By Abeer Pamuk, LeaderStories
Leadership in Times of Transition: Reflections from the 2018 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit
Seth Cothrun shares his experiences from the fourth annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit in New York City, from April 2018.
This year, a group of about 20 leaders, myself including, traveled to South by Southwest, the festival of ideas and creativity in Austin, Texas.
“I am a ‘recovering teller.’ I like to be in control and solely responsible for a result. And yet business leadership is about achieving results through people.”
"There is always something to learn in this industry so we have to remain teachable and coachable."
As a first-time attendee of one of the world's most well-known festivals, I wasn't certain what to expect. Would a conservation nerd find kindred spirits at a gathering more known for its music and media events than its relevancy to land trusts?
In a video dialogue with Pressurevalve's Julie Smith, Molly Beck, founder of the podcasting platform Messy Bun, shares her expertise on networking to help leaders who want to expand their inner circles.
I thought I was going see Barry Jenkins speak (I'm a fan of his film Moonlight), but it turned out to be a session about tech trends with Amy Webb. And it was just what I needed.
For those of us working in the nonprofit and social purpose sector, networks of support are critical.
How do you, as a social purpose leader, stay focused, effective and grounded during times of transition?