Leadership and Management Book Talk—Exploring Two Books from Jim Collins

Art Petty and Wally Bock talk about some of the later books in Jim Collins' Good to Great Series: How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice. Both of us agree, one is a great business book and highly relevant for our world today.

Career Success Demands Adjusting Your Altitude and Traveling Forward in Time

While you might be correct in assuming I've read too much science fiction and fantasy, it turns out two skills they don't teach you in most professional development programs are essential for your success. I'm referencing altitude adjustment and time-travel.

Great Leadership Must Be More About What Happens Before the Crisis

In the sweep of recent history, there's a familiar theme: almost no one and no nation is ever prepared for a crisis. If you read history, it's clear we celebrate crisis leaders for their resilience and creativity in helping people survive and sustain. However, I wonder just a bit why we don't do a better job creating leaders who prepare for and even prevent crises in the first place.

Rethinking Your Management Approach and Your Team’s Operating Routine in Real-Time

In talking with top executives, it’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges they are facing is transferring their well-established operating routines into an online/virtual format. Many managers are learning their well-honed cadence and schedule of activities to review, plan, and communicate no longer works in a virtual world.

Level-Up as a Manager in 2020—New Live-Online Program

A one-of-a-kind professional development experience for managers seeking to strengthen personal and group performance starting in January 2020. Join leadership expert, Art Petty, for The Experienced Manager program where we blend live-online plus coaching plus e-learning to support your personal-professional development and growth.

Leadership Caffeine Podcast #32—Marc Effron

This is the single best discussion I've ever had on pursuing high-performance as an individual! I can't say enough good about my interview with Marc Effron and the science-backed content in his new book, 8 Steps to High Performance: Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest).

Situation Awareness Skills Are Critical for Leadership Success

When was the last time you read a book or attended a training session on Situation Awareness (SA)? Unless you work around the military, aviation, or in crisis management situations, chances are the answer is never. That's a mistake. Increasingly, I see what I interpret as the skills to assess, understand, project, and act based on that analysis as a critical set of behaviors for leaders at all levels.

Why Trickle-Down Strategy Approaches Leave Your Employees Thirsty

Unless you're in a start-up or small business, it's impossible to have everyone in the firm physically "in-the-room" for strategy sessions. However, using a strategy-as-a-continuous-process approach, it is possible and desirable to involve everyone in the work of strategy from ideation to execution. But first, you've got to re-plumb the trickle-down strategy process approach to something significantly more inclusive.