For Independent Consultants, Business Development = Relationship Development

Successful Independent Consulting

The biggest stressor for self-employed management consultants is business development: how to cultivate meaningful regular work. Whenever you think about business development, change the words to “relationship development.” Money and Taxes Business Development

Leadership development as a competitive advantage


Talent should be part of every conversation in an organization, says the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Group. Insights on Organization

What’s missing in leadership development?


LeadershipOnly a few actions matter, and they require the CEO’s attention.

5 Essential Competencies for Executive Leadership

Consulting Matters

From that perspective, leadership is leadership and executives merely have a larger scope and span of control. Develop effective executive development and coaching solutions. Develops and effectively shares the organization’s vision. Politics is all about horizontal leadership or, in other words, leading across organizational boundaries.” Shares leadership with appropriate internal partners.

Developing a Thought Leadership Strategy with Charlene Li

Women in Consulting

Charlene Li, WIC’s featured speaker for February, spoke on “Leadership in the Digital Age.” Your published work will then be shared by others which further affirms and endorses your leadership position. LEADERSHIP. Develop an engagement strategy. By: Olivia Dippon.

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Harvard Business

Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is antithetical to the type of leadership we need. The vast majority of leadership programs are set curricula delivered through classroom-taught, rationally based, individual-focused methods. Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Leadership Development Should Focus on Experiments

Harvard Business

Leadership development represents a huge and growing investment for most organizations. Industry research, for example, shows that companies spent more than $24 billion on leadership and management training worldwide in 2013, an increase of 15% from 2012.

Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Harvard Business

Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our experience, this traditional approach to leadership development doesn’t serve the needs of companies anymore. ” Develop: Let them improvise.

From Door to Door Salesman to International Leadership Consulting with John Murphy: Podcast #15

Consulting Success

We talk about making the leap, the best place to find clients, and the greatest key to business development growth on the episode of the Consulting Success Podcast with John Murphy. The Key to Business Development Growth. 17:13] The smarter approach to business development growth. [18:15]

Using Action Planning in Leadership Development Programs

Gina Abudi

Plan Early to Ensure Participation and Keep Participants Engaged Throughout the Program When using action planning as part of leadership development programs I always tell my clients a few things to consider: Plan for action planning at the beginning of the leadership program Engage participants and their managers in what action planning is and why [.]. The post Using Action Planning in Leadership Development Programs appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Leadership Coaching That Inspires Future Ready Teams

Cheryl Cran

The secret is leadership coaching that inspires future ready teams. day senior leadership retreat with a group of 100 senior leaders in the agriculture industry. […]. The post Leadership Coaching That Inspires Future Ready Teams appeared first on NextMapping.

The #1 Secret to Leadership Development Program Success

Cheryl Cran

CEO’s and leaders want to know the number one secret to a leadership development programs success. A recent McKinsey report states that in the US $14 billion is spent on leadership programs annually. 30% of US companies admit that fail to succeed at international opportunities because they have not developed their leaders with the right capabilities. If you Google ‘leadership development programs’ there are over 11 million results.

How to Develop Thought Leadership as an Independent Professional

MBO Partners

Three ways to begin establishing yourself as a thought leader in your industry

Cynthia McCauley's Manual for Leadership Development


Many organizations still have a decidedly ad hoc approach to cultivating their most promising executive talent. They need to treat that task like any other business objective--by being systematic and measuring results

Review of “Open Leadership” Framework (Leadership and Social Technologies Book)

Steve Shu Consulting

Charlene Li, founder of the Altimeter Group and co-author of the bestselling book Groundswell , was generous to include me on her distribution list for an advanced reading copy of her new book Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead.

The NEW & Untapped Secret of Leadership Development

Cheryl Cran

There is a new & untapped secret of leadership development. Leadership development is a broad and expansive topic. My research into the future of work and change leadership with hundreds of clients reveals that there are ‘new’ skills needed to navigate the future of work. What does this mean for leadership development? The post The NEW & Untapped Secret of Leadership Development appeared first on Cheryl Cran.

From Zero to $300,000 in 18 Months — An Interview with Organizational Development Consultant Betsy Jordyn – Episode 2

Consulting Success

She is an organizational development and strategy consultant who previously worked with Walt Disney World. In this episode, Betsy shares the benefits of identifying and narrowing in on a specialized area of expertise, her advice on how to efficiently take control of client requests in order to deliver a more valuable assessment, and how to determine if organizational development consulting is the right fit for you. Are you wired to become an Organizational Development consultant?

As Work Changes, Leadership Development Has to Keep Up

Harvard Business

As work itself is changing, some of the basic tenets of leadership development are being challenged. To meet these challenges, we see three priorities for developing the next generation of leaders in the “work-disrupted” age: Mastery of Digital. Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders. Development programs must evolve from a static, closed-system approach. This same approach is used for developing leaders.

Trust Matters in a Leadership Role

Gina Abudi

The post Trust Matters in a Leadership Role appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership building trust engaging employees leadership development management best practicesLeaders who have not built and inspired trust with their employees are unlikely to be successful over the long term. The ability to build and inspire trust is essential to engage and influence employees to move the organization forward and achieve strategic goals.

The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership


Most leadership is transactional, formed through the habits of conventional success. High road-style leadership cultivates different types of mental patterns, developing your ability to see yourself as others see you.

Organizational Character and Leadership Development | Consulting.

Consulting and Organizational Management

Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Organizational Character and Leadership Development By Jim Smith on December 16, 2010. For the last 50 years it has not been fashionable to talk about moral development, yet the subject of moral development is all about being a grown up. Loevinger, Ego Development. We can observe groups operating at various stages of moral development in their assumptions and behaviors.

The Fundamentals of Leadership Still Haven’t Changed

Harvard Business

Recently the Chief HR Officer for a healthcare firm asked us to identify the best new framework for leadership that she could use to train and develop a cadre of high potentials. With such a flurry of developments, there must be some useful new ways to think about leadership.

How Humble Leadership Really Works

Harvard Business

Organizational Development Book. This type of top-down leadership is outdated, and, more importantly, counterproductive. Humility and servant leadership do not imply that leaders have low self-esteem, or take on an attitude of servility. Instead, servant leadership emphasizes that the responsibility of a leader is to increase the ownership, autonomy, and responsibility of followers — to encourage them to think for themselves and try out their own ideas.

Why Doctors Need Leadership Training

Harvard Business

Medicine involves leadership. Even though medical institutions have designated “leadership” as a core medical competency , leadership skills are rarely taught and reinforced across the continuum of medical training. STOCK4B-RF/Getty Images.

Strategic Planning – Develop Your Plan

Gina Abudi

As a follow up to my last article on strategic and operational planning, consider some additional best practices to follow to begin planning now for developing your 2018 strategic plan. Ensure leadership representation from across the organization.) The post Strategic Planning – Develop Your Plan appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership organizational planning strategic planning strategy

Does Leadership Training Really Help?

Peter Stark

Do you think that if we provided more leadership training earlier in people’s education or career, it would help build more managers who excel as leaders? Hire me as a leadership trainer and I promise we can turn more of your managers into great leaders.” Executive Coaching Leadership

How Lilly Is Getting More Women into Leadership Positions

Harvard Business

Much has been written about the troubling lack of women in leadership roles generally and in health care in particular. In 2015, we conducted a workforce analysis that revealed a significant shortage of women in leadership at our company. Jenner Image/Getty Images.

Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership

Harvard Business

Leadership & Managing People Book. Because of this, we lose perspective and end up in a leadership bubble where we only see and hear what we want to. Breaking free of an overly protective or inflated ego and avoiding the leadership bubble is an important and challenging job.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

Ron and his partners at Navalent help companies that are in pursuit of a substantial transformational change, whether it be strategic formulation, organizational design, cultural shifts, or executive leadership behaviors. Ron, you’ve written several books on leadership.

Fixing the Gender Imbalance in Health Care Leadership

Harvard Business

These numbers point to a clear need for better representation of female physicians in leadership. Before they can make progress, healthcare organizations need to see how well (or poorly) women are represented among their leadership. Laura Leyshon/Getty Images.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

Ron and his partners at Navalent help companies that are in pursuit of a substantial transformational change, whether it be strategic formulation, organizational design, cultural shifts, or executive leadership behaviors. Standing Out In A Crowd of Leadership Experts.

Leadership Lessons: How to Reinvent Yourself as a Leader

Tom Spencer

Some will have great feedback and wonderful ideas that can improve, develop, and enhance the company. There are leadership courses that can help you learn how to combat negative behaviour within the workplace. This is a guest post from Caryn Walsh.

Is Your Leadership Fostering Loyalty?

Peter Stark

No one would argue that loyalty, like trust, are essential elements to leadership. While these are critical elements of good leadership and a result of a solid working relationships, how do you earn loyalty , and trust , as a leader? The post Is Your Leadership Fostering Loyalty?

Developing a Project Strategy

Gina Abudi

Project Management project leadership project prioritization project selection project strategy Eliminating the bad habit of launching every project desired This is the year one of my clients, a senior project director within his organization, decided the company will have a strategy for the projects they complete! A review of projects completed over the last 5 years indicated to them that, while many projects have been [.].

Three Ways to Develop Leadership Skills – No Matter What Your Role

Gina Abudi

Regardless of your role in an organization, you can develop (and should) develop leadership skills. Here are 3 easy ways to develop your leadership skills even if you are an individual contributor: Take on an internal project. The post Three Ways to Develop Leadership Skills – No Matter What Your Role appeared first on Gina Abudi. Professional Development leadership development skills building

Making Your Promises Explicit: Taking a Leadership Oath:

Confessions of a Consultant

In the consulting world, I come across many different managers and styles of leadership. Teaching Leadership: It follows that teaching people to lead poses a real dilemma. Conceptual Models: One way to teach is to provide ‘models’, which help people to conceptualise the leadership role.

Leadership In Action: Telling Great Change Stories

Confessions of a Consultant

Leadership & Storytelling are linked. Becoming great at storytelling, is leadership in action. Check our website [link] or call 087 2439019 for an informal discussion about executive or organization development. . Effective Leadership

The Four Stages of Team Development and the Role of the New Supervisor

Gina Abudi

The first four stages of the team development model was proposed and developed by Bruce Tuckman in 1965. – goes through the four stages of team development; there are no exceptions. The post The Four Stages of Team Development and the Role of the New Supervisor appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership 4 stages of team development managing teams Team Building team leadership team stages Tuckman 4 stages

Does Leadership EQ Beat AI? Emotional versus Artificial Intelligence

LSA Global

The exciting and sometimes scary growth and application of technology to enable innovation and development appears to be here to stay. So, is leadership still important? Does leadership EQ beat AI? Does leadership EQ beat AI? Invest in the influence, change , conflict management, problem solving , project management , leadership, decision making and teambuilding skills required to produce performance results which cannot be achievable by any single individual alone.

How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership

Harvard Business

By contrast, Meredith, a general manager in health services, was almost removed from a leadership team because she was seen as too aggressive in negotiating with internal stakeholders in order to promote her own goals. Gender Leadership Leadership development Decision making Digital Article