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Lily Kelly-Radford leads HEC Paris Master Class on corporate integrity

Corporate integrity was the subject. And “Little Lies Cost Big Money” was the title. Both were integral to a HEC Paris Master Class in Doha, led by Lily Kelly-Radford. Corporate lies are not just a moral quandary, but a financial[...]

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Women Helping Women seminar in Doha reveals progress in gender parity, along with many of the same old obstacles

In 1987, the idea of some 200 women, in mostly STEM careers, many with advanced degrees, gathering in Doha, Qatar to discuss women in leadership seemed impossible.[...]

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Facilitating “Women Helping Women” seminar in Doha

Women employees from Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatargas (QG), and ExxonMobil Qatar Limited (EMQL) took part in the event and made it a successful endeavor in inspiring other female professionals to join the women leadership consortium. [...]

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Exploring uncertainty. Pretty much all the time.

Randy White’s latest article on ambiguity and uncertainty as factors of the leadership equation appears in the April issue of CLO Magazine. Uncertainty is constant and as a co-author of the book Relax. It’s Only Uncertainty and the assessment instrument[...]

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Let’s explore the role of failure in success

Illustration: Dialogue Where does failure fit? Much of the Executive Development Group’s work focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and learning leadership. Emotional intelligence is key to the interpersonal workings of the organization. Without it, a business might not[...]

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Sandy Shullman wins election to serve as 2020 president of the American Psychological Association

(From APA press release) — Executive Development Group partner Sandra L. Shullman, PhD, a consulting psychologist internationally known in leadership assessment and development, has been elected 2020 president of the American Psychological Association. I am honored to have been chosen to[...]

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A look back at The Lessons of Experience research project

From CCL—The Center for Creative Leadership celebrated the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Lessons of Experience: How Successful Executives Develop on the Job by Morgan W. McCall, Jr., Michael M. Lombardo and Ann M. Morrison, on October 29.[...]

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Can Women Reach the Top of America’s Largest Corporations? It’s not happening.

In 1987, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America’s Largest Corporations?” was first published. The book addresses the barriers to women trying to advance in the workplace and concludes on a hopeful note that positive change,[...]

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Who’s up for some experiential learning?

Uncertainty is part and parcel with experiential learning. Workplace experience is key to learning leadership as most in our field subscribe to something close to the 70-20-10 model of leadership development. The 70% is for experiential learning. Twenty percent is[...]

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Uncertainty is good for learning. Are you good with uncertainty?

A Yale University study last month says we learn when uncertain. “We only learn when there is uncertainty, and that is a good thing,” said Daeyeol Lee, Yale’s Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and professor of psychology and psychiatry.[...]

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