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Key leadership challenges facing government leaders in Europe

This post was co-written by Vered Asif and Clemson Turregano. A few months ago we had the pleasure of working with senior European leaders in an intergovernmental organization. We spent a full day together discussing individual leadership goals, cross team … READ MORE

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Making Effective Leadership Catch On

Have you ever thought about ways to make what you do more “catchy” or attractive? I definitely have, and so I recently read the book “Contagious” by Jonah Berger that offers some research-based guidance for how anyone can practically do … READ MORE

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Short-Term Assignments, Long-Term Success

Many years ago as a young professional at CCL, I had a special six-month assignment as “assistant to the president.” I was the second person to serve in the role. The president at the time had created the role to … READ MORE

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9 questions to help you understand the need for innovation in your organization

“Can you help our organization be more innovative?” the prospective client asks. “Yes we can,” we reply. And then comes a series of our insightful discovery questions aimed at understanding what they actually mean by “innovation,” plus what they’re trying … READ MORE

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5 strategies to try before you set out to disrupt the world

My last blog post focused on the unpleasant truth that most organizations choke on radically new ideas. I’m afraid I might have left people with an “abandon hope all ye who enter here” mindset. Aw hell, that wasn’t my intention.¬† … READ MORE

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What is leadership strategy all about?

Adapted from the white paper:¬†Bridging the Performance / Strategy Gap: How leadership strategy drives business results Walter Bayly, CEO of Banco de Credito and COO of Credicorp Group: “Credicorp is diversifying and entering into new lines of business in new … READ MORE

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Leadership strategies to bridge the performance/strategy gap

Adapted from the white paper: Bridging the Performance / Strategy Gap: How leadership strategy drives business results Why do leaders of some organizations successfully execute strategies that lead to excellent business results while others fail to translate strategic intent into … READ MORE

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A call to (put down) arms

In medieval times, courage meant being the one leading the charge, shouting loudest and striking hardest, without a care for what gets trampled over. A leader was the big guy, and yes, in the medieval or earlier times, it was … READ MORE

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Just Say Yes

In the last six months I have found myself saying “yes” to requests or opportunities that I typically would have quickly said “no” to. Not “no” because I’m too busy, or “no” because the work would distract me from higher … 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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