Hiring Is A Science and An Art

Guest post by Lisette Howlett:When we think about leadership and leadership development we rarely think about hiring and recruitment.  Yet one of the most important contributions of a great leader is creating, and sustaining, the organisation for success both now and the future.  Hiring talent, for now and the future, is fundamental to this ambition. …

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The Impact of the CEO on Leadership Development

I’m going through and cleaning up some old posts and found this one from 2007.  I still find this one to be very true 12 years later.A Genie (actually an HR Vice-president at a former company) once asked me, “Dan, if you could make a wish and only do one thing for leadership development, what would…

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The IFB Leadership Model

Guest post from Yvette Bethel:Within each organization exists an ecosystem that extends beyond its boundaries into the external environment. Some workplaces are more complex than others and without a strategy to shape their cultures the conditions within can be continuously affected by interacting internal and external dynamics. In any organization, leaders have a choice, they…

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Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch & Dinner!

Guest post from Fardad Fateri:There are thousands of business books and many of them are excellent so we knew from the outset writing yet another business book would get little to no attention. But we were passionate about our topic and we believed we had a great story to tell, a story that was grounded…

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Social Design for Modern Leaders

Guest post from Cheryl Heller:Successful leaders are different today than in times past. They do not dictate change, they see and guide it. They don’t try to control, instead they successfully navigate in chaos. They don’t try to be the smartest person in the room, they create conditions in which everyone in their organization can…

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Find Your Sweet Spot

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:An architect had earned her degree, gained her license, and joined the AIA. She found a well-paying job and even became successful. But she didn’t love it; she didn’t feel she was serving others as well as she could.A successful salesperson and sales team leader had a twenty-year, well-paid career, but…

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Fond Memories: 3 Ways to Be Remembered as a Leader

Guest post from Chris Dyer:Setting the tone for those with whom you work is a must for executives in the here and now. You establish yourself as the organizational authority. You suggest what type of behavior is acceptable. And you demonstrate the work ethic that will push your company to reach its goals. But on…

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The Simplicity—and Power—of Stop, Start, Continue

Guest post from Rodger Dean Duncan:Whether you’re a leader, follower, partner, or service provider, clarity is always important.Let’s say you’ve delegated a task to someone else. If a deadline will be missed or a key deliverable won’t be ready as expected, you want an honest and timely report. Honest in that it contains all the…

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The Three Keys to Being a Great Leader

Guest post by Raymond Houser:Being a great leader means getting people to do things that they didn’t think possible. It’s as simple as that.Many people confuse leadership style with true leadership. You don’t have to be an extroverted, rah-rah motivator to be a great leader. If that’s your style, fine. But some of the greatest…

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