executive leadership

Leadership Training: What’s Natural

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Leadership Training

Leadership Training: What's natural and what can be taught? (image via CreativeCommons.org)

Today, as I think about leadership training, I think about my favorite books. Jim Collins’ Good to Great has always been one of my favorite business reads. If you haven’t yet had the chance to add this one to your reading list, it’s definitely a bookshelf item – a keeper – when you get around to adding it. As a short summation, Mr. Collins advocates that great managers assemble great teams and that they’re ability to achieve the extraordinary is based on who is on the bus. A company is the bus: put the right people on it, and you’re going somewhere.

Some people just have a natural instinct towards the right people to get on the bus. Others learn that skill over time. And yet others, for all the leadership training courses they could ever attend, just can’t . . .

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Comfort Zone Relocation

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

What is it that propels women into zones of great accomplishment from zones of pleasant safe comfort? I call it – comfort zone relocation! Lisa Weber, 46, the daughter of a New Jersey taxi driver who was president of Individual Business for MetLife Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and financial services[...]

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