Leader: It’s Time to Develop Your Listening Muscle

One of the root causes of communication failure in the workplace is our inability to listen effectively. We're typically distracted by our own thoughts, striving to multi-task, or, we annoyingly step all over the messages of others. However, we can improve our listening skills, and in the process, solve more problems and build performance. This article offers nine ideas to help strengthen your listening muscle.

A Framework to Help Managers Develop Emerging Leaders

There are few activities in our organizations more important than developing emerging leaders. A healthy, full pipeline of leadership talent is essential to sustain success and navigate a complex world. The Foundation + 4 Pillars framework helps guide managers in pursuit of this critical work.

Developing the Whole Leader—The Clinic Approach

In a world where our organizations face a chronic shortage of leadership talent to navigate uncertainty and change, it's time to rethink our approach to leadership development. In this article, I suggest an alternative approach, the clinic model for leadership development. Consider this more a "What if?" prompter on finding new ways to address the whole-person and to integrate and sustain development over time.

By | 2018-04-22T11:01:45+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Emerging Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Strategy|0 Comments

It’s Manager and Leader—Developing the Whole Professional

There's no doubt leadership development is important. However, top leaders in successful organizations understand they owe much of their success to great managers who make their firms go and grow. They also understand the connectivity between leader and manager and they focus on developing the whole professional.

By | 2018-03-09T09:58:51+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Art of Managing, Career, Emerging Leaders, Leadership|0 Comments

Webinar: The Six Challenging Conversations You Must Master to Succeed

Simply stated, challenging conversations are where we mine the gold from our leadership and management efforts. It's too bad we spend so much time delaying or dodging these discussions. When we do engage, often, we muddle our way through and leave money and performance on the table. Join me for my free webinar on the six challenging conversations at work you must learn to master to succeed.