Friday, August 5, 2016

Are You a Disruptive Innovation Leader or a Disruption Addict?

I recently had the opportunity to talk with a small group of senior leaders regarding the art and science of leading innovation. The conversation started in much the same way previous conversations began with each leader sharing similar challenges with maintaining a culture of innovation in their companies.  Many asked the same questions:  Are leaders…

By James Sartain
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top Five Challenges that Lead Executives To Seek Coaching Services

In a recent conversation with a potential coaching client, I was asked what were the most common challenges that led people to seek my coaching services. Although the majority of clients I have worked with over the last 15 years engaged coaching services to develop or expand skills required for increased responsibility,   I had not previously considered…

By James Sartain
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Father’s Day and Leadership Lessons

We frequently ask our program participants, audiences, and research participants who influenced their leadership? Our follow up question is how does that influence show up in the leader you are today? As you can imagine many leaders share that one or both of their parents, or perhaps even their grandparents, are among the persons who…

By Kathryn Davanzo
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Friday, January 15, 2016

What Does Senior Leadership Support Really Mean

Recently we have seen a number of blog posts that underscore the importance of executive sponsorship and support for leadership development initiatives.In fact, the more involvement of senior leadership in the program, the better the outcomes.  We could not agree more. We have learned through our own leadership development participants and the stakeholders supporting their…

By Kathryn Davanzo
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Are You a Naked Leader? The Importance Of Self Examination For Leadership Effectiveness

Kathy and I just finished a rewarding two-year project of designing and helping to implement an executive training program for a group of High Potentials employed at a large financial services firm.   During the graduation ceremonies held after the last classroom session, the project’s executive champion shared a quote from John Maxwell’s book, The 21…

By James Sartain
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