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When the Middle becomes the Beginning: Why and How – you need to invest more in coaching your mid-level leaders

October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Do you think it’s too costly to develop your middle managers as well as your executives? Think again. Many organizations treat middle management as a Darwinian proving ground by making a minimal investment and then waiting to see who survives. Meanwhile, the best development tools such as executive coaching, action learning task teams, and high fidelity simulations, are reserved for senior leaders and a select group of high potentials. These are often expensive and the size of their middle management population drives organizations to [...]

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The Risks of Either-Or Thinking

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Life is full of light-hearted paradoxical sayings: slow down to speed up, tough love, stability through change, and more. Most leaders easily understand that these behaviors sound like opposites ends of a continuum but are really very complementary. We know there can be great benefits in using “both” of these “opposites”. Unlike these common paradoxes, “either-or” thinking is a trap we can easily fall into that encourages us to believe there is only one right behavior and it blinds us to the opportunities of [...]

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The Purpose of Servant Leadership

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Leadership comes in many colors. In today’s world we see leaders who demand respect by putting others down and elevating themselves. We see leaders who know something is right or wrong, but in order to keep the peace or achieve an agenda, they don’t speak up. We see leaders who drive their people for results at all costs. And, occasionally we see a strong leader who emerges as a true servant leader. In my experience it is far too infrequent to see this type [...]

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Emotional Intelligence for Teams

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

When we think about how to best develop leadership skills in those around us, we frequently encounter the need to strengthen Emotional Intelligence (EI). Likewise, most leadership development programs identify EI as a major objective. However, little attention has been given to developing the emotional intelligence of teams, despite the fact that organizations strongly rely on teams for delivering a wide range of results. We see this as a major oversight. Research has found a clear correlation between team emotional intelligence and overall team [...]

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Successful Skill Secrets…Scream TOP EXECUTIVE!

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The evolution of our best executive self is an ongoing, never-ending quest. As executives we evolve with each new position, new responsibilities within a current position, or with new circumstance in our lives. If you are a freshly promoted executive, you will need to assess and adjust your existing skills to be your best in your new position. Sometimes this requires adding skill sets. I once worked with a Division President who had previously been praised for his ability to get a team to [...]

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“The Veggies of Leadership: Emotional Intelligence”

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

By Kristi Thompson – PathFinder, Kinetic Insights. Emotional intelligence is not the cake, or even the icing on the cake: it’s the veggies of leadership. A decade ago, emotional intelligence was newly recognized as a characteristic of effective leaders. Today we know that EI is not only important, it is the very thing that distinguishes great leaders from the rest of the pack, especially at the highest organizational levels. (On Emotional Intelligence, Harvard Business Review Press, 2015, p.3.) Although EI seems intangible, specific EI [...]

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Why Your Team Needs a Coach

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

If you were on an Olympic Rowing team which of the following would have, in your view, the most impact on the team’s competitive ability? A team building event where the team makes chili together. A class on the physics of rowing and boat aerodynamics. A race with an expert coach, riding along-side, making real-time suggestions and providing tips on technique and strategy. While each of these could have benefit for the team, we believe that the most impactful and best ROI in terms of [...]

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Your Clear Vision Inspires Action

August 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Why is visioning such a big deal for leaders?  A clear vision serves as a prism for making decisions and guiding actions on the path to the future.  It inspires and gives a purpose for employees.   The most productive employees want to know their work will be meaningful longer term and that their own dreams can come true. […]

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