With Standards Not Expectations

Posted by Raman Chadha on July 25, 2016

One of the first classes in the initial cohort of The Junto Institute's Apprenticeship program changed the way I will forever think about managing performance and leading people.

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Topics: Leadership, Management

The Junto Emotion Wheel: Why and How We Use It

Posted by Raman Chadha on July 20, 2016

One of the pillars of the Junto program is emotional intelligence. It is a focal point of the JuntoForum, the subject of four JuntoClasses, and a topic of conversation at happy hours, in one-on-one meetings, and among the companies' employees.

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Topics: Emotional intelligence, Leadership

Your Company's Culture Is Its Soul

Posted by Remo Picchietti on March 30, 2016

My late friend, Mike, was a photographer by trade but also a world traveler, voracious reader, amateur musician, moderate liberal, and pop-culture philosopher. He was creative. For him, one plus one equaled two...maybe.

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Topics: Leadership

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