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What Makes Mentoring Work?

“We tried mentoring once, it never really worked. Anyway, people find their own mentors informally. What I need to know is how to fill my leadership pipeline.” I recently held a seminar on mentoring, and this was one of the … READ MORE

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Coaching Supervision — Build Your Competitive Advantage

Coaching supervision, when a coach steps back to reflect on their client work with the help of a trained supervisor, is increasingly being seen as  a powerful way to maximise the effectiveness of the coaching engagement. So why should you … READ MORE

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Networks of organizations: a strategy for societal impact

Nowadays we are witnessing a new trend within global corporations. Nike, Unilever, Coca Cola and others are collaborating within a network of organizations, across sectors with the same aim in mind: to improve societal well-being while driving economic success. These … READ MORE

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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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The HR Manager’s Challenge (well, one of them) – and how we’re trying to help

I attended ASTD/ICE last year with the express purpose of introducing a new line of digital products to HR Managers at the Expo. This was my first year with CCL, and I was excited to showcase our digital libraries as … READ MORE

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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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