By Dave Clark,
The hope of every employee is to work for a leader they like and respect. While each person may have their own definition of what constitutes a “great leader,” we can agree there are certain traits that appeal to the masses.
If you are a leader and you possess these five traits, you are probably quite successful. If you don’t think these traits describe your leadership style, working on one or more of these areas would be a great place to start in order to build a better rapport with your teams.Read More
By Jalene Case
Remember the three-legged race popular at family reunions and field days? Racers pair up and stand side-by-side with their arms around each other. Then the two touching legs are bound together and the hobbled racers do their best to dash straight ahead to the finish line! It doesn’t take much for them to tumble over into a giggling heap.
Are your thoughts, feelings, and actions helping you move toward what’s most meaningful to you? Or are they hobbling you, causing you to stumble and perhaps fall just short of your goals?Read More
By David Quinlan
A personal journey into the world of innovation and what it might mean for your business.
Few things can be scarier than challenging ourselves and our preconceived notions. Yet, fewer things can be more rewarding.
This is my behind the scenes, unscripted back story of how I challenged myself and staff. We tore down our preconceived notions and learned what it means to be innovative and how even a 107-year-old organization like BBB can make it happen.
Trust me, I get it. I’ve found myself in numerous situations where I felt like a fish out of water, grappling with an abstract idea or concept. It’s uncomfortable – especially if you’re a process freak like me!Read More
By Stacy Ennis, HR.com, February 2019
An Open Conversation About Women in Leadership
It was 7:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. My team and I were waiting on participants for a breakfast meetup we had organized at a global conference. The topic was Women in Leadership.
The meetup was meant to be an open, candid conversation about the state of women in leadership. But the event description included something you don’t often see for these types of meetups: “Men, we hope you’ll join us.”
That morning, our space filled quickly. We brought in more tables and chairs, and yet people still kept coming. The room was packed. We had attendees from all over the world, each with different backgrounds and experiences. The diversity in the room was beautiful.
By Dr. Evans Baiya, innovationenterprise.com, March 2018
Innovation is fundamental to grow and sustain an organization. Yet when it comes to innovation, leaders often make the mistake of involving the wrong team members in the process, which ultimately stalls or kills the initiative.
What if I told you there are just six high-performing innovation personalities that are all necessary to get the innovation job done? While every person on your team is capable of contributing to innovation, they all contribute differently. Personality matters when it comes to innovation projects. And it is not possible to develop and scale an innovation without each of these personalities. Read More
By Courtney Feider, forbes.com, March 2018
We are born with all of the creative gifts we can ever use. Then they are systematically programmed out of us by the demands of modern life.
In 1965, a thoughtful researcher named George Land developed a creativity test for NASA to help select innovative engineers and scientists. The study worked so well in practice that in 1968 he decided to test it on children. Land concluded that it would be very important to test creativity over a period of time. So he analyzed the creativity of 1,600 children ranging from 3-5 years old. He then re-tested the same children at 10 years of age and again at 15 years of age. Read More
Host Dale Dixon interviews Leadership Advisor Dr. Francis Eberle about his unique perspective on understanding and evaluating others. Dr. Eberle shares how being dyslexic impacted his education–and also the way he perceives others. He tells us why assumptions about people are detrimental for a leader, and gives simple tactics to be better at understanding and evaluating others.
Host Dale Dixon interviews Business Coach and Strategist Padraig Berry, who is the CEO of One Focus Business Consultants and TTI Success Insights Ireland. On today’s episode, Dale and Padraig discuss authentic empathy, and how it is a building block for many other leadership competencies. Padraig shares stories from his time working with Irish-American businessman and philanthropist Chuck Feeney, and gives three challenges to grow empathy as a leader.
Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion of the six stages by discussing stages 5 and 6. Ron talks about the leadership phenomenon of “getting into the zone,” and gives some specific ways to actively measure your impact. He also explains how the leader’s journey comes full circle, and how your leadership mindset shifts throughout your career.
In this short video, High Performing Teams consultant and coach Shawn Kent Hayashi talks about Resiliency. She explains the definition of Resiliency, how to improve your skill-set, and why it is important to master this competency.
In this short video, Executive Advisor and Organizational Excellence Coach Lori McNeill discusses how to approach change from a holistic perspective.