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5 Ways To Help Your Employees and Future Leaders Improve Their Executive Presence

Posted by Andrea Hopke on Tue, Jul 12, 2016


Executive Presence is frequently talked about in the business world. It’s meant to describe those employees who have the “right stuff” for promotion into leadership roles and positions. While many might believe they possess the proper leadership competencies and personality traits to move up, their boss and peers might not have the same perspective. Read More

Tags: Executive Presence, leadership coaching, leadership development

Leadership Development and the Foreign Concept of Seeking Feedback

Posted by Conni Todd on Wed, Jun 22, 2016

It is our experience from working with hundreds of leaders that the opportunity to actually seek feedback is a foreign concept. So much so that to really stand out today, a leader needs to learn to take charge of his/her own career and become more proactive in seeking feedback that is future oriented and given consistently.

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Tags: definition of leadership, leadership development, 360 Feedback for Leaders

7 Bad Leaders Who Can Ruin Your Company's Reputation

Posted by Rebecca Dannenfelser on Wed, Jun 01, 2016

While our firm has the luxury of working with some really terrific companies around helping develop their leaders for the future, not every company understands the need to be congruent on what they say they want in their leaders' behaviors AND what they actually get in behavior. We are always amazed by the notion that some companies prioritize a leader's results over bad leadership behavior without even considering how this could affect the company's reputation in the long run.

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Tags: leadership development, leadership coaching

What Makes a Great Leader?

Posted by Kristin Dressel on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

While there are many skills and traits that great leaders possess, here are three important ones to consider.

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Tags: leadership development, leadership secrets, benefits of leadership coaching

3 Reasons Leaders Avoid Being Candid with Peers

Posted by Rebecca Dannenfelser on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

In most organizations, there exists an Executive Team, the C-suite executives who set the strategy and the direction of the company at a high level. These leaders are leading out in front and they have most of their debate and candor with their highly experienced board members. While these conversations take stock of the current business and execution of the plan, they are designed to be futuristic in nature and are highly influenced by the end game—to secure a new round of funding, to execute the IPO, to maintain or increase stock price with shareholders/the street.

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Tags: leadership development, building trust, team building and accountability, leadership secrets