3 Key Elements to Fuel Leadership Results
When a leadership process in a group is effective, it generates 3 crucial outcomes: direction, alignment, and commitment. Learn more in our webinar.
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.
The 5 Practices to Increased Learning Agility
In times of change, leaders need to be more agile than ever. Adapting to new business strategies, working across cultures, dealing with temporary virtual teams, and taking on new assignments all demand that leaders be flexible and agile. But what does being “agile” really mean?
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.
All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results
The co-author of the New York Times bestsellers The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution presents groundbreaking new findings—today’s high performance organizations have a distinctive kind of culture that leads to astonishing results. Chester Elton will present a simple 7 step roadmap that all managers can follow to create a high-achieving culture within their own teams.
Are You Future Strong? The Future of Work Begins With You
Beyond the hype and hyperventilating…Beyond the disruptive changes that we have already seen, and have yet to see… What are the biggest challenges you will face during the next 5 years?
Aspiring to Leadership? Building your Leadership Brand
You may feel you have untapped leadership potential. Or maybe you’ve reached a plateau in your career and want to go higher. Understanding the leadership potential you already have and creating a leadership brand for yourself will let influential people know who you are and what you are truly capable of.
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.
The Blame Game: How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine our Success and Failure
For better or for worse, the dynamics of credit and blame are at the heart of every team and organization and make or break every career. Unfortunately, credit and blame are rarely assigned in an objective or fair manner, and individual psychology, team dynamics, and corporate culture all influence, and are influenced by, how credit and blame are given and received.
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.
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do and So Is Leading Others for the First Time
One of the hardest transitions in any leader’s career is the one from a high-potential individual contributor or professional to his or her first formal leadership position.
Broadening Your Organizational Perspective
If you are like many managers, you want to advance — to take on more responsibility at a higher level in your organization. Personal rewards and the opportunity to achieve greater organizational results are strong inducements. But advancing can be tricky, even for very successful managers.
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.
Conquering your Leadership Challenge with Political Savvy
Leaders have numerous challenges they must overcome in their workplace. They could be anything from building acceptance for challenging revenue or performance objectives, to addressing a teamwork issue or conflict, leading an initiative, or increasing employee motivation during difficult times.
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 Coaching Systems That Drive Results
There’s a wide spectrum of methods for coaching for leadership development — and using them strategically makes all the difference. What are the most cost-effective ways of making coaching a driver of performance? How can your organization integrate mentoring, peer coaching, team coaching, and executive coaching with your talent strategy to accelerate growth?
Developing Strategic Leadership: Solutions for Unlocking Your Leadership Potential in Your Organization
When leaders think and act strategically, business success follows. This webinar focuses on specific and practical ways to become more engaged and effective at developing strategic leadership to guide your organization’s future.
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.
Do Less and Accomplish More…Now!
You have a lot of information and “noise” coming at you all the time and sometimes you want a shut-off valve. You want to make more of a difference, working on only what truly matters. Right? Then you don’t want to miss this webinar!
Employee Engagement: The Competitive Advantage
Engaged employees are vital to an organization’s long-term success. But how do you cultivate an engaged workforce? This entertaining and thought-provoking presentation examines three major trends facing businesses today and the steps management must take in order to foster their competitive advantage.
Evaluating Leadership Development: How Can You Tell If It’s Working?
Look at successful organizations and you will likely find they are investing in leadership development and that they have systems in place to evaluate the merit and worth of those investments. Effective evaluation keeps leadership development initiatives on track and contributes to organizational learning so that leaders can remain responsive and resilient.
Exploring Leadership: Facilitating Collaborative Conversations
Having productive, creative, energizing conversations across social differences can be difficult but very rewarding-when they work. This webinar introduces the process of facilitating creative and collaborative conversations that work, by means of “putting something in the middle.”
Feedback in Performance Reviews
Effective feedback is one of the most important components of successful performance reviews. Feedback is important assessment data that either supports continuing to perform in some manner or targets a desirable change.
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.
From Smart to Wise
Smart people impress us with their intellectual power and uncanny ability to achieve their goals. But smartness alone is not always sufficient to keep leaders out of trouble and sustain their success over time.
From the Coach’s Mouth: Best Practices for Coaching Engagements
The practice of leadership coaching as a method for developing executives and leaders has increased exponentially over the past decade. As coaching continues to experience explosive growth as an industry in all parts of the world, coaching also faces great challenges including differing methodologies, questionable coach credentials, and success that is hard to measure.
From the Coach’s Viewpoint: Characteristics Needed for Effective Coaching Engagements
Leadership coaching is a worldwide phenomenon. As it grows, those in research, and particularly those who coach, need to understand what is needed to make the most effective coaching engagement possible. In particular, what sort of characteristics do coaches and their coachees need, so that the coaching engagement can be a success?
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?’
Getting Your Money’s Worth From Your 360-degree Assessment Initiative
Nowadays most organizations understand the importance of helping their leaders get the critical behavioral feedback that a well-developed 360-degree assessment can provide.
Getting Your Way: The Art and Science of Influencing
Regardless of position or industry, influence is emerging as a critical competency for job success. In this session we will concentrate on preferred influence styles and their situational appropriateness and effectiveness.
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 Build Better Work-Life Fit for You and Your Organization
If you are someone who thinks what happens with employees outside of work isn’t your business or doesn’t affect your business (including impacting your bottom-line)— think again. In this webinar we explore how you can better understand and navigate changing work-life realities, outcomes, and expectations.
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.
How to Maximize Learning from Experience
Learn tips and techniques to help leaders develop both mastery and versatility from their workplace experience; plus how this process can help the organization as a whole.
Improving Leadership through Organizational Network Analysis
Work increasingly occurs through informal networks of relationships rather than through formal reporting structures or prescribed work processes. These seemingly invisible webs have become central to performance and strategy execution.
Influence: Gaining Commitment and Getting Results
Influence is an essential component of leadership. Your position in an organization and the power it gives you aren’t always enough to motivate people to do what you ask. How do you influence others without organizational authority? Developing your influence skills can help you gain commitment from people at all levels: direct reports, peers and bosses.
Influencing Without Authority
Influence is an essential component of leadership. Your position in an organization and the power it gives you aren’t always enough to motivate people to do what you ask. How do you influence others without organizational authority?
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.
JUGAAD: The Secret To Innovating Successfully in an Era of Complexity
Innovation is a major directive at corporations worldwide. But how do you drive innovation and growth as the global business landscape becomes increasingly unpredictable and diverse? The answer: jugaad. Jugaad is a Hindi word meaning an improvised solution born from ingenuity and cleverness.
Just Promoted! A Twelve Month Roadmap for Success in Your New Leadership Role
Some call it “hazardous duty.” Others refer to the process of transitioning into a new leadership role as “beating the odds.” Leaders who transition into new roles have to overcome the “Newly Appointed Leadership Dilemma.” In many of today’s organizations the expectations for results is as high or higher than it has ever been while the organization’s patience to achieve those results is the shortest it has ever been.
Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
Pan Am, Kodak, and Blockbuster. What do these companies have in common? This powerful keynote sheds light on how even category-dominating behemoths can succumb to the twin evils of complexity and complacency. Progress doesn’t come from standing still. It’s time to Kill the Company… before someone else does.
Leadership: Creating a Clear and Compelling Vision
Creating and communicating a strong vision are critical for anyone in a leadership position whether you are leading a project, team, division or the entire organization. The leader’s ability to convey a strong image, inspire commitment, and lead change efforts is especially important when an organization is facing change and complexity.
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.
Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance
The study of leadership development has grown to be very complicated. We often get stuck thinking about leadership in terms of matrices and competencies and modules. The simple truth is that to be a leader is to open doors of opportunity for others.
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.
Managerial Courage: Actively Managing Conflict
Managing conflict is one of the most frequently cited development needs in CCL leadership development programs. Research indicates that unmanaged employee conflict is responsible for 65% percent of work performance problems.
Measuring ROI in Leadership Development
In an era of economic downturn, layoffs and hiring freezes, budget cuts, mergers and consolidations, and outsourcing of learning functions, we must show the value of learning and development. In particular, investments in leadership development can improve bottom-line financial performance, help organizations to attract and retain talent, drive a performance culture, and increase organizational ability.
Mental Management: Keys to Peak Performance
By applying the mental models used by elite athletes, leaders can positively and purposefully enhance their performance. This presentation offers a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques that can be used to cultivate confidence, mental toughness and resilience.
Mentoring for the Ideal Career
In the past, mentoring was primarily about educating and training employees to climb the corporate ladder within a single company. While the model of an “ideal career” has changed dramatically, mentoring practices largely haven’t.
The Neuroscience of Compelling Leadership
In this highly interactive training, Christine Comaford, Serial Entrepreneur & Executive Coach, explores the future of leadership and how maintaining a compelling position in your organization will require new approaches from what we have known before. From her work with hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, top executive teams and political leaders, Christine takes the leadership model and turns it on its head.
New Insights on Conflict Competent Leadership
Since its first release in 2006, Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader has helped focus attention on conflict management as a leadership competency. Conflict is inevitable in organizational contexts.
The Orange Revolution: How One Team Can Transform an Entire Organization
A landmark study of 350,000 workers unlocked the core traits of top-performing teams across a wide range of organizations and rules that great teams live by. Join Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton as they discuss how these teams function, interact (on the job and off), and are managed to make a substantial impact on the bottom line.
Promoting a Coaching Culture from the Inside Out: The Role of Managers and HR Professionals
Coaching skills have become a must-have for many managers and HR professionals who are called on to coach formally and informally on a day-to-day basis. As coaching becomes more common within organizations, the interest in broadening its impact by creating coaching cultures is on the rise.
Releasing the Courage Within You
Character. Courage. Timeless virtues, bound together. We know the classic truths about these virtues. Like: Having the courage of one’s convictions… Choosing to do the right thing, no matter how hard that is…
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.
Resiliency: Harnessing Inner Calm during Outer Chaos
Both in our professional and personal lives, we all irrefutably share one common element in this human experience — we all go through our own “hard times,” those experiences where we feel our back is up against the wall, we’re going out of our minds, and our coping mechanisms have all but dried up. Furthermore, when we first encounter our severe hardship, setback, or misfortune, we’re all equally familiar with the signs of overwhelm and shut-down.
Responses to Change: Leading People Through Transition
If you want to lead people to somewhere new, then you need to meet them where they are. One of the prevailing constants in contemporary organizational life is the experience of compounding waves of complex transition and change. The best laid plans for organizational and structural change are frequently undermined by a failure to exert strong leadership around the softer people issues.
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?
Teams have needs! 3 Keys to Greater Team Effectiveness
Teams come and teams go. You lead some, you join some. A few are formal and structured. Many morph and cross and evolve along with the work. But one thing is for sure: you don’t work on your own.
Turn Management Challenges Into Leadership Opportunities
If you are a mid-to-senior level manager — a leader of managers — you lead in what CCL calls “the central zone.” You operate up and down the organizational hierarchy, as well as across functions and silos. To achieve results, you must effectively manage people and processes.
Understanding the Value of Positive Emotions
Dr. Barbara Fredrickson’s two decades of scientific research on positive emotions has become foundational within the new positive psychology. She discovered that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads people to a tipping point beyond which they naturally become more resilient to adversity and lead more vibrant, flourishing lives.
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.
Using Relationships for Your Career Development
Most organizations nowadays emphasize self-directed career management: Employees, rather than employers, are responsible for their careers and need to craft their own development path. Yet that is more easily said than done.
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?
What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work
After surveying more than 850,000 people, New York Times bestselling authors Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton have found the key difference between employees who are most energized and productive at work is whether or not their work aligns with what motivates them.
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?