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Are You Lonely at the Top?  3 Ways to Have More Fun and Feel Less Risk

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Aug 8, 2018 7:44:00 AM

If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be the boss of other people, or maybe you’re a one-person department. Yet in all cases, maybe you’re, as Roy Orbison would say, “only the lonely”?

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Tags: Business Coaching, Leadership, Entrepreneur

Where Money and Mission Converge: The Social Entrepreneur (Part 1)

Kathryn Lewis-Peacock’s Social Entrepreneur Series explores how these visionary entrepreneurs drive both social innovation and revenue through a commitment to contributing to their communities in a meaningful, sustainable way.

If there is one common theme in the work I do with people from the nonprofit world to those in the most aggressive corporate environments, it would come down to this sentiment:

“I want to do good in the world, but I also want to make money…What do I do?”   

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Tags: Business, Leadership, Revenue, Mission, Nonprofit

Leadership and Chicken Saltimbocca: A Story of a Manly Realtor Who Cooks

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Jun 26, 2018 7:45:00 AM

Les McGehee's Leadership Interview Series profiles iconic cultural leaders in their natural habitats, capturing the essence of the qualities that make a great leader, such as passion, collaboration, humor, and creativity.

Men commune.

Along the railroad stops of long ago, you’d often find a café nestled near the tracks. A tiny town, a dirt road, a simple kitchen—all elements that contributed to a crucible of connection, a crossroads at mealtime. Men who would have otherwise never sat down together would do so over the same fare—whatever the café was serving that day. And even though it was a gathering of men with disparate experiences and lives, a shared meal offered just enough cover to allow any core values that men talk to men about to move around without feeling stared at.

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Tags: Business, Leadership, Real Estate, Growth

Leadership and Beer: A Story of the Passion & Business Growth of Live Oak

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Jun 19, 2018 7:39:00 AM

Les McGehee's Leadership Interview Series profiles iconic cultural leaders in their natural habitats, capturing the essence of the qualities that make a great leader, such as passion, collaboration, humor, and perseverance.

State-of-the-art tech, and beer.

Acres-deep into the knotted groves of legacy oaks that proudly hold court in the rich soil of southeast Austin, Chip McElroy is excitedly showing off a few favorite bells and whistles in his brand-new, state-of-the-art brewery. At the moment, he’s a chemistry-loving kid in a hopped-up candy store—confidently tossing around phrases like “thermal mass” and “rapidly volatized unwanted compounds.”

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Tags: Business, Leadership, Growth

Walking the Walk: 5 Key Steps to Going Deeper and Living Better

Posted by Brenda Harralson, Director of eLearning, Rialto Academy on Jun 5, 2018 7:56:00 AM

I took a long walk with a dear friend this weekend. We covered a lot of ground—five miles, as well as a thorough account of all that’s going on in our lives.  

These walks have become an every-other-weekend ritual for us, and something we both count on.

For years, we struggled to find the time to get together. Several months always slipped by between managing to meet for lunch or a glass of wine after work.

For those of us who are burning the candle at multiple ends—demanding careers, active families, and high expectations for ourselves—24 hours in a day rarely feels like enough. There aren’t easy answers to fitting it all in, but for me, walking has proven to be a solution that combines important goals and brings about far greater results than what tends to occur when sedentary.

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Tags: Leadership, Life, Productivity, Community

Lonely at the Top?  3 Ways Leaders Have More Fun and Feel Less Risk

Posted by Les McGehee, President and Master Coach, Rialto Academy on Apr 17, 2018 2:34:00 PM

If you’re an entrepreneur, you may be the boss of other people, or maybe you’re a one-person department. Yet in all cases, maybe you’re, as Roy Orbison would say, “only the lonely”?

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Tags: Business Coaching, Leadership, Entrepreneur

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