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Multitasking: Public Enemy #1 of the Strategic Leader

Multitasking: Public Enemy #1 of the Strategic Leader

Do you ever come to the end of a work day feeling spent, aware you’ve been slammed all day, putting out fires, responding to near-incessant demands, but still wonder what you really accomplished? You’re not alone. In “Multitasking: Public Enemy #1 of the Strategic Leader”, LaL’s Chief Possibilities Officer Marc-Andre Olivier tells the story of ... Read More
 
What does neuroscience have to say about hot buttons? A LOT!

What does neuroscience have to say about hot buttons? A LOT!

Longtime LaL senior executive coach, culture change partner and facilitator Carole Levy – our cartoonist-in-residence – shares her unique perspective on the neuroscience of the birth and nurturing of our ego’s hot buttons in her popular blog series, “Hot Button Mastery”. For a brief overview on where the roots of our perceived threats reside, and ... Read More
 
3 Leadership Dysfunctions That Could Be Costing You Millions

3 Leadership Dysfunctions That Could Be Costing You Millions

Brandon Black, the former CEO of Encore Capital, was a client of LaL’s for several years while he struggled to grow the company in a challenging industry — debt collection. Brandon teamed up with his coach, LaL President Shayne Hughes, and the LaL team to change the culture of Encore, starting at the top. This ... Read More
 
Making Others Good: The Crossword Puzzle

Making Others Good: The Crossword Puzzle

LaL alumna Kathy Makowski, Director of Human Resources at The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, enjoyed our downloadable booklet Making Others Good: The Crucial Tool for Transforming Dysfunction in Your Organization so much, she created a crossword puzzle around its concepts to share with her colleagues to help them lock in the lessons. We at LaL ... Read More
 
Making Business Personal Pays Off

Making Business Personal Pays Off

By Shayne Hughes We love to see research that highlights how working on ourselves as leaders is the highest act of leadership. Harvard Business Review recently published an article by some of our favorite people in the field of behavioral change. Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Robert Kegan and lecturer Lisa Lahey, authors of ... Read More
 
Having Fun Making Others Bad

Having Fun Making Others Bad

by Professor Charles Behling Learning as Leadership’s new booklet “Making Others Good: The Crucial Tool for Transforming Dysfunction in Your Organization” has been getting entirely too much buzz lately, and that must stop. Its author, Shayne Hughes, who was my coach when I went through LaL’s seminars, overreaches. He claims the tool he writes about ... Read More
 
Learn a Powerful Tool in Our New Free Booklet: Making Others Good

Learn a Powerful Tool in Our New Free Booklet: Making Others Good

Does your team need more trust and collaboration? Do you wish the silos and ‘Us vs. Thems’ in your organization could dissolve? You have a relationship with a colleague who “just doesn’t get it” — what do you do about it? What if there were proven tools that could dramatically reverse this dynamic? In Making ... Read More
 
How to Leverage a New Insight

How to Leverage a New Insight

By Jonathan London If you’re in a leadership position in almost any organization, chances are you’ve attended your fair share of leadership development and teambuilding retreats. It’s not always easy to pry ourselves away from the crisis du jour, but doing so provides something invaluable: perspective. Outside the reactive, rapid-fire thinking that dominates much of ... Read More
 
Repairing Broken Trust on a Team

Repairing Broken Trust on a Team

By Laura Gates I often hear similar reasons from leadership teams from very different organizations for why they can’t accomplish the work they’ve set out to do together: 1.    I can’t trust “so and so.”  And when I ask, “Well, did you talk to “so and so” about the issue you’re having with them?” I ... Read More
 

We are Links in a Chain

By Noah Nuer, Chairman, LaL A CEO who was attending the first seminar in our 4-Mastery program shared with me his quandary: Over the course of his career, he had worked with many outstanding individual contributors, but he wasn’t sure he was ever part of a real team. In other words, his teams had always ... Read More