Seeds of Leadership

With every leadership assessment event that I have attended and facilitated, about 500 to be exact, I have learned firsthand what defines and shapes great leaders. I have been a witness to the “ah-ha” moments when a leader comes to the realization that in order to transform the business, he/she must first transform themselves ---... Continue Reading →

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Managing Individual Readiness

Simple Tips for Leaders... Organizations Don’t Change – People Within Organizations Change You cannot manage change at an organizational level until you know how to manage change with a single individual.* Helping employees to prepare for and successfully manage their transition through times of uncertainty is a foundational attribute of effective leaders.  It’s imperative that... Continue Reading →

Managing Expectations

Simple Tips for Leaders... Setting expectations is something we experience early on—as a child we were expected to clean our room before we could go out and play; as students we were expected to complete our homework before we could go to the weekly sporting event; as employees we have goals we create or are... Continue Reading →

Collaboration & Communication

Simple Tips for Leaders... Collaborate (verb col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\): to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something. Fostering collaboration in an organization begins with a leader creating an environment that empowers associates to speak his / her mind freely -- sharing ideas on improving organizational effectiveness and feeling comfortable providing... Continue Reading →

Intellectual Agility

Simple Tips for Leaders... What is Intellectual Agility? Intellectual agility refers to the ability of individuals to shift thinking, seek out new sources of information and develop new solutions to current and future problems.  Intellectual agility is closely connected to the concept of the “ability to learn” which consists of individual's ability to develop or... Continue Reading →

Multi-Generational Engagement

Companies and organizations, both large and small, public and private --- have something in common --- they face the challenge of leading and engaging multiple generations of workers --- Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y (Millennials).  For the first time in American history these multiple generations are coexisting and often times colliding in... Continue Reading →

Followership

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Followership” means:  “the capacity or willingness to follow a leader”.  The opportunity to challenge leaders to view themselves through the prism of reciprocity is as fascinating to us both today as it was in the early stages of our respective consulting and teaching careers. In the era of Business 2.0... Continue Reading →

Leaders Are Born — Not Bred

There’s a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about leadership, attributes of great leaders, hints and tips on sharpening your leadership skills, what business schools produce the most successful CEOs, workshops abound to coach and guide you through the abyss of leadership ambiguity, etc.  It’s both endless and overwhelming, but necessary to keep the conversation... Continue Reading →

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