University leaders connect with ’Canes, share thoughts on growth mindset

Faculty and staff members received firsthand coaching advice from University leaders during the Essentials of Leadership kick-off event.
University leaders connect with ’Canes, share thoughts on growth mindset

More than 130 faculty and staff members came together for the launch of the Essentials of Leadership Series 16 cohort. Hosted by the Human Resources’ Talent and Organizational Development team, Essentials of Leadership (EOL) is a four-month program aimed at providing participants with experiential learning, leadership coaching, and networking opportunities. 

Held on Aug. 31 at the Shalala Student Center, the event began with breakout sessions where participants engaged in conversations with University leaders in a small group setting, and program sponsors, also known as supervisors, discussed the tools and skills behind great leadership.

During the event’s panel discussion, University leaders reflected on their personal and professional experiences by sharing the lessons they’ve learned throughout their careers and by identifying the mindset behind great leadership.

Julio Frenk, UM President
“Success is temporary, but legacy is how you will be remembered. Do your best to leave things better than you found them, so that the next group of people can continue where you left off.”

Jacqueline Travisano, executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer
“You are nothing without your team, and no one gets anything done by themselves. Make sure you develop others and retain them. You can do this by finding what drives your team and by giving them the tools to be successful.”

Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost
Lessons from my father: work hard, then play hard; there is always room for the best; and you only have integrity once.”

Alison Mincey, vice president, chief human resources officer for UHealth and Miller School of Medicine
“To retain talent, it is critical for managers to understand that employees bring their whole selves to work. This includes needs and priorities outside of work.” 

Rudy Fernandez, executive vice president for external affairs and strategic initiatives, and chief of staff
“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; make big plans and take calculated risks. Build true relationships with authenticity and vulnerability.”

Learn more about the EOL program and how to enroll to be part of the next cohort of participants and sponsors.

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