January 2017 Newsletter

Free Teleclass | Harness the Power of Your Relationships

Erica DhawanHarness the Power of Your Relationships
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
12:00-12:30 pm

Eventbrite - Harness the Power of Your Relationships (Free Teleclass with Erica Dhawan)

To be effective today, you need something that leadership strategist Erica Dhawan calls “connectional intelligence.” In 30 minutes, Dhawan, co-author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence, will explain how to connect better and faster and use the skill to innovate growth • solve highly complex challenges • marshal resources and tap informal knowledge networks • and maximize your potential.
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The Statesman Cap10K: Inspiration from Start to Finish

Arianna Bradley-Roth finished the Statesman Cap10K in 39:36 earlier this year, making her the 2016 Women’s Masters Champion.

Arianna Bradley-Roth finished the Statesman Cap10K in 39:36 last year, making her the 2016 Women’s Masters Champion.

By Jeff Simecek, Statesman Cap10K Race Director

On March 12, 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was dancing at No. 1 and the Statesman Capitol 10,000 was warming up for its first race in Austin. On April 23, 2017, the largest 10K in Texas, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, will be off to the races for the 40th time.

Past and Present: Keeping It Austin

Like its hometown, the Statesman Cap10K has always been an original. For decades, it has drawn a range of participants: from the elite and fitness-focused to families and those who just wanna have fun—that’s all they really want! Each year, the race is known for its array of clever costumes. The race is also known for its beloved mascot, Dash the ‘Dillo. Read More

‘Teach Yourself and Figure It Out’

nicole-story-200By Nicole Story, Vice President of Creative, Poo~Pourri

Seven years ago, I was living in my parents’ garage. With an advertising degree from the University of Texas and no job prospects, I was the quintessential definition of a millennial who graduated at the height of the recession. But this wasn’t the first time I’d faced a setback in my young life, and I had developed a mantra to help me move forward, “Teach yourself and figure it out.”
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The Costly Mistake You May Be Making as a Boss

Christine PorathWhen you’re busy and under pressure, you might speak tersely, forget to smile and skip other niceties when interacting with your team. You think it’s obvious that you’re just trying to get things done, but your direct reports probably feel differently.

“Most rude bosses don’t know how they’re coming across because they don’t intend to treat their employees poorly,” says Christine Porath, a professor of management at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. “They think they’re being efficient or they are behaving the way their role models behaved—or they may simply lack self-awareness.” Read More

The Secret to Having a Life You Love

eesfahani-smith-200If you wish your life had more meaning, you probably think you’d need to go on an Eat-Pray-Love-esque quest to find it. And who has time for that?

But the idea that meaning can be found only on ashrams or mountaintops is a cultural myth, says Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters.“There are sources of meaning all around us,” she explains. “They can be as big as ending world hunger but they can also be something on a smaller scale like raising a happy and healthy child.” Read More

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