Manage Promises, Not Activities // generateleadership.com

Manage Promises, Not Activities

We live in a culture that thinks about actions in concrete frameworks. That means people tend to think in terms of activities, tasks, the stuff you can see that gets produced. What is missing is that every professional action is intended to satisfy someone and that someone wants to be assured that they will be […]

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Creating Breakdowns That Add Value to Our Organization // generateleadership.com

Creating Breakdowns That Add Value to Your Organization

Interruptions that require a reorientation to the future are a natural part of life. The universe and life are so huge and beyond us that we can never control life, nature, and the flow of the universe. But, what we do with these interruptions determines our power to create our future. We’ve used the name […]

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Manage Capacity, Not Time, to Avoid Overwhelm

Two huge problems in our work world today are overwhelm and over-commitment. Both lead to exhaustion, stress, anxiety, and poor performance for employees and teams. If you or your team feels overworked, overcommitted, and stressed out by work demand managing your capacity can help. I am saying something that is crucial and new for many […]

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Conversations and the language of leadership

Conversations and the Language of Leadership

Conversations don’t just describe actions; they generate them – if you know the structure and have the skill. Because generative conversations are the source of actions and results and are the very fabric of coordination, they are not discretionary. And, in the performance art of leadership, you must learn through action, buying the book isn’t […]

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Herb Johnson, CEO of HVJ Associates

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Herb Johnson

I’m the founder and owner of HVJ Associates®, a Geotechnical Engineering Services consulting company headquartered in Houston, Texas. My company has been the major place for my learning and the learning of my staff. I’m pretty proud of what we have accomplished so far, so let me share some highlights with you of our last […]

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Generative Success Profile
Alex Lindblad

While working to obtain my PhD I was living the story that in work you did whatever was asked of you or required. “Do what you are told”; I did not know where this rule came from but I did know this rule was not optional for me. That was until I learned how to […]

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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 25 years in Intel including managing organizations of hundreds of employees, hundreds of millions of dollars of budget, and finally as a General […]

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professional-to-manager

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 performer […]

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Kaytura-Felix

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Kay Felix, M.D.

I recently was selected to be in charge of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Leadership for Better Health programs. The foundation is the largest philanthropic organization focused on health and has focused on improving America’s most pressing health issues for over forty years. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to support the leaders in […]

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Are You Time Starved? // generateleadership.com

Are You Time Starved?

An aspect of our current era is the widening experience of being time starved. We have more technology, tools, and access to media to supposedly help us, but a common experience is that we are not just “busy,” a common comment from our yesterdays, but we now feel that we don’t have any time at […]

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