leadership

High Potential Leaders: Why Executive Coaching Makes Such a Difference

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.

Six Principles

Emotional Intelligence in Leaders: Real Life Examples

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.

CEOs

How Executive Coaching Can Help You Avoid Decision Making Traps

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 into a trap, destroying it. 

5 Roles of Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork

Effective teamwork depends on having at least one emotionally intelligent team member, and truly amazing teamwork can result by having many team members who are.

1. Trust

In a piece for Harvard Business Review, Vanessa Urch Druskat and Steven B. Wolff identify three requirements for an effective team: 

The Top 3 Change Management Leadership Qualities

Heraclitus may have been the original leader of change management. He said, around 500 BCE, “The only constant is change.” Today’s leaders have to not only accept change, but embrace it and lead their organizations through constantly changing circumstances. Three qualities needed to accomplish this are resilience, perseverance and scale. 

Resilience

3 Ways Great Leaders Empower Others

Confidence is contagious. Great leaders know that they must themselves be confident in their work and vision, but they must also help their employees to feel confident in their own work. Managers control power; great leaders empower others, consciously sharing power to others so that the leader’s work becomes less burdensome and the organization benefits from many sources of original thinking. Great leaders empower others by sharing knowledge, giving autonomy, and stirring passionate, responsible thinking. 

Sharing Knowledge

An Annotated Resource List and Knowledge Inventory for a Performing Arts Institute Curriculum

This list of references was compiled through interviews with leaders in the fieldand extensive Internet searches. To the extent possible, each reference includes adirect link to the listed publication as well as a brief description of the topicdiscussed in the publication. If the publication is cross-referenced in anothersection of the listing, a note to that effect is provided. References are listed inalphabetical order by author.

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Posted on:2016-02-18

Listening in Enterprise Leadership

This month focuses on an area of the organization that is very pertinent to developing 
enterprise leadership, that of listening.  The case for the month is drawn from U.S. 
political history, and highlights President Jimmy Carter’s efforts to create a 
transformational change in the direction of the nation.

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Posted on:2016-02-18

Dysfunctional Leadership

This study comes from a study done in Zimbabwe.  Of interest here is the descriptor ofleadership dysfunction.  Dandira uses both ends of the spectrum to attempt to illustrate whatleadership is not and at the same time, what it is.  Using cancer as an analogy is often used inliterature to describe events that, if left unchecked, can seriously harm the overall health andwell-being of the organism.  Like cancer, dysfunctional leadership, on a large enough scale, canbe fatal to the organization.  

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Posted on:2016-02-18

Leadership in a Globalizing World Study Guide

Here we get an overview of the phenomenon of globalization as we currently understand it.  Rosabeth Moss Kanter has done a fairly comprehensive analysis of global meta-trends from both the corporate and societal perspective.  It is an excellent overview, which creates simple directions for leaders illustrated through numbers of corporate case.

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Posted on:2016-02-17

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