By Mark Hannum on April 10, 2018
Today, I’m excited to share a short, powerful exercise that I did in one of the first leadership development workshops that I ever attended, many moons ago. It has since stood out in my mind as a defining moment in my own journey of discovery, and here’s why: it helped me uncover my motivation for leading—and for doing what I do every day.
By Matt Norquist on March 8, 2018
When we make a conscious effort to lead inclusively, we incorporate diverse experiences, opinions and perspectives into our decision making. This is the starting point to achieving gender parity in leadership. Today, as we recognize International Women’s Day, I’m reminded of all of the remarkable women leaders in my life and the profound impact that they’ve had on me personally and professionally. I’m also reminded that we have a long way to go to reach gender equality.
By Susan MacKenty Brady on February 27, 2018
We all have biases–conscious and unconscious. Both ways impact behavior. We automatically assume things about people born and raised in certain cities, countries, regions, etc. We judge people by how they look or present themselves to the world. We don’t do it on purpose, but we are all guilty of some sort of bias and judgment. Imagine if you unknowingly carry these thoughts into the workplace.
By Richard Leider on February 12, 2018
So, how does one go from being a smart leader to becoming a wise leader? Start by seeing the world differently—from the inside out. A wise leader is constantly becoming more self‐aware. Without self‐awareness, it’s very hard to move out of smartness.
By Matt Norquist on February 8, 2018
Searches for the terms “purpose” and “purposeful” have been on the rise. It seems like media, investors, businesspeople and society at large have been enamored with doing good—and with the term “purpose”—lately. The reality is that purpose can mean very different things depending on who you are talking to.
By Susan MacKenty Brady on November 6, 2017
If we don’t ask for what we want, can we really keep complaining that we’re not getting it? The journey starts with a moment to moment choice, and with recommitting to yourself—each and every day. It’s all about progress, not perfection.
By Richard Leider on October 11, 2017
“Becoming” a purposeful leader should be the foundation of any leader development process or plan because it is the core for leading in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Being able to “hold the center” is an essential life skill for leaders today.
By Jim Estill on August 29, 2017
Great leaders spend time getting clear on what culture they want and they empower others. What does your company culture stand for? Take a few minutes to think about it using this common sense approach.
By Shirley Milgrom on May 31, 2017
These days it’s impolite to tap away on a phone, a gadget that releases nervous energy, during a meeting. But if we ban cell phones, how can we address the loss of focus that results from sitting still in meetings and presentations? Here are a few ways to get started.
By Sarah Breigle on May 12, 2017
Research in the field of neuroscience has a lot to offer as we think how to focus on work that creates real impact. Join us May 17 for a webinar with Michael Bungay Stanier for a deep dive into the science of what really makes the difference—and how you can apply this thinking with your team.