Leadership and neuroscience

3 Ways Social Neuroscience is Changing Leadership

New advances in the field of social neuroscience are fundamentally reshaping perspectives on the best way to lead and manage the performance of others. That’s the main message Scott Blanchard will be sharing next week in his presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in Orlando, Florida. Blanchard’s concurrent session…

Arms Crossed

Leadership Transparency: 3 Ways to Be More Open with Your People

  Leadership is not something you do to people, it’s something you do with people. Letting people know what they can expect from you underscores the idea that leadership is a partnering process. That’s one of the messages that Ken Blanchard highlights in his work with senior leaders. Blanchard underscores the idea that leadership transparency…

Trust Under Construction

6 Steps to Rebuild Broken Trust

I believe most leaders strive to be trustworthy. There aren’t too many leaders who wake up in the morning, roll out of bed and say to themselves, “Hmmm…I think I’ll try to break someone’s trust today!” Yet even in spite of our best intentions, there will be times when we damage the level of trust…

Human Puppet

4 Principles for Using Your Leadership Power

Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether you manage 3 people or 3,000, regardless if you lead a girl scout troop or you’re the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, you will be faced with choices on how to use your power. And the way you wield your leadership power…

Holiday table setting

A Situational Approach to that Big Holiday Meal?

When we teach Situational Leadership® II we often use non-business examples to help people understand the concept of employee development levels. Hosting a big holiday meal is one of the examples we use to explain that people can be Enthusiastic Beginners, Disillusioned Learners, Capable But Cautious Performers, or Self-Reliant Achievers depending on their past experience.…