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Is pursuing ambiguity a competitive business strategy?

We have been studying the affects that ambiguity has on leaders for two decades. The uncertainty that we all feel in ambiguous situations appears to be both a challenge and an opportunity. The ability to fearlessly grapple with ambiguity might[...]

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The Globe and Mail cites Leadership Excellence article by Randy White

We’re happy to see that Toronto’s daily newspaper picked up an excerpt from Randy White’s article in Leadership Excellence for its “Monday Manager” column. He (Randy White) contends that proponents of the so-called “strengths movement” seem to be passing out[...]

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Are personality profiles valuable?

Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, Executive Development Group partner, writes this month in Talent Management magazine on the subject of personality profiles. Sandy’s article offers an objective review of the fortes and foibles of personality assessment instruments and includes insights from[...]

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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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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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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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Facing Uncertainty: American Executive

If there’s a fork in the road, take it: Leaders who used uncertainty to their advantage by Dr. Randall P. White Uncertainty is an increasing reality for today‚Äôs executives. Those who can thrive as they charge toward the unknown share[...]

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Podcast: Talking with survivors after the layoff

Dr. Randall P. White podcast [audio:Podcast] Once a company makes a logic-driven decision to downsize, many managers find themselves facing the grief-stricken emotions of the ones who were left behind. The employee “survivor syndrome,” as explained by David Noer in[...]

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