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 thatContinue reading “Managing Individual Readiness”

Evolution of Leadership in the Digital Era

As more and more companies make the move from analog to digital, the demand for greater digital competence has led to the rise of a new kind of Business 2.0 leader — the Chief Digital Officer (CDO). In the Strategy+Business Autumn 2017 (Issue 88) article — “The New Class of Digital Leaders”, there were threeContinue reading “Evolution of Leadership in the Digital Era”

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 21st centuryContinue reading “Followership”

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 inContinue reading “Multi-Generational Engagement”

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 “Seeds of Leadership”

Staying Present

In an article published in Psychology Today “The Digital Psychological Disconnect” (Jul 10, 2016), the authors shared some interesting research findings on the digital disconnect and the impact to face-to-face interpersonal interactions. In summary, the problem lies in our growing preferred interaction with digital devices than with human beings. This is a prevailing challenge forContinue reading “Staying Present”

Disruption of Things

I recently attended the Thomas Reuters Public Private Partnership Series in Charlotte, NC. It was a spectacular line-up of experts and thought leaders in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and Digital Identity. The vast majority of attendees were from financial institutions, law enforcement, auditing agencies, and cybersecurity consulting firms. As I made my way around meetingContinue reading “Disruption of Things”

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 areContinue reading “Managing Expectations”