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Greetings, So we know that the 2010 IBM Global CEO and CHRO studies identified that both groups believe that leadership and leadership development is important, but 2 of 3 CHROs didn’t think their organizations were effective at doing it. Let’s start to take a closer look at something that can help change that equation. Learning… Read more »

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Greetings, A recent story on Google got me thinking about the state of our profession. In the story by Business Insider titled “Internally, Google Knows It Has an Innovation Problem“, they discuss the key differences between Google and Instagr.am and their respective abilities to innovate. While the overall story made a number of key points,… Read more »

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Greetings, So an interesting question that I pose. On the outside it seems a no brainer. CEOs have a business strategy and they know that the need leaders to enable the strategy in the organization. CHROs know that they need to deliver leaders through recruiting and development that can execute the business strategy. Yet here… Read more »

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Greetings, The role of leadership in organizations is recognized as a critical need for their evolution. This has become even more important in a world so complex and volatile as the one we operate in now. CEOs taking part in IBM’s 2010 Global CEO Study titled “Capitalizing on Complexity” admitted the following: “In our past… Read more »

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Greetings, The world is filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) as I have discussed several times. This kind of environment makes agility and adaptability a premium in being able to deal with this environment and prevent what Nassim Nicholas Taleb calls “Black Swan Events.” Taleb’s theory “refers only to unexpected events of large… Read more »

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Greetings, So imagine my surprise last week as I started my Doctorate of Education program at Wharton and the UPenn Graduate School of Education when the creator of the Executive Program in Work-Based Learning Leadership, Dr. Doug Lynch, stated that there is a lack of academic research linking leadership to organizational performance. As a lifelong… Read more »

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Action learning projects in leadership development have continued as an important development tool for many organizations. It was a recent topic in the Imagining the Future of Leadership blog series hosted by Harvard Business Review in one blog post by Trina Soske and Jay A. Conger titled “Its Time to Focus Executive Development on Real… Read more »