Following is the second excerpt of the themed discussion on Decision Making: It’s not what you think. This new format for developing leaders and managers by Henry Mintzberg and Phil Le Nir is based on the 70;20;10 framework. There are no lectures, no disconnect from the workplace, just groups of managers developing together during 90… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Leadership Development
Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 1) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg
You all know how proud we are of our partnership with CoachingOurselves. We strongly believe in the intellectual stimulus combined with practicality its learning methodology provides to our community of clients. The following three blogs (posted weekly) showcase Henry Mintzberg’s perspectives on the “burden” each of us managers carry, requiring critical judgment and courage: decision… Read more »
Leadership – The Importance of Critical Thinking
At MarchFifteen, we are passionate about executive assessments and leadership development. When talking about the importance of personality traits and motivating factors on leadership competencies, I often get asked “Do you also measure intelligence?” and my response is usually “Yes, but we don’t just measure intelligence, we measure critical thinking abilities.” Although intelligence might be… Read more »
Thinking of Taking Your Leaders to the Next Level? Start Developing Them.
As a follow-up to our last blog on leaders’ assessment, which should start every talent development process, we can now look at how you can actually develop your leaders. Although it is important to have right talent in place, you will need to invest in the development of your leaders, just like you would in… Read more »
Today, if we want to stay relevant in business, we are asked to constantly push ourselves to be the best we can be. To constantly demonstrate a laser sharp focus on our goals, standards for the quantity and quality of work produced both as individuals and as an organization.
How to do that and remain human? How can we maintain this high achievement orientation and not run ourselves sick with stress and fatigue?
The Power of Influence – Building Enduring Business for a World of Constant Change: Part I – Personal Impact
We recognize that there are many things that create influential leaders, but one of our observations is that Authenticity is one of the things that allows influence more fluidly than other characteristics. In other words, showing up as who you are, respectfully, each and every day. This is a believable and repeatable practice that great leaders understand.
What Really Makes a Great Leader?
MRG look at the distinguishing factors of effective leadership in different geographies, industries, levels, ages, genders etc. Their research focusing on the distinguishing factors of senior leaders, in various industries who are in comparable positions globally, has provided some fantastic conclusions.
Coaching Models – Part 2
A Discussion of the GROW Coaching Model to Enable Managers to Consider another “Coach Approach” At MarchFifteen, we use a number of different coaching models and strategies as certified/qualified business coaches. Some of these can be complex and require training and practice. Some coaching models, however, can be quite simple. We recognize the trend in… Read more »
Reflecting on Reflecting
Although in the business of coaching for well over a decade, I am still amazed at how powerful coaching can be. Recently, a young leader commented on our coaching conversation with “ah-why-didn’t-I-think-of-this”. From my perspective, as a coach I want to ensure the continuity of those precious coaching “aha” moments – when a Leader reflects… Read more »
Development Assessment – Commonly Asked Questions – Part 2
When the interviewer asks me what I want to do next in my career, should I just say that I want my boss’ job? That’s the next logical step, isn’t it? Again, this is a growth opportunity for you, so be candid and truthful. Share honestly what careers opportunities are appealing to you and the… Read more »