Leadership Development

Continuous Improvement for Self and Others – Aha Moments for a Pharmaceutical Leader

June 20, 2016

Leadership is a balance between managing the business and leading people. It’s this interplay between business and people that prompted Kevin Wurch to seek out an executive education program. Wurch, who is an Associative Director of Program Management for the digital medicine program at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, is fortunate to work for an organization that espouses […]

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Tips for Improving Your Company’s Leadership Development

September 21, 2015

When I interviewed Devin Lemoine for the Smartblog on Leadership article, Is your star player ready for a promotion? she offered up excellent advice for companies seeking to develop their leadership talent. Lemoine, who is the President of the leadership development consulting firm Success Labs, had so many great ideas that I couldn’t use them […]

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How to Increase Your Training Impact through Business Simulations

September 14, 2015

This post is brought to you by Simulation Studios, specializing in creating business simulations and gamification solutions for leadership development, business acumen, and business silo reduction.  See below for full disclosure. Picture this: a group of promising young leaders is seated in their classroom, awaiting the arrival of their instructor. It’s the second week of […]

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Every Star Player Isn’t Necessarily Senior Leadership Material

September 10, 2015

Do you have top performers that are ready for promotion? Before you offer more responsibility, determine if your star players are “high potential” or “high professional.” This distinction is important because you want to offer the challenge to people who are both able and willing to step into a larger role. How to tell the […]

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At What Age Are Millennials Ready to Lead?

August 24, 2015

  I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (EWS).  All opinions are mine. When are employees ready to step into leadership roles? Although there is no definitive “right” answer to that question, it’s one that employers increasingly […]

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Tips for Running a High-Potential Leadership Development Program

August 17, 2015

Back in the day when I worked for a large corporation, there were employees who had been selected for some sort of quasi-secret leadership development program. It was this weird situation in which Suzanne (or Jose, or Robert) was reportedly in “the program” but they couldn’t talk in detail about it with people outside of […]

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3 Ideas for Filling Your Leadership Pipeline

August 13, 2015

An estimated 85% of companies have some sort of formal or informal leadership development process. Yet, a “process” is not enough to ensure that your company has enough experienced leaders to fill your company’s leadership pipeline. I interviewed experts and researched the best practices for developing “high potential” talent – those up-and-coming managers who will someday lead your organization. My insights […]

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New Leaders and Low-Hanging Fruit

January 3, 2013

In my post New Leadership Role? Start Strong with These 6 Key Actions I outline the six things that new leaders must do during their first 100 days on the job to set themselves up for future success. One of my recommendations is to “grab low-hanging fruit”. But not just any low-hanging fruit will do. […]

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Your Leadership Development Back-To-School Supplies List

August 13, 2012

In my part of the world, summertime is very brief. Consequently, I’ve noticed a trend in my consulting work: corporate training schedules mirror the traditional K-12 educational model.  When it comes to leadership development training, companies essentially “take the summer off” because many employee vacations are crammed into the space between the Memorial Day and […]

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