In a conversational style, Luella Chavez D’Angelo shares key leadership traits for growth-oriented companies over the next 10 years.
BY JUDY CARLSON
WEALTH MANAGEMENT CONTRIBUTOR
The EduTalks Series, a professional development lunch hour discussion, is part of the Leadership and Career Development branch of CU South Denver in Lone Tree. It provides interactive, stimulating and mind-expanding professional education from leading University of Colorado subject matter experts.
Luella Chavez D’Angelo, vice chancellor for Enterprise Development, led a highly inspirational, informational and practical talk at the June 26 series titled, “Do You Have an A-Team? 13 Traits of High Performing Teams.”
Luella describes herself, “I am a vice chancellor, C-suite executive, consultant, speaker and commissioner; however, my most important job is mom.” She joined the CU South Denver team in February 2016.
Before joining CU South Denver, D’Angelo spent many years at Western Union in several different capacities including the chief communications officer, senior vice president of Social Ventures and president of the Western Union Foundation. In 2014 she was recognized by the Denver Business Journal, receiving a lifetime achievement award as an Outstanding Business Woman in Business.
D’Angelo characterized leadership requirements over the next 10 years as very challenging and quite different from the past. CEOs will need to make decisions with speed and conviction, engage with their employees for impact, adapt proactively and become relentless about delivering reliable results. It will demand leadership agility and proactive adaptability.
Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council compiled a list of 13 characteristics of high-performing teams. Finding the right people to fill roles at an organization isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to forming high-performance teams.
D’Angelo walked through the 13 traits, some of which include open feedback, cultivating shared values, trust, collaboration, open communication and respect. She concluded by sharing the process her team is using to implement these characteristics in their workplace. For a complete list of the traits and their definitions, please email Sarah Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next EduTalks event, titled “Serious Lessons from the Masters of Comedy,” led by Dr. Peter McGraw, will reveal seven habits of the world’s funniest people that can help you live a more productive, engaging and enjoyable professional life. It will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m. at CU South Denver. The cost is $55. Visit Trending Topics at southdenver.cu.edu to register.
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