Making Learning Stick: Transformational Leadership Development for the Long Haul, Part II

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

Good Leadership: The Art of Asking Questions

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

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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

Decision Making: It’s not always the “rational” approach that is the best choice.

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.

Decision Making: Good Implementation or Bad Implementation–That is the Issue.

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.

Servant Leadership: It’s Not Only Right; It Works!

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!