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40 years of innovation in leadership development

There’s a homecoming this week that’s bringing coaches, teachers, authors, psychologists, statisticians and curriculum specialists to Greensboro, North Carolina, USA…including some of our staff. The Center for Creative Leadership is celebrating its 40th year of existence and current and former[...]

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Board evaluations and Sarbanes-Oxley and improved performance through coaching

It’s estimated that only 30% of the Fortune 100 conduct board evaluations. A board evaluation is exactly the kind of due diligence that Senator Sarbanes and Congressman Oxley had in mind when they affixed their names to one of the[...]

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Learning from learners around the world

As American leadership consultants working on six continents we see an opportunity to be simultaneously proud and humbled as we observe trends in emerging markets. The source of pride comes partly from having contributed in the authoring of the modern[...]

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Recommended reading— Gender equity is teachable to the organization

Since co-authoring Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach The Top Of America’s Largest Corporations? in1987 (paperback in 1994), we’ve seen great progress in the advancement of women in business. Last week Katrin Bennhold noted in International Herald Tribune that[...]

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Ambiguity is catching on

Since Phil Hodgson and Executive Development Group partner Randy White published Relax, It’s Only Uncertainty in 2001, we have seen not only validation among the executives we work with, but also greater interest in the challenges of ambiguity in business.[...]

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CLO Magazine: It’s okay to be uncertain

Drs. Randall P White and Sandra L Shullman are featured authors in the April issue of CLO Magazine. Writing on Ambiguity Leadership, Randy and Sandy advance the idea that an aptitude for ambiguity and the ability to be comfortable amidst[...]

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CLO: Nice work if you can do it.

In this month’s CLO magazine: It’s nice to be needed. There’s been an uptick recently in coaching and executive education engagements in South Africa, India, France, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and, ever so gradually, the United[...]

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You want ethics? We got ethics!

Our coaching and classroom engagements during this quarter are taking us to England, Spain, France, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India and South Africa. Given the United States’ role in the 2008 financial crisis, our role as AMERICAN executive development[...]

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Is learning a bellwether of the economy?

Our friends at Chief Learning Officer magazine announce that their Chief Learning Officer Symposium is sold out. Let’s hear it for investments in learning. From their press release: Chicago, Sept. 17 — Chief Learning Officer magazine has announced that the[...]

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Status quo versus uncertainty—Why our bad ideas look so good?

James Surowiecki writes in a recent issue of The New Yorker about “Status Quo Anxiety” as it relates to the US debate on health-care reform. He points to studies that show humans love what they already “own” juxtaposed to political[...]

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