Fun With Failure Podcast: Brian Formato Teaches Leadership through Surfing

Fun With Failure Podcast: Brian Formato Teaches Leadership through Surfing

Brian Formato shares one of the best failure stories ever. He’s the founder and principal at Groove Management, a human capital consulting firm focusing on organizational and talent development. He also created LeaderSurf, a professional development program that teaches leadership through surfing.

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Laid Off? Why A Co-Working Membership Should Be Part Of Your Job Search Strategy

Laid Off? Why A Co-Working Membership Should Be Part Of Your Job Search Strategy

Anyone who has ever lost a job knows that networking is a key to finding the next opportunity. Sitting at home blasting out resumes is not an effective way to conduct a job search. Job seekers need to be out meeting new people and selling their capabilities in person.  Co-working venues are a great place to expand one’s network.

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE LIKE FIVE FROGS ON A LOG

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE LIKE FIVE FROGS ON A LOG

As we enter the new year, we start the year with the best of intentions.  We are like the frogs on the log.  We decide to do something and make it our new year’s resolution.  We proclaim it to our friends and family.  “This is the year that I will:”

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CAREER TRANSITION: A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

CAREER TRANSITION: A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Companies and their needs evolve, they get acquired, they move their offices, they shift their business models and all too often their employees end up as casualties.  Career transition is nothing to be ashamed of.  It has become incredibly commonplace. 
 

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WHY YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION PROBABLY RESEMBLES A MOUNTAIN RANGE

WHY YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION PROBABLY RESEMBLES A MOUNTAIN RANGE

 One helpful activity I ask my clients to do is to create a visual career timeline.  On the X axis I have them create a timeline listing years from the time they graduated from high school to the present.  On the Y axis I have them create a legend for career growth.  The next step is to plot points on the graph that show each job or pivotal career cross-roads that they have faced. 

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A Leader's Legacy, What Will Yours Be?

A Leader's Legacy, What Will Yours Be?

"Life might be finite, but one's legacy can be eternal".  Dr. Fromme, or “grammpa” to me, was a psychologist, teacher and writer.  He taught at City College of New York, Sara Lawrence and Columbia University, wrote seven books and practiced psychology for over fifty years. He is also remembered for his popular lecture series at New York’s 92nd Street Y. A graduate of the City College of New York and Columbia University, Dr. Fromme was a life-long learner.  He firmly believed in the never-ending quest for knowledge, which is one of the most important leadership lessons he taught me. 

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