What Makes a Gr8 Leader?

Today marks the start of a new blog series entitled What Makes a Gr8 Leader. Join us on this journey every week as guest bloggers share their thoughts on what they believe makes a Gr8 leader. Today’s guest blogger is Chris Mann.  When I think of leadership I think of many different things.  Sometimes what Read More …

Lead a Gr8 Life

Christina A. Ceballos is the Founder and CEO of IdealEthos, a social enterprise consulting firm focused on organizational development, leadership, social responsibility and sustainability. She spent 15 years traveling the world, racking up learning and life experiences on four continents. Since setting roots here in Austin in 2007, she still gets out of the country Read More …

Lead a Gr8 Life

The Lead a Gr8 Life blog series continues with a post from Carroll Menasco. Gr8 Women Leaders gave me an opportunity to understand that being a leader takes courage, that being a leader is being able to say “no,” that a leader does not need to say “sorry,” and that there is crying in leadership……..and Read More …

Lead a Gr8 Life

Today’s blog comes from Alexis Adauto Ferguson. Alexis made a name for herself early, becoming president of Austin Advertising Federation at only 27, and has taken on leadership roles ever since. A 21 year veteran by the age of 41, she left the fast-paced world of advertising to reinvent herself and define her true purpose. Now, Read More …

Can you “lead” when you are not the “leader?”

Over the course of my undergraduate career at St. Edward’s University, I have had multiple opportunities to demonstrate my leadership skills. My leadership skills have been heightened with all the practice I have had in and out of the classroom. I have learned how to become a better leader by working with other classmates in Read More …

Vision in a Development Culture

I believe the creation of a Development Culture to be extremely important for organizations that want to grow. That is why our most recent book is a story about how to create this type of culture. One of the most important things the leader of an organization with a Development Culture must do is communicate Read More …

Be Jack!

In our new book, The Turnaround  we talk about turning around the results of an organization by turning around the culture. This can only be done through effective leadership at the top that spreads throughout the company. The book is written as a story about a struggling organization that brings in a new CEO to Read More …

Ashley Moyer’s Leadership Journey (The Concordia MBA part 13)

As I have mentioned in previous posts, The Concordia MBA program emphasizes teamwork. In most classes, the semester ends with a large group project. Last semester in Operations Management was a strategic plan, in other classes it was putting together proposals or an analysis of accounting frauds. The teams change from semester to semester. At the beginning of Read More …

Are You the Lid?

I have seen a lot of organizations fail because of poor leadership. I truly believe that this is the main reason any company fails. The blame tends to fall elsewhere, but if your organization is failing you may want to look in the mirror to find the person responsible. Often I believe leaders forget that Read More …

Philosophical Observations on Leadership

Erwin Cuellar is an astute observer of life, happily married and ambitious about making our society wiser. He writes about life philosophy and self-development on his blog, Nehlo. Erwin has also worked in the financial industry and has a bachelors degree from  UT Austin. The only thing that matters about leadership is how you live it. Reading my Read More …