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Post date: July 24, 2018
This is part of a series of posts that provide lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Last month we discussed developing a leadership development program that is compatible with...
Post date: April 16, 2020
While HR creates, implements and monitors people, processes and culture, HR frequently fails to win support from decision-makers. I know my proposals were often rejected or deferred. I felt stymied since I couldn’t predict what drove the decisions. It spurred me to pivot. I took three steps to...
Post date: April 13, 2021
An HR business partner, Mary, and I were recently strategizing how she’d approach a difficult conversation with a coworker. As we were wrapping up, she said to me, “I appreciate how you are always kind.” I was both touched by her words and a little confused. “Is it that unusual?” I asked.  “You’re...
Post date: November 8, 2018
Your culture is something other companies can try to replicate, but will always be uniquely yours. It was formed over time and has hopefully grown into a strategic advantage. When you bring on a new leader, it’s important they understand not only where you’re headed, but also how your culture will...
Post date: January 26, 2016
When people think about their abilities, it is natural to place them into two categories: the things they are good at and that come easily to them, or their strengths, and the things that despite painstaking attempts at, they can't seem to master, or their weaknesses. However, there is an often...
Post date: April 18, 2019
The primary development gap leaders face is that they are leading amid a level of complexity that requires creative leadership or higher, yet most are leading reactively. And since reactive leadership has built-in limits to scale, and tends to cancel itself out, reactive leadership is outmatched by...
Post date: October 22, 2019
Individualism is on the rise in America. It has always shaped the American ethos, giving Americans the values of personal autonomy, ambition, and liberty. Collectivist societies, on the other hand, emphasize social harmony and interdependence, which sometimes leads to the belief that the good of...
Post date: September 10, 2019
Coaching is still relatively new to organizations. Although coaching came to corporations in the late 1960s and early 1970s, it didn’t become an established practice until the late 1990s and early 2000s. One thing we’ve learned, however, is that the coaching relationship is key, especially when we...
Post date: November 23, 2016
It is well known that women remain under-represented in the boardroom and in the C-suite. What is less well known is that this gender imbalance is costing businesses—in idea generation, performance, and profits. In Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, I...
Post date: May 17, 2018
As AI is transforming business models and delivering value by augmenting organizational capabilities to serve better customers, it’s important for executives to realize that using AI presents much more than a technology challenge — it requires a different leadership mindset. Today, almost every...