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As a CEO, the path to achieving sustainable success requires remaining focused on the most important tasks at hand, and not allowing yourself to be distracted.
What I do as a coach sounds relatively simple, but it is not. It has the potential to be so powerful that it could be considered a life-changing experience. Leadership coaching provides new outlooks, new possibilities and new successes to those who are brave enough to engage in it.
When providing effective recognition, leaders need to consider both the amount of feedback and the methods of feedback.
As specialists in adult development and workplace behavior change, The Bailey Group understands the core principles necessary to achieve successful organizational transformation.
Research tells us that critical reasoning is the single most important correlate to job performance. The good news is that critical reasoning abilities can be measured and evaluated when hiring for a leadership position.
High achieving executives are vulnerable to the belief that working harder and taking personal responsibility is the answer to building a culture of accountability. Unfortunately, these two strategies only reinforce the problem.
Job descriptions tend to have great information about primary responsibilities and the credentials required to fill the role. But, clearly defining the specific competencies and characteristics in ways that truly define what is needed in a candidate can significantly increase the likelihood of making a successful hire.
The annual Register Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) was held last week, reminding me of lessons learned by completing it six years ago, including the value of getting out of my comfort zone and the importance of preparation. These and other lessons have practical applications in the world of business.
Stereotype threat is the pressure felt not to confirm a negative stereotype about an aspect of one’s identity. This threat, real or perceived, can become part of daily reality and can impact relationships, performance and behavior.
Balancing the tension between risk and reward in pursuing the goals of an organization is an attribute that first-time leaders can learn by observing others, joining a peer group, or engaging an executive coach.