There are so many positive impacts of having a Big Hairy Audacious Goal. But what about the dark side? Are there any downsides to the concept that you should be aware of as you press forward on your leadership journey? … More The Dark Side of BHAGs
What is your Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) … More What is your BHAG?
Vision is necessary, but not sufficient. We need mechanisms with teeth to align behaviors with our vision; we need deliberate practices that translate our vision into reality. … More Mechanisms with Teeth
Our community of leaders recently finished discussing The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, by Michael Bungay-Stanier. It is an absolute gem of a book! Here are a few of our favorite ideas from the book: “An almost fail-safe way to start a chat that quickly turns into … More The Coaching Habit Summary
As we press further into uncharted territory, this strikes me as a good time to revisit “The Stockdale Paradox.” It is helping me frame my attitude and to stay focused, and I trust it will benefit you as well. … More The Stockdale Paradox Revisited
“The Culture Code,” by Daniel Coyle was the Cornwall Leadership Institute featured book (March-April, 2019). This article describes key insights from the book. … More The Culture Code Book Summary
“Follow Me!” involves leading by example and knowing where you are going. Where that approach becomes problematic is when we find ourselves in uncharted territory—facing an adaptive challenge. … More Leading Through Adaptive Challenges
Do you agree that individual commitment to a group effort is what makes an organization work? Are you curious about the 7 ways leaders cultivate commitment? … More The Heart of Leadership is Commitment
You have a distinctive set of skills and attributes that define the essence of who you are and how you lead. What are yours? And, are you using them? … More Pressing Across The Threshold
In Bill George’s research of effective leaders, he and his team went into the project planning to discover a list of skills and attributes that the best leaders have. … More Your Life Story Lights The Way
When you jump to incorrect conclusions about someone’s behavior–and believe your perspective is fact. … More Attribution Error
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” How do we translate vision into reality? There are two skills inherent in this process that I want to hone in on in this blog post… … More Translate Vision Into Reality
As an entrepreneur, I have in my mind an image of small team on a river, paddling through choppy water into never-before-seen terrain. The decision to fork right or left… … More The Entrepreneur and Org Culture
“Great by Choice,” by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen was the Cornwall Leadership Institute featured book (April-June 2017). This article describes key insights from the book. … More Great by Choice, by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen
Growing as a leader is a continuous “action and reflection” cycle, with development happening iteratively over time. What kinds of experiences develop you most as a leader? Actually leading, of course! … More Leaders Develop Through Action and Reflection
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