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Lily Kelly-Radford joins Executive Development Group as partner

Lily Kelly-Radford, PhD, joins Executive Development Group as a partner. Kelly-Radford will provide executive coaching and leadership development to clients worldwide, with partners Randall P. White, PhD, and Sandra L. Shullman, PhD. Kelly-Radford is also owner of LEAP Leadership, Atlanta,[...]

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Cambria’s new Coach-O-Matic?

There are some things your best friend should tell you, so we’ll politely challenge a news release from Cambria Consulting, a firm we’ve admired for years. We wished they had asked for some outside feedback before launching their latest instrument.[...]

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March 4, 2009, 15 leadership experts challenge the strength-based leadership movement

The following authors have contributed to the book The Perils of Accentuating the Positive, available TODAY… Michael J. Benson, PhD, manager leadership assessment, Johnson & Johnson Steven Berglas, PhD, UCLA Anderson School of Management. Anand Chandrasekar, research associate with the[...]

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Leadership indicators amidst ambiguity.

We’re crossing the globe—in the last 30 days, India, England, South Africa, France…Upstate New York, Ohio and Texas—and can attest, there is a world-wide glut of talent. One client tells us there has never had so much good talent to[...]

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It’s time executive education spoke up: We can’t afford another decade of strengths-based leadership.

Focusing solely on strengths is inherently elitist, expensive and wasteful. Research informs us that all organizations, strong or weak, have big gaps in talent. Everyone needs to be well-rounded and capable of working well with other people. When individuals are[...]

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We need leaders, not “elites.”

Right now, leadership development is too important for gurus and self-help bromides. Oprah Winfrey does a great job with her book club, but inviting Marcus Buckingham to cajole us with one-liners like, “stop your weaknesses,” is tantamount to talent management[...]

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Business Leadership Review: Did our strengths get us to this point of weakness?

Dr. Randall P. White, Lecturer at Duke Corporate Education in London & Principal of Executive Development Group Abstract Reckless is an understatement. Barrelling forward with our greatest strength—growth at any cost—may have led to our greatest weakness as the US[...]

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Two obits 2008: The year you had, and the year you wish you had

A few years ago management consultant Roz Savage sat down and wrote two obituaries: One for the life she had, and one for the life she wanted. The result? Today Roz is an eco-adventurer and rows a small boat around[...]

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A very important cause: Save the Children

This year the BBC children’s television show Blue Peter chose Save the Children as its world service project. The girl in the green and yellow was one of five children selected to receive aid from this collaborative project. Each year[...]

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Women have a knack for managing uncertainty

Research shows that women have a natural knack for leading through uncertainty, said Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, Executive Development Coach. Read the full story in this month’s Monitor Psychology Wanted: Leaders equipped for today’s trials To become an effective leader[...]

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