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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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“Training Magazine Network” podcast on “the perils of playing to your strengths”

Randy White offers this audio clip on the drawbacks of strengths-based leadership in this podcast session for Training Magazine. Training Magazine Network provides a lively social networking environment for learning executives. You may need to log in to hear the[...]

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Today’s leaders must thrive on uncertainty

Randy White writes on uncertainty in American Executive magazine… Uncertainty is an increasing reality for today’s executives. Those who can thrive as they charge toward the unknown share a predictable mix of savvy, attitude, and behavior. In this era of[...]

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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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