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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Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Power of Partnership

When we formed CODA Partners, we knew immediately that our company name would include the word partner.  Why?  Because long before there was a CODA Partners we had established a working relationship through which our individual value to our organization was increased by the influence we had on each other’s work, thinking, and expectations. Hired…

By James Sartain
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Once Again, Leader Self-Awareness Cited as the Key Criteria for Effectiveness

In the middle of my yearly ritual to purge my office of stacks of papers, reports, and articles that accumulated during the year, I came across a nugget that I had apparently overlooked since 2010. Yes, there is a stack that tends to “roll over” into subsequent years. At the bottom of a pile of…

By James Sartain
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Monday, November 30, 2015

The Wright Brothers Knew More than Flying

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I read David McCullough’s biography, The Wright Brothers, something I encourage anyone reading this to do as well. In the days before, as we prepared to update and further document our thoughts on Connected Communications, I had re-read a number of books and articles that had, along with our own experiences and…

By Kathryn Davanzo
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