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Leadership in the Face of Adversity

On the third day of hiking on windy trails and camping under thistle-filled trees, adversity manifested itself in the form of a 50 foot cliff. Although I do not consider myself to be much of a rock climber, I made summiting this cliff my personal challenge.

by Ryan Burton , the Aug. 30, 2016, 9:38 a.m.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

As I stand there with a confused and disappointed look on my face, my son picks up a bag and tells me, “Dad, next time take more trips. It’s better to do something correctly than quickly.” I’m already embarrassed when my wife walks by and adds, “I wonder who he is learning from.”

by TeRay Esquibel, the July 8, 2016, 8:25 a.m.

What Can I Offer?

Just moments into my first interview, I have offended our interview subject. Luckily, my local colleague Leo intervenes and smoothes things over. The meeting ends on a positive note, but I have re-learned a valuable lesson: Leadership begins with listening.

by Garrett Mayberry, the June 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.

Reflections (from a pool) on Leadership

How could I become successful if I got kicked out of a practice in the first few months I was at the Olympic Training Center? I was supposed to be an elite athlete.

by Suzanne Scott, the June 16, 2016, 10:32 a.m.

Grabbing on to Followership

“Grab the rope!” my now father-in-law bellowed from atop his horse. The chaos of branding swirled around me – the shouts of the ropers dragging in new calves, the roar of the fire warming the branding irons, the moo’s of mother cows searching for their calves – and I, the newest to the ranch and the branding scene, couldn’t understand why no one was following the directions yelled by the family’s patriarch.

by Kaitlin Johnson , the June 9, 2016, 4:44 p.m.

Reflections on Leadership

The idea of being a student of leadership sparked something in me. It suggested making a career out of studying leadership and helping to unlock other people’s leadership potential is a viable option.

by Hannah Staller, the May 24, 2016, 10:01 a.m.

The Complexity of Success

El Pomar staff engaged with Kurt Wilson, Ph.D. in Evaluation, to work with the staff to “strengthen feedback systems to identify clear and measureable outcomes and compile and distribute data in a useful format.”

by Samantha Albert, the May 4, 2016, 1:20 p.m.

In Pursuit of Achievement

Growing up a young athlete in Lakewood, Colorado, the Manitou Incline was the pinnacle of training for any and every sport imaginable. Fabled as an almost untouchable feat, the Incline—approximately 2,745 wooden railroad ties/steps stretching 2000 vertical feet in less than a mile—was the most intimidating training challenge.

by Eric Hopfenbeck, the April 21, 2016, 4:38 p.m.

Broad Philanthropy

Most people would connect El Pomar Foundation's mission directly to philanthropy. But how has our society’s understanding of philanthropy shifted over the last 75 years?

by Nathan Mackenzie, the April 18, 2016, 12:51 p.m.

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