Leadership Development Programs: Truth #3 – One and Done

A colleague and I were having a conversation about the overall effectiveness of leadership training. Both of us have been coaching and developing leaders for more than twenty years and so comparing notes was both an enlightening and educational. While discussing some of the challenges we came to the conclusion that there are certain factors…

Leadership Development Programs: Truth #1 – We’re Measuring the Wrong Thing!

A colleague and I were having a conversation about the overall effectiveness of leadership development programs. Both of us have been coaching and developing leaders for more than twenty years and so comparing notes was both enlightening and educational. While discussing some of the challenges, we came to the conclusion that there are certain factors…

The Single Biggest Cause of All Leadership Failures …

The Single Biggest Cause of All Leadership Failures … Nearly 46 years ago, Kellogg’s released the first television commercial for Eggo® brand frozen waffles. The commercial shows an Eggo® waffle popping out of a toaster which is immediately grabbed by a father and son simultaneously while they both repeat the phrase “Let go of my Eggo!”…

Leading Others is a Privilege

Leading Others is a Privilege I am often asked about whether leaders are born or trained. I personally despise the use of the word training when it comes to developing leaders. I think we train animals … we educate leaders. Yes, leaders can be developed.  However, if a leader has the skills but doesn’t understand…

ARE YOU A GOOD LEADER OR AN EXTRAORDINARY ONE?

The difference between a good leader and an extraordinary leader is clear in the minds of their people. When a good leader is present, their people say “Look at what they have done!” When an extraordinary leader is present, their people say, “Look at what we haveaccomplished!” What do your people say about you and your leadership? Below is a list…

(RE)discovering Your Purpose as a Leader

(RE)discovering Your Purpose as a Leader Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to kick off a new group for our, Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™ Program. It is an advanced learning experience that reeducates leaders on the core principles of what it means to lead others, while consistently building their coaching &…

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Worldview – Friendly or Hostile

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Worldview – Friendly or Hostile A brief excerpt from Joe’s new book, The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™, coming out later this year. Albert Einstein once said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”…

Leadership Training: Transactional or Transformational

Leadership Training: Transactional or Transformational When you go to McDonald’s there is a pretty good chance that you’re not going with the intention of having an exquisite culinary experience. In fact, going through the drive-thru is a four step process that is repeated tens of thousands of times a day in drive thru’s all across…

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Privilege & Calling vs. Entitlement

The Art of Leading Coaching & Influencing Others: Privilege & Calling vs. Entitlement CLICK THE VIDEO ABOVE & LEARN WHY LEADERSHIP  ISN’T A REWARD FOR PERFORMANCE … IT IS A CALLING! When you look at how most companies select leaders, it is a rather simple process. We take a great performer (because they achieved great…