Talent Management

Identify Your Reasons for Leading and Build an Action Plan in 3 Minutes

By Mark Hannum on April 10, 2018

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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.

Posted in Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Listen, learn and lead

By Matt Norquist on March 8, 2018

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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.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Women in Leadership

Tripping over our own bias [And why it doesn’t serve us]

By Susan MacKenty Brady on February 27, 2018

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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.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Women in Leadership

Are you becoming a wise leader?

By Richard Leider on February 12, 2018

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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.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management

What’s “purpose” actually about?

By Matt Norquist on February 8, 2018

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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.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Don’t Put It Off: Ask for What You Want

By Susan MacKenty Brady on November 6, 2017

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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.

Posted in Inclusive Leadership, Talent Management, Women in Leadership

Self-awareness matters [Here’s why]

By Richard Leider on October 11, 2017

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“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.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Empowered Employees + The Right Decisions = Culture of Success

By Jim Estill on August 29, 2017

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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.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Team Effectiveness

Movement by design: Increase engagement during meetings

By Shirley Milgrom on May 31, 2017

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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.

Posted in Blog, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Don’t miss Wednesday’s webinar: Using Your Brain to Be a Better Leader

By Sarah Breigle on May 12, 2017

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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.

Posted in Blog, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Team Effectiveness

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