Should the ‘Ship’ Sail on Leadership Development?

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For decades, leadership development has been a significant focus of businesses worldwide. Billions of dollars and millions of hours have been invested in a wide range of activities to build the capacity and effectiveness of those charged with guiding and directing organizations and the people within them. But today, many organizations are implementing a small change in semantics that could lead to big changes in terms of their leadership development efforts. They’re dropping the ‘ship’ and focusing on leader development instead. What difference can the absence of four letters in a word make? A lot. Leadership development in many organizations …

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Be More Inspiring In Just Ten Minutes Per Day

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Guest Post by Scott Edinger I’m delighted to host this guest post from a former colleague and thought leader, Scott Edinger. He and co-author Laurie Sain launch their book, The Hidden Leader: Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company, this week. It’s a practical, actionable guide for anyone who is interested in enhancing their own effectiveness or building leadership capacity within an organization. The article that follows gives you a flavor for how The Hidden Leader may help you! If you are a leader in any capacity whatsoever, odds are that you have heard, or perhaps even been told that you should …

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Momentum: Your Most Undervalued Asset

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Guest post by John Bell This post celebrates the launch of former CEO John Bell’s new book, Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World.   It’s easy to preach about the merits of simplification, but John takes it to the next step with real-life examples and tactical advice about how to improve results by doing ‘less better’. This post gives you a sense of where the book might take you. The dictionary describes “momentum” as a strength or force that keeps growing. Gamblers in the rush of a hot-streak believe it. Sports teams enjoying this hidden …

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Has Professionalism Become Passé?

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Over the past several years, a focus on authenticity has touched nearly every aspect of life. At work and at home, we try to ‘keep it real.’ In customer and employee interactions, we’re encouraged to remain genuine. Open, frank conversation is sought after and candor is valued. But has the pendulum swung too far? A case in point: When a recent cross-country flight sat for a half-hour on the tarmac, the pilot shared over the PA system that the delay was not their fault and that if we passengers were as frustrated as they were, we should leave a message …

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Small Steps Drive Significant Change

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Last week I had the pleasure of working with a national retailer whose leadership team has established some bold goals to transform the culture and reinvent the customer experience. It’s a heady vision that, given their size and structure, will likely prove to be ambitious. Yet, given the distance this organization must travel and the importance of the initiative, they’re not calling in the brass band, turning their organizational chart on its head, or asking associates to ceremonially sign on to the new mission. Rather than taking big steps in the direction of their goals, they’re consciously and deliberately taking …

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