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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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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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Teaching in Singapore – what to expect and how to prepare

Teaching in Singapore can be a choice assignment for Western trainers and instructors. Lily Kelly-Radford shares her experience on what to expect and how to prepare in the April 2018 issue of Training Magazine. The cultural experience on the ground[...]

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Deep engagement and how to get it

In this month’s edition of Dialogue, colleagues Hervé Coyco, Roger Hallowell and Randall P. White present and discuss the concept of “deep engagement” and suggest two vital principles in the journey to achieve it: 1) People before rules Break the[...]

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Authentic leadership ought to be hard work

Photo courtesy Takatuf. Authenticity is in demand. Your boss and your staff want the real, unvarnished you. Or do they? They might actually prefer a more polished, thoughtful and developed “you.” Experience suggests that the hard work of personal development can[...]

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