Community Module: Values-based Leadership

In July 2019, NextGen Center hosted our Community Module, welcoming Fulton Breen as our first guest speaker. It was fun to connect various alumni of NGC programs and to learn about the topic closest to Fulton’s heart: values-based leadership.

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Brian Alvo
Incremental progress

We all expect to see change overnight. Not just basic change, but drastic change. And frankly, it's just not possible. Losing 50 pounds in a week is not possible. Growing your sales tenfold in a month is probably not possible.

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Brian Alvo
Are you coachable?

I was having coffee with a friend, a marketing guru at a local company. And he laughed, saying “I don't think I'm coachable.” It was an offhand comment, but what makes someone coachable? And what does a coach actually do?

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Brian Alvo
Ups and downs

But then there are months like this past April, where things don't go as expected. I got sick with laryngitis and learned firsthand how valuable an asset my voice has become in my work. This is something I knew intellectually, but when I felt it physically it had a different impact.

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Brian Alvo
User error

As a competitive tennis player, I observed (too many times) a player smash his or her racquet because she or he was upset about losing a point. Or the outcome of a match. Almost as if the player was blaming the equipment.

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