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November 27, 2017 by admin
Dr. Hersey used to refer to Situational Leadership® as “organized common sense.” In reality, that was an understated sound bite that encapsulated his efforts to integrate 50 years of pioneering research in organizational behavior into a simple, practical and usable framework that leaders could actively leverage to help them…
November 7, 2017

“You had me at hello” when it comes to the importance of employee engagement! Most people get this intuitively, but it also never hurts to have that intuition reinforced by study (… after study … after study) that produces conformational analytics. Abraham Maslow was one of the first prominent researchers to shed light on this reality. Employees that are driven by motives to survive and secure the means to provide for their families behave differently at work than those who are fortunate enough to have those needs reasonably satisfied and can concentrate on “being all that they can be.” Daniel Pink (among many others) has confirmed this conclusion over time. (more…)

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October 19, 2017

It probably won’t come as a surprise to any reader of this blog that we at The Center for Leadership Studies are huge Marshall Goldsmith fans. We also actively recognize that we are not alone in that regard. It seems like Marshall is everywhere. It seems that way because, in many regards, he is. (more…)

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August 2, 2017

There is very little Charlie doesn’t know about wood. And, if I am in your shoes right now, I am in desperate need of a little background on Charlie — and for that matter some context regarding “wood.” Charlie could best be described as a dying breed of master craftsman. My guess is that Charlie is about 70 years old and he lives on a piece of property in rural North Carolina that his family has probably owned forever. He wears bib overalls, works a toothpick in the side of his mouth like a windshield wiper in a thunder storm and carries himself like a man who is what he is whether you like it or not. (more…)

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July 20, 2017

It happened years ago but has remained firmly implanted in my mind for reasons a qualified neuroscientist could no doubt explain. I was in the middle of a discovery project for a custom leadership training program we were developing for an industry-leading pharmaceutical company. One of the directors (let’s call her Grace) that was on my interview schedule was a leader in the recently formed Pharmaco-Economics Division. (more…)

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