5 Proven Keys to Effective Leadership Development

By far the most respected authority on corporate leadership development (and my personal hero) is Marshall Goldsmith. His exhaustive research on executive performance has generated essential information for companies interested in fostering genuine leadership. Among other important takeaways is evidence of the power of peer assessment vs. self-assessment. The truest measurement of a leader’s growth comes […]

THE TOP 10 GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

What makes a leader stand out from his or her peers? In the past, there may have been more of an argument for different types of people taking to different leaders for “different” or intangible cultural reasons. Today, we can see that we are living in a global village and that village is only getting […]

STAY ON TARGET: 3 LEADERSHIP QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF DAILY

One of the biggest secrets of effective coaching is perhaps that there is no secret. There are techniques and insights but no magic bullet, no gold ring. You will ask more questions than you will get answers, and sneaking bluntly, that is the point. In a recent Fast Company piece, executive coach Chris Holmberg pointed […]

THE LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR THAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO EMPLOYEES

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Christine Porath called “The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees” brings to light something so crucial to good leadership that is unfortunately too often overlooked. In today’s age of billion-dollar unicorns and “disruption,” good old fashioned respect is still the most important thing employees want to […]

Leadership Development vs. Leadership Training

The following was written by Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.   An Overview of The Problem The problem with training is it presumes the need for indoctrination on systems, processes and techniques. Moreover, training assumes that said systems, processes and techniques are the right way to do things. Training is often rote, one directional, […]

How to Stop Making Excuses and Save Your Career

This is the second post on “What Not To Do And How Not To Do It” about six of the biggest leadership mistakes and how to stop making them. Today we’re going to talk about Excuses—why the excuse-making habit is so destructive and what can be done to overcome this. Making excuses is one of […]

What Not to do and How Not to do It (Part 1)

When we become parents, we tell ourselves we won’t make the same mistakes our parents made; similarly, most leaders start out by telling themselves they won’t make the same mistakes they’ve seen other leaders make.  And just as with parenting, it’s easier said than done. Great leadership is not only about successfully executing positive leadership […]

The #1 Ingredient for Success: Good Decisions

When it comes to making difficult decisions, conventional wisdom says Trust your gut. Recent research affirms the connection between your gut and your state of mind. Stanford University’s Justin and Erika Sonnenburg write, “The enteric nervous system is often referred to as our body’s second brain. There are hundreds of million (sic) of neurons connecting […]

The Powerful Role of Roles in RGT Coaching

Last week I introduced the RGT–Roles, Goals, and Tolls–Coaching method. As promised, today we’re going to cover the Roles element. When teams learn and practice RGT, they see almost immediate results. It provides a common leadership (and followership) language and helps eliminate one of most companies’ biggest problems: poor communication. It’s important to note that 95% […]