Posts Tagged ‘leaders’

5 Strategies to Lead Change Using Liberating Structures, DPPE

Featured: Five key concepts and supporting research and tools will help you lead through adaptive change in a VUCA world, one that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, as presented in Mexico City for CPA firm leaders at the Russell Bedford International conference, yet applicable for any leader.   It’s been a year full of volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, or […]


Courage for New Leaders To Listen & Learn in the New Year

It takes courage to listen. Whether it’s a first or fifth transition to a new leader role, these non-profit leadership lessons learned are timeless. Pause, reflect, choose (from horse-guided leadership & learning.) In your first months, resist the urgent and not important tasks and follow these practical steps to ensure your success.   Many new leaders have […]


3 Things That Cause Ethical Breakdowns in Workplace Culture: Timing a Reminder is Everything

Tensions among senior staff in universities seem to be making the news on a regular basis. Examples include leader strife at Rutgers (blame), Penn State (cascade failure to deal with a crime) and University of Virginia (abrupt leadership goings and comings.) Last year Forbes described the University of Virginia‘s Board of Visitors vote to unanimously reinstate […]


Seven (7) Ways to Respond to Bullying and a Queen Bee

Are you experiencing prolonged harassment?  It may be that you may have just encountered a bully, and for women, it can be similar to experiencing an adult “mean girl.” As the number of women in the workforce and in leadership has increased, stress in leadership roles has naturally affected women, as it does men,  in […]


10 Burning Questions About Why Some Entrepreneurs Fail And Others Succeed

via businessinsider.com This is a helpful blog summary from a extensive Harvard Business School working paper, Performance Persistence in Entrepreneurship. Here’s a sample of some of the burning questions and answers: Excerpted |  HBR & Business Insider War Room: Q:  Is entrepreneurial success a skill, or is it luck? A: Starting a company at the […]


7 Facts about Baby Boomer Women & Over 40 Female Leaders

The statistics below about women in leadership were surprising.  Women, including many wealthy women who’ve earned their money themselves, are now entering politics, becoming university presidents and taking on roles as power brokers. Women born between 1945 and 1965… 1.  …hold nearly half of all executive, managerial, and administrative jobs in the United States (2010) […]


Three Tenets of Mastering the Unknown, Leadership through Ambiguity

If it is about sense-making in ambiguous business situations, I’m intrigued, especially as we live ever more in a VUCA world, one that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. VUCA is a term coined by Bob Johansen, a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, a think-tank with high-profile clients and staying power. Note: […]


Strategic Agility: Adapting to Now & Next

What is Strategic Agility? There’s ample evidence that, no matter how much analysis and planning is done, strategic planning is inherently flawed, quickly out of date, and rendered ineffective due to slow and incomplete execution. This post gives examples as well as an overview of three consultant perspectives highlighting principles of strategic agility and execution including tactical choices for competitive advantage.


Growing Team Performance in Membership, Control to Reach Goal, MCG

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” ~ Anonymous   As teams change, status and role questions arise.  Roles shift, people leave for various reasons, e.g. the group churns.  This post is about how groups and teams FORM and SHIFT, today […]