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 07/05/2017 - 2:00pm   Jeff Evans   

Setting the Agenda One of the key roles of an enterprise leader is to “set the agenda” of the organization.  This term has become widely used to imply meeting management, and a formal listing of what needs to be done.  In this case, we use it in the more traditional form, relating to a personal motivation.  This is a key element of establishing an influence based leadership model.  Here are five key areas to using this effectively.  

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 06/15/2017 - 6:00pm   Gilbert Gadzekpo   

One thing is very clear to anyone who has done this work. The bigger implications of global leadership lie in the cross-cultural nature of the work. We deal with people who have significantly different filters of the world. Due to the inherent nature of perception, the world that they see has many different aspects. Remember that we work with people who speak different languages (meaning there is a different representational system of the...

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 06/15/2017 - 1:59pm   Gilbert Gadzekpo   

Cross cultural leadership in today's business world can be challenging at times, with the many cultural gaps that are present. It can be difficult to communicate with another culture, let alone properly lead. The core of cross cultural leadership depends not only on understanding other cultures and traditions, but also how to adapt your leadership role to these cultures.

 

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 06/15/2017 - 1:55pm   Gilbert Gadzekpo   

One aspect of leadership at a global level is an understanding of the larger system implications of our actions....

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 11/25/2016 - 2:00am   Envision Global...   

Adults are almost universally attracted to babies because they are pure potential. We see in them every possible future. The same can be said of individuals in your organization who are being groomed for future leadership roles. One vital part of nurturing high-potential leaders is providing executive coaching to these rising superstars.

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 11/11/2016 - 2:00am   Envision Global...   

What makes a good leader? Is it the steely certitude of a General Patton? Was Abraham Lincoln a good leader because he doubted himself, or in spite of his self-doubt? Researchers are realizing that emotional intelligence is an important part of the well-rounded leader. History is replete with examples of leaders whose interpersonal and intrapersonal skills best served their companies, their causes, or their countries.

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 10/28/2016 - 3:00am   Envision Global...   

The battle of Hattin was fought when an executive leader, Guy de Lusignan, led his organization of 20,000 crusaders on the offensive against Saladin. Lusignan abandoned the lush Springs of Sephora in the Palestine desert and marched — in July without water — across a desert plain. Saladin drew Lusignan’s parched army...

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 04/30/2014 - 2:56pm   Jeff Evans   

For some, the image of William Wallace giving an inspirational speech to his fellow countrymen before they go to battle in the movie Bravehart comes to mind.  Others may think of Tom Hanks’ character Cpt. Miller in Saving Private Ryan as he leads the 2nd Ranger Battalion on the beaches of Normandy.  Others would like to think of business leaders like Sam Walton (Walmart) and Ray Kroc (...

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 04/02/2014 - 3:41am   Jeff Evans   

The skills and approaches that will guide leaders through a journey of expanded influence are known and learnable. These aspects can be found in the research on high-performing organizations and the research on neuroscience. This research is now becoming clear with regard to how a leader’s engagement style can be quantified through performance measures. While there are many correlations to success in emotional intelligence for leaders, we...

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 03/27/2014 - 10:00am   Jeff Evans   

People who are placed in a position of authority over others, in organizations of any kind, have a moral mandate to lead.  This is not an option, rather a deep responsibility.  From the moment a person is placed in this position, people automatically begin looking to them for leadership.

 

This processes happens on its own., without effort on the leaders part. However, the leader, when assuming that place, must...

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