Leadership Lessons Raising Our New Guide Dog Puppy Enzo

February 13, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger   Enzo, our new guide dog puppy from Guide Dogs of America is finally getting outside to get acquainted with the sights and sounds of traffic, buses, other people and dogs. […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/13/15

February 13, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about defining and identifying high potentials, succession planning in family firms, and top trends in […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Identifying My Mentors

February 11, 2015 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: To help clients identify insight or learning contributed by mentors. How to Administer and […]

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Leadership development: Learning Agility

February 11, 2015 by Wally Bock

In their paper, “Learning Agility: A Construct Whose Time has Come,” Kenneth P. De Meuse, Guangrong Dai, and George S. Hallenbeck, of Korn Ferry summarize their case this way. “The willingness and capability to learn from experience and subsequently to apply that learning to perform successfully under new or first-time conditions becomes one of the […]

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Another Look in the Mirror: Does 360 Feedback Really Work?

February 9, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” Franklin B. Jones I think we need to do a “360” on 360 feedback1. How would you like to be diagnosed with a new illness and have your doctor tell you that the latest wonder drug has shown […]

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The Importance of Leaving the Office Physically and Mentally

February 8, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.” Satchel Paige Our own research suggests that 40% to 60% of all employees express a moderately high level of stress on the job. Our work and non-work lives are very permeable with most of us taking work stress home and home stress to our job1. […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 2/6/15

February 6, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about developing leaders in context, leadership development outside the box, fixing the top workforce development […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: Identifying Your Career Stage

February 4, 2015 by Ken Nowack

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Pinpoint implications for work and life balance and development based on career stage. How […]

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Leadership development and succession planning

February 4, 2015 by Wally Bock

Leadership development is about more than the C-Suite Once upon a time it may have made good sense to think about leadership development for a select few and succession planning for the top few levels of the organization. Those times are gone. Today’s high velocity knowledge economy puts a premium on leadership at all levels. […]

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How to Determine the Certification/Requirements for Debriefing 360-Degree Feedback

February 2, 2015 by Sandra Mashihi

 “We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.” -Mother Teresa Most researchers support the idea that some level of training is required to professionally and ethically provide feedback using […]

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