The Isolated Executive

There is a sense of mystique about the CEO, resulting from the perception that they are removed from the daily workings of the company, and that they are somehow larger than life. The television network CBS has explored this phenomenon to great success on its show “undercover Boss,” in which the out-of-touch head of a company dons the outfit of …

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Leading In Collective Emergence

Today we need leaders who are able to initiate and sustain forward movement for a business or cause while taking into account their personal development and humanity’s impact on the world. We will share insights from a study of emergent entrepreneurial leaders and discuss implications for developing leaders today. Specifically, How do we cultivate leaders who are able to thrive …

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Leadership Intelligence

Few would debate the need for better leadership in today’s public and private arenas. A recent Harvard Kennedy School poll tells us that 80% of the respondents believe we are currently in a leadership crisis. We have a plethora of good books on the topic of leadership, written by smart savvy business and education leaders and researchers. The research shows …

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Cultural Intelligence

A company’s investment in selection, development, and preparation of individuals for cross-cultural assignments is critical for success. This is a country where less than 10% of the population is native. Juxtaposed between Europe, Asia, and Africa, the opportunities for an international construction company seem unlimited. One can hardly watch a Discovery channel show on mega structures and not see something …

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Ecological Intelligence

Ecological intelligence is a relatively new term coined by Daniel Goleman in his book by the same name. The ability to see systems and to make decisions with an awareness of systems consequences is key to ecological intelligence and to sustainable leadership formation. Systems’ thinking involves both horizontal skills (business acumen) and vertical qualities (moral, relational, ethical acumen). Click here …

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Spiritual Intelligence

Spiritual intelligence, in essence, challenges the leader to re-examine and re-evaluate the very notion of self and the worldview that necessarily follows from our conceptions of self. IF our image of self is very narrowly defined, we tend toward more fear-based views of the world around us; when we invest in the idea of a self with more permeable boundaries …

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