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EO’s Regional Leadership Academies (RLA) are offered across the globe and provide EO member leaders insights and education under the guidance of world-class facilitators. RLA focuses on leading in diversity, recognizing that leadership is about leading diverse teams from multiple countries, races, cultures, languages and styles.
With a limited number of attendees in each class and a fully immersive format, attendees are pushed beyond their comfort zones and graduate with skills to change their lives for the better.
We asked Jason Lind (pictured at left), an RLA graduate from EO Cape Town, about his experience in this groundbreaking program.
What steps can you take to make your organization more inclusive and welcoming of diversity? This was a question posed at a networking event that EO DC recently participated in.
In early 2018, EO DC joined forces with the Employer Assistance Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and DC Metro Business Leadership Network (DC Metro BLN) to host an event to educate entrepreneurs and small businesses on the value of hiring people with disabilities.
At the event, presenters shared resources on building a talent pipeline that includes people with disabilities. In addition, young people with disabilities from around the National Capital Region interested in small business ownership had the opportunity to discuss their ideas with experienced EO DC members.
Written by David Louden. Dave is a co-founder and partner at Fathom, a strategy and creative consultancy based in Connecticut. In the past 25-plus years, he has worked with leading companies and brands to design futures worth fighting for. Dave also conceived and developed the ubiquitous VeriSign Secure Site Seal and helped grow several start-ups to successful IPOs and acquisitions.
Recently, my team finished a sizable and important project. It was a great team effort, took a lot of time, and left us feeling very proud of our work. What did we do when we finished?
We got right back to work.
This experience—which I’m guessing is familiar to many of you—hit me hard. With how much we put into the work, why didn’t we take time to pause and celebrate?
Written for EO by Megan Hottman. Megan, also known at The Cyclist Lawyer, formed her own law practice in 2010 at age 29. As part of her life’s mission to help lawyers and entrepreneurs become healthier and happier people who take care of themselves and remain fully optimized, Megan recently launched her latest venture, TrialAthlete.com. Megan recently shared this essay with Octane. The story of how she rebuilt her health after a complete burnout can guide any entrepreneur who wishes to optimize their performance.
“Megan, your fasting morning cortisol is 27.3! This means when you wake up, you’re in fight-or-flight mode. You start your day in distress. It is no wonder you’ve been experiencing overwhelming sugar cravings, unbelievable mental and physical fatigue, and that in the evenings, you feel ‘tired but wired’ … Something has to go,” she says. “You cannot continue burning the candle at eight ends as you’ve been doing… Your health will suffer if you keep up this way. The bottom line: You need to cut back or some day in the future, you’ll just be out of steam. You’ll bottom out.”