Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Difference Between Knowing Leadership and Doing Leadership

The CCL Leading Effectively blog is a great way to learn about what people are thinking about leadership and to get some insights about leadership. Attending CCL programs are another great way to learn about leadership. You can read books … READ MORE

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From BFFs to BOSS

One day you and your friends are complaining about the boss. The next, you are your friends’ boss. So how do you successfully go from being BFFs to BOSS? It’s definitely a tricky situation. Here are some thoughts: Be clear. … READ MORE

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Pre-announcing LeaderMOOC – Leadership for real

Today I wanted to mention two things and announce a third one. One: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) The first is the phenomenon that took worldwide higher education by storm last year: the MOOC, or Massive Online Open Course. Prestigious … READ MORE

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Don’t Have a Burning Platform? Set the Fire Yourself!

When you walked into the office today, did you smell smoke? Was your life—or your company’s—at risk? Did you have to make split-second decisions that determined your survival? My book, Kill the Company, applies the parable of an oilrig fire … READ MORE

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Mentoring Matters for Managers – Infographic

Mentoring has its benefits, usually for the one being mentored. CCL research has shown that mentoring can also benefit the manager who does the mentoring. Managers who provide career-related mentoring to their direct reports by providing sponsorship, coaching and challenge are actually rated … READ MORE

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Developing Resiliency: A Response to the Sandy Hook Shootings and Beyond

The still recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, touches us to our core.  Children — America’s most preciously resource – were literally gunned down, taking away bright futures and the promises of tomorrow. To make matters … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from a Last History Lecture

A few weeks ago, I went home to Chattanooga, Tennessee. One of the reasons why my trip back home was so important this time around was that I went to see a mentor of mine, one of my favorite teachers … READ MORE

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

Ever been dumped before? What was the excuse? I’m willing to bet it was “It’s not you, it’s me.” So how can that phrase help those who are managing others for the first time in their lives? Just switch a couple of … READ MORE

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