Leaderly Learning: What is important to You?

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Published: January 17, 2014

I’ve asked leaders this question a lot over the last year:  “What are your learning goals?”  Here is the contradiction that I heard:  Everyone agreed that learning is important (many told me, “I’m learning every day!”) but only a few could tell me specific learning goals. Why not? Do you have learning goals, and do […]

The Evolving Manager, the Changing Project

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Published: January 14, 2014

As people face stress and expand their emotional range, the same people evolve into more capable people.    I believe that we continue to evolve throughout our life.  We become more capable and expand our options. Although less understood, development of character includes moral sensibility, artistic appreciation, interpersonal dynamics and some degree of flexibility. The mature […]

Do you Believe in your Decisions?

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Published: January 10, 2014

The person who believes in his or her decisions displays confidence, and assures other people that the road ahead has leadership. If nothing else, the person who wears their decisions well makes a good argument for committed followership. So back up a second – if the person in charge believes in her decisions, how do […]

Executive Training teaches us you Cannot Force Someone to Change

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Published: November 26, 2013

  It is futile to ask someone to change if they are not ready. If you are an organizational leader, you are probably challenged to create change (challenged by yourself as well as challenged by others). Helping others to change with you is part of your work. The person who thinks inside, “I’m not ready. […]

A compass, or a map?

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Published: October 18, 2013

  Warren Bennis is brilliant.  He wrote about the unpredictable world of the future (commenting on Karl Weick’s distinction between old school leaders, and adaptive leaders of the coming years): Maps, by definition, could only help in known worlds — worlds that have been charted before. Compasses are helpful when you are not sure where […]

Times of Accelerating Change: Disruption for Project Managers

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Published: October 11, 2013

  I believe that we live in a time of accelerating change.  Change has been going on throughout history, yet I sense that the rate of change continues to climb.  Change creates new opportunities, yet for many people change is tantamount to doom – a shakedown of the old ways of working.  Some change is […]

Professional Career Coach: What Does It Mean To Be Amazing ?

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Published: September 17, 2013

  We all have greatness within us this, I believe.  I would like to think that I would always choose to be amazing: using my greatness to make a difference in the world around me.  And I think we have that potential to be amazing. When you were a kid – or perhaps a young […]

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