Leadership is not about making all the decisions, as most business leaders know (or come to learn quite quickly) in running organizations and competing in the shifting sands of today's economy. In fact, while results per se are vital, we at IA teach the importance of widening the lens on results to look at three critical dimensions of success: results, process, and relationship. Leadership success is about balancing all three – as we have detailed here.
I had the pleasure to speak at the recent 2013 Spring Conscious Capitalism conference in San Francisco, whose theme was Elevating Humanity Through Conscious Business. I continue to be impressed by the groundswell of interest and desire to participate in what is simultaneously a rising business movement, a new paradigm, a philosophy, and a non-profit organization.
Listen to CEO Linda Stewart in conversation with Aubrey Weite of Human Capital Institute. Linda talks about employee involvement and why employee engagement is not enough.
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This is a note of gratitude in memory of a man who recently died.
After coming home from the office on Monday, July 16, while decompressing from my day and listening to the radio, I heard a news story that unexpectedly gave me a moment to pause and reflect. The news was that Stephen Covey had passed away.
This is the third in a series of blog posts for leaders about overcoming obstacles to collaboration.
On March 28, Ashley interviewed Ken Pucker on the topic of "Leadership, Investors, and the Triple Bottom Line." What does it mean to lead in an organization committed to doing well financially, socially, and environmentally? What are the trade-offs and complexities? And what type of company leadership makes an investment advisor sit up and take notice?
This is the second in a series of blog posts for leaders about overcoming obstacles to collaboration.
Here’s something you may not have seen in print: leading collaboration is so demanding that many leaders will not only never collaborate effectively — they’ll never even really understand what it means. But there’s good news. In this post and in Part III I’ll share a few examples of great collaborative leadership I have observed up close in my consulting work over the years.
How is your learning and development strategy supporting your organization's growth strategy? Could you use some fresh insights from a talent development leader who is currently tackling that very issue?
Wednesday, February 29th, Ashley Welch was in conversation with Carolyn Fischer, Vice President of Global Talent Development at TJX & Companies (parent company of T.J. Maxx), getting her perspective on How to Facilitate Organizational Growth through Talent Development.
Increased business acumen is an important component of any strategic initiative for developing leaders — i.e., the specific literacy around business fundamentals and the key functions of an organization that drive business results. Lately, I've been thinking that there's a parallel to business acumen that's equally important for achieving strong results. Let’s call that "collaborative acumen."
Well, this has been quite the World Series – a Fall Classic showdown between Texas and St. Louis that even a die-hard Red Sox fan like me has enjoyed. Around Red Sox nation these days, anything to do with baseball is a sore subject – after the Sox suffered such an epic collapse in September.
But the film Moneyball has me thinking about the cliché that "baseball is a metaphor for life." And as the 2011 season winds to a close, I'm struck by how that movie offers a definite lesson in leadership that I want to explore here briefly.