The two queries I get most often about The Junto Institute are where the idea came from and where the name came from. I heard these so frequently in our first few years that I wrote blog posts to share our history and the origin of the name.Read More
I was on a panel yesterday morning, speaking on Vision, Mission & Values, when a woman in the audience asked a question:
"How can we help our team members develop their own vision, mission, and values? It would enable us to see how aligned we all are with the company."Read More
As someone who wakes up at 4am on weekdays, 5am on weekends, and follows a flexible yet planned morning routine, I can attest to its power. It gets me focused on the day ahead, enables me to feel productive when the day ends, and keeps me centered throughout the week.Read More
Lead with love today. Lead with love every day.
Not the romantic kind. That's only one type of love, and the one that has misguided society's view of whether love has a place in business. It does.Read More
When I discovered the word, eudaimonia, it helped explain the competing forces I've always heard, witnessed, and felt in the world of business.
Lifestyle vs. growth. Bootstrapped vs. investors. People vs. product. Culture vs. strategy. Collaborate vs. compete. Liquidity event vs. cash flows. And so on.Read More
Last year, we introduced a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence for our Alumni companies, for which we've received some incredible comments. One piece of feedback was particularly meaningful to me, as the instructor. The participants noted how passionate I was, not only about the topics, but about what I was learning.Read More
Like most companies, we work our hardest to delight our customers. In fact, our most important core value is to "create remarkable experiences through ingenuity, high standards, over-communication, and details." We know we've met that standard when our graduates become repeat customers (through our Alumni program) and/or share unsolicited, highly positive feedback on their experience.Read More
One of the most important words I've learned in recent years is eudaimonia, a Greek word that is about human flourishing or prosperity. Eudaimonia refers to the highest human good, drives fulfillment and meaning, and involves the pursuit of personal flourishing.
Its counterpart (not antonym) is a word we're much more familiar with, hedonia, which is about pursuing and maximizing pleasure while avoiding and minimizing pain. We use it in the form of hedonist to describe people who pursue pleasure, or hedonism which is the belief of pursuing pleasure.Read More