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Big Changes: After a Couple Decades of Deeply Meaningful Moments

Big Changes: After a Couple Decades of Deeply Meaningful Moments

It’s not every day that after 21 years in a role – you decide it’s time for a change. I have been a faculty member at Seattle Pacific University since 1999 and Chair of the Department of Industrial-Organizational Psychology since 2005. On January 8th I announced that I would be moving on from my role at

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WiLD Leaders – Looking Back and Forward

WiLD Leaders – Looking Back and Forward

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly a decade since we started in the business of whole and intentional leader development and a full year since Dr. Daniel Hallak joined the WiLD Leaders team as our Chief Commercial Officer. As you may know by now, our mission has been to invest in the development and preparation

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WiLD Leaders Celebrates Annie Barthel’s Next Step

Today was Annie Barthel’s last day working officially on the WiLD Leaders team before she transitions to her new role at Slalom Consulting. Annie has served as one of our Promotions Specialists for the last year, and while we are going to miss Annie, we are so excited for the next place she is going

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WiLD Leaders Announces Dr. Daniel Hallak As Our Chief Commercial Officer

The team at WiLD Leaders is more than excited to announce that Dr. Daniel Hallak is joining our leadership team as our Chief Commercial Officer. Most recently in a leadership development role at Slalom Consulting and Professional Development and Employer Engagement Program Manager at Seattle Pacific University, Daniel brings an extremely unique and appropriately wild

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The WiLD Brand

If we had to hang our collective hat on one set of values that drive our WiLD brand, this would be it. RELATIONAL – Architecting supportive and honest conversations. Leaders don’t develop in a vacuum. Leaders don’t lead in a vacuum, so we can’t develop them alone. It gets real when we get together and risk something,

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Turning Talent Development on Its Ugly Head

In the past, and even in some cases now, the process of investing in the learning and growth of your employees and leaders is often called Talent Management or Talent Development. The job titles of the leaders in these spaces are similar - Director of Talent Management isn't uncommon. However, when it comes to actually

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The Loop is Closed

The following is the speech given by Dr. Robert McKenna for the Dedication of the McKenna College of Education at Immanuel University, on January 29th, 2015. Andaroo Bagunara! Naramascarum! I am honored to be with you today, at the dedication of the McKenna College of Education, as a humble representative of my wife Jackie, my

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Wild Stories in a Sensible World

When it comes to our willingness to tell the stories of our lives, there are at least three kinds of people. Those too eager to share, those who don’t know there’s anything to share, and those who hesitate to share the real story. The first group defines themselves by their edginess and outside-the-box thinking (which

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