Leadership

How your Assumptions are Blocking Progress

How your Assumptions are Blocking Progress

Currently I am participating in an online course that is shaking up the thoughts in my head in a good way.  The course is titled We Will Dance with Mountains, and I recommend it for those who want to think about their place and impact in the world.   One section covers our generally accepted assumptions, and analyzes the impact of these assumptions on bringing change.

In this article, I would like to share some of the assumptions I encounter, which seem harmless, but may become a hurdle to becoming the creative, fun, trusting team where everyone feels like contributing their best.

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Is your virtual open door policy working?

Is your virtual open door policy working?

by: Theresa Sigillito Hollema

How effective is your communication with your virtual team?  Does bad news come to you quickly or are you often surprised? Successful leaders of virtual teams consciously create a communication channel with employees who are not co-located.  Have you invested in creating effective communication channels with your virtual team ....?

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How to turn Professionals into Leaders and Role Models

How to turn Professionals into Leaders and Role Models

by: Nita Korsten

Recently I designed a leadership development program for chairs (the most senior professors) of one of world’s highest-ranking universities. I used the McKinsey influencing model[1] to build a program that helps their leaders and managers navigate the organization in new directions. The importance to turn professionals into professional leaders does not only count for universities, but for any expertise-focused organization like hospitals or research centers, and also for consultants, investment bankers, accountants, architects, and lawyers.

For most, the scenario of an organization full of intelligent experts does not ... 

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