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How to Manage a Narcissist

Harvard Business

George, a senior executive of a large internet provider, was a participant in one of my leadership development programs. Although a very talented individual, he was seen as a nuisance within the group. It wasn’t surprising that most of group did not like George and found it very difficult to deal with him. This all creates challenges for those who would manage narcissistic individuals. So what can managers do?


Executive Managerial Leadership Coaching: Case Study

Mike Cardus

Below is an actual Executive Coaching and Managerial Leadership Training + Development process I facilitated. Situation: Currently there is an authoritarian style of management creating a decrease in morale, satisfaction with work and innovation amongst employees. This is developing a feeling of strife, hopelessness and contempt amongst management and subordinates. Set-up plus facilitation of monthly internal customer focus group meetings.


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A Medical Innovation Factory in the Middle of the Desert

N2Growth Blog

But what happens when the same surgeon is promoted to manage other doctors, or in the case of Dr. Rakesh Suri, asked to become the CEO of the entire hospital? Do surgeons have a God complex? Are doctors stubborn, control freaks? Sometimes, yes. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing.


The Future of Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

A colleague from another business school recommended the book, The Future of Leadership Development, Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools , edited by IESE Business School Dean Jordi Canals. Anyway, here are 10 current and potential trends for leadership development that shouldn’t creep anyone out too much, from the book and with my own embellishment: 1. The use of coaching in leadership development programs. Senior leadership development.


LawNY Team Building & Leadership Program

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience. Design by 12GrainStudio LawNY Team Building & Leadership Program Tuesday, October 05th, 2010 Posted by: mike Recently I had to honor to serve LawNY – Legal Assistance of Western New York. Exploring the agency, people, leadership, and roles that created the present.


From "Knowing" to "Doing" - The Problem with Leadership Training

Building Personal Strength

I once had the pleasure of training all the executives and middle managers of a city government in the basic skills of leadership. I was introduced to my own listening and group facilitation skills in a six-week course back in 1976. Many well-intentioned managers read books about leadership. First, they present a model of effective leadership skills—they show you what you should be doing on the job. Or something might go wrong in her group.


How to Perform When the Room Doesn't Work

Next Level Blog

Negotiate and Move If You Can:   Back in the days when I did a lot of group facilitation, we had a joke that the first thing you learn as a facilitator is how to move furniture. One thing I did when I used to facilitate a simulation that required a very specific room layout -- I had a diagram drawn of how the room should be set up, specific to each event, and provided it to the meeting planner or client along with the contract.


Don't Neglect Your Power to Bring People Together

Harvard Business Review

Out of the many ways that managers get things done, one of the most underused is what I call "convening authority": the ability to bring people together to share information, build alignment, or solve problems. To explain, let me share a quick example, in two acts: In Act One, the manager of a corporate engineering group was tasked with reducing the cost of common materials used by a number of different product teams. These factors alone can cause managers to hesitate.