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Leadership Development

Why CEOs Don't Want Executive Coaching

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Being able to see, understand and deal effectively with others' perspectives is key to successful leadership (as well as personal life). That capacity, part of self-awareness, is empathy. Two recent studies show its crucial role.

Opting Back In: After the Choice Comes the Challenge!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whether you are feeling "stuck" in your current career and want to advance or you are trying to resume a career you left several years ago, here's my advice.

Federal agencies not doing enough to build next generation of leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Every successful team has a solid bench. In the sporting world, the Washington Redskins were able to withstand Robert Griffin III's injuries because t...

The Journey Begins: A Partnership Designed to Unleash the Spirit of 21st Century Innovation

Max Klau | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Max Klau

August is always an exciting time of year at City Year. In the weeks ahead we'll be welcoming our new corps of 2,700 idealistic leaders to begin thei...

True or False: Men Earn More Money and Promotions Because They Work More Hours Than Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Women now represent more than 50 percent of the leadership talent pool. Organizations that understand this and build an integrated talent development strategy will be better able to attract, retain and leverage the broader spectrum of leadership intelligence.

Are You Too Stressed for Success?

Brian Whetten | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

Where stress can lead to success, overstress is one of the primary predictors of failure. And perversely, the more committed we are to creating results, the larger this danger becomes.

Asking for What You Want: 8 Tips for Timid Negotiators

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

When contemplating whether you will ask for something you need, ask yourself what's the worst thing that can happen? If we don't ask for what we want, we will never know what we can really have! Good things rarely show up at our front door.

Developing Leaders on a Moving Train

Max Klau | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Max Klau

City Year has agreed to help the remarkable social entrepreneurs behind this exciting initiative turn a ten-day cross-country train trip into a transformational leadership development experience.

Bulldozing Barriers to Leadership

Frances Hesselbein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Frances Hesselbein

It takes courage for a leader to identify and confront self-imposed barriers, to put in place the personal strategies required to unleash the energy, innovation, and commitment to self-development.

The Hero's Leadership Journey

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I am fascinated by this topic because I see the hero's journey as the same journey many of us face in our ascent up the leadership ladder.

Moving From Conversation to Action

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

If we want to make real progress in advancing women, we are going to have to rethink the methods we've been using. Why? Because the evidence clearly shows that these traditional approaches simply aren't working.

Are Your Young Leaders Ready for the Wisdom Economy?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

What is your strategy to prepare the next generation of leaders to leverage the emerging wisdom economy? Are your program focused on helping them know themselves, know others and know the culture within which they live?

Letting Wisdom Lead: Are You Leading With Your Heart and Your Gut?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

In an organizational environment that is now networked, interconnected, rapidly transforming and constantly in motion leaders, especially emerging leaders, are being called forward to a more inclusive form of leadership. We are moving from knowledge based leadership towards wisdom based leadership.

Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

You will face many choices about the amount of effort you'll need to grow yourself. The payoff for doing this self-development work first will continue to pay benefits for yourself, but also the people who work with you. You'll receive positive recognition for your authenticity.

Paying Attention to How We Attend

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

The way that we pay attention is integrally related to the reality that we perceive as "true." By the time we have grown into adulthood most of us liv...

The Yin and Yang of Balanced Leadership

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

It takes both men and women, working together in unison, to fully utilize the broad spectrum of gender intelligence and maintain a competitive advantage.

Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care?

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

How can companies actually focus on anything more than just next quarter's results? We're not just talking about a PR campaign or a new mission statement. We're talking about a new way of doing business. We're talking about deep change.

Why Social Courage Should Be Taught in the Classroom

David Allyn | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
David Allyn

In our modern world, it's social courage that gives us the advantage. Unfortunately it is not a skill that is taught deliberately in schools.

How Important Is Executive Presence to Executive Success?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

It's not enough to have exceptional technical and leadership skills; to be successful at the most senior levels, you must have the whole "executive package."

5 Ways to Build a Personal Brand

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

What do you want people to think and say about you and how do you need to show up to achieve that impression? If you don't already have a brand or if you are considering changing it, here are a few tips to get you started.

Summer Olympics Set the Example for Women in All Professions

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While the Olympic Games are over for another two years, the Summer Games of 2012 will be remembered for setting a new mark for women athletes and their male counterparts across the globe.

Getting on the Right Escalator - The Path To Advancement

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

You can't expect someone else to take you to the top. It just doesn't happen that way. You have to manage your career. Decide what you want out of your career; map out a plan to get there, and then put yourself in a position to achieve it.

How Do You Give Feedback to Top Performers?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The key issue to recognize in giving feedback to top performers is that the "no news is good news" feedback approach is not an effective management technique for handling your superstars.

Bring Back the General Manager

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Career paths today are less geared towards filling the few remaining general management positions, and instead focus on functional specialization.

Leadership, Culture and Prostitution

Gary Rich | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Gary Rich

We conduct a program called The Leadership Room for small groups of executives. During last week's session we sent the ten participants to retail esta...