Leadership Development and its Challenges in a time of Complexity

There have been many articles written recently about Leadership Development, and with good reason. Leadership development is the process by which companies first identify individuals within their organizations who have the potential for leadership, and then provide them with the resources and training they need to grow into those positions and have a positive long-term impact on the organization. Done well, Leadership Development can have a multitude of positive effects on an organization’s performance, [...]

Is Your Leader an Adult?

Most of us have had the painful experience of working for a leader who seemed a little less ‘mature’. Perhaps the greatest rendition of this is Steve Carell’s character on The Office “Michael Scott.” Although he means well, his grandiosity and insecurities are a comical barrier to productivity and effectiveness for the employees of Dunder Mifflin. There may have been a time in the past when the maturity level of a leader was not [...]

Integrity First, Leadership Second

By: John Griffith, Vice President, Consulting Services “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower I was jolted from sleep as the notes of Reveille thundered across the courtyard. In a blur of fatigue and adrenaline, I leapt from bed into a fitness uniform and ran out the door. At 4:45am, the sun wouldn’t rise for another hour, but the warmth still clung to the night air [...]