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Architects of Change – topically edgy, ultimately inspiring
I’m recommending a new book, Architects of Change: Designing Strategies for a Turbulent Business Environment, by Dr. Jeremy Ghez. But first, some disclosure is in order. For decades now I’ve been studying the effects of ambiguity and uncertainty on leadership.[...]read more
Post #MeToo, are men ready to adjust?
Earlier this year, LeanIn.org published a survey—Working Relationships in the #MeToo Era—and the results made big news with coverage in major media. The most notable finding from our perspective is that in light of the #MeToo movement, men now report[...]read more
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[...]read more
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.[...]read more
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. [...]read more
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[...]read more
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[...]read more
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[...]read more
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.[...]read more
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,[...]read more