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Make Change Stick: 3 Questions for Success

Even the most successful leaders have tried and failed to make change stick, while others seem more successful. What makes the difference? As much as we’d like to believe otherwise, we humans have far less personal control than we like to think we have. We largely go about our days operating out of automatic patterns […]
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Bring Out the Best:
Maintain Excellence in Uncertain Times

How can busy managers bring out the best in people? Nothing is as difficult as managing people in uncertain times. With the rapidly changing competitive environment and new technologies, it’s hard to keep up. Dr. Edward Hallowell, in his book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People suggests five steps to […]
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7 Trends in Employee Engagement

The annual statistics on employee engagement have been released by the Gallup Organization, with only slight improvements in what is considered to be an important driver of business performance. With so many organizations focusing on Employee Engagement, why aren’t engagement levels across the world increasing? According to Gallup, companies that focus on measuring engagement rather […]
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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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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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5 Levels of Leadership:
Leaders Are Driven by 3 Needs

I’ve been exploring developmental stages that people go through as they mature, and in particular, the five levels of leadership. In The Leadership Circle book called Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results by authors Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams, these five progressive stages are: Egocentric Reactive Creative […]
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Leading in a VUCA World:
LeadershipTransformation First

How can leaders prepare for leadership in a VUCA world? That’s the term for a business environment full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. In order to lead organizational change, first leaders must engage in personal leadership transformation. There’s no doubt that doing business has changed rapidly just in the last five years, and there’s […]
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