Leadership Essentials for Change
Imagine a situation which demands leadership to resolve a challenge. Leadership Essentials for Change™ can help immediately. And it fits in your bag or pocket!
Leadership Essentials for Change is a compact starting place for developing leadership.
A Leadership Essential™ is a key idea about leadership, learning, and life that is distilled to its essence. Leadership Essentials for Change is designed for individual, groups, organizations and communities seeking learning, development, change, growth, and transformation.
Quick Guide to the Leadership Essentials for Change Toolkit™ here.
The Bibliography and Suggested Readings for Leadership Essentials for Change are here.
Boundary Spanning: A Leadership Essential
Ernst, C., & Chrobot-Mason, D. (2010). Boundary spanning leadership: Six practices for solving problems, driving innovation, and transforming organizations. McGraw Hill Professional. Read the first chapter here.
Emotions Explorer™ is a tool designed to surface and explore emotions and related feelings. Emotions are a factor in leadership effectiveness — in individual motivation, team performance, conflict and collaboration. Becoming more emotionally intelligent is to be more aware of emotions and better manage our responses. Emotions Explorer is in beta testing and we would like your feedback. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How to Use Emotions Explorer™
The cards help us identify and express emotions. You can use the cards in a number of ways:
- Surface what people are feeling at various points in a process.
- In coaching to identify emotions that are present when someone is at their best (or worst).
- A reflective tool to become more mindful of our emotional states.
- In conflict situations to uncover other’s needs (and express our own).
- As a resource to find the right nuance to express our feelings while proving feedback.
Kaushik Gopal and Anand Chandreseker
Our Coaching Community of Practice in Singapore was celebrating their one year
anniversary one evening recently and wanted something both fun and serious to engage 20+ of their members and their families. They used the Transformation tool to reflect on their individual life journeys. We discussed the basis of this tool in Bill Torbert’s work on The Seven Transformations of Leadership (this review was engaging but not critical to the experiences that followed).
The cards were all laid out on a table. The instructions were to: (more…)
Boundary Explorer™ is a tool for understanding and exploring interdependent leadership by leading across boundaries. It promotes understanding of five boundary types, plus three strategies, six practices, and dozens of tactics for enabling leadership across boundaries. (more…)