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?
Accelerating Performance: Linking Leadership and Strategy at Cardo FREE!
In times of rapid change, senior executives want to bolster bottom-line performance and continuously develop their organizations — and that calls for building leadership learning into the everyday execution of strategy. But how do you do that effectively?
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.
Adaptability: Responding Effectively to Change
In today’s business world, the complexity and pace of change can be daunting. Adaptability is no longer a nicety or coping mechanism, but a necessary skill for leaders to develop in order to respond effectively to change.
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.
Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader
Many of us experience “fight or flight” responses when it comes to conflict. Effective leaders, however, handle conflict in a constructive manner and enable others to do the same. These leaders also champion conflict competency in their organizations and find that conflict can actually work to their advantage, fostering new ideas and stronger teams.
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 a Collaborative Team
Dr. Edward Marshall, Senior Partner in Organizational Leadership at CCL will present an award-winning approach to building a truly collaborative team. Save time. Increase trust. Improve results. Increase productivity. Find out how this process works.
Building an Authentic Leadership Image
Many leaders assume that image building is superficial and therefore unimportant, but you can benefit from knowing how you come across to others and making improvements if necessary. This doesn’t mean creating a false image, but recognizing genuine aspects of yourself that should be coming across to other people—but aren’t.
Building Character: Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership
This session offers practicing leaders and managers a more complete understanding of what character is, its importance in leading others, and how it can be further developed in one’s self and in others. Gene Klann will explore the “Five E’s: example, education, experience, evaluation and environment” and share insights from his new book, Building Character: Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership.
Building Conflict Competent Teams
Conflict can be at the heart of teams’ best ideas as well as their worst failures. This webinar, presented by Tim Flanagan and Craig Runde, looks at how teams can use conflict to enhance creativity, productivity and the quality of their decision-making.
Building Resilience in Times of Change: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do to Avoid Stress FREE!
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'”.
The Case for Leadership Development
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leadership—and, therefore, leadership development. Yet believers in development are finding their advocacy falling on ears understandably deafened by the economic crisis.
Catch a Rising Star: Rescuing the Young and Clueless
An increasing number of bright young managers with unusually high levels of talent, intellect and ambition are rising to very senior levels of responsibility on an accelerated career path. Unfortunately, these young executives often arrive with gaps in the critical developmental experiences needed to hone them into authentic, mature and emotionally competent leaders.
CEO of Me: Managing Your Flexstyles and Work-Life Relationships More Effectively
Are you a segmenter or integrator or a volleyer? What is the style of your manager, co-workers or your family? Do you feel in control and satisfied with your style and has your way of working impacted your effectiveness at work? How people deal with flexibility – both using it and responding to others is a function of identifiable preferences.
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.
Coaching for Results
Coaching is one of the foundational components for effective leadership and in achieving results. The most effective leaders know how to build and manage coaching relationships which result in a more results-oriented organization and motivated employees.
Coaching Skills for Leaders
Coaching is one of the foundational components for effective leadership. Coaching is also a critical key to sustainable leadership growth and development. The most effective coaches know how to build and manage coaching relationships which result in a more robust organization and motivated employees.
Coaching Tools and Tactics
As the importance of coaching continues to grow in today’s challenging economic climate the need to fill our coaching tool kit grows even faster. This session provides an overview of proven coaching tools and will serve as a roadmap for further exploration.
Communicating Your Vision
Vision. What exactly is a vision? More importantly once you have a vision in place, how do you successfully communicate vision that offers lasting impact, direction, and meaning to those you are leading? We encourage you to bring to our Webinar a vision you are currently challenged to communicate to learn new strategies on how to implement your vision with long-term sustainability. Join the Center for Creative Leadership for an online event with faculty members David Horth and Talula Cartwright in gaining awareness and understanding on how to improve your effectiveness in communicating vision.
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.
Creating Coaching Cultures
Seismic shifts in organizational performance are possible when coaching is engrained in the culture of the organization. Working cross functionally and interdependently is the direction businesses are headed in this global economy.
Developing and Engaging Your Leadership Talent Across Generations
Your human capital has never been so important in the labor market. The current shortage of leaders in Europe makes it even more important to develop and retain your leadership talent than ever before. A global panic — driven by the shortage in leadership and the growing complexity of the workplace – is steadily moving organisations toward a recognized need for leadership talent development across generations.
Developing and Supporting Effective Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector FREE!
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 Leadership Talent
As the environment in which organizations operate has grown more competitive and demanding, the need for a structured and sustainable approach to developing leaders has increased markedly. Organizations need a development approach that serves their particular business needs and aligns with their other talent management systems.
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.
Developing Your Conflict Competence
Conflict is inevitable in individual and organizational life. We often try to avoid it in hopes that the difficulty just disappears. Successful leaders know that if conflict is embraced rather than avoided it can lead to fresh opportunities, ideas, and solutions. This session provides an overview of the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and normative approaches leaders (and others) can use to engage conflict effectively.
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.
Evaluating the Impact of Leadership Development
Scratch the surface of any successful organization and you’ll likely find systems designed to evaluate how well it runs. Effective evaluations keep leadership development initiatives on track and contribute to organizational learning so that organizations 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.
Filling the Leadership Pipeline: The Discipline of Development
The looming talent shortage around the globe has become a favorite theme of the business media and a part of the backdrop against which we all do business. Moving beyond the hyperbole, it appears that many companies are experiencing a talent shortage, particularly when it comes to significant general management roles.
Fit to Lead: How Health and Fitness Support the Leadership Process
The nature of leadership and how business is conducted has changed drastically over the last decade. Frequent travel and long work days are the norm. With the advent and increased use of BlackBerry™ and cell phones, the workplace has become increasingly portable. What has also changed, however, is an increasing awareness of the need to take physical care of oneself.
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?’
Gaining Clarity About Political Organizations: Dispelling the Negativity of Organizational Politics
There are many different perspectives about the role of politics in organizations. Some people think politics is a necessary evil in organizations. Others believe organizational politics hinders them from promotions, pay raises, and other benefits. Still others think politics is a natural, normal, occurrence in the workplace.
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.
Greater Than Yourself
In this program — based on his new book, Greater Than Yourself — Steve Farber shows that dedicating yourself to bringing others along so that they can achieve more than you is the ultimate way to boost talent, ramp productivity and create truly significant current and future leaders.
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 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.
Implementing an Effective Succession Process
Many organizations in North America and the rest of the world soon will be facing a significant number of retirements. And, simply put, there will not be enough people to replace those who are leaving. One of the strategies organizations are investigating and implementing involves various succession processes.
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 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.
Is Your Organization Ready For Change?
What makes some organizations able to absorb monumental change while others struggle to accommodate even the smallest changes? It is a relevant question no matter the industry or size of the organization. There is no one secret ingredient that enables an organization to be totally prepared and able to initiate change successfully, but rather, integration of cross-functional characteristics.
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 for Sustainability: Exploring Global Responsibility
Globally responsible leadership asks business organizations to pay attention to the impact their operations have on the planet – requiring a systemic view addressing the diverse economic, social, and environmental issues involved with running an organization. Unfortunately, not much is understood about how leaders and organizations deal with these expanded and integrated principles of sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
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 Networking: Connect, Collaborate, Create
Networking is essential to effective leadership in today’s organizations. Leaders who are skilled networkers have access to people, information, and resources to help solve problems and create opportunities. Leaders who neglect their networks are missing out on a critical component of their role as leaders. By seeing networking as an integral part of your role as a leader and by taking action to develop and nurture related skills, you begin to create benefits for yourself, your team, and your organization.
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 Across Differences
Despite the growing challenges and opportunities created by our interconnected world, many people do not know how to lead in situations where there are misunderstandings or conflicts rooted in social identity differences.
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?
Leading Dispersed Teams
The use of teams to complete organizational work continues to be a popular strategy world wide. Two of the common drivers for the use of teams are globalization and technology. These two drivers have allowed corporations to bring talented employees together in ways never imagined a decade ago. Linking together employees in Japan, India, Switzerland, the UK and North America, and calling them a team is common today. But is this group really a team?
Leading in the Face of Change
In this session Dr. Kerry Bunker and Michael Wakefield explore the evolving leadership model and the leadership capacities necessary for today’s leaders to be able to handle unintended consequences of organizational challenges such as reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and downsizings, and adaptation to globalization.
Leading Teams for Impact: Building Team Effectiveness in a Chaotic World
Oh no, another team meeting! Most of us have experienced the dread of being on (or even leading) a low performing, ineffective team. Considering how widespread and costly this phenomenon is, one wonders why we can’t seem to get it right.
Life Entrepreneurship: Creating a Life of Significance and Increasing Your Team’s Performance
Drawing from the nationally acclaimed book, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives, this new Leading Effectively webinar from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) challenges participants to create lives and work of purpose, service, and significance.
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.
Managing Leadership Expectations in a Global Role
One of the complexities of leading in a global setting is that people have different ideas about the essence of good leadership. It is hard to be effective when your image of effective leadership is very different from that of your colleagues. Differences in such expectations can cause significant problems in organizations.
Managing Leadership Stress
It may feel as if stress has always been with us, but the term was not applied to human beings until the 1900s. Before that time, stress referred to a concept in physics that explains the internal distribution of force within an object in reaction to an external load applied to that object.
Maximizing the Potential of Yourself and Your Organization: Strategic Leadership in Action
Has today’s complex world left you wondering how you and your organization can be successful in the long run? Strategic leadership is the key. In this session, you will learn a common definition for strategic leadership. You will assess yourself, your team, and your organization on key factors for strategic leadership. You will learn practical ways to enhance strategic leadership in yourself and in your organization.
Measuring ROI in Leadership Development FREE!
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.
Organizational Innovation: Making it Happen in Your Company
Organizations are seeking to be more innovative in response to the challenges of our times. Developing a sustainable organizational capacity for innovation requires a systemic approach that deals with the cultural, environmental, and systems issues needed to not only stimulate new ideas but channel those ideas into valuable products, services, and processes.
The Pillars of Successful Executive Leadership: What We Know About Senior Leaders and What it Means for Your Development
What if you had hundreds of senior leaders at your disposal all willing to answer your questions about how to achieve executive success? What would you ask them about being a top leader? What would they say about important topics such as performance, integrity, and relationships?
The Potential and Challenges of Consensus Decision Making
The true business impact of a strategic decision is when leadership is 100% behind it. How often have we seen different views expressed in leadership team meetings than those expressed outside? What impact do these differences have on the strategy, the workforce, and the effectiveness of the business?
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.
Root Causes for Understanding Conflict
Conflict, of course, can be caused by an individual behaving in a manner that another individual finds unacceptable. This interpersonal cause of conflict is one that we are all aware exists and we attempt to manage it with greater or lesser effectiveness. This webinar, however.will focus on the other causes of conflict.
The Secret Language of Leadership
How do you persuade people to want to adopt something new, something different, even something a little strange? How do you spark enduring enthusiasm for a cause, even in difficult, cynical skeptical audiences? In this session, Steve Denning, author of The Secret Language of Leadership, will show what’s involved using stories to engage staff or clients quickly and compellingly and spark action.
Selling Your Ideas to Your Organization
You’ve got an idea that you want to sell to your organization. Maybe it’s a project that you want to be in charge of. Or maybe it’s a piece of a bigger project that you want to move forward. It could be an improvement on an existing process or just something that you believe will make your group, team, or organization function better. You want others to understand and endorse your idea, to line up in support of it before you take it “public”.
Selling Yourself Without Selling Out
Hard working individuals and groups are often not adequately recognized for their skills and contributions. Self-Promotion is an important skill to gain visibility, communicate value for you and your team and is essential to being an effective leader. Unfortunately, a 2005 CCL survey confirms that many leaders associate self-promotion with bragging, showing off or selling out. At the same time, self-promotion is seen as important to career success.
Seven Keys to Successful Mentoring
Both mentors and mentees realize many benefits from mentoring, as do organizations that encourage, structure, and support mentoring. Effective mentors develop the leadership capacity of their mentees while increasing their own skills. They transfer their knowledge and expertise back into their organizations.
Social Identity: Knowing Yourself, Leading Others
The context of leadership has changed. Traditionally, leaders worked in organizations in which people largely shared a common culture and set of values. Today, leaders must bring together groups of people with very different histories, perspectives, values and cultures. Your understanding of social identity-both your own and that of others-is critically important in today’s workplace.
The Speed of Change, the Value of Trust
We know that over 75% of change processes fail. Failure creates slowness, which can be very damaging to a company’s strategy. In this webinar, we will explore how to dramatically increase the possibilities of success in your change processes, whether they involve restructuring, merging, ERP systems, or product development cycles.
Staying on Track: Five Tips All Leaders Need to Know
Managerial derailment, or the premature firing, demotion, and/or failure of a manager, can cost organizations thousands, if not millions of dollars in direct and indirect costs. The Center for Creative Leadership’s study of managerial derailment stands the test of time, as it has shown that there are five behaviors associated with derailed managers.
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.
Transforming Your Organization: The KONE Story FREE!
Are you trying to drive lasting change in your organization? Are you succeeding? There’s a good chance you’re not — and you are far from alone. Most organizational change efforts fail. But when they are done right, they can take companies to new levels of performance.
True North: Leadership in the 21st Century
An enormous leadership vacuum exists today– in business, politics, government, education, religion, and nonprofit organizations. Yet there is no shortage of people with the capacity for leadership.
The Truth About Sucking Up: How Authentic Self-Promotion Benefits You and Your Organization
Why do organizations reward the most vocal or most visible even if they aren’t the most qualified? This is a critically important question. Beyond bruised egos and a free-floating sense of unfairness lies a larger organizational problem: when the wrong people get noticed and rewarded, organizations suffer.
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 Explorer: A Tool for Making Sense of Complex Organizational Challenges Using Creative Dialogue
Have you ever been frustrated in getting a group to pay attention to something important? What do you do when people talk past each other? Visual Explorer is a versatile method for helping people to listen deeply to each other.
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?
Women in Leadership: Navigating the Narrow Band and the Balance Beam
In the Breaking the Glass Ceiling research originally performed in 1987 conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, it was clear that women walk a narrow band in many organizations. They have to be strong and assertive but not too aggressive. This narrow band has widened but it hasn’t disappeared. Join us to learn more about these issues and walk away with concrete strategies to fuel your own success.
Writing Your Managerial User’s Manual
There is increasing interest in accelerating executive onboarding and ensuring that new managers are able to hit the ground running with their new teams, within the first 90 days or sooner. In this interactive discussion, we will explore how a “user’s manual,” a document that an executive creates describing his or her managerial expectations, style, and preferences, can greatly assist the team in quickly getting to know the new manager better.
Yes You Can! Innovating Despite Constraints FREE!
You are a leader charged with coming up with innovative solutions to opportunities. But you feel constrained by your organization’s processes, lack of resources, top leadership support or a myriad of other forces.