Complete Leader Articles

Growing Your Company's Succession Pipeline

Tips for Identifying and Developing Emerging Leaders A recent study by Chief Learning Officer magazine showed that the top goal for CEOs regarding leadership development is growing the succession pipeline, followed by retaining high potentials.  This is a goal shared by many companies, especially in the midst of the Leadership Drought.... read more

Creative Insights Boost Performance

How can leaders improve their ability to have creative insights and breakthrough ideas that drive performance improvements?  There’s tremendous pressure on leaders in organizations to improve performance, not only productivity but quality services and innovations as well. Leaders may inadvertently suppress their people’s creative... read more

Developing Persuasion is a Daily Pursuit

Building the Three Critical Aspects of Persuasion Effective leaders take people places they wouldn’t otherwise go, and inspire people to make commitments they wouldn’t otherwise make.  This is why persuasion is such an important leadership skill. Leaders must embrace the idea that being persuasive is a key part of the job. Some leaders... read more

Yin v. Yang in the Workplace:

Four Steps to Reframe Conflict There are several reasons why any one of us could feel a bit out of sync with others in the workplace. This is especially true for yin leaders. What’s a yin leader? A yin leader is someone who doesn’t fit the Western extroverted stereotype of leadership, but who leverages an alternative set of competencies and... read more

Recognizing the 5 Symptoms of ‘Shopkeeper Syndrome’

By Emily Soccorsy and Justin Foster, AllBusiness, August 2015 There comes a point in the leadership of every privately-held company when the owner is forced to relinquish a healthy amount of control in order for the company to grow–or continue controlling everything and stagnate. When business owners decide not to let go, they often become... read more

Get the Top Button in the Right Hole

The Importance of Understanding and Evaluating Others for Success To be a high-performing leader, it is important to understand what it means to lead others. In order to do that effectively you have to be able to lead yourself and to think clearly, but your ability to understand and evaluate talent in the right way, and then organize that... read more

Before You Set Your 2016 Budget, Define Your Goals

For many of us, it’s time to start thinking ahead to next year’s budget, especially our leadership development plans for 2016.  Before you even start to think about your budget, think first about your goals. What do you want to accomplish next year? Do you want to have a succession plan in place? Do you want to begin to identify and... read more

Growing Leaders in the ‘Lab’–Benefits of Experiential Learning

By Ranjit Nair, allBusiness, August 2015 Doing begets learning. Study after study has shown that the most effective way to retain training is to put it to practical use right away. Yet the pace of competitiveness often leaves little time for training, and even less time for training that doesn’t produce results. Employees are experiencing... read more

The Importance of Developing Empathy as a Leader

By Andy Johnson Key Ways to Develop This Vital Trait Empathy is perhaps the most valuable skill for human beings to possess. There is increasing evidence that empathic living with others is the much-needed antidote to the self-absorbed individualism we’ve been suffering from as a culture and in the workplace for the last century. Author... read more

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings  Harvard Business Review, August 2015 By Jennifer Moss