In Part I of this two part series on Transformational Leadership Development, I shared information about the problems associated with improving the retention and application of leadership development content. The ultimate goal of such training is to change the behavior of participants for their good and their organizations. Given the huge financial investment that companies … More Making Learning Stick: Transformational Leadership Development for the Long Haul, Part II
I’m very pleased and excited to announce the publishing of my latest book, The LEADERS Model: Essential Practices For Today’s Leaders. Once again, I was blessed to work with Dr. John Stanko, my colleague and friend, as the co-author. This is the second such collaboration with John, having together wrote the book, The Leadership Carol: … More Our Latest Book: The LEADERS Model
I am a questioner. I ask questions. I don’t mean the type that always express skepticism–that I don’t believe what someone is saying–and that put people on the defensive. Rather, I ask questions to find out what someone is thinking. I ask questions to get them to think, to help them discover something they already … More Good Leadership: The Art of Asking Questions
I stated in my last blog about becoming Resilient that it’s more than just a laundry list of things to check off and “shazam” — you now have resilience! Rather, a significant part of this process usually includes going through the meat-grinder of real-life. As you work hard to deal with those major challenges, you … More Resilience: Bonus Information
During the past several years, the phrase “Agile Leadership” has received a lot of attention. A lot has been written about agile leadership, and it seems to be today’s HOT BUTTON in the world of leadership practice. … More Agile Leadership: What’s All the Buzz About? Part I
I’ve attached an article Dr. John Stanko and I wrote about a year ago and that was published in the Leader to Leader Journal edited by Frances Hesselbein and the Hesselbein Leadership Forum. It’s about our book, The Leadership Carol. I thought you might enjoy reading it this time of year. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A39c1d010-74b9-4c26-8bdb-18cbb2afaf1f I trust that you will … More Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
After a bit of a “hiatus,” I’m back with a few more blogs posts about DECISION MAKING. Today, I share another interesting angle on the nature of decision making and how decisions are often made. … More Decision Making: It’s not always the “rational” approach that is the best choice.
When it comes to making “successful” decisions, that is, decisions that achieve their intended purpose, especially important, strategic ones, the track record is somewhat dismal. Perhaps I’m being too kind. In fact, research shows that at least 50% of all such decisions fail to accomplish what the decision makers had hoped for. There are many reasons why … More Decision Making: Good Implementation or Bad Implementation–That is the Issue.
This blog entry is one of a series that I plan to share with you about Decision Making. It is a topic that has garnered a lot of attention during the past 20 years. Interestingly, when we started the M.S. in Organizational Leadership Program in 1995, and included in our curriculum a course entitled, “Leadership and … More Decision Making: First Installment
Many of us who embrace the overarching framework of Servant Leadership believe it is the “right” thing to do. That is, we are committed, in principle, to the perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors that represent the servant leader. All too often, though, others believe that Servant Leadership represents practices that are soft, that are easy to perform, that … More Servant Leadership: It’s Not Only Right; It Works!