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The Power of Seeing Ourselves from the Outside

The Power of Seeing Ourselves from the Outside

By Jonathan London Do you really know how you come across to others? If you’re anything like me, you have some image in your mind of how people see you. Sometimes, the image is slightly better than the reality. Earlier today, I glanced at a mirror while making a purchase at an electronics store, and ... Read More
 
Emptying our Psychological Closet

Emptying our Psychological Closet

By Carole Levy To create change and novelty in our life, we first need to empty our psychological closet. We don’t need to get rid of everything, but mixed in with our life experiences – events, conclusions, accomplishments, failures, dreams – are habits that clutter and confuse us. To create space for the emotions and ... Read More
 
Nipping Dysfunction in the Bud: Attending Personal Mastery on the Cusp of Adulthood

Nipping Dysfunction in the Bud: Attending Personal Mastery on the Cusp of Adulthood

by Jonathan London LaL’s flagship seminar, Personal Mastery, is a life-changing journey of self-reflection and discovery. Because of the transformational power of the seminar, it’s not uncommon to hear older participants, energized by a new realization or considering the long-term impact of an ingrained behavior pattern, wishing they would have done this work twenty or ... Read More
 

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