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New White Paper: Creating a Competency Model That Works

A friend who hasn’t seen a doctor in years was recently diagnosed with serious heart disease. He was immediately prescribed medication to reduce his blood pressure, control cholesterol, and thin his blood. His wife is fanatically devoted to natural remedies. She found a book arguing for cayenne pepper and garlic to soften and dissolve arterial […]

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Archived Webinar now Available: 6 Steps to Extraordinary Coaching Skills, Elevating Feedback, and Strengthening Leadership

Are you concerned about building leadership skills in your organization’s supervisors, managers, or executives? Would you like to help leaders… Increase employee engagement by up to 8 times? Double/triple their motivation to implement a personal development plan? Build coaching and leadership skills around natural strengths? Make performance appraisals an inspiring event people look forward to? […]

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A Snapshot of Leadership Development Practices in Canada

The Conference Board of Canada recently published a report summarizing their research on leadership development from a cross section of public and private sector organizations. Participants identified their top leadership development drivers as: addressing declining levels of leadership capacity planning for succession and growing the talent pool engaging and mobilizing employees managing changing demographics and […]

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Leveraging the Power of the Halo Effect

As I wrote in “Perceptions Are a Leader’s Reality” a leader’s impact on others is dramatically increased by the presence of a few towering strengths or sharply reduced by one or two glaring weaknesses. This halo or horns effect was first documented with empirical research by Edward Thorndike, an early 20th century pioneering American psychologist. […]

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Different Leadership Competencies for Each Organizational Level?

Leadership competency models are now used widely by many organizations to define the skills and behaviors of effective leaders. They’re often used for “talent management” such as coaching and development, performance management, succession planning, identifying and developing high potentials/emerging leaders, and the like. Many competency models are multi-layered with differing competencies for supervisors, managers, and […]

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Leadership and Culture Development for Higher Health and Safety

Leadership and organization culture are THE critical X factors. “Soft” leadership and culture boosts or BLOCKS health and safety improvement efforts. Safety is a leadership and culture issue. There are very few strictly “safety problems.” But there are many leadership and organization effectiveness problems that show up in accidents, sickness, and other symptoms of organizational […]

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Building Extraordinary Coaching Skills

Jim Clemmer’s Webcast on How to Develop Extraordinary Coaches Our research shows that extraordinary coaches can be developed by following a proven process. In this learning-rich and fast-paced 60 minute webcast Jim outlines 6 steps to building a coaching culture with exceptional leaders. What You Will Learn Distinguish between training, mentoring, and coaching. A definition […]

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Parallels Between The Quality Revolution and Safety Leadership

A short review of North America's adaptation of quality improvement approaches in the last two decades and how safety leadership needs to follow a similar route by Jim Clemmer.

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Positively Correcting Negative Behavior

Keys steps to effective feedback that’s more likely to result in lasting change.

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The Performance Evaluation Meeting – Focusing on Strengths and Not Weaknesses

Focusing on strengths, not weaknesses to make the most of performance evaluations.

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Why Most Training Fails

Get training efforts off the ground through effective delivery and integration into the organization changes behavior.

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Timeless Leadership Principles in a Changing World

Today's tools have changed and our society is organized differently. But the human habits and characteristics that determine our success with today's tools and society haven't changed.

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The Myth of the Born Leader

Our leadership development choices raise us up or drag us down. Our development is our choice. Those accumulated choices prepare us to take advantage of unexpected opportunities or weaken our abilities and set us up to be victims of change.

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The Law of Improvement Displacement

Too many managers allow today's cash flow needs to crowd out tomorrow's wealth producing activities. If we want to expand tomorrow's wealth, expand today's capabilities.

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Pathways and Pitfalls to Living Organizational Values

Core values are critical to effectively leading people. Discover the Living Organizational Values approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your pathway to success.

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Organizational Skill Development Pathways and Pitfalls

Discover the Organizational Skill Development approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

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Manifesto for a Leadership Development Revolution

Strengths-based leadership development is the biggest revolution in the leadership development field in the last 50 years, paving the path for developing leaders with powerful data.

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Leadership Competency Models: Why Many Are Failing and How to Make Them Flourish

Used effectively, leadership competency models become a roadmap to dramatically higher leadership effectiveness. Six reasons they fail, and five keys to flourish.

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Leadership and Learning are Indispensable

Not all learners are leaders. But the research clearly shows that the strongest leaders are continuous learners. They are self-made leaders.

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Growing Others into What They Could Be

A leader sees people as they could be, seeing beyond current problems and limitations to help others see their own possibilities.

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