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When Quitting is Winning // generateleadership.com

When Quitting is Winning

“I’m not a quitter.” This is a virtue that is widely held in our culture. We don’t quit, we just forge on even harder. Unfortunately, this virtue is too easily overdone and can become the real problem in our work and lives. When we do quit, it’s often late and with a cost. In our […]

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Generative Success Profile
Andy Robbins

My career journey has been one of corporate executive assignments that led me to discover my passion for helping people form high performing collaborative teams. My journey in corporate life spanned over twenty five years in Intel including managing organizations of hundreds of employees, hundreds of millions of dollars of budget, and finally as a […]

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Why the Best Performers Fail as Managers – 15 Keys to Success

  Why are promotions potentially dangerous for both the person being promoted and the organization promoting them? Why do great performers fail as managers? Let me share some key learning about these issues that come from over three decades of addressing them in our teaching, consulting, and coaching. In many organizations, the current top individual […]

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Me, We, World - Meaning and Value in Organizations // generateleadership.com

Me, We, World – Meaning and Value in Organizations

ME. Step 1. What does it mean to become your best self? To tap into your aliveness, vitality, and power? The path to the possible is not written by your past but is illuminated by your care. To open this dimension of “ME,” we invite you to begin to ask yourself the question: What do […]

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The Biggest Lie of the MBA // generateleadership.com

The Biggest Lie of the MBA

Just like the emperor with no clothes, many MBA programs wear the clothes of leadership through their marketing, but that leadership is invisible without the corresponding development of new skills. There is an approach that addresses that gap.

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Tap Into Your Power of Not Knowing – Create New Possibilities

What is your relationship with “not knowing?” For most people, it’s a barrier. It means that we are stopped and can’t act where we don’t know. We wouldn’t have a person do surgery on us if they didn’t know surgery. So why would we pursue something if we don’t know how, haven’t been trained in […]

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How to Walk Your Path to Leadership Mastery

One of the paths of leadership leads to mastery. Is this your path? How do you know this is your path? Leadership is a journey, not just a state of authority, and authority is not the final destination.  Rather, it is the beginning. Where do you go from there? What are the outcomes you are […]

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Why Great Performers Fail as Managers

Why are promotions potentially dangerous for both the person being promoted and the organization promoting them? Why do great performers fail as managers? Let me share some key learning about these issues that come from over three decades of addressing them in our teaching, consulting, and coaching. In many organizations the current top individual performer […]

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The Manager to Executive Transition – Good Work to Great Value

One of the great challenges of leadership careers in organizations is the transition from manager to executive. Many fail at this transition point. One CEO of a large corporation that put a lot of resources into developing their managers and senior managers reported that they experienced a fifty percent failure rate in the first year […]

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