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WAR (the Baseball Statistic), What is it Good For (in Leadership)?

No, I’m not talking about the song by Edwin Starr, the really good cover by Bruce Springsteen, or one of the funnier scenes from the movie Rush Hour. WAR is a baseball statistic that stands for “Wins Above Replacement.” Through … READ MORE

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How do we learn?

We learn by being inspired. We learn by debating an issue. We learn by teaching. We learn by doing. By reading, by writing, by listening. This is just the tip of the iceberg. A great deal of research has gone … READ MORE

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Leadership Strategy and Societal Impact

Nowadays, for-profit businesses are increasingly realizing their long-term interests in creating positive value for the communities in which they operate. They see that organizational success depends on making a positive impact on key societal challenges such as food and water … READ MORE

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Making it Stick: Finding the Velcro in Leadership Learning

If you are any of the following–an executive, a supervisor, an HR manager, or a learner in an open enrollment or custom program—you probably have pondered this question: What is the payoff for my learning investment? Whether you ask this … READ MORE

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Integrity: Don’t Reach the Top Without It

Several things have happened this year in a short amount of time: Nobody was elected into the baseball hall of fame, despite people like Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro being eligible (and all of … READ MORE

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Bringing Focus to Innovation Leadership: Part 3, the End Result of your Innovation Efforts

Pulled from the white paper,  “Becoming a Leader Who Fosters Innovation,” by David Magellan Horth and Jonathan Vehar   Driving innovation is complex. So are organizations.  Add them together and the challenge becomes more mind-boggling than an eight-sided Rubik’s cube. How do … READ MORE

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Developing Young Leaders: Great Potential, Significant Gaps

For years, CCL has been hearing from our program participants about how they would love to have benefited from a leadership development experience earlier in their lives. Right now, the next generation of leaders is already in the workforce, and … READ MORE

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Are Leaders Ever Justified in Breaking the Rules?

One of the more provocative ideas about leadership ethics that I have come across is from Terry Price, a professor of leadership ethics at the University of Richmond. In his most recent book, Leadership Ethics: An Introduction, Price poses a … READ MORE

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Balancing tradition and efficiency: The fight for the right to save lives

Can you ever imagine a situation where authorities refuse you the right to save other people’s lives? Well, maybe not, but then you don’t live in Germany and aren’t a member of the Munich mountain rescue team. My local team … READ MORE

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4 Tools for Finding Your Way: A Guide for Women Leaders

As a woman leader, the tools you need to navigate your career and build your leadership skills may look slightly different than those for men. According to the Center for Creative Leadership’s Sara King, it’s especially important for women leaders … READ MORE

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