You would think that this would go without saying. I know you aren't that person; that you're reading this, and will repost this article so "that person" will see it, read it, see the light and stop being a jerk. I've certainly worked with a few big time jerks in my life, and it's a terrible experience when you're on the receiving end of it... Continue Reading
I've been remotely attending the Neuroleadership Institute's annual Summit, and this morning's session on Rebooting Leadership Development really got me pumped up. It's inspired me to repeat a post from my original blog, Leading Large, written in 2010. I've been using this model with clients since 2006, and it resonates for many... Continue Reading
As an organizational leader, you’re probably involved in at least two or three major initiatives at a time. You may be the executive sponsor of one, the initiative leader of another and a participant in yet a third. Whatever your roles, you’ll get value from working with a Change Coach.
What, you ask, is a Change Coach, and how are they different from any other coach?... Continue Reading
Being a long-time consultant to senior leaders in companies of all sizes, and being a ‘textbook’ ENTP, you won’t be surprised to learn that I’m a data junkie for information on how leaders can guide their organizations to success. I pay particular attention to studies released by global consultancies, as they invest ample resources to conduct large, statistically significant studies. I leverage the knowledge produced by such studies to help prospective clients see how the ‘developmental’ work they’ve requested can produce the tangible business outcomes... Continue Reading
Defining leadership in the 21st century is not a straightforward task. There are complexities at every turn: governmental influences, globalization of markets, new organizational structures, multi-national workforces, technology innovations, and the ever-accelerating pace of change.
But however we define leadership, we can probably agree that being a leader requires two elements — a destination, and people who will be led. The question is, how do we help leaders to succeed in their role and accelerate their growth, no matter... Continue Reading
If you've been leading a company or organization for any amount of time at all, you've certainly heard that your organization has to be like the shark that has to 'swim or die.' Your organization must, by this thinking, have to change or die. Meaning that if you keep doing the same things for the same audiences, and you don't keep up with the environment around you (new discoveries, technologies, ideas, new people and ways of thinking) or you don't pay attention to new competitors, and get new customers, chances are you won't last long. This would be what we, in the business, call a "fear motivator." It definitely does NOT bring out the creative, innovative juice in your organization. But how often do you talk to your organization about the need to change?... Continue Reading
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