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If you’re in a senior leadership role in a large organization, there’s a good chance there is a succession plan for your position in case you get promoted, win the lottery, get hit by a bus, leave for another company or need to be replaced for poor performance.
In smart companies, an orderly replacement of high-level, critical positions is considered to be strategically important to the continued success of the company.[…] Continue Reading »
Why would anyone follow a leader with no confidence? They wouldn’t.
Too many aspiring leaders leave the development of this critical skill to chance when, in fact, confidence is one of the easiest leadership skills to build all by yourself. You don’t need anyone else’s permission or consent to get started. Great leaders figure this out along the way, so why not get a leg up on the intuitive process they use?[…] Continue Reading »
Feeling adrift in a business world where uncertainty is the norm? Where complex problems bubble up quickly and defy conventional leadership thinking? Where, as CCL’s Nick Petrie writes, “Hindsight does not lead to foresight since the elements and conditions of the system can be in continual flux”?
If so, it’s time to hang up on heroic leadership — the notion that a single person has all the answers — and embrace a new orientation to leading yourself and others: flexibility.[…] Continue Reading »
Are you ready to take your leadership game to a higher level?
If your answer is, “Yes! I’m in!” congratulations. Taking ownership of your desire for improved leadership skills is an important first step. Next up: you must convince others that you’ve got what it takes play on a bigger field. Be it through a promotion or bidding for a high-visibility project, it’s not enough to feel prepared on the inside – you need to visibly demonstrate your readiness to lead at a more sophisticated level.[…] Continue Reading »