High Performing Teams [cont.]

High Performing Teams [cont.]

I’ve written before about the vital role of conversation in enabling groups to transform from average to high performing teams (as in this article: Google’s Insight Into What Makes Teams Productive). Yet it seems to be a subject that bears repeating, given the ongoing...
Real Leaders Don’t Know

Real Leaders Don’t Know

Curiosity is the next big topic of business says Zander Lurie, SurveyMonkey CEO. Lurie asserts in this LinkedIn article that, “curiosity will determine which firms will thrive and which ones will stumble.” Curiosity had, since the Enlightenment, been a central part of...
Leadership Development for Psychopaths. Or Not.

Leadership Development for Psychopaths. Or Not.

Amusing and bemusing are the findings of British journalist Jon Ronson who asserts that CEOs show four times the prevalence of psychopathic traits compared to the general public. Surely that gives us pause for thought? What about our own personal set of values and...

Empathetic Leadership

Leadership and leaders have been defined numerous ways. Peter Drucker asserted that getting the right things done was a common trait of good CEOs. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Finance titled Which CEO Characteristics and Abilities Matter? found that...

Good Leaders are Conversationalists

Ignoring more ancient wisdom, development for the modern leader is frequently stuck in amplifying that leader’s behavioral competencies instead of developing their capacity for self-aware cognitive transformation. Roselinde Torres is a leadership expert with the...

Conversation and Entrepreneurship – Part 3 of 3

In the first two parts of this post triptych, I have endeavored to assert conversation’s essential role in the phenomenon of entrepreneurial activity. In part 1, I attribute value to ideas as the raw materials with which entrepreneurs wreak their business alchemy and...

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