Wednesday, January 1, 2014

INCREASING LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

What was I thinking? For many of us, this one simple question prompts anxiety and lays the groundwork for regret. It is a question that we typically ask ourselves after we have made the wrong decision, chosen the wrong option, or acted without thinking at all. This question is often the first step of a…

By James Sartain
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BUILDING BETTER LEADERS THROUGH REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

Over the past 25 years of working together to develop leaders within and outside of organizations, we have found that what happens after the training event may very well be the most important part of the development experience.  In order to sustain learning well after the event, participants need to consider how to integrate the…

By Kathryn Davanzo
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Connected-Leadership 2014 Recommended Reading List

Jim and Kathy are voracious readers as they strive to explore what other thought leaders are saying about the role of leadership and how leaders get better.  In advance of their 2014 programs they have updated their recommended reading list. This list includes some old favorites, some new books by authors they have learned from…

By emgadmin
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Your Employees Are Watching! The Consequences of Inconsistent Leadership

Have you ever worked for an inconsistent supervisor?  You know the type.  Some are known for routinely launching new initiatives after being entranced by an article they read on the plane. They pitch the new approach or idea to their team and insist on engagement only to have abandoned the idea by month’s end. And…

By James Sartain
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Intention: The Leadership Accelerator

Intention is the leadership accelerant.  As depicted in our model of Connected Leadership, Intention is the external flywheel that gets all the other elements of effective leadership in motion.  Without the intention of being a leader or a better leader, development activities are a waste of time.  Great leaders have the intention to be great…

By James Sartain
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