Monthly Archives: July 2016

Leadership Agility:
From Co-Creator to Synergist Leader

Leadership development happens when a leader becomes progressively more mature in his or her ability to handle problems, people, and systems in the face of complex environments. It is impossible to lead successfully without growing and continually upgrading capacities to think, feel, and behave at higher levels of consciousness. Authors William B. Joiner and Stephen […]
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Leadership Development:
From Catalyst to Co-Creator

So far, in reading authors William B. Joiner and Stephen A. Josephs in Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change, I’ve written about the Expert, the Achiever, and the Catalyst levels of leadership development. With each progressive level, a leader develops more awareness of the thoughts, feelings and assumptions that drive […]
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Post-Heroic Leadership: From Achiever to Catalyst

Heroic leaders are often effective, but increasingly, post-heroic leadership is required in today’s complex global marketplace with fierce competition. What do we mean by post-heroic leadership? According to an article in Harvard Business Review, “Increasingly, the heroic model of leadership is being challenged by a movement toward shared responsibility. Post-heroic managers allow their employees to […]
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5 Levels of Leadership:
From Expert to Synergist

My previous posts about 5 levels of leadership were based on what I’ve been reading in Mastering Leadership by Anderson and Adams. There are many other theorists and authors that propose five levels of leadership development. What’s key to understanding is that in order to develop as a leader, one must grow one’s level of […]
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Leadership Development:
Growing Into Maturity

For most of my adult life I’ve been on a quest to help people grow. If you’re leading a business, you know that personal development goes hand in hand with leadership development. Anyone in business today can sense that the demands of our rapidly changing global economy are stretching our abilities. New personal capacities as […]
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Leadership Development:
Leading from an Integral Level

Ongoing leadership development is the most important key to leading successfully. Anyone who has led a team or business for any length of time with any degree of success can tell you that it requires continually evolving one’s skills, of both mental and emotional capacities. What gets you to one level of responsibilities in an […]
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Leadership Development: The Creative Stage

In my previous posts I’ve been discussing leadership developmental stages and in particular the five stages of leadership as described in the book called Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results by authors Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams. As adults grow into increasingly mature mindsets, we can handle […]
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Developing Leaders:
From Reactive to Creative Mindset

If we’re going to do a better job of developing leaders, we must understand adult developmental stages, or how people grow their mental capacities as they mature. I’m not referring to how we acquire more knowledge or skills. How do leaders expand their awareness, consciousness, and ability to understand and manage complexity? How do leaders […]
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