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self-re·li·ant   [self-ri-lahy-uhnt, self-]
adjective – relying on oneself or on one’s own powers, resources, etc.
“Rugged individualism and a sense of personal responsibility.”
Synonyms -independent, assured, enterprising, resolute, capable.

Keys to Retaining Your Top Talent

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Leaders | 0 comments

Keys to Retaining Your Top Talent

Today’s guest post is by my friend, Mike Figliuolo, co-author of Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can get your copy by clicking here). You can learn more about Mike and the book at the end of the post. Here’s Mike:

Erin joined your team about a year ago. She came in with many other candidates for a job opening and she impressed you in the interview. She was far and away the best candidate. You knew you would be lucky to get her to join your team. (more…)

The Crucible: Transitioning Green Beret’s to Business

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Expeditions | 2 comments

The Crucible: Transitioning Green Beret’s to Business

Check out this inspiring profile of transitioning Green Beret Naron Bryan going through The Self-Reliant Leadership Crucible expedition in Moab, Utah with other business executives.

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Ireland – Day 14 (wrap!)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Ireland | 0 comments

Ireland – Day 14 (wrap!)

We started the day at the inspiring Dublin Castle where we had the privilege of hearing a presentation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan.  The minister’s presentation basically put a bow on everything the student’s learned – leadership, entrepreneurship, the diaspora, the symbiotic relationship between all constituents in Ireland, and the importance of a connected and global economy.  Kate Tyrrell once again took great care to make us truly feel, very welcome.

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Ireland – Day 13 (whew!)

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Ireland | 2 comments

Ireland – Day 13 (whew!)

The students worked hard to finish all the projects, and they learned a ton thanks to the good people at iData, Startup Ireland, and Nuritas!

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Ireland – Day 12 (final push)

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Ireland | 0 comments

Ireland – Day 12 (final push)

I had the privilege of speaking with three extraordinary leaders today thanks to my friend, Andrew Parish; and I encourage you to take a moment to learn more about each of them:

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Ireland – Day 11 (Bank Holiday)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Ireland | 2 comments

Ireland – Day 11 (Bank Holiday)

First day I have had to use an umbrella – if I could have since the winds were blustering in excess of 40 miles per hour!

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Ireland – Day 10 (step back)

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Ireland | 0 comments

Ireland – Day 10 (step back)

On the drive from Belfast to Dublin, I was thinking how Ireland doesn’t feel like a place I visit.  It feels like a place I live… once a year.  I miss Europe being novel, but I’ll take that for how comfortable I feel here.

I was thinking about everything I’ve learned here, and what I really want the students to remember.  So much of the material is a smattering of new research, and perspectives.   (more…)

Ireland – Day 9 (hope)

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Ireland | 2 comments

Ireland – Day 9 (hope)

It’s been said that hope is not a strategy.  Hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.”  During our Black Cab tour of the city, “hope” is the inspirational word one of the student’s wrote on the Peace Wall in Belfast today.

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Ireland – Day 8 (Belfast)

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Ireland | 0 comments

Ireland – Day 8 (Belfast)

In Belfast, the students toured the Titanic dock and pump house, and then spent time with four entrepkremepeurial leaders: (more…)

Ireland – Day 7 (teams)

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Ireland | 0 comments

Ireland – Day 7 (teams)

The business students working with Startup Ireland are learning a lot about business, startups, Ireland, policy, economics, culture, leadership, team dynamics, alignment, expectations…   (more…)