Tag Archives: leadership

Mentoring is a Gift

I still hear what my Mom told me when I was young: it is better to give than it is to receive. One gift that is just as good for leaders to give as it is to receive, is mentoring. … READ MORE

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6 Types of Toxic CEOs You Never Want To Be [Infographic]

The CEO, paradoxically, has the most overall power over her company, but the least amount of personal control over it. They get credit or blame for every major action in the company, even if they are not directly responsible. So … READ MORE

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Want to Write Well? Learn to Write Badly

In communication, if you want to write well, first write badly. [tweet this]. Counter-intuitive I know. Our research at CCL shows that communication is a highly valued competency for leaders in organizations, and it’s also a big challenge that leaders … READ MORE

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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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Feedback You Can Fathom

How do you give effective feedback in the workplace? We must admit it–giving and receiving feedback is not something most of us look forward to doing. In fact, we often know we should give feedback but are uncertain on how … READ MORE

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Image Busters: Eight Common Leader Mistakes

There’s no shortage of ways to ruin your image as a leader. Here are eight common mistakes executives make – and you should avoid – that have a negative effect on leadership image. Too much seriousness. Leaders don’t need to … READ MORE

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Credible Feedback: It’s Not About the Right Words

I get a kick out of some leaders who want to be better at “giving feedback.” Some are like seven year-olds who can’t wait to tell someone, “You got a booger hanging ow-cher nose.” The news they’re holding burns their … READ MORE

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What I Learned From Interviewing 30 Leadership Development Experts Around The World

This article was originally posted on nicholaspetrie.com. I know I have been quiet for a while but it has been with good reason. Over the last four months I have interviewed 30 leadership development experts from China, Great Britain, Canada, … READ MORE

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CCL Hosts Cutting Edge Conference on Networks and Leadership

As our clients face new complex and interdependent challenges, we have been looking for better ways of understanding the role of formal and informal leaders in weaving and activating informal networks. How do we do it? Who is involved? How … READ MORE

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Bucket List: 10 acts of leadership to undertake before you go

We’re all familiar with the “bucket list,” a compilation of a few deeds we’d like to accomplish before we depart this mortal sphere. Bucket lists are usually framed in terms of personal dreams: climbing Mt. Everest, scuba diving the Great … READ MORE

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