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Meeting Leadership Challenges with Somatic Intelligence

Meeting Leadership Challenges with Somatic Intelligence

I recently read an interesting article in the June 2012 McKinsey Quarterly, called “Leading in the 21st Century.” It has excerpts from interviews with 6 global leaders, including CEO’s of multinational organizations and one head of state. Its focus is on how leadership challenges have changed over the past decade or so, as the speedContinue Reading

Which Is Your Weakest Leg?

Which Is Your Weakest Leg?

As a leader, how do you think about leadership development? How do you make decisions about your own leadership development needs? There are lots of models of leadership development out there. And, as George Box (a statistician) said, “All models are wrong.” Your complexity as a human being, and the complexity of leading other humanContinue Reading

Staying Centered in a Virtual World

Staying Centered in a Virtual World

Welcome back to my conversation with John Hall and Raghu Viswanathan, both leaders in a global technology company. In earlier posts, we talked about some of the challenges of leading virtual teams, and the skills and characteristics of successful leaders of virtual teams. Today, we’ll focus on how John and Raghu stay present and balancedContinue Reading

What Do Virtual Team Leaders Need To Be Successful?

What Do Virtual Team Leaders Need To Be Successful?

This week I’m continuing the conversation about leading virtual teams with John Hall and Raghu Viswanathan, senior vice president and vice president, respectively, at a global technology company. John’s closing comment from last week is our starting point: “If you don’t have the right leader, it’s really hard to execute, regardless of all the phoneContinue Reading

How To Close Communication Gaps That Kill Team Performance

How To Close Communication Gaps That Kill Team Performance

Earlier this year, a colleague and I did some team coaching with a client and her team. In the course of practicing one of the communication tools we introduced, one of the team members initiated a conversation with a colleague about an incident that happened two years ago, which left him feeling hurt and offended.Continue Reading