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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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There is a transglobal leadership development model coming

Is there a new “transglobal” model for leadership development emerging? Yes. Executive Development Group is heavily engaged around the world this year, partly through our work with HEC Paris and Duke Corporate Education, but also from our direct corporate clients.[...]

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Lily Kelly-Radford leads youth leadership workshop in Qatar

EDG partner Lily Kelly-Radford is wrapping up “Leadership Acceleration Program,” a youth leadership learning opportunity, in Doha, Qatar this week.  It’s part of our work for HEC Paris and is sponsored by Commercial Bank of Qatar. Lily’s workshop functions as[...]

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Learning from failure helpful in mastering uncertainty

Frank Kalman writes in this month’s edition of Chief Learning Officer about learning from failure: …Aside from the psychological distaste associated with human failure, one of the larger barriers keeping more corporations from embracing it as an engine for learning[...]

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Executive education, meritocracy and a few lessons from Qatar’s first executive MBA program

Executive Development Group partners Lily Kelly-Radford and Sandra L. Shullman write in this month’s Chief Learning Officer Magazine about their teaching experience in Qatar’s first executive MBA program: Late in 2010, The International Federation of Association Football announced that Qatar[...]

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The ambiguous map to Leadership

The February 2012 issue of Chief Learning Officer offers a special report on leadership development that makes an effective and topical preamble for The Ambiguity Architect and our work in understanding the importance of managing uncertainty as it relates to [...]

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Leadership, ambiguity, diversity—Randy White interview in “Research News”

Randy was interviewed while in Brisbane by Research News, the publication of the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Glass ceiling author still waiting for more diversity among leaders During his visit to Australia this year, Dr Randall White argued[...]

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The case for coaching in an engaging article by surgeon/writer Atul Gawande

I’ve been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing—I’ve arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems[...]

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Ambiguity in Australia

Randy White’s keynote address at the Australian Psychological Society got the attention of the Australian Financial Review and netted a feature article by Fiona Smith. Read “When being unsure is a strength” here. Soon after, Australian blogger, Dwight Towers picked[...]

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The Roots of a Modern Meritocracy?

Dr. Randall P. White describes India as an emerging meritocracy in a side bar to the cover story, “How Indian Firms Beat the World,” this month in Talent Management. Executive Development Group is currently providing executive education in Europe, the[...]

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