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Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

May 30
Boise State is Helping to Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders
Posted by: Mark Solon

Imagine making a hiring choice between two equally knowledgeable and credentialed individuals; both of them having an MBA, both of them doing well in the interview process, but one of them had just completed a prestigious, year-long mentoring and development program (and you had received positive references from the CEOs who had been mentoring this […]

Mar 08
Focus, Filter and Forget
Posted by: George Mulhern

Hi, my name is George and I am a recovering multi-tasker. Based on the incredible advances in information and communications technology it would seem that the productivity of business leaders must be skyrocketing. Having access to more and better information and being able to reach out to people around the world and get a near […]

Dec 21
Drive | The Great Equalizer
Posted by: Derek Keller

During my time at University Venture Fund and Highway 12 Ventures over the last few years, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with many highly successful entrepreneurs and investors. I’ve always been fascinated by the common threads that bind successful people and one story in particular on the subject. Chris Gardner’s […]

Mar 08
Leadership, Idaho and Breaking Down Barriers
Posted by: Glenn Michael

My wife Tina and I had the pleasure of honoring Sharon Allen, Chairman of the Board of Deloitte, as she received the Legacy of Leading award from her alma mater, the University of Idaho.  Sharon’s accolades are numerous and well deserved, but I wanted to touch on some highlights so more people can understand her remarkable […]

Jul 14
Posted by: Mark Solon

When I met my wife Pam in the early 90s, I wasn’t necessarily the most enlightened guy on the planet. As a matter of fact, it would be fair to say that I was more concerned with what was happening in my own little world than in the lives of others. I grew up in […]

Jul 06
Leadership Observations
Posted by: George Mulhern

Earlier in the year, my partners and I had the opportunity to spend a few days at West Point, where we heard from some of the Army’s top experts on Leadership. My partner Mark wrote a great piece about it in a previous blog - In-Extremis-Leadership .  It was an incredible experience. There were a […]

May 06
In Extremis Leadership
Posted by: Mark Solon

in extremis: in extreme circumstances; especially: at the point of death Over the last three days, my partners and I had the rare and immense privilege to attend an intimate event for the Village Ventures network on leadership at West Point, our nation’s oldest military academy. On many different levels, it was one of the […]