Closing the Gap: How to Get Coaching

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: Over the last few years, the leadership world has begun to understand the importance of coaching in the workplace. But what has that really translated to? Some companies went about implementing coaching by bringing in an executive coach to help develop their employees. And while that can be a…

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Leadership Comes in Many Forms. Helping Business Save the Earth.

Guest post from Michael Lenox:  Humanity faces a number of critical sustainability challenges, global climate change chief among them.  In my new book with Ronnie Chatterji, Can Business Save the Earth? Innovating Our Way to Sustainability, we assert that to address these challenges requires substantial, disruptive innovation across a wide number of sectors.  Electrical vehicles…

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Beyond Self Awareness: Leadership’s Next Frontier

Guest post from Glain Roberts-McCabe: This year, I published my first book. When I was trying to think of a book title, I reached out to our community of ambitious leaders for advice.As I polled them with ideas (100 Ways to Bullet Proof Your Career, The No Bullshit Guide to Getting Ahead, Leadership Truths from…

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What’s Your Leadership B Side?

Guest post by Suzanne Vickberg and Kim Christfort: Some of you will remember the days when listening to music didn’t mean streaming it on your phone but instead putting on a record. And if that record was a 45, after listening to the hit song on the A side, you had to flip that little…

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Hit Songs and Great Leadership

Guest post by Brant Menswar and Jim Trick: While on the surface, you would think the goal of any songwriter is to write a song that dominates the airwaves, flies up the charts, sells millions of records and wins a coveted Grammy Award. In reality, any successful songwriter is only trying to do one thing…connect heads…

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The 9 (or 99?) Ps of Leadership

Guest post from Sander Flaum:Back in 2001, when I was asked to lead a forum in leadership at what is now the Fordham Gabelli Graduate School of Business, the concept was to bring noted leaders (business and otherwise) into a classroom where they could share their experiences and insights with MBA students. I believed that…

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The $15 Billion Leadership Mistake

Guest post by Ken Pasch: Roughly $15 billion is spent every year on training leaders in the U.S. Are those paying the bills getting their money’s worth? A number of C-suite executives have begun to wonder. To get more out of training employees—and to keep it from being a serious financial mistake—executives need to change…

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Active Listening: the Key to Leadership Success

Guest post by Richard Lindenmuth: Leaders are often thought of as the individual undertaking the most personal risk. Even the military has morphed their ideals on leadership roles, shifting away from the highest ranked official and instead citing the individual or group who knows the mission and territory the best. Today, the key step for…

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Ethics Is Serious Business

Guest post by John Hooker: Everyone knows that an organization can’t function without physical infrastructure—communications, transportation, computer technology, and the rest.  Yet we rely equally on social infrastructure.  It consists of the social practices that allow us to relate successfully to coworkers, customers, investors, and the community at large.  Building and maintaining physical infrastructure requires…

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High Touch/Personalization

Guest post from Phyllis Weiss Haserot:  Leaders and human resources executives can learn a great deal from baseball’s top executives at the Chicago Cubs. They have success in signing stellar recruits, and have made their strategy of recruiting “the whole person” into the envy of other major league teams. In an age when so much business…

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