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3 Lessons Your Team Can Learn From the Sport of Rowing

By Whit Mitchell, All Business Experts, April 2015 Have you ever been on a high-performing team? I mean truly high performing, where the synchronicity of all members is so fine-tuned that it feels effortless the harder you push? For those of you who have had the pleasure of watching a 2000-meter crew race, you have seen “symphony in motion... read more
 

TCL Video Series: Futuristic Thinking with Shawn Kent Hayashi

Futuristic thinkers have the ability to look past the events of today and into the possibilities of tomorrow. They can visualize compulsory new ideas about customers, products, services, strategies and business models. In this 3-minute video, The Complete Leader faculty member Shawn Kent Hayashi talks about how tomorrow’s leaders will need to... read more
 

Look Carefully, Dig Deeper, Connect the Dots

Ranjit Nair
Fixing Talent Management Blind Spots By Ranjit Nair, Ph.D Sr. Strategist/Talent, Leadership & Organizational Development Let’s get real: a talent strategy isn’t about musical chairs and who sits in what seat and when. It’s about building an authentic culture around people—all people—honoring them and enabling them to unleash the best... read more
 

The 4 Rs of High-Stakes Decision Making

Decisiveness is often cited as a desirable trait in leaders. Definitions of decisive include “having the power to decide; conclusive” and “characterized by decision and firmness; resolute.” Yes, a leader must make decisions, but effectiveness depends on when and how the decision is made, not just that it was made. Read The 4 Rs of High-... read more
 

How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide

Preparing for the inevitable interactions between global forces can help you stay ahead of the competition. Read How to Seize the Oppportunities When Megatrends Collide Strategy + Business, February, 2015
 

TCL Video Series: Continuous Learning with Mindy Bortness

Continuous learning is the desire to continually improve your skillset by gathering new knowledge. In this video, The Complete Leader faculty member Mindy Bortness shares her thoughts on the importance of tomorrow’s leaders embracing continuous learning as both a personal and an organizational value in order to create a culture of growth and... read more
 

TCL Video Series: Planning & Organization with Brent Patmos

Tomorrow’s leaders will use planning and organization to cast a broad net around what might happen, and to create a plan that is robust enough to respond to the unknown. As part of The Complete Leader video series, faculty member Brent Patmos talks about Planning and Organization as one of the necessary competencies in pursuing leadership... read more
 

Is Your Company Prepared for the Leadership Drought?

By Ron Price, all Business, March 2015 he business community will see a significant change in the leadership landscape over the next five years — and it’s a shift that has already started. Each day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age. These are the leaders who are currently leading major companies and holding senior leadership positions... read more
 

Creative Thinking: Innovation's Starting Point

Creativity in leadership is an often-underused competency. But even if you’re not operating in a traditionally “creative” industry, the benefits of innovation in any sector can’t be ignored. The truth is that creativity in business takes many forms—from the development of new or improved processes, to innovation in products and services, to... read more
 

The Do's and Don'ts of Creativity

Creativity is one of the most intrinsically rewarding endeavors we engage in.  Creativity requires a combination of innovation, inspiration, and a tremendous amount of hard work. It allows us to explore both the wondrous potential and the incredible detail of things. And let’s not forget that those little shots of dopamine that creativity... read more
 
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