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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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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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Executive Development Group leads Masterclass in Doha

“Are Leaders Born or Made?” was the title of a Masterclass we just completed at the Commercial Bank Plaza in Doha. It’s the latest special session tailored specifically for Commercial Bank in a partnership between HEC Paris in Qatar and[...]

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Leadership outcomes from the EMBA, in CLO Magazine

Writing in CLO Magazine, Randy White presents the benefits of the more leadership-focused executive MBA. Randy spoke with academic colleagues Dr. Roger Hallowell, Marina Kundu and Dr. Mary Logan to gain insights about how masters programs have evolved to include[...]

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Do we need Chief Curiosity Officers?

  Photo: Greg Rakozy In our work studying how people deal with uncertainty and through our use of The Ambiguity Architect® we’re ambassadors of embracing the unknown. So we were interested in Todd B. Kashdan‘s article in Harvard Business Review, titled,[...]

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“Smashing the Glass Ceiling Once and For All” with Linda Sharkey

Breaking The Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach The Top Of America’s Largest Corporations? first published in 1994. Twenty years later, how much has changed? Linda Sharkey, PhD and Dr. Randall P. White  discuss how far we have NOT come in[...]

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Randy White at HEC Paris Knowledge Lab in Qatar

#HR Knowledge Lab hosted by @HECParis Prof White discusses #leadership development with HR professionals @edgp #Qatar pic.twitter.com/csovcqiRKP — HEC Paris ExecEd (@HECParisExecEd) November 20, 2014[...]

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Strengths are still overrated and overplayed

In the 13 years since author Marcus Buckingham popularized the strengths movement in leadership development, we’ve seen varying degrees of acceptance among our clients and colleagues. Late last year Forbes contributor Ekaterina Walter offered up the “Four Essentials of Strength-Based[...]

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Gratitude for Captain Edge and the crew of Flight 2276— American Airlines pilot demonstrates some down-to-earth leadership

Teaching leadership to executives around the world, sometimes the curriculum and principles can get so theoretical that it’s nice to hear what leadership sounds like in the real world. I heard it on American Airlines Flight 2276 from Curaçao to[...]

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