Executive Development Group Blog
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Uncertainty leaders and the possibilities of “cautiously optimistic”
I predict we’ll be hearing the phrase “cautiously optimistic” a lot now. The New York Times tells us “The Economy is (Almost) Back. It Will Look Different Than It Used To.” The parenthetical “almost” sticks out as a hedge on[...]read more
Letting go – the art of strategic compromise
Executive Development Group partner Dr. Sandy Shullman writes in Training Industry about the power and advantages of letting go in a debate or conflict. It’s more about emotional intelligence than weakness and helps build trust, respect and – often –[...]read more
The three most important characteristics of agile teams
Agile teams are comprised of people who are able to deal well with uncertainty. They run toward it, they don’t avoid it.
And, they do at least these three things very well:[...] read more
How to encourage feedback in cross-functional teams
Feedback is vital to development. Dr. Lily Kelly-Radford was interviewed by Deanna deBara for Lattice.com, the HR and talent management online publication. “Having a mentor in another department is one of the most valuable things that can happen in an[...]read more
Dr. Sandy Shullman on strategic thinking in Business on Business
Writer Claire Turrell interviewed Sandy for this piece in Business of Business. Read here.[...]read more
Helpful insights on the opportunity of uncertainty
Writer and author Maggie Jackson offers a refreshing look at new research on ambiguity and uncertainty in her article for the Boston Globe, "The Gift of Being Unsure What to Do."[...]read more
If you’re considering working with a coach, prepare to change
Journalists have a saying: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” The same applies to the field of executive coaching. If you tell us, “I’m good with people,” we check it out. We go looking for confirmation[...]read more
Learning’s role in building a diverse workplace
Photo: Adobe Stock Learning plays a role in creating a diverse workplace through the leadership examples it presents. If we’re still relying on the case studies of the past – mostly white, mostly men – how can we expect minority[...]read more
Go ahead and hit the wall. It’s normal.
Marathon runners “hit the wall” when they lose the ability to run as fast as they’d like or even come to a complete stop, when their bodies run out of fuel. In the beginning we were all about hikes, dog[...]read more
American leaders are rising to the occasion. Oh really?
Yes. You just have to look a little deeper than our top national leaders, according to Randy White, writing in Great Leadership, a blog by Dan McCarthy. We are seeing that leadership is a calling and it’s often more geeky[...]read more