Tag Archives: training

The Anti-Hero Syndrome: Leadership Lessons from Dexter

It’s unconscious but undeniable: what we feed our heads feeds our lives and our leadership values. The more conscious we are about it, the better off we are. It’s a good question to ask ourselves as leaders, and a great way to open up ideas in leadership training. Identifying which fictional world is feeding our […]

Making a Real Impact with Learning

This is a great piece about online learning and leadership development — a project I’m very passionate about, as a teacher and as a coach. This is a powerful tool — if used in an engaging way — to support active, self-paced learning and build virtual community! I appreciate the way the blog applies the […]

Making Your Great New Leadership Experiment a Great Success in Your Organization: Three Steps to Sane Transformation

So, you’ve found a new leadership guru you want to follow! Excellent. Maybe you had a powerful transformation at a seminar, or read a mind-blowing book about active listening orĀ  team-building strategies to empower innovation. Avoid the trap of enthusiastic failure! Use these three simple steps to Integrate, Test and Apply what you’ve learned about […]

The Leading Edge: Let’s make training better, deeper, faster, louder, funnier — and messier!….

It’s been a long time since I posted my thoughts about leadership, because every time I sit down to write lately, I’ve been thinking about the ways we circle around the same ideas and ideals. It’s not a matter of right or wrong, believing or disbelieving, or even worthiness. After two years of writing about […]

Behind Every Great Woman, Is a Primary Care Giver?

Originally posted on The Hot Spots Blog:
by Emma Birchall, Head of Research, Future of Work Not a particularly catchy phrase is it? Yet, it was perhaps the loudest message to attendees of a recent conference on gender in the workplace. The delegates, predominantly 20- and 30- somethings, were treated to a line up of…

The Goofus and Gallant Paths to Leadership Excellence: Start Where You Are!

Leadership: sometimes it seems like the thing we do despite ourselves. When we think about what we’re supposed to do, we stumble. It’s that pesky learning curve. Aren’t you sometimes tempted to just throw leadership theory away, stand up and say, “I JUST WANT TO DO MY JOB!” For most of us, when we don’t […]

The future of leadership development

Originally posted on The Future of Leadership is Collective:
About ten years ago I ran a sought-after international leadership development program for multinational companies together with Bill Isaacs (http://www.dialogos.com). What struck me years later was the impact of the program that was thoroughly based on a dialogic approach – about half of the participants left…