Tag: Leadership development

Need to Make A Decision? Step 1: Check Your Biases

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By Lindsey Ryan

As leaders of our organizations and teams, we are faced with the need to make critical decisions every day: Which candidate do I trust to hire? What new markets should I be looking to invest in? Do the current processes in place still support the needs and the work of my business? On their face, […]

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Learning to Improvise and Other Lessons in Leadership from Music

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By Alex Perrin

When I was five years old, I received my first electronic keyboard. I would pretend to play along to the cheesy, pre-programmed elevator-esque music, letting the machine do the heavy lifting. Soon thereafter, recognizing my increasingly-apparent love of music, my parents gave me a piano and signed me up for lessons. Unlike my beloved keyboard, […]

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Four Things Nobody Tells Leaders: Part 2

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In our last post, Four Things Nobody Tells Leaders: Part 1, we examined four unanticipated difficulties that leaders face, and how THE PRIMES can help manage them. In case you need a refresher, THE PRIMES are frameworks for recognizing universal patterns of group behavior that can be used to effectively communicate and solve problems. In […]

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Leaders at Every Level: How to Turn Your Everyday Employees into Corporate Leaders

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Today’s employees are increasingly concerned with job growth and advancement. Millennials, especially, are more likely to seek out positions in organizations that encourage them to grow and develop in their careers, and companies have caught on to the benefits of promoting leadership skills among all employees. These benefits include: Creating a team of employees who […]

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How You Can Help Your Organization Address Leadership and Cultural Challenges

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By Cara Valentino

Organizational culture, leadership, performance, and job satisfaction are all inextricably linked. Numerous studies have shown that employees want and need more coaching, mentoring, and training from either internal or external resources. I’ve seen individuals and entire organizations experience better performance, improved leadership, and increased job satisfaction as a direct result of these types of coaching […]

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How to Determine if Someone is Ready to Progress to a Leadership Position

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By Travis Wright

“LEADING is what you do when you 1) set strategic direction, 2) align resources, 3) inspire action, and 4) are accountable for results. Period. LEADING is available to anyone at anytime. Our world is full of books on ‘Leadership.’ Our world has enough ‘Leaders.’ The problem is that we have too few people LEADING,” courtesy of The PRIMES. […]

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Love the Gap – Transitioning into Leadership

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By Ron Ivey

In our recent Leadership Development blog series, we’ve touched on a few relevant topics related to developing leaders in the current complex global environment. We have shared how organizations can develop leaders through strategic experiments and how leaders can play the role of coach in today’s workplace. But what if you yourself are going through a […]

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The Leader as Coach: How the Best Leaders Develop Others

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By Ron Ivey

At The Clearing, we are constantly asked the question, “What makes an effective leader?” Our clients and partners are tackling some of the most complex problems in the world and effective leadership is a fundamental ingredient in the solution to these problems. In our Leadership Development blog series, we have looked at how to effectively design […]

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