5 Myths of Government Leadership
You might be surprised to learn that leaders in public service have much in common with leaders in other organizations. Join us for a lively session to review several myths that could prohibit you from becoming an effective leader.
Accountability: Taking Ownership of Your Responsibility
More and more organizations are putting in a lot of effort to measure engagement and foster empowerment in order to develop a culture of accountability—taking ownership of projects, processes, and problems that cut across lines of position and formal responsibility. Whereas responsibility is generally delegated by the boss, the organization, or by virtue of position, accountability is having a sense of ownership for the task and the willingness to face the consequences that come with success or failure.
Beating the Impostor Syndrome
Do you feel like you’re faking it? Are you afraid that someone is going to discover you are an impostor, and that you don’t deserve your achievements and successes? Flawed beliefs about success, failure and self-worth lie at the root of Impostor Syndrome.
Boundary Spanning Leadership: Catalyze Collaboration, Drive Innovation, Transform Organizations
Boundaries exist. What really matters is how leaders collaborate to bridge these divides and transform wide-ranging talents and knowledge to deliver value. Drawing upon their landmark book, Boundary Spanning Leadership, the authors will lead the audience in developing new insights and skills to think and act beyond current boundaries to achieve inspiring results.
Building Resilience in Times of Change: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do to Avoid Stress
Leaders today are experiencing extremely high levels of stress in the workplace from a variety of constant organizational changes and initiatives.
The B-word: Finding the Line Between Boss and Bossy
We have all heard the B-word at some point in our life, most recently through the very popular Ban Bossy campaign founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. The campaign states that “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy'”.
Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership
Every successful leader knows one thing for certain: The skills and knowledge that brought them to where they are probably won’t take them to where they need to go. Successful people adapt and grow.
Coaching for Every Employee in Your Organization
High impact, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to fostering an organizational culture infused with coaching. Coaching has become widely accepted and leaders across sectors and levels rave about its value in helping them achieve and sustain high performance. A key challenge for organizations is how to extend its impact beyond the ranks of senior leadership.
Courage is the first virtue…because it makes all the other virtues possible. If that’s true, then courage is the first business virtue too. Why? Because it makes so many other business concepts possible. Leadership, for example, takes bold action and decisive judgment. It takes courage.
Courageous Leadership for Women
Though long overdue, women are increasingly moving into leadership roles. Consequently, women have more opportunities to shape the workplace in a meaningful way. Making the most of those opportunities will take persistence, persuasiveness, and leadership. It will also take courage.
Creating a Leadership Culture of Innovation: Core Skills for Leaders at All Levels of the Organization
A one-size-fits-all approach to innovation leadership doesn’t create a sustainable culture of innovation. Trying to run the business while also trying to do innovation is difficult.
Developing and Supporting Effective Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
Faced with complex socio-economic challenges and limited funds, the nonprofit sector needs a strong pipeline of emerging leaders to deliver innovative services well into the future. Based on a research study sponsored by American Express and the Center for Creative Leadership this Webinar provides an overview of the current state of leadership in nonprofit organizations and recommendations to develop and support effective leadership in nonprofit organizations.
Developing Women Leaders: Intentional Choice Points for Effective Leadership
We know that organizations are improving the gender equity in hiring practices. However, fewer women than men are reaching significant positions in the senior positions, and this can have an impact on the bottom line.
Developmental Assignments: Strategies for Integrating Leadership Work and Learning
On-the-job experience is one of the richest sources of learning and growth for leaders at all levels. Yet the challenge for organizations seeking to enhance their leadership talent is this: How do we give more leaders the kinds of developmental assignments they need the most?
Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results Through Leadership
If a team isn’t getting results, it’s common to ask: Is there a leadership problem here? While the person in charge may have issues, a leadership problem doesn’t necessarily mean you have a “leader” problem.
Feedback That Works
No matter what level you occupy in an organization, timely, ongoing, accurate feedback is the best tool for improving yourself and helping others develop. Whether we are catching people doing it “right” or catching our people early in their mistakes to help them avoid bad habits, giving meaningful and effective feedback is an important component to helping people develop and to getting the job done.
Future Trends in Leadership Development
The environment that leaders operate in is changing so fast that the methods being used to develop them is not keeping pace. This session is based on a one year research project at Harvard focused on the question, ‘What will the future of leadership development look like?’
Helping Leaders and High Potentials Avoid Derailment
A derailed manager may cost the organization as much as twenty-times an executive’s salary in direct and indirect costs. Derailment also interferes with production, organizational growth, innovation, and demoralizes the derailed manager, coworkers and customers alike.
How to Create a Culture of Innovation
Culture eats strategy. The best strategies don’t survive in a culture that doesn’t support change, newness, and innovation. While the strategic plan, organization chart and employee manual may tell you how things are supposed to happen, culture is what determines what really happens.
How to Help Women Leaders R.I.S.E.
Women’s leadership experts share CCL’s latest research, thought leadership, and key insights when it comes to cultivating and supporting women leaders.
How to Lead Innovation in Your Organization
Successful operational leadership is a different skill than innovation leadership. Yet they’re both critical for successful organizations. The ability to lead innovation is what creates growth opportunities for the organization, and this involves working with so-called “creatives” as well as anyone responsible for figuring out how to improve the organization’s top line, bottom line and/or impact.
The Innovator: The Employee You Most Need
Is innovation a meaningless buzzword or your organization’s most powerful driver of success? The importance of innovation to your organization is undeniable in today’s ever-evolving world.
The Insider’s Guide to Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For
The biggest population of leaders in many organizations are entry- and first-level managers and supervisors on the frontline. So many are struggling in making the toughest psychological and emotional shift in any leader’s career – the one from a high-potential individual contributor to leader.
Leadership Lessons for Nonprofit Organizations: Leveraging Power and Influence Dynamics
Influence is an essential component of leadership, especially in a nonprofit environment. Since relationships are vital for a nonprofit’s success, a leader needs to be able to influence employees, volunteers, and stakeholders in order to meet the challenges ahead.
Leadership Trust: Building Productive Partnerships
Trust — it’s an essential part of effective leadership and it’s no exaggeration to say that trust in a leader can shape an organization’s morale, retention of employees, ability to innovate and more. And it’s a two-way street — leaders have to be willing to trust those they lead.
Leaders Make the Future
External forces will reshape the attributes and actions of leaders around the globe. Leaders face the challenge of responding to these forces while making the future. Bob Johansen, a social scientist and ten-year forecaster who has outlived his forecasts more than three times over, with remarkable accuracy, will present.
Leading Continuous Change
Smart leaders know that today’s pressures for change don’t come at you one at a time—they come all at once, from all directions. As we try to respond to these overlapping, never-ending changes, the data suggest that we fail more often than we succeed. Can we do better?
Linking Business Strategy and Leadership Strategy
Most leaders are aware that a well-defined business strategy is a critical activity for growth and success of an organization. Many also know that without strong leadership that is collectively working together to achieve goals throughout the organization even the best and boldest strategies will fall short of their fullest potential.
Making Learning Stick: 5 Strategies for Learning Transfer in Leadership Development
After the final course evaluations are completed and the participants go home, what do they actually apply? Sure they had a great experience in the training, but there needs to be more than that. This webinar will explore the concept of learning transfer.
Making Your Life Work
Do you want to be more effective at work and at home? In a world of constant access and busy lives, everyone struggles with managing their energy and time. It is difficult to be engaged and effective when overwhelmed and stretched too thin. Today, individuals have more options than ever before in how they work, when they work, and where they work. These new ways of working can be an opportunity or a burden.
Resilience Isn’t Futile: How Brain-science Can Help Us Thrive in Increasingly Complex Work Environments
Today, it is no longer enough for leaders to be experts in their fields and authorities in their organizations. Today’s leaders need to be able to manage chaos and uncertainty. They need to anticipate the unpredictable and to be quick to adapt when their anticipations miss the mark.
Strengthen Your Strategic Assets: A Proven Model for High Potential Development
High potential employees are among an organization’s most valuable strategic assets. Their ability to successfully navigate challenges in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment in which neither the problem nor the solution is clear, is critical to organizational success.
Talent Conversations: How You Can Engage and Develop Your Talent
Think about the last conversation you had with your boss or supervisor that was about your performance or development. Did you walk out of that conversation feeling energized, clear on where you stand and what steps you need to take to grow and develop?
Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent
Despite overwhelming evidence that learning from experience is the number one way that leaders develop (the “70” in the 70-20-10 model), experience-driven leader development receives considerably less attention and organizational resources compared to formal training and coaching.
Visual Thinking for Effective Leadership
Visual thinking is key to effective leadership in the face of complex challenges. CCL has two image-based tools for use by leaders and leadership development professionals that enhance visual thinking and promote creative leadership.
What Millennials Want From Work
How can organizations successfully attract, develop, and retain the young workers they need to drive growth and impact?
Why 360-degree Assessment Initiatives Fail
CCL has been helping our clients successfully use 360-degree assessments in their organizations for more than 25 years. Many times our involvement begins after the client has unsuccessfully tried to implement a 360 and something went wrong. As a result, we are positioned to witness, after the fact, the real world reasons 360s fail.
The Why, What, & How-To’s for Developing Formal Mentoring Programs for New and Frontline Leaders
Trying to develop new or front-line managers? Looking for suggestions and best practices in preparing and mentoring these key leaders to strengthen your leadership bench and build your leadership pipeline? Perhaps you are looking for a mentor yourself and want to get the most from a mentoring relationship? Or you are mentoring someone else and want to do a better job?