Archive for March 2011

Love and Leadership….C’mon really?!

Greetings Leaders and Learners! LOVERSHIP is The Word for the Oration Group this month. (Yep, we created that word…and I know Valentine’s Day was last month but we can still be loving!) “Leadership is an affair of the heart” is the sentence that ends my favorite leadership book — The Leadership Challenge. When all is…

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Virtual Learning for Leaders

Yes indeed, virtual learning for leaders can be done!  Not a webinar, not just blended learning, not e-learning modules — but a hybrid of coaching, group work, learning partners and reflective practice.  All of those are complimented by videos and Podcasts — and that is what we call a Guided Learning Experience. Training Journal has published my article…

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3 Lessons in Leadership from Jazz

It is Mardi Gras today!  That is Fat Tuesday, my friends…and time to “Let the good times roll!” as they say in New Orleans. Last night I heard some mighty fine jazz musicians play New Orleans jazz.  It was a group that doesnt’ normally play together but had assembled for this informal evening of music.  …

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Virtual Management by Walking Around

A successful leader works to avoid isolation from the real work of the organization and from the truth.  That means rolling up your sleeves and getting out of your office.  Actively engage with your teams and work to participate in the organization you lead.  Visibly contribute to the work of the team.  That will inspire others to do…

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