Tag: leadership

coaching

Getting the Most Out of Leadership Coaching

While coaching is a highly effective way of accelerating your development as a leader, it also represents a significant investment of time and money. Here are 14 ways to get the most out of your leadership coaching experience.

Imagine … Leadership!

The vast majority of articles on leadership are directed at leaders themselves. But what does good leadership look like through the eyes of those being led? For a moment, put yourself in their place.

The Gentle Leader

James Kavanaugh once suggested that there are “those too gentle to live among the wolves.” I hope this is no longer true in today’s organization. I believe that the “wolves” have had their day, and we need to make way for a new breed of manager—The Gentle Leader. Today, we need a special brand of […]

The 3 Leadership Imperatives: Leadership as a Craft

This is the second in a series of three articles dedicated to the wonderful men and women who likely have not read the latest bestseller on leadership but still get up every morning committed to making a real difference in the work, careers, and lives of others. This series will explore the universal, timeless principles […]

We Remember Moments: So Let’s Lead That Way

I was a 27-year-old engineering technologist in an aluminum smelting plant who had just been made a team leader. Perfect! The world was unfolding exactly as it should. I had worked my tail off on some key projects to earn this promotion. I deserved it. I clearly had enormous potential and extraordinary political savvy … […]

Skills

Looking Beyond Skill Shortcomings

The concept of “hire for attitude, train for skill” might require a closer look. Certainly giving special attention to attitude seems reasonable, but you might want to think twice before you discount skills.

What It Takes to Become a Best Place to Work

A common misconception is that an organization becomes a Best Place to Work simply because it offers health care and added benefits and has a rec room set up with ping pong or free coffee and snacks for the taking. In fact, being recognized as a Best Place to Work not only takes a lot […]

Do New Hires Have to Have Leadership Qualities?

According to research conducted by Gallup, only 1 in 10 people possess the talent to manage others, and companies fail to choose the right candidate for managerial and leadership roles 82% of the time. This means most organizations still have a long way to go when selecting their leaders and management staff.