Management & Leadership

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Bossy: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

White Paper | Author: Cathleen Clerkin, Christine A. Crumbacher, Julia Fernando, and William A. (Bill) Gentry | Source: Center for Creative Leadership | Published: February 13, 2015
In light of the recent interest in the word “bossy” and the Ban Bossy campaign, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) conducted research on the role of the word bossy in the workplace. We discovered: Bossy is not a ... Read more

Three Pieces of Advice for New Leaders

Blog | Author: Bill Catlette | Source: HCI | Published: February 20, 2015

Often, when someone is first appointed to a leadership role, it occurs via a “battlefield promotion” where the person in front of them, the incumbent leader goes up, down, or away, and they are thrust into the role. For some reason, this often seems to occur on a Friday, and the conversation goes something like this: “You’ve been here a while now, and you know the business, the people and processes. You’re a natural. Starting Monday, I want you to be the new (fill in the blank job title). I have confidence that you will succeed.” Left unsaid is the very real message, “and you’ve got all weekend to get ready.” 

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Transformational Change: An Ecosystem Approach - Lessons from Nature for Those Leading Change in Organizations

White Paper | Author: David L. Dinwoodie, Corey Criswell, Rich Tallman, Phil Wilburn, Nick Petrie, Laura Quinn, John McGuire, Michael Campbell, and Larry McEvoy | Source: Center for Creative Leadership | Published: February 12, 2015
What if our organizational change agents interacted like the players in natural ecosystems so that transformational change was truly widespread, dominant, and self-sustaining?  Change in the natural world occurs similarly to the way change ... Read more
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Navigating Change: A Leader’s Role

White Paper | Author: David Dinwoodie, William Pasmore, Laura Quinn, and Ron Rabin | Source: Center for Creative Leadership | Published: February 12, 2015
The effects of change are felt up, down, and around our organizations. Change can be seen as positive or negative, exciting or demoralizing, vital or unnecessary, easy or difficult—often all of the above.  The role of mid- ... Read more

Without These Insights, You Can’t Navigate Change Effectively

Blog | Author: David Dinwoodie, William Pasmore, Laura Quinn, and Ron Rabin | Source: HCI | Published: February 11, 2015

How can mid-level to senior leaders become better equipped to steer their organizations and their people through change?

That’s a question human capital experts are asking with increasing frequency as the effects of change are felt in every corner of organizations. Managers of teams, projects, departments and functions are in unique and powerful position to drive change – and face real challenges in making it happen. They must translate the C-suite’s vision for change to the front lines. They must help direct reports navigate the emotions of transition and also generate alignment and commitment.

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