Where do the graduates go from here?

Graduation ceremonies are catalysts for hope and gratitude. But the value of investing in ourselves is often hard to prove.

“Today, I know I’m a better person,” Julie declared. The encouraging audience leaned in: “My attitude is more cheerful now and my colleagues see me as a good leader …I’m grateful and excited to see where I go from here!”

Friday, January 10, 2014, was the graduation ceremony for the first Good Leadership Certification program – the culmination of more than a decade of my life’s work. One by one, each graduate stood front and center, explaining how new Success Habits learned in Good Leadership Certification will propel them forward: personally and professionally.

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The Fall 2013 graduates of the Good Leadership Certification program.

 

 

So where do these graduates intend to go from here?

One leader promised to expand his CPA firm, confident in the value of his services and knowing he is now more magnetic to the best talent.

Another committed to sharpen the strategies of her corporate financial services firm, confident her skills will help colleagues be more attractive to the best customers.

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Bill Beem, Katun Corporation (L) and Rob Cherney, CDI, explained their new insight about personal leadership.

 

A third promised to sustain his newly-found blend of work and home life aided by his understanding of The Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future.

Yet another claimed to now believe he can work less, have more fun and get better results through good leadership. He’s vowed to radiate goodness every day.

Others promised to expand their multicultural competency, coach people with greater honesty, tighten the accountability loop and embrace the capabilities of what’s possible with their teams. That’s all good.

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Jean Link, At Home Title, (L) and Todd Hsyjulien, Hysjulien CPAs, explained their new understanding about how to get powerful people working together in teams.

 

 

 

Observing the classmates from August through January, the context good leaders face today is obvious:

  • We’re all working longer and harder than we expected: how can we find a better work and home life blend?
  • “Do more with less” is no longer a cliche: how can we work together better?
  • Information technology is making it more difficult to capture and hold the attention of the people important to our success: how do we inspire the best in each other? Certainly not by smart phones.

What are you doing to invest in your growth? The Spring session of Good Leadership Certification begins on Valentines Day, immediately following the Good Leadership Breakfast Series, featuring Amy Langer.  Watch the Good Leadership Certification video here, and start to ponder…where will you be going after graduation?

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Upon graduation, Krista Nelson invited her classmates to join in a professional book study group. A powerful network is one of the benefits of peer group learning.

Good leaders make a habit to invest in their own growth, inspired by the notion that the best leaders seek out the best coaches.  And we believe building a strong peer network is central to how leaders grow today.

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