leadership development works!

Do you have a leader development plan in place in your organization? If not, you need to and soon. First of all – it works. See the graph below from the Chief Learning Officer magazine. It is in an article by William C. Byham One of the biggest findings of the study was, contrary to the… Read More

Are You Prepared?

What are you doing to prepare the next generation of leaders for your organization?  If you are a next generation leader, what are you doing to prepare yourself? Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to my home state to speak to the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA) on the subject of strategic… Read More

Three Questions to Improve Your Performance

We all want to improve and one of the best ways to improve is through good feedback from those we work with on a regular basis especially those that support us.  At times we may ask open ended questions such as “How am I doing?” which really don’t help very much. Thomas DeLong writes in… Read More

Are Your Leaders Teaching the Next Generation of Leaders?

Good article in Harvard Business Review online on the importance of leaders developing leaders: In the best [organizations] senior leaders play the critical role in teaching the next generation. It’s become an acid test for me of [organizational] greatness: if your senior leadership isn’t investing a significant amount of their own time in educating high-potentials,… Read More