Building a Mindset of Reflective Leadership

The first in a series of articles on the topic of reflective leadership. If you ever wondered, there are 10,080 minutes in a week. And if you wonder why this matters, let me share the Reader’s Digest version of what prompted me to do the math … Throughout my career, I’ve been blessed to be in roles through which I advised all types and levels of organizational leaders. This has involved assessing, training and developing...
Innovation in Today’s World: It’s More Than Just Being Creative

Innovation in Today’s World: It’s More Than Just Being Creative

The ability to think and act innovatively while ensuring the right decisions are made has never been more important. It differentiates those who will succeed and those who will not. Phil McKinney, author of Beyond the Obvious, states, "All ideas, concepts, products and services have a natural progression." Appropriately followed, this natural progression allows new developments to become “tomorrow’s answers” instead of “yesterday’s news.” Many organizations recognize that "being innovative" or "creating a culture of innovation"...
Building Your Leadership Presence

Building Your Leadership Presence

If the agenda for your next meeting included "Building Your Leadership Presence," would you understand what it meant? Would you be able to contribute to the conversation? While leadership presence has long been considered vital to effective leadership, it remains challenging for organizations today. As you think about your leadership presence and that of others in your organization, consider these five questions:  1. What is leadership presence?  In their book, Leadership Presence, Belle Linda Halpern...