Coaching is a Participative Sport

Lead Change Blog

One of my biggest and hardest life, love, and leadership lessons was learning the power of seeking to understand and doing so before offering advice or solutions. Leadership, as it’s often practiced today, rewards people for having all the answers, being right, and being assertive in sharing those right answers. The post Coaching is a Participative Sport appeared first on Lead Change. Leadership Coaching humility Leadership Development partnership perspective understanding

A Few Words About Participation Awards

Lead Change Blog

The best example she uses is the distribution of participation trophies which insure that what one receives, all receives. Even Castle, my favorite guilty pleasure television series, addressed this issue when Alexis, the adolescent daughter of the eponymous hero, became obsessed about getting into a good college, and roundly criticized her previously prized box full of participation trophies, which she realized do not a strong resume make in a competitive market.


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What is a Participating Leadership Style?

The Center For Leadership Studies

A participating leadership style is a low task behavior, high relationship behavior approach to leadership that helps followers solve problems. What a participating leadership style looks like: The leader: Encourages input. Blog Posts Situational Leadership

Participant Guidelines for Safe In-Person Training

The Center For Leadership Studies

If you are planning any upcoming in-person instructor-led training, it’s important that you provide participants with a resource that reinforces COVID-19 protective guidelines that they can reference during the session.

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

10 Ways to Select Participants for a Leadership Development Program

Great Leadership By Dan

A colleague and I recently talked about the challenge of selecting participants for leadership development programs. Use these guidelines (1-7) for participant selection for leadership development programs, and you’ll ensure that the right person gets the right development at the right time. 10 Ways to Select Participants for a Leadership Development Program: 1. It ruins the program for the rest of the participants that deserve and need to be there.

How to Involve Participants in a Leadership Training Program

Great Leadership By Dan

Even the most brilliant, credible, and talented instructors with the most dazzling PowerPoint slides won’t guarantee participants in a leadership training program are actually going to learn anything. I was recently asked by one of our professors for some ideas on exactly how to involve participants more in one of our leadership training programs. Then, have participants pair up or form triads to discuss their answers. "I hear and I forget.

Guest Blogger Jesse Scinto: 5 Tips For Powerful Audience Participation


Without skipping a beat, Gina launches into her talk, unaware that her lighthearted attempt at audience participation was a flop. Worse, the question didn’t really elicit participation. Audience participation encompasses a broad range of activities--from a simple show of hands, to requests for brief personal input, to role playing and games, to small group exercises. Group exercises allow participants to learn from each other. Audience participation should add value.

Seven Ways to Be a Better Meeting Participant

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership Learning meetings team meetings teamsHere’s a safe bet. If you are reading these words, you’ve been in a meeting this week. Here’s a nearly-as-safe bet. You’ve been to at least one meeting recently when you were disengaged, bored, or wished you could have been at your desk getting some “real work” done. While this article can’t (immediately anyway) reduce [.].

Harnessing the Power of Participation

The Practical Leader

Professor of leadership, Douglas Ready, and PhD student, Emily Truelove, report on how companies like the beauty retailer Sephora, luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, and French food giant Danone, came through hard times stronger than ever. Has your leadership team gone through the hard work of identifying targets, milestones, and metrics that ground the vision in reality?

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset. It is a mindset that is even more critical in today’s unstable world and is the sine qua non of crisis leadership. He shares these in Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff.

A Street View On Leadership

Lead Change Blog

It is often said that the subject of leadership is the most studied and least understood. Participants will have a comprehensive understanding of leadership effectiveness after hearing Bob Anderson and Bill Adams present their latest research.

Baldheaded Leadership

Lead Change Blog

She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. ” As I listened to her powerful message, I thought about how great leadership needs to be totally real before it is attractively adorned; jarringly authentic, not just charmingly presented. Baldheaded leadership is genuine and trust-building. Baldheaded leadership is courageous and transparent. You are away, so you do not participate.

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Good Comes First.

An Overview of Organizational Leadership and Management – Walonick

Rapid BI

In The Prince, Machiavelli laid out a set of principles that would help the nobles maintain their leadership and control over the populous. The post An Overview of Organizational Leadership and Management – Walonick appeared first on RapidBI.

December 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. To help you communicate even better, and as a way to honor our 20th year as a firm, I want to share with you my top 20 essential (and proven) truths of exceptional employee and leadership communication. Leadership.

How To Develop Personal Authentic Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Are you interested in self-development as a tool for leadership? Bonnie Marcus, author of The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead , discusses how to develop authentic leadership in her Women’s Empowerment Series. Bonnie guides participants on how best to position themselves as leaders in a crowded field and avoid some common traps that hold us back from showing up as authentic leaders.

How to Humanize Leadership

Leading Blog

Plant this seed within your core Provide it space to sprout, and tend to its rise Ensure it penetrates through each organizational layer Cultivation, participation, and appreciation will be your essential tools Allow this seed to transform into a solid footing A personal and organizational launch pad This mighty seed has significant yield A vigorous and holistic whole. Humanizing Leadership Mentors. Humanizing Leadership Overcomes Outdated Organizational Views.

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May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. John Spence contributed What Is Your Definition Of Leadership? John challenges readers to consider the characteristics of an “Ideal Leader” and how to use that to improve their leadership effectiveness.

Dare to Participate – Be a Team Player!

Anese Cavanaugh

This is a tip from the complete article “ Dare to Stay Engaged with a Positive Mindset “ from Anese Leadership TipsWork with your team. Talk about what’s going on. Be open about it. Invite them into the conversation. Tell the truth (be aware of and response-able for your impact here.) Brainstorm solutions. Give them ownership for creating solutions that will help you move through challenges together.

Curiosity is the Real Power That Drives Effective Leadership!

Lead Change Blog

However, during the change process, one particular team suffered a complete loss of designated leadership amidst a backdrop of considerable individual and group upheaval. In challenging change scenarios, my experience tells me that the more information available, the more transparent the process, the more likely participants will adjust sooner. Next month, I will share the other lessons I learned from this example and offer steps to build your curiosity and leadership learning.

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June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided How to Revive a Brain Attacked by Stress. Diana Peterson-More contributed Communication How-to’s for Virtual Meeting Participants. Leadership.

Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

For nearly six decades Outward Bound USA’s education programs have shaped the lives of tens of thousands of participants. The post Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership appeared first on Lead Change.

Co-Active Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Top-down, one-dimensional leadership models are hopelessly outmoded in today’s rapidly changing world, and they waste the leadership ability that is present throughout an organization. Karen and Henry Kimsey-House, co-founders of Co-Active Training Institute and authors of Co-Active Leadership , have developed a revolutionary five-dimensional approach to leading, based on their years of research and experience as coaches.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. To do this effectively, I sought to understand two things: Elucidate the emerging leadership traits and competencies that are most relevant today.

Free Online Servant Leadership Summit

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I am excited to participate in the Free Online Servant Leadership Summit, hosted by Ken Blanchard and Berrett-Koehler Publishers. You will have an opportunity to hear me, along with over 40 leadership experts, on one of the most important and effective leadership approaches.

Crisis Leadership

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← How to Build a Team The Cardinal Sin of Relationship Building → Crisis Leadership Posted on February 22, 2010 by Katy I grew up on the water – many of my friends and family members are sailors. Survive Your Promotion!

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Leadership and Learning

Lead Change Blog

Participating in volunteer projects – this is by far the most interesting way of enriching yourself. Kennedy said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Leadership Development Leadership mentoringWhen I interview a candidate, I always ask what book they are reading or what current trends they know of in the marketplace. I also ask them to explain what they learned.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April 2020. Entrepreneurial Leadership : The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff by Joel Peterson. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 32 titles.

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Co-Active Leadership

Leading Blog

So much of what we talk about when we talk about leadership is in the context of a title. In Co-Active Leadership , Karen and Henry Kimsey-House define leadership as “those who are responsible for their world.” So much of leadership is about initiative—taking responsibility. Leadership development, then, becomes about growing the size of the world for which one is able to be responsible.” A multidimensional view of leadership allows for anyone to lead.

Leadership – No Talent Required

N2Growth Blog

Here’s the thing – the foundational elements of leadership require no skill or talent whatsoever. In today’s post I’ll share 6 leadership characteristics that require zero talent or skill. In the list that follows I’m going to share with you 6 leadership characteristics that require absolutely no talent or ability, but that must be present in order to succeed over the long-haul as a leader.

Timeless Leadership Lessons I Learned from My First Job as a Swim Instructor

Leading Blog

Our members find the benefits of belonging to a world-renowned provider network while maintaining autonomy and individuality within their own practices. * * * Like us on Instagram and Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Leadership Development

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership. That position humbled me and taught me lessons about leadership that I still use today, some 20 years later. Well, one collective deficit could, and did: The lack of effective leadership. Fortunately, Akamai’s VP of Human Resources, Steve Heinrich, recognized what was happening and brought in Chuck McVinney, a management consultant with expertise in teamwork and leadership training.

Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

They provide a unique window on the impact overly controlling, self-centered leadership styles can have on others: “Regarding the letter you sent, the heart of your servant is ill, when my lord said: Don’t you know how to read a letter? What are the enduring qualities of great leadership?

Leadership at Scale the McKinsey Way

Leading Blog

B EFORE YOU BEGIN your next leadership development program, read this. It is not uncommon to hear leaders complain that leadership development programs are not delivering the effective leaders necessary to execute their strategies and purpose. While there is no end of leadership advice, it doesn’t always translate into leaders that can deliver the results the organization needs. The McKinsey approach is founded on four beliefs that constitute effective leadership: 1.

How much do you invest in leadership development?

Lead Change Blog

I believe, as a consequence, that we need more significant and different investment in leadership development, especially where we need transformational change. If leadership begins with the individual, then let’s start there. We need to redefine which leadership capabilities matter most. We need to re-think leadership development methods. He supplements this with a mixture of reading, course participation, and webinar learning.

The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dee Ann Turner: During my tenured career at one organization, I had the “best of the best” leadership development opportunities. In that organization, no expense was spared for leadership development. Consider these benefits of a leadership rotation program: 1.

Space Leadership Comes Before Selfies

Lead Change Blog

I have had three opportunities to participate in “ NASA Socials ,” gatherings of selected social media aficionados to help tell NASA’s story. When you meet a leader like Bob Cabana and have a quick, fun “social media moment,” it’s easy to be lulled into thinking “gosh he makes leadership look easy.”. In Bob Cabana’s case, he demonstrated leadership during one of NASA’s darkest moments, long before selfies existed. Leadership After the Columbia Disaster.

5 Leadership Lessons: Amplified Leadership

Leading Blog

Amplified Leadership by Dan Reiland is about developing leaders. So we must live in a way that is worthy of the high calling of leadership. You won’t always get the credit or public attention when you participate in a partnership. If you don’t keep the fires hot, your “leadership balloon” is going to come down. If we are not surrounded by good relationships our leadership quickly narrows down to and stagnates around our own thoughts.

November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly. The Lead Change Group would like to thank the Remote Leadership Institute (RLI) for sponsoring the Lead Change Group (including this carnival) for November 2016. What are today’s most common leadership mistakes?

The Signs Of Provocative Leadership

Lead Change Blog

It was an amusing game at a leadership retreat, especially after a few adult beverages. The instructions were simply describe leadership as a highway sign and tell why. Leaders need to be provocative,” said the aberrant participant. What should be the nature and practice of leadership in order for it to be effectively practiced? I was recently in a meeting with the leadership development director of a large manufacturing company.

The Four Leadership Styles of Situational Leadership®

The Center For Leadership Studies

Situational Leadership ® is a common-sense, contingency-based leadership model that consists of four common leadership styles. Contingency-based” basically means the correct answer to the question: “What is the best leadership style?”. Blog Posts Situational Leadership

Leadership Lessons from the Navy

Skip Prichard

Whether you are new to studying leadership or have practiced and studied it for many years, I am sure you will benefit and enjoy the leadership lessons today’s post provides. Leadership is about showing patience, kindness, mercy, caring, and, yes, love.”-Mark