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Leadership

360 Feedback: A Powerful Tool You May Want to Avoid

How differently are you perceived from your boss to your direct reports and/or from your colleagues to your family and friends? These insights—rich and powerful—are the gold that 360s offer. It is surprising, therefore, to many of my clients when I suggest that they NOT use a 360.

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Making Better Decisions

More inclusion–more people and more data–leads to richer, better informed decisions and more likely buy-in on the tail-end. However, more inclusion also demands more time and will invite more conflict and a more complex team or group process.

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Emotional Intelligence & the Senior Executive Service

Emotional Intelligence is a great cornerstone in almost any SES development program. There are several Emotional Intelligence frameworks or models that can work, but we prefer the EQ-i 2.0 model because of its underpinning science and direct access to a set of 15 distinct behaviors well aligned with the SES ECQs. Learn more about an EQ approach for developing SESers

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Using the Pearman with Teams

The benefit of the Pearman to coaching sessions or an individual’s deep dive into Type development is clear, but don’t let that obscure the unique and powerful team approaches the Pearman opens up.

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Top 5 Reasons to Use the Pearman

Now that I have studied, used and trained with the Pearman Personality Integrator for about six months, I love it, and I even find it challenging to use the MBTI now for a few very specific reasons.

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Generational Minefield

I asked a simple question that triggered a vigorous and pointed exchange between a Baby Boomer and a Millennial that quickly grew to a clash of their respective generational groups. It was a fortuitous teaching moment, and it highlighted one of the many heated tensions between these two generations.

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The Millennial Big 5

What do you say to and how do you treat each generation to access their positive qualities—of which there are many—and how do you avoid the landmines common to their specific world view?

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Politics and Leadership in the Gen-X Age

Work-life balance is a priority and has been laid out as a condition for Ryan—right now the most popular man in Congress—to take the Speaker’s chair. Welcome to politics and leadership in the Gen-X Age.

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Teams Don’t Change—People Do

Think and goal collectively, but act individually because teams don’t change, people do.

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Re-wiring Your Brain

Re-wiring your brain to a new idea and actually changing behavior– while possible–is very difficult, and even unlikely.

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