Monday, November 28, 2016

Three Skills Every New Leader Should Master

Recently, I have had the opportunity to coach a young leader in his first few weeks in leadership.  “Troy” has had a successful six year track record  as an individual contributor on an IT team of a large technology company.  He is now responsible for leading another IT team in the department and this promotion…

By James Sartain
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Remembering a Great Mentor and Connected Leader

I was informed this morning about the passing of Dr. Elizabeth Rice Allgeier, a lifelong mentor and friend.  Betsy was a huge influence in my life and I wanted to honor the passing of a remarkable, one-of-a-kind, groundbreaking woman by sharing a few memories and how she changed my life. I met Betsy in 1982…

By James Sartain
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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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