18 July

Developing A Collective Sensibility

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Developing A Collective Sensibility

In a hyperconnected world, information is available to everyone and collective intelligence is the true source of value. Organizations of the future must move from hierarchies to networks. This will require deep collaboration, self-managing teams, and healthy partnerships, inside and outside the organization.  What do our organizations require to build Collaborative Networks in our rapidly changing world?…

11 July

Leading in a Digital World

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Leading in a Digital World

Rapid advances in technological innovation have fundamentally changed the nature of work. New digital platforms are fostering greater speed, agility, and acceleration, forcing humans and machines to work more collaboratively. When companies and their customers go through digital transformation, it requires fundamental changes in how products are sold, serviced, and marketed, and it especially requires…

1 July

Personalizing the Organization’s Purpose

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Personalizing the Organization’s Purpose

People are hungry to work for a higher, compelling purpose that inspires and glues the organization together. By personalizing the organization’s purpose inside the hearts and minds of people, organizations can pursue their economic and social goals. PURPOSE AND VALUES – The north star that guides people’s behavior and holds the organization to its highest…

14 June

Leading for Today AND Tomorrow

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Leading for Today AND Tomorrow

Our rapidly changing world is forcing organizations to transform themselves sooner than expected. Technological breakthroughs are accelerating the new partnership between human beings and digital machines. Changing org structures and the redistribution of power are forcing us to fundamentally transform the way we work. And workforce demands are dictating entirely new human skills to survive….

23 April

The Seduction of Power

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The Seduction of Power

Let’s start with the definition of power – ‘the ability to act in a particular way to influence others.’ Like most things in life, how we use power can either liberate or sabotage us. You can use power or abuse power. And that’s the difference between healthy and unhealthy bosses. Many of us are afraid…

12 April

Leading With Who You Are

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Leading With Who You Are

Leadership Journeys – Angela Ahrendts Angela Ahrendts’s morning routine may not be what you’d expect from the Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Sales for Apple worldwide, let alone someone who spent most of her career before that in the fashion industry. Ahrendts rises before 5 a.m. not to work or swim laps. Instead, she…

24 January

The Six Burning Platforms – And How to Extinguish Them.

The Six Burning Platforms – And How to Extinguish Them.

# 1 LACK OF URGENCY  “If we are not going deep, we are not learning, sensing and adapting to our environment faster than our competitors, and we will become extinct as a company and a species.” Vince Roche, CEO, Analog Devices At Healthy Companies, we’ve identified six pressing business problems that lead to flat performance…

17 December

Becoming a more Conscious Conversationalist

Becoming a more Conscious Conversationalist

The most important tool in your toolkit for being a Conscious Conversationalist is being a good listener.  Skilled listeners are able to listen deeply.  What is deep listening?  It’s simple: deep listeners make a conscious choice to open their ears and close their mouths. In order to listen deeply, we need to genuinely care about…

17 December

Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

Not too far from our office, a 400-year-old bonsai tree grows in the National Arboretum.  What’s remarkable about this tree is not its age, nor its beauty.  The most incredible thing about the tree is its legacy. Every day since 1625, someone has lovingly cared for this tree, watering and pruning it, regardless of the…

17 December

Help Your Leadership Garden Grow

Help Your Leadership Garden Grow

Conscious leaders are good gardeners.  They understand that most people have an inherent desire to learn and grow.  When we invest in ourselves, we can help others find their hidden abilities.  When we are generous with our time, knowledge, and relationships, we can get at the heart of planting golden seeds in others. Consider these…