Posts Categorized: Leadership Development

Decision Making: It’s not what you think (Part 1) – A Guest Blog by Henry Mintzberg

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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

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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 »

Achieving Results

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 »