Our experience with leadership development is that mastering these skills takes time and practice and it may take years. The key is to be aware of the right things to practice. What follows is some of what we’ve learned about what is crucial to practice. The effective executive: Connects well with people, produces safety, trust, […]
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 […]
Quitting isn’t always negative. Every day we quit work so we can do other things, but also so we can rest and renew. When we grind on solving a problem, we need to let go and let it rest for a bit.
In many organizations, the current top individual performer is promoted when a manager or team leader slot opens up. But many of these top performers fail.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]