Tag Archives: alignment

Keys to Surviving Toxic Leadership in Government

In early January NPR ran a story titled “Army Takes on its Own Toxic Leaders.” The reaction was immediate, and the story seemed to resonate with a lot of people. At least six different people asked me if I had … 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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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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Leadership Lessons from the Pitch

I recently attended a Carolina Dynamo soccer match. I am not a big fan of soccer. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m a snob (wouldn’t be the first time that was told to me). Here are some things I learned: … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from the Eiffel Tower

What do you see when effective leadership happens? I’m willing to bet you see DAC: Direction, Alignment and Commitment. On my second installment of videos from the Eiffel Tower, I thought about this as I took in Paris from the tower’s … READ MORE

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Crisis in Leadership: The Healthcare Bill

The Democratic Party achieved a significant victory last Sunday by voting to pass the healthcare bill in the House of Representatives. This achievement was the culmination of a more than yearlong struggle to move the legislation through Congress. The Center for Creative … READ MORE

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Leadership beyond leaders and followers: The case of the no-tipping policy, Pt 1

In my first two posts (27 Aug 2008 and 24 Sep 2008) I wrote about leadership in situations where there is no leader, in the sense that there is no asymmetrical influence, no person with more influence than others.  I argued … READ MORE

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Leadership Beyond Leaders and Followers, part 2

In my first post I wrote about the interest I and some colleagues of mine here at CCL have in leadership in situations where there is no leader, that is, no person with more influence over others than others have … READ MORE

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Leadership Beyond Leaders and Followers

A lot of people think of a leader as a person who influences other people more than other people influence her or him.  This extra increment of influence might come from the leader’s superior knowledge, inspiring vision, personal magnetism, greater … READ MORE

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