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4 Ways Great Leaders Can Overcome Company Scarcity Issues

I teach an introductory political science class at a local university. This class utilizes an interdisciplinary approach by exploring basic economic theory, American history, and a bit of political philosophy. When introducing the section on economics, I try to reinforce the premise that economics is really the study of scarcity – what do you do […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on January 19, 2016 by

Four Barriers to Leadership Intelligence

As we work with leaders to provide 360-degree feedback, we encounter four common defense mechanisms that people use to discount negative perceptions they find in their report.  We call these “barriers to leadership intelligence” because they prevent leaders from gaining the self-awareness they need to become better leaders. Taken from principles of psychology, these barriers […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on March 14, 2014 by

Leadership Coaching: What type? Who gets it? Who does it?

Coaching is becoming one of the most effective and important activities for developing leaders in organizations. In fact, a recent poll conducted by ASTD found that 47 percent of all respondents ranked coaching and feedback as most critical to their organization’s success in the next three years. Many organizations recognize the need and value of […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on January 4, 2014 by

Have You Looked into Your Johari Window Lately?

The Johari Window, developed by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in the mid-fifties, is often one of the fundamental exercises used in feedback and leadership training.  The premise behind the model is that there are parts of who we are that are known, and parts that are not known—both to ourselves and to others.  Understanding […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on October 16, 2013 by

6 Steps to Deal With an Office Jerk

Each of us has worked with at least one jerk at some point in our careers. Negative workplace interactions have effects that reach far beyond the expanse of cubicles.  According to a workplace-research study that followed 800 Israeli workers for a period of 20 years, workers with little peer social support (i.e. who have to […] Read more

Posted on July 30, 2013 by

Generic Leadership Traits Don’t Work for 360 Degree Feedback

When I received my copy of Inc. Magazine’s June issue, the cover quickly caught my attention: “7 Traits of True Leaders”As I read through the articles in this issue, I noticed that the feature article, written by Leigh Buchanan, described these seven desirable traits as those that may have been previously considered feminine:  empathy, vulnerability, […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on July 10, 2013 by

5 Criteria of Effective Leadership Coaching

Here are five best practices for leaders to be effective leadership coaches. These simple and straight-forward practices are based on decades of research and experience. Even though they are simple, they are not necessarily easy. They are often behaviors and habits that I coach leaders on how to develop in a natural and authentic way that becomes […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on January 8, 2013 by

Top 10 Leadership Coaching Issues

Here is a list of the 10 Most Common Coaching Issues ranked from hardest to easiest to approach. The difficulty of the situation is based on the potential defensiveness or resistance that an individual may have regarding the issue. Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on October 25, 2012 by

Without Coaching and Goal-setting, Your 360 Degree Feedback Process is a Waste of Time and Money

In studies conducted by DecisionWise researchers over the past decade, we have found some interesting facts about making the 360-degree feedback process more effective. Two areas stand out more than any others: Coaching and Goal Setting. Study #1 The first DecisionWise study regarding the effectiveness of 360-degree feedback was conducted with a group of 345 […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on August 2, 2012 by

Why Environment Is Key to Organizational and Individual Change

Despite “myths” to the contrary, studies show that about 50% of all Meth addicts remain clean after leaving prison when being incarcerated for the habit (some rumors report only 5% remain clean).  Of interest is the fact that addicts, while serving prison sentences, often go drug-free for months- even years.  Yet, when they return to […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on July 5, 2012 by

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