The Things We Carry, Leadership Learned in Life

When I was at Rollins College, I read a great book called The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The book is a poignant series of stories chronicled by a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division, 3rd Platoon that shares stories about the men he served with. Highly recommend it - super easy to read on a lazy day, a haunting book that holds your attention easily. As leaders, we carry things we have learned from poor and superior leaders. When I look back at the industries and businesses, institutions, and organizations where I worked I quickly realized the leaders that exhibited a servant leadership quality were the ones that had the biggest impact on me. Superior leaders (my servant leaders) b

4 Ways to Build Powerful Relationships & Value With Millennials

According Pew Research (2017), millennials now represent the largest segment of the U.S. population. Just like previous generations, millennials will emerge as the next set of managers and executives. Top performing companies will work to magnify their strengths and build systems to compensate for their perceived deficiencies. The Bersin by Deloitte report predicts the most disruptive year ever. They highlight, “This year, more than 3.6 million company chiefs are set to retire as younger professionals ascend to managerial slots. Companies are busy planning this transition in order to cope with the massive loss of boomers.” So how can you tap into this human capital resource that yields valu

Luis Orbegoso, Previous Intern - Rollins College, Shares His Experience

Wisdom comes to those that seek it – and that’s exactly what I found at Pivot Business Consulting. My story with Pivot begins at a career fair and ends with a decisive mindset. I attended a career fair at my university in 2016, thinking to myself, “Wow, I’m actually starting the stage in my life where I have the power to mold and shape the way I want my career path to be.” As I’m walking the gym’s 2nd floor, adjusting my tie every 5 minutes and holding at least a good 50 copies of my resume, I was drawn by Pivot’s banner. Its layout was displayed professionally; however, I’d have to say the way that Pivot was described to me was even more appealing. Innovative, challenging, professional wer

Leadership 101: Who comes first, The Employee or the Customer?

Looking through my email newsfeed I saw a title of an article that posed an interesting question - Treating Employees as Customers by Kraig Eaton and Himanshu Tambe. Kind of reminded me of the chicken or the egg question. “Which came first, the servant or the leader?” Robert Greenleaf coined the servant leadership phrase in 1970 when he first published an essay, The Servant as Leader. The original concept of servant leadership goes back at least two thousand years, and the Servant Leadership model is gaining traction as a viable model due to principles of empathy, mindfulness, kindness, honesty, . According to Greenleaf, “the servant-leader is servant first.” It is the desire to serve that

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