U-turns is a blog for lifelong learners who want to continue to expand their leadership and communication skills.
Don’t think setting goals really works? Read this for five reasons on why you should create big, bold goals—NOW!
Why get comfortably uncomfortable? Because everything you want lies just outside your comfort zone.
Tips for staying calm in the face of a communication firestorm.
What makes our hearts go pitter-patter and sets our butterflies aflutter? Double graduations! And if you've attended or been part of one of these magical ceremonies in the past, you know why! On Sunday, August 13, 2017, we'll be raising the roof for two new classes of...
U the Leader graduate Lauri Erickson has a vision for 2017 and it’s beautifully crafted as artwork in her office for all to see. Learn more about this dynamic business owner and how her vision can help you create yours. Like many U & Improved graduates, Lauri...
U & Improved’s founder Jodi Low reflects on 2016 and what lies ahead.
It’s always amazing to me what can happen when a spark of an idea is ignited by the fire of a generous, forward-thinking community. It was 2014 when I stood before a crowd of people at a U & Improved graduation and announced we were creating a new class—U the Teen...
A dedicated father of four with a huge heart, meet U the Leader master trainer Dean Katris!
Hey Communicators—Listen Up! So many times when we think of people who are powerful communicators, we think of the "sage on the stage"—people standing center stage who have the audience in the palm of their hands. While the power to command an audience is certainly...
What’s really beneath money, the recognition and the quest for meaningful work? Don’t we all truly want to love and be loved? To be understood, valued and part of thriving team that relies on each other through the ups and downs of everyday life? Our founder Jodi Low gets to the heart of the matter of what love means in the workplace.
Meet Deno Paolini, our lead trainer for U the Warrior and U the Samurai classes!
As we welcome in a new year, it’s alway fascinating to look back on the motivational quotes that resonated with us in 2015. What was your favorite?
As we prepare for a new year, founder Jodi Low shares her reflections on the year and the excitement ahead.
Social media expert Chris Haro shares his U & Improved story.
How collective leadership could benefit you and your organization.
Are leaders born or bred? An age old question. In my opinion, the answer is: Both.
U the Leader graduate Anthony Luongo shares his experience and pays it forward.
Welcoming a new class of Leader grads along with our latest Heart of Leadership recipient.
The most successful people are active listeners. Follow these five tips to improve your listening.
Are you settling for “good enough?” Now is the time to take the leap and dream big!