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Leadership, Mindfulness and Sustainability: What’s the Connection?

Leadership, Mindfulness and Sustainability: What’s the Connection?

Sustainability. It’s become a pervasive buzzword. For many people, the word elicits thoughts of recycling cans and bottles, lining the roof with solar panels, or buying eco-friendly products. While these are indeed all sustainable practices Associate Professor of Management Richard Peregoy, D.P.S., provides a more comprehensive definition: “To me it simply means leaving the earth and all sentient beings in a better place than how I found it, in every way shape and form.” Peregoy and Associate Professor Greg Bell,…

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The Six Mindsets of Leadership

The Six Mindsets of Leadership

One of my favorite movie scenes occurs in The Paper Chase. Professor Kingsfield (played excellently by John Housman) is addressing his first-year students at Harvard Law School. He tells them: “You came here with a mindful of mush, and if you survive you will leave here thinking like a lawyer.” I would love to give a similar speech in my leadership classes: “You came here with a mindful of mush, and if you survive, you will leave here thinking like…

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Transitioning from the Classroom to the Workforce: 12 Insights from DFW’s Top Female Business Leaders

Transitioning from the Classroom to the Workforce: 12 Insights from DFW’s Top Female Business Leaders

From finance and law to real estate and retail, four of DFW’s top female leaders gathered to share career advice with the University of Dallas business community. Whether you are a college freshman, or have been working for several years, the leaders shared indispensable insights built on decades of their personal experiences navigating the corporate climate. 12 Insights From DFW’s Top Female Leaders: Find a workplace that matches your values. Just like selecting a college, each workplace has unique offerings…

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A New Definition of Leadership

A New Definition of Leadership

During a visit to San Francisco many years ago I noticed several banners advertising a university’s entrepreneurship program hanging from downtown lampposts. The tagline on the banners said: “The world needs a new definition of entrepreneurship.” As I read those banners, this thought occurred to me: “I think the world also needs a new definition of leadership.” A common definition of leadership that I often hear is that leadership is influence. While I don’t think that definition is wrong, I…

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In the search for leadership, ethics wins.

In the search for leadership, ethics wins.

It’s no secret that many high-profile companies are facing a leadership crisis. From Uber’s public decline to Wells Fargo’s phony account scandal, the news has been rife with businesses falling from grace. In the aftermath of all these stories, however, the conversation always seems to turn toward one party: the organization’s leaders. The leadership team sets the tone for the company culture and charts the course for the company’s goals. However, too often we hear of the devastating consequences of…

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