Leadership Training

Having access to a lot of information, while good, is a whole lot better when the information is organized so that you can find what you are looking for. Taking that to heart, I have redone my website, including a great tag cloud that allows...

Earlier this week, a CEO asked me what, if anything, he could do to get the senior people in his organization to act like leaders. He wondered whether people who are not natural leaders can change their behavior and learn to be leaders. The CEO's question...

Due to the unique nature of law firms, succession planning can be more difficult for them than for other types of organizations. This article discusses the value of succession planning, the particular challenges a law firm faces, and steps that a law firm's leaders need...

This month, I discuss a recent Korn/Ferry book, Women in Leadership. While this newsletter is too brief to do the book justice, it does touch on many of the book's highlights, including the return on investment of having women in senior leadership positions. If you...

My experience helping to host a fundraising event this month made me think about the similarities between fundraising and business development. This month's newsletter discusses lessons learned during fundraising and how they apply to business development....

This month's newsletter examines whether it is worthwhile for a manager to invest the extra time and effort needed to take his or her managerial skills from okay to excellent. Managers, in particular, are pressed for time between their own substantive work, managing their team,...

I wrapped up a very interesting project this month. A fellow consultant retained me to do a 360-degree assessment of her. This newsletter describes the process we used, and what it was like for me to provide in-depth feedback to someone whose work very closely...