Experiential Leadership Development

Effective leadership development has long moved beyond instructor-led, classroom-based education. Nowadays, leaders at all levels can learn through a blend of offerings including face-to-face interactions, learning platforms, immersive experiences and social connections[1]. Some organizations take the term “experiential leadership development” a step further. With the aim of exposing leaders and high-potential talent to a completely […]

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Interview with an Air Force veteran reveals three big shifts in the U.S. military’s approach to leadership

This article is an excerpt from a series of interviews with a twenty-nine year Air Force veteran Mustafa “Kujo” Koprucu. He recently retired as a Colonel, after having commanded a flying squadron and a combat wing, and he also served two tours at the Pentagon. He has over 4000 hours flying Airborne Warning and Control System […]

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Caught in the Middle: Three Leading Practices for Effectively Supporting Midlevel Managers

Middle managers are those who ”manage managers,” translating corporate strategy into frontline execution. While they play a vital role in increasing productivity and boosting employee engagement, midlevel managers often find themselves in a difficult position. For example, those in midlevel roles report higher rates of depression and anxiety than those in the top and bottom […]

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A Look Ahead at Leadership 2016 / 2017: Redefining Leadership

Leading others in the new world of work looks profoundly different from managing employees in previous decades[1]. New generations entering the workforce pose major challenges for those in leadership positions holding on to outdated management styles and hierarchical position thinking. The impact of an open talent economy, the power of social networks, and increased access […]

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Introducing: Our new High-Impact Leadership Research

Last summer, we asked ourselves: “Why do organizations still struggle to grow leaders?” We knew that organizations’ efforts and spending on leadership development was increasing every year, but we also knew that many companies are left wondering about why their efforts in identifying top talent, developing leaders’ capabilities, or pumping up their leadership pipelines don’t […]

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What Is a “High Potential” Anyway?

Recently, we have found ourselves talking with our members about high-potential (“HiPo”) identification and assessment processes more and more frequently. Besides assessing and calibrating critical roles and talent, as well as conducting talent reviews, the identification and development of high-potential talent in an organization is one the most key aspects of succession management.[1] However, we […]

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