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Leadership Development

For Leaders, Perception Is Reality

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

Leaders are regularly faced with difficult questions. Often, it's not your answer to those questions, but your delivery that has the most influence on how you are perceived and the impact of your response.

4 Steps to Making Mindfulness Work in Business

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Mindfulness is trending in the business world, but that doesn't mean every manager has bought in. The biggest obstacle to changing corporate culture is getting leaders to see the value of such programs. I know about this challenge first-hand, as we recently added a new global mindfulness program at SAP.

The Necessity of Soul Leaders

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamelle Sanders

As I have been busy promoting my new book Chosen: The Shifting of 21st Century Leadership, I am amazed at the response that I am getting from leaders ...

25 Years of Success and Mistakes

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I started Common Purpose when I was 29, I am now 57! Stuck with it all these years because I am as passionate about leadership and citizenship now as I was at 29.

Getting More Women into Senior Management

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I'd taken the job because I knew it would be challenging. But many of the challenges I faced had nothing to do with learning to do my actual job. One of the first things I had to do was prove my worth to people who believed I had no business on a manufacturing floor.

Resilient Leadership for a Resilient World

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson

These skills need to be fostered in this year's graduates and those that follow in the years to come if they are to successfully take on and conquer the challenges before them and those that will arise.

Leadership Lessons from the Kitchen: What Mother's Day Brunch Can Teach Us About Teamwork

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

Today, I'd like you to join me at brunch, my favorite meal. Before you start salivating over the idea of a Croque Monsieur, I should tell you that you'll be joining me in the kitchen. Not just any kitchen--the kitchen of a busy restaurant.

The Next Era of Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

f we do not make course corrections we will see a total collapse of twenty-first century leadership. Some of you may be wondering why I am so passionate about leadership. Let me explain to you why leadership is an obsession of mine.

Don't just live your life - lead it

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pioneers for Change

By: Sue Stockdale I have two dogs who provide me with endless hours of amusement. Recently whilst I was out for a walk, I began to consider the sim...

3 Myths of Leadership Development: Part II

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

This is the second part of the 3 Myths of Leadership Development series. Myth #1 - "leadership is knowledge" considered how truly effective leadership development models go beyond knowledge transfer and focus on putting that knowledge into practice. In part 2 of the 3 part series, the myth about who should engage in leadership development is explored.

Being Authentic: It's Not as Scary as You Think

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Where are you covering up a weakness or unproductive feelings or beliefs, and letting it shift how you are perceived? What would it mean to own that fully as part of yourself, admit it out loud, and then move past it?

3 Myths of Leadership Development: Part I

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

Why spend billions of dollars and countless hours on leadership programs, when efficiency has not necessarily been proven? Much of leadership development is built on several long-standing myths.

Black Students in STEM Are a Sign of Hope for the Future!

Romal Tune | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Romal Tune

always believe that speaking engagements are not about me, but the people I encounter on the journey. This time I received a gift that I was not expecting.

A Call to Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

Leadership has hit a tipping point globally and how we respond will determine the future of leadership.A call has been issued to twenty-first century leadership; however, the call must be coupled with commitment if we want to see change.

A New Twist on the Old Story About What's Holding Women Back

Ellevate | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Ellevate

Women get boxed into the role of implementer, executing someone else's agenda. Successful corporate women excel at minding the details and getting things done--the ideal person to have reporting to you. The trouble is she gets seen as the reliable doer but not strategic enough to lead across the enterprise.

21st Century: Successful Blend of Spiritual Professionalism in Leadership

Tracy Crossley | Posted 05.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy Crossley

The second blog in my leadership profile series. Ian Gardner is a reluctant achiever; an introvert by nature, he's a builder creating extraordinarily...

4 Key Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Small Business
Rosalind Cardinal

I have spent many years working with, observing, teaching and coaching leaders. I have also heard many stories from employees about leaders they have loved to work for and those they have not enjoyed as much. There are some key themes that I have observed in leaders who are highly effective and get the best from people they work with.

Should US Follow Europe's Lead for Gender Quotas on Boards?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I believe that U.S. organizations have a choice to get it right, which does not mean putting women in a room and trying to "fix" them. That solution has not worked for over two decades, and has kept women's representation on boards and in senior leadership positions too low for too long.

Change Within to Create Change on the Outside

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

You no longer become eager to see what others do and want to change their attitudes and actions. This significantly reduces your burnout and frustration. You become refueled from within.

The JK Simmons 'Whiplash' School of Leadership Development

George Bradt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Don't think about motivating people. Think about inspiring and enabling them to do what already motivates them.

Strategies to Build a More Inclusive Workplace Culture

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

In my last post, I shared reasons why it's important that inclusive cultures become the norm rather than the exception, both in corporations and the w...

The Whiplash Effect: Lessons in Business Coaching From Terrence Fletcher

JD Gershbein | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

I went to theater knowing that I was going to be experiencing something very special. As the final credits rolled, I contemplated my own coaching approach, and to what extent a personality like Simmons's character, Terrence Fletcher, would be taken seriously in business.

Making an Inclusive Culture the Norm

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

A growing number of leaders have started to recognize that what worked for them in the past is no longer effective given today's realities. There's an "underlying force" that's causing organizations worldwide to rethink their approach to planning.

5 Ways to Shake Up Leadership Development (and Why You Shouldn't Wait to Try Them)

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

You can't be a great company without great leaders, and even the best leaders aren't immortal. Sooner or later (and probably sooner) you'll need to replace them. Is your company ready?

Why You Need a Personal Brand

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Last week I presented at a leadership forum for nearly a hundred talented and aspirational women leaders. At this venue, I rallied a call to action for women to have their voices heard and valued by creating a "personal brand."