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Leadership Development

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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.16.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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."

Two Great Tips for Developing Future Managers

Ellevate | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Ellevate

I may be biased, but I think that a process focus culture is the next big thing required in business today. If we could find these naturally process-oriented people and maximize their energy, we could shift our thinking from "process improvement OR day job" to "day job THROUGH process improvement."

Now You Can Live Your Dream

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

He paused, reached over for his checkbook, and filled out one of the checks. "Here, take this. Now you can live your dream." It was enough money to buy 50 acres of some of Britain's most beautiful land.

Don't Procrastinate, Evaluate! Timely Tips to Effectively Implement the Right Talent Management Strategy for the New Year

Dana Smith | Posted 03.25.2015 | Small Business
Dana Smith

While you may cringe at the amount of time it takes to develop the right words to say that both inspires staff, while at the same time, provides constrictive criticism for areas of deficiency, don't discount the importance and power of evaluating employee performance.

How to Work for a Narcissist: A Question of Balance

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

A grandiose self-view frequently contributes to vision statements that can significantly motivate others. As a narcissist works his or her way to the top, bizarre things start to happen.

3 Habits of Ineffective Women's Leadership Development

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

We've spent a lot of time in recent posts focusing on the best ways to approach women's leadership development. But sometimes, knowing what not to do can be as instructive as guidelines on how to do things right.

How to Develop Innovative Leaders at Every Level of Your Organization

Matt Tenney | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Matt Tenney

At age 22, Jennifer Prosek started a public relations company. She was highly motivated and talented, and was able to start building a team of people to work with her. But the addition of new team members seemed to stall the growth of her company.

Leading Mindfully? Make It Practical. Feel It to Believe It.

Suzanne Bigelow | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Suzanne Bigelow

Logistical confusion and last minute overflow seating only heightened excitement among the 500+ attendees at the inaugural Mindful Leadership Summi...