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Transformational Leadership

Leading Change -- Why It's Hard And What Can Make It Easier

Liana Downey | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Liana Downey

Earlier this week, I ran a program for leaders who are facing major transformation in their organizations. They didn't choose this change -- it has be...

A Chronicle of a Girl Who Just Wants to go to Prison

Allison McNulla | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Allison McNulla

The Warden Exchange works with wardens and top corrections professionals nationwide to empower them with skills in transformational leadership so they can create a prison culture conducive to the moral rehabilitation of inmates.

Transformational Leaders Risk Being Thrown Under the Bus

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Terri Wallin

Being thrown under the bus is a term that has been used over the years and unfortunately is a real occurrence in organizations. It can happen to anyon...

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

If Something Goes Wrong, Fire the Leader?...Maybe Not

Terri Wallin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Terri Wallin

Firing the leader seems to be a common solution when something in an organization fails. Our human tendency is to hunt for someone to blame. Yet ironi...

Walking the Talk: Can Executives Succeed Without It?

Terri Wallin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Terri Wallin

Is seems trite and perhaps overused to use the phrase "walking the talk," but truly, this phrase stands the test of time for an executive in terms of building trust with a team.

Inspired Leadership: More Is Not More

Brennan Smith | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Brennan Smith

For Tim and most of us, the process of leaving home is only two steps away: 1. Listen, so you recognize the quiet calling that never goes away, and 2. Scare the hell out of yourself by taking an action that moves you beyond the melancholy of the familiar.

The Power of Asking Your Team for Feedback

Matt Tenney | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

As leaders, we are usually required to give feedback to our team members on a regular basis. But it can often be challenging to get the feedback we need to grow. The more senior our position, the more challenging it can be to get feedback.

No Need to Watch Your Back When You Hire Right!

Terri Wallin | Posted 04.12.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

If you adhere to the systematic hiring process recommended, you'll stomp out the glowing embers of political intrigue that can burn a business to the ground. And you'll sleep better at night knowing that you can concentrate on leading your company forward.

It's All About the Leader

Terri Wallin | Posted 02.03.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

The leader may blame or explain, but affirming competent companies are a mirror image of the person at the helm. Leaders who are attentive to detail manufacture goods or provide services of high quality. Leaders who train and empower their employees cultivate a culture of creativity.

Taking Yoga to Government

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Sister Jenna

I wonder if world leaders observing this call to greater awareness are also waking up to a new dimension of leadership, for both themselves and those they've been tasked with leading.

The Power of One Woman's Quest: Everything I Ever Learned I Got from Serving in the Israel Defense Forces

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Home
Dorit Sasson

In August of 1990, I left my hometown of New York City and arrived on a kibbutz in the middle of the Negev Desert where I would join a garin, or a group of young people who work together on kibbutzim and settlements as well as on bases to fulfill our army service.

The Three Phases of Transformational Change

Hari Kalymnios | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Hari Kalymnios

If you are doing something radically different from the norm, pushing your comfort zone boundaries and looking to make a few waves, learn to recognize where you are in the three stages of transformation.

Transformational Leaders Commit to a Culture of Safety

Terri Wallin | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

A goal of transformational leaders across many industries is to achieve zero-defect performance, in other words, minimize or eliminate the possibility...

Transformational Leaders Overcome a Traditional Employee Survival Technique!

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.28.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Have you reviewed your patterns in managing financial crisis? Do your strategies involve employees in solutions or are employees just a target? If you need help, it might be time to seek out an objective expert to help.

Is Every Chief Executive Leader Equipped to Transform Their Organization?

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

The culture of an organization is the responsibility of the leader and his/her behavior drives the culture. Because of this, transformation requires the leader to embrace transformation personally.

Empowerment: An Essential Skill for the Transformational Leader

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Leaders strive to do their best for the organization and the members of their staff. That ambition for high performance drives some leaders to attemp...

Transformational Leaders Overcome the Tyranny of the Urgent

Terri Wallin | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

No matter how much we plan to accomplish in a day, the tyranny of the urgent seems to take over. Each circumstance provides the opportunity to take you away from any planning for the day, week and sometimes month.

Loving, the Key for Wise Leaders

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

There seem to be two primary blocks to engaging in loving leadership within our organizations. The first has to do with our beliefs and the second is based on our limited or limiting definitions.

Transformational Leaders Lead With Courage

Terri Wallin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

The more time goes by leading people or helping organizations with leadership issues the more convinced I am that the organization's outcomes are "all about the leader." Today's leader needs to be transformational.

Transformational Leaders Leave Purposeful Legacies

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

While legacies are often talked about relational to one's death, I have come to appreciate that legacies occur in the work environment and are given when a leader leaves.

The Phoenix VA Health Care System: Five Tips for Solving the Seemingly Unsolvable

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

To prevent a repeat of this tragedy, the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the leaders of the Phoenix Health Care System (HCS) must quickly turn to a third question: "How can the facility solve its seemingly unsolvable patient access problem?"

Your Nonprofit Board Ready to Recruit a Transformational Leader?

Eugene Fram | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

A CEO friend recently shared her organization's remarkable success story. She had been a first time CEO for about 10 years when a new director was ele...

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.

The College President as Social Advocate

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.17.2012 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

College presidents need once again to seize the opportunities for transformational leadership on issues vital to our campuses, our students, and our nation that are afforded them.