Topic: Lead Change

What’s Your Style?

Learning styles are not traits or pigeonholes; they are more like a habit or steady state. Thus, styles are self-reinforcing; we find a sweet spot in the way we navigate the learning cycle and continue to perfect that approach. We lead with our preferred style and default to it when we are on automatic pilot or under stress.

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Learning Through Failure

Everyone experiences failure now and then. What do you do when a poor performance triggers a strong reaction of shame and regret? How can you turn performance failure into learning? Here are nine steps to follow.

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Do You Have the Courage to be Humble?

Are you a leader trying to transition a command-and-control hierarchy to a culture of employee empowerment and organizational learning? If the shift is not happening as easily as you expected, consider that you may be directing instead of empowering, or communicating mixed messages.

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Blind Spots

We often hear the term blind spot with respect to an obstruction in the field of vision, or an area in which one fails to exercise judgment in an ethical dilemma. But I could see neither an obstruction of the field or an ethical dilemma when I recently witnessed a colleague experiencing a “blind spot moment.”

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Are You Learning to Lead?

As a leader, do you ever feel like your habits automatically engage to turn a new experience into an old pattern of response?  If so, you might consider using a surprising approach to personal and professional development: learning from experience.

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Leaders, Learn How to Learn

Leaders are in the business of change, so understanding how people change and grow is an essential skill. To do this, leaders need to learn how to learn, since the way people learn is the way they change, make decisions and work on teams.

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The Essential Role of Coaches: Develop Learners Who Become Leaders

Leadership development is a primary focus of executive coaching. And it’s no wonder. A recent McKinsey study estimates that organizations spend around $50 billion on leadership development efforts. Yet, they also report that only 11% of CEOs believe their leadership development programs are successful in achieving desired results.

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Learning Your Way Through Change

Our current situation has forced drastic change on us that is beyond our expectations. For many people, it has eclipsed the capacity to cope as a learner. But these times have a silver lining: the opportunity to expand and grow.

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