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Why We Behave Badly In Meetings

Why We Behave Badly In Meetings

At some point, you’re going to wonder if the people on your team have your back.  For John, it happened when he asked his colleagues on the executive team for ideas on how to overcome a big challenge. As the CMO, the issue technically sat in his functional area but it...

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Is Your Team On Track?

Is Your Team On Track?

Have you ever woken up one day wondering “Is our team on track or off in a ditch?”   It’s a fair question because while the map to peak team performance is charted, it’s not always easy to know whether you’re on the path or bushwhacking at any given time.  You’ll...

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Should You Trust Your Teammates?

Should You Trust Your Teammates?

The credit belongs to the man... who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat....

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How Durable Change Happens

How Durable Change Happens

Do you ever wonder what it takes to make changes that stick instead of slipping back into old patterns of behavior? I’ve been curious about that for a long time. To really understand how people make durable change, let’s flip the question and ask how people get stuck,...

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The Productivity Of Self-Awareness

The Productivity Of Self-Awareness

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius I’ve argued that who you’re becoming matters more than what you’re doing. But what does focusing on your inner game look like in real life? What does it look like in my life? A while back, I was...

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Integrating Leadership Development Into Daily Strategy Deployment

Integrating Leadership Development Into Daily Strategy Deployment

“You know we’re not done yet, right?”

This isn’t exactly what Tom had hoped to hear. But he has a feeling Katie is right. They’re sitting in their conference room immediately after launching the company’s initiative teams. Tom feels pretty good about their work so far. His team had set leadership bench strength goals, assessed their leaders, and carefully engaged each initiative leader in both the task and the development opportunity of their work.

“You mean we could still screw this up?” Tom says with a slight twinkle in his eye.

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How To Convert Strategic Initiatives Into Leadership Master Classes

Tom’s team sits, simultaneously sobered and strangely energized. They’re about to deploy their strategy through a variety of key initiatives. They have resolved to use their strategy implementation process to dramatically increase the depth of their leadership bench.

The plain, hard facts stare them in the face. They just mapped their existing team to sort their proven leaders from your potential leaders. They’ve set targets about converting a certain number of potential leaders into proven leaders – and elevating solid team members into the potential leader category. They know they have to do all of this while getting a slate of key projects completed.

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