Category Archives: Influence

Five advantages for leaders in a networked world

The following information was adapted from the white paper, “Network Savvy Executives” by Vered Asif, Chuck Palus and Kristin Cullen. Nowadays, leadership requires paying special attention to informal relationships within the organization’s network. Since we live in an extremely complex, … READ MORE

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Preparing for Atlanta’s Next BIG Snow and Other Wicked Challenges: Three Insights for Multiteam System Leadership

From two very different views of the “2 inches of snow” that resulted in disaster recently for the city of Atlanta, GA (one author inching home for FIVE HOURS on a commute that typically takes 30 minutes and the other … READ MORE

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3 Ways to Prevent Resistance to your Leadership

Every single day, we move earth (with all that construction happening), and we move people (all acts of persuasion are in effect moving people). Effective leadership is what makes it all happen. Leaders give us a direction, a path to … READ MORE

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Storytelling as a Leader’s Art

So the executive looked at me askance, wondering if what I was saying was really true. “So you want me to learn to tell stories…really?!” Yes, and I wanted him not just to tell stories, but to be a storyteller, … READ MORE

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What are the characteristics of a good leader – Infographic

Leaders shape our nation, communities, and organizations. We are in need of good leaders to help guide us and make the essential large-scale decisions that keep the world moving. Our society is always quick to identify a bad leader, but … READ MORE

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It’s All About Strategy: Leadership Lessons from the Fantasy Football Draft

Every year a dozen of us from CCL meet at a local sports bar and hold our fantasy football draft. For those of you who don’t know what fantasy football is, you can go here to find out more. And … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from the Tennis Court

I picked up tennis last year. I always wanted to play, so I signed up when I saw that the Greensboro Tennis Program has adult clinics for beginners every month. Loved it. So when this year’s season picked back up … READ MORE

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A Leader’s Network Part 2: Your Network Should Change as Your Situation Changes

Read part 1 of this series here. Your Network Should Change as You Move Up the Org Chart Our research has shown that leaders face distinct network challenges as they move through the organizational hierarchy, and thus leaders should have … READ MORE

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A Leader’s Network Part 1: Influence Without Authority

The ability to influence others in informal ways rather than solely exercising your positional/hierarchical power is very important in today’s workplace. And the simple truth is that this ability to influence without authority is directly tied to the networks you … READ MORE

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Disruptive Heroes: Leadership for a New Era

To develop the capacity to think and act beyond the boundaries that limit our effectiveness… That’s more than just part of CCL’s mission. It’s a clarion call for everyone who works. To be the best we can be, we need … READ MORE

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