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Fear Change? Be Adaptable.

You’ve heard it before: The only thing that remains the same in today’s organizations is change. Change is inevitable but it is also more copious, rapid and complex than ever before. Knowing it exists is not the same as dealing … READ MORE

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6 Must-Have Skills for Leading from the Middle

(Adapted from CCL’s e-newsletter article, “Torn and Worn? Or Focused, Flexible and Strong?”) If you are a mid-to-senior level manager – a leader of managers - you lead in what CCL calls “the middle zone.” You operate up and down the organizational … READ MORE

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Travel Well, Travel Light

Over the years, I’ve honed an approach to travel that works well for me. That is no small feat because I have two seemingly conflicting interests. One is to travel as cheaply and as lightly as possible. The other is … READ MORE

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Bringing Focus to Innovation Leadership: Part 4, Five Steps to Jump-start the Real Drivers of Innovation

Pulled from the white paper, “Becoming a Leader Who Fosters Innovation,” by David Magellan Horth and Jonathan Vehar We’ve seen that innovation is a compelling object for organizations as they look for ways to grow their top line via their … 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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