Are you responsible for designing leadership development? The latest research reveals two trends: 1) you can develop the problem-solving maturity of leaders through vertical development and 2) the ecosystem within which leaders work needs to be freed from barriers to learning and growth. “Heat experiences, colliding perspectives and elevated sense-making” are all vital within and […]
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Even at age three, children can figure out where social power lies. So given this early exposure, why is it so hard to be a good boss later in life? It seems that we recognise what it takes to be a good manager, but it’s quite another thing to put that into practice when we […]
Standing out culturally or structurally (but not both) will get you ahead of the pack. Useful data for new joiners. Organisations tend to support external hires when they join; at its best, that includes helping them to figure out how to fit in and how to stand out; but employees moving internally are often left […]
Only one employee in 10 has the range of skills and talents to manage a team (Gallup), so why do we hire and promote people based on technical prowess? Or worse still on time served? Unfortunately, young bosses supervising older workers foster resentment, which harms performance. So you can see why time served might be […]
When making decisions, we often revert back to what we know. Given the need to adapt to change, those old answers may not be the best. We can help ourselves by asking questions; process questions that enable us to learn and reapply the learning are different from those that seek information only. Quiet time allows […]