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Yearly Archives: 2013

What does my childhood have to do with my leadership?

By Shayne Hughes “That’s just the way he is.” How many times have you heard or uttered that phrase? John is a risk-averse CFO, unwilling to make a decision without all the facts. Linda, in operations, is conflict-averse; everyone knows she won’t address personnel problems or speak up in meetings. Only God knows what she’s ... Read More
 
Support or Collusion? Leaders Don’t Let Leaders Off the Hook

Support or Collusion? Leaders Don’t Let Leaders Off the Hook

By LeeAnn Mallorie You know the moment. A colleague walks into your office, looks at you across the room, raises an eyebrow and says, “Got a minute?” You reply, “What’s up?” They close the door and begin, “Well, you’ll never believe what happened…” and launch into a compelling story of incompetence, betrayal and injustice that ... Read More
 
The Art of Receiving Unexpected Feedback

The Art of Receiving Unexpected Feedback

By Jonathan London In my blog post, “The Secret to Giving Transformational Feedback”, I discussed the role of conscious intention in giving direct, constructive feedback. Here, I explore the role of intention in receiving direct, perhaps unexpected feedback.       When someone gives me negative feedback – especially when it’s out of the blue or delivered ... Read More
 

The Power of WeLead to Change Organizational Culture

A culture of authenticity, inspiration and ego-free relationships will inspire your people to take risks, go the extra mile and surpass performance expectations. Time and again, we have seen how grateful people are when leaders create cultures that make that possible. If your organization could use this, consider holding a WeLead, LaL’s in-house leadership development ... Read More
 

If money doesn’t buy motivation, then what does?

by Noah, Nuer, Chief Learning Officer, Culture Change Partner, LaL You want your employees to be motivated and outperform themselves. It’s good for the company and it’s good for you. One could argue, in fact, that it’s an intricate part of your job as a manager and a leader. Yet how can you influence that ... Read More
 
What is Learning as Leadership?

What is Learning as Leadership?

By Shayne Hughes People often ask why we named our company “Learning as Leadership”. The key word is “learning”, which we all use but can find challenging to embody. Learning is not something confined to the classroom, or that I turn on or off in certain situations. It’s a state of mind, an orientation at ... Read More
 
Finding Your Groove in Giving Performance Reviews

Finding Your Groove in Giving Performance Reviews

By Filaree Radich “It’s that time again. Ugh.” In a recent coaching call, one of my clients expressed a familiar dissatisfaction. It was performance review time, and he had several performance reviews to prepare. He was concerned that he was going to spend a lot of time preparing and giving the reviews, but that it ... Read More
 
Owning Mistakes Allows New Possibilities

Owning Mistakes Allows New Possibilities

By Shayne Hughes, CEO, Learning as Leadership “You don’t think I’m embarrassed having my wings clipped?!” Bill’s voice cracked as he spoke to the executive team. “Coming in here every day, knowing what I did?” The team fell silent as the gruff second-in-command pulled his glasses off and wiped his eyes. The CEO, who had ... Read More
 

Vulnerability Does Not Equal Weakness

I work with many clients who had to be tough to succeed. Whether they’ve had to overcome challenging life circumstances to get where they are or they grew up in a “normal” household, many people I coach did not become successful by being average! As they moved up the ranks from acceptance into the top ... Read More