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 #2 – Engineered To Serve The Masses

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…

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!”…

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

So what’s all this mumbo jumbo you keep hearing about Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence can be defined as a person’s ability to effectively negotiate social relationships and environments. Emotional Intelligence is a relatively new science and is becoming an important factor in determining a persons success in business and in life. A recent survey of…

(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™: Authority versus Control

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Authority versus Control A brief excerpt from Joe’s new book, The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™, coming out later this year. A number of years ago a colleague of mine recommended a book entitled, Power versus Force by David Hawkins. It was an extremely powerful…

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Transparency & Opaqueness

The Art of Leading, Coaching, & Influencing Others™: Transparency & Opaqueness Transparency – the quality or state of being free from pretense or deceit. Opaqueness – attempt to block, making something hard to understand or see. Much can be said about these topics because they touch every aspect of our lives. Whether it is politics, the news…