|Jill took a little time to speak with each person so she could personalize each book she signed|
The highlight of course was Jill Geisler signing her book Work Happy What Great Bosses Know. Jill made the event fun, exciting and we learnt a lot from her topic - '10 Things Great Bosses Know'. The feedback has been great and we look forward to having more get-togethers with our alumni.
Let's do a recap of the event:
Upon entering the cafe, everyone was asked two questions - 'what makes you work happy?' and 'in which year did you graduate?' It was fun reading the various answers on everyone's name tags.
|Jill Geisler's name tag|
|Pat Pesyna, who handled the Kindle raffle, presenting Jane with the prize|
Our alumni patiently waited their turn to get Jill to sign their book.
|Alumna Annette (2012) and her guest Katy waiting to get their books signed|
We had a nice mix of professors and alumni at the event, which led to some great discussions.
|Alumna Denise (2003 & 2011) and Business Ethics Adjunct Professor Elisabet Rodriguez|
Our Dean, Dr. Dorothy Bassett was on hand to welcome and catch up with the alumni and their guests.
|Dean Bassett introducing Jill to the alumni|
Jill then spoke to the group about her book, and shared a list she created from her leadership teaching and writings - '10 things great bosses know'.
10 THINGS GREAT BOSSES KNOW
1. The most important thing bosses do is help others succeed.
2. Managers cannot treat everyone the same.
3. IQ gets bosses only so far; EQ takes them to the next level.
4. People fall in love with ideas and solutions of their own creation.
5. Coaching is a critical skill.
6. Staffers must see you, not your Evil Twin.
7. Conflict doesn’t get better if it is ignored.
8. Intrinsic motivation is the most powerful.
9. Managing change is a constant responsibility.
10. Leaders inspire others.
She then took questions and we enjoyed a great discussion on leadership.
By the end of the evening, everyone went home with some Duquesne goodies. Included among these, were some handcrafted bangles made in Kenya by members of the Kamba tribe. We gift these bangles to highlight the Global Leadership Concentration, Master of Science in Leadership program.