July 2013 Morning Leadership Breakfast
Speaker(s): Susan Sokol Blosser
July 25th, 2013 from 7:15am – 9:00am
Location: Standard Insurance
1100 SW Sixth Ave.
Parkview Conference Room—15th floor
Portland, OR 97204
Susan Sokol Blosser, founder of Sokol Blosser Winery and pioneer of Oregon’s internationally acclaimed wine industry, will speak about her journey from college history major to business executive and her role in the story of Oregon’s wine industry, as told in her two books: At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, an Industry, and a Life, and Gracious & Ruthless: Surprising Strategies for Business Success.
Date: July 25, 2013, Breakfast starts at 7:15a.m., Speaker 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Standard Insurance, 1100 SW Sixth Avenue
Parkview Conference Room – 15th Floor, Portland OR 97204.
Instructions will be emailed the week of the event for those who register.
Tickets are non-refundable. Please review our cancellation policy for more information.
A personal theme for 2013 … how interesting! I was intrigued with Gretchen Rubin’s recent blog on choosing a single word or phrase as an overarching theme for next year. I kind of like the idea. [click to continue…]
As a follow-up to July Leadership Breakfast topic, “Building an Executive Presence: How to work effectively at every organizational level,” I gave myself homework to truly focus on one of the areas that Kim and I presented – the ability to connect.
I recently made the transition to an entrepreneur, so connecting with people has become my full-time job. Whether I am talking to potential clients about our business model, interviewing potential consultants or simply expanding my network, my days are filled with connecting with people, many of them new to me. During the presentation, we talked about the following practical steps to increasing your ability to connect:
- Recognize that to be an effective leader, you need others to follow
- Pursue real connection, not simply transactions
- Be genuinely interested: eye contact, facial expression
- Project sincerity and warmth
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Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk, typing on the computer while trying to listen to someone telling you something? When this happens to me, I generally will agree with the person as I know they are speaking, but in actuality, their words did not register. I have no idea what I just agreed to as my brain was more focused on what I was typing.
I consider myself to be a good listener. I am quiet, do not interrupt and am not free to readily offer advice; yet, I have to admit there are times when I am not really hearing what people are saying.
To be an exceptional leader you need to be more than a “good listener”. You need to be an intentional listener. Listening with the purpose to be present and really hear what the other person is saying. Not just the words, but the meaning and emotions behind those words. [click to continue…]