Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. This consultant needs a consultant. I decided to seek out a hair color consultant. The receptionist looked stunned that I thought I could just drop by to consult with Larry. While I wait, I think about the essence of consulting. This movement to a more consistently colorful me served up reminders about consulting. It reminded me of my second consulting gig, at least thirty years ago.

Consultative Selling Techniques: 6 Ways to Earn Trust and Sell More

Sales Hacker Training

A consultative selling approach is key to running a well-oiled sales team. To me, the difference between a traditional sales process and a consultative one looks a bit like the difference between a doctor and a therapist. What Is Consultative Selling?

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Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

they comprise only 25 percent of executive- and senior-level officials and managers, hold 20 percent of board seats and only 6 percent are CEOs, according to the “ Women’s Leadership Gap ” report by The Center for American Progress.

Three Lessons to Beat Leadership Derailment

CLO Magazine

High levels of leadership failure cause heightened levels of employee dissatisfaction. Proactive leaders must learn three key lessons to win in today''s competitive marketplace. Leadership failures of all kinds happen on a weekly basis, with management derailment studies showing that business leaders fail at an alarming rate. A 2012 Dale Carnegie report also showed that effective leadership creates a culture that powers employee engagement.

Leadership Styles: One Size Does Not Fit All

CLO Magazine

When high performers move into leadership roles, one of the first choices they need to make is what kind of leader they want to be — and there are a lot of options to choose from. Others will lean toward transactional leadership, where delivering results is the measure of success.

Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

And how is this innovative concept helping consulting firms extend their reach? Bridgespan is one of the world’s premier nonprofit management consulting firms that empowers mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to accelerate social change.

Career Lesson from Oz

Training Industry

Career growth requires COURAGE …Committed to doing the right thing Open to teaming up with others Understanding what’s required Resilient and able to bounce backAsking for help with new challenges and obstaclesGrounded in solid valuesEmbracing change and uncertainty BJ Gallagher is a consultant and author of over 30 books, including an international business bestseller, “A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable About Creativity and Courage”(Berrett-Koehler).

Relativity’s Dorie Blesoff shares lessons from her career

CLO Magazine

Since then, I’ve held roles in organizational development and strategic HR, which often included creating programs for leadership development or building out corporate learning programs. What lessons helped get you where you are? How did you start your career in learning?

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

The stability and salary of a “regular&# job became more appealing and I quickly found myself employed by a consulting firm focused on SAP training and change management, while still doing some theatre on the side of course. I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here.

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3 Ways to Elevate Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders needn’t feel wedded to traditional leadership development solutions to make a lasting impact on high potential talent. Make sure the program offers lessons participants can apply in their current roles, not just in the future.

Listen: Booz Allen’s Lisa Doyle on leadership and learning

CLO Magazine

She’s been a public servant, consultant, a Fortune 100 executive, as well as recipient of the CLO of the Year award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. What is consistent is her approach to leadership – combining a passion to serve others with the courage to try new things and the humility to realize she doesn’t have all the answers. “In The post Listen: Booz Allen’s Lisa Doyle on leadership and learning appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Cultivating mindful leadership

Clear Lessons

Many organisations have developed their own programmes with Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) leading the way with Chade Meng Tan at the helm. As facilitators of mindful leadership courses we’ve even worked with the V&A to develop a bespoke mindfulness programme. Dan Goleman outlines the benefits and results of practicing mindful leadership in his recent work ‘Focus’. ” The Leadership Quarterly 23.2

Servant Leadership: From Coast Guard to Education

General Assembly

To honor our veterans, we’ve compiled a series of interviews with General Assembly staff, students, and alumni that celebrates their time in the service, explores how they found a new career in tech, and reflects on the life and leadership lessons they learned along the way.

Why eLearning Is the Key To Leadership Training and Development

Ed App

eLearning for leadership training and development is an effective and widely-used strategy, whether leadership education is occurring at school, at university or in the workplace. Leadership is a multifaceted concept, commonly surrounded by myriad myths and inaccurate notions. It is often misunderstood that there are specific leadership qualities essential to becoming a natural-born leader. A Revolutionary Approach to Leadership. On Point Consulting.

Eric Ries on 5 Lessons Companies Can Learn From Startups

General Assembly

In a small, growing organization, it’s often easy for employees to get their ideas in front of company leadership and put them to the test. they require company leadership to be honest about their future and not become complacent due to their current revenue-generating states.

The 1 Rule for Effective Leadership

Training Industry

Most conflicts can be tracked back to the perception that one person acted entitled so the other had to teach them a lesson or settle the score. Innovation consultant Deb Mills-Scofield says many leaders treat their employees as employees — nicely and kindly, even generously — but not as humans. “My Beyond the Golden and Platinum Rules, in our crazy busy world the one rule everyone should follow above all is, “Don’t be a jerk.”

The Benefits of Creating a Leadership Legacy

CLO Magazine

” Now, consider this question in an organizational context: If a leader walks out of the office each night, each year, and at the end of a brilliant career has compiled a record of heroic successes, yet leaves no long-term impact on others, did leadership occur? As the question implies, legacy is a crucial component of leadership. Effective leadership occurs when the leader strengthens others’ capacity to learn, to reflect and to extract meaning from their learning.

Is There an App for Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

Mobile apps will soon offer robust tools for leadership and managerial development. The respondents cited leadership as their most pressing talent concern. For example, we recently shifted to iPad-based instruction for most of our Leadership Development Center courses. Coursera, Udacity and edX, with various relationships to conventional universities, are now looking to deliver lessons globally through mobile technology.

The Rise of the Servant Leader

CLO Magazine

The practice of management and leadership is constantly evolving. Robert Greenleaf defines servant leadership as a practice that “enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.”

Blend East and West for Effective Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

The West offers many cutting-edge leadership strategies, but to remain relevant, they need to be presented using localized lenses. There are six key dynamics to confront to build effective learning in Asia: Leadership philosophy. Define a Leadership Philosophy.

Digital Degrees and Flexibility

CLO Magazine

The nature of leadership skills is changing so quickly that a lot of organizations no longer believe traditional education can stay the pace,” said Michael Griffiths, lead for Deloitte’s Learning Consulting Practice in New York. Leadership and the Future of Work.

Growing Leaders Organically

CLO Magazine

They considered sending rising leaders to external leadership training but it didn’t feel like the right fit. The leadership team wanted a development program that aligned with the idiosyncrasies of their homegrown culture. The leadership team continues to tweak courses.

The 4 Keys to Credibility

CLO Magazine

Angie Morgan is co-author of “Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success” and co-founder of Lead Star, a leadership consulting firm. Credibility is the foundation of any effective leadership style.

Not All Roads Lead To An MBA

CLO Magazine

The MBA degree has long been held up as the cornerstone of executive development, providing rising stars with the business savvy they need to enter the hallowed halls of top-level leadership. Today’s business world requires people who are good at the softer side of leadership,” he said.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

More recently, in 2016, Innosight, a growth strategy consulting firm, forecasted that half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced over the next 10 years. The lesson is clear: Corporations must learn to listen to their customers and employees or face the consequences. Leadership Learning Learning Culture Management Organizational Learning knowledge economy managing minds Minds at Work

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Doing the Wrong Things with High Potentials

CLO Magazine

As organizations struggle to execute more at a faster pace, we would be well-served to use our high potentials as guides for lessons in the application of great performance. Where do they think their leadership really makes a difference?

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Turbocharge HiPo Leader Growth Now

CLO Magazine

Ram Charan is a consultant, speaker and author whose books have sold more than 4 million copies. HiPos reach leadership potential through disciplined, routine practice of essential skills combined with periodic leaps. Not every HiPo will succeed in making a leap to leadership.

Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

More recently, in 2016, Innosight, a growth strategy consulting firm, forecasted that half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced over the next 10 years. The lesson is clear: Corporations must learn to listen to their customers and employees or face the consequences. Leadership Learning Learning Culture Management Organizational Learning knowledge economy managing minds Minds at Work

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Wonderful Brain

Once aggregated into a body of useful knowledge the purpose of KM is to focus on organizational objectives such as improved performance, competitive advantage, innovation, the sharing of lessons learned, integration, and continuous improvement of the organization. Here’s the part where leadership steps up and says we believe in knowledge management and expect this initiative to yield an improvement of business.

Pulling Back the Curtain on L&D’s Myths

CLO Magazine

The team had identified a program that seemed effective for its leadership development needs. But lessons have to be learned. Further, the chance for leadership development failure is compounded when organizational culture is not supportive, as was the case in Lucas’ earlier story.

What Businesses Can Learn From Nonprofits

The Performance Improvement Blog

  This is the topic that Nancy Lublin, nonprofit leader and social marketing consultant to   corporations, addresses in an article she wrote for Fast Company Magazine that is adapted from her new book, Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business.


Wonderful Brain

Learning on the job to get ahead by kneecapping others is not a hard lesson to learn – but the truly dangerous CRZY-MKRs are subtle, selective and have acquired an amazing sense of timing. The Case of the Sleeping Consultant. The consultant is now fully suicidal.

Essentials for Your Business Presentation Toolbox

Clarity Consultants

These little side stories help audiences appreciate the lesson or training that you are trying to communicate, because it puts the topic in the context of real life. Lessons Learned. Leadership TipsEvery construction job requires a different set of tools.

Podcast 12: Collaborative Medical Education at Vermont Oxford Network

Talented Learning

We provide a targeted set of lessons they work through. Online lessons can help with that. But viewing lessons for credit is only one aspect of what they ultimately need to accomplish. Plus, we gave them specific exercises, examples and lessons focused on doing each step well.

Excellence According to Tom Peters

Learning Wire

Through his career, legendary American management guru Tom Peters has examined the leading issues in business such as organization, leadership, innovation, technology, marketing, strategy, and human resources. With their academic background and consulting training, Tom Peters and Robert H.