Friday, January 6, 2017

You’re a Leader. We Need You to Lead!

Guest Blog from Erika Brennan, Head Golf Coach, University of Southern Mississippi erikabrennan.com Growing up as an only child, I was involved in countless sports and activities.  We were the family that always had some place to be, and that place was nearly always dictated by whatever practice, recital or extracurricular was going on in…

By Erika Brennan
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Why Amazon’s Priest and Imam Commercial Matters for Leaders

By now you have probably viewed the viral Amazon video of a Priest and Imam having a cup of tea.  After sharing their daily challenges of leading a group of followers, each took note of the physical discomfort that the other was experiencing from kneeling for much of the day.  In a modern day Gift of the Magi (with…

By James Sartain
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Connected Leadership Framework: A Grounded Theory of Evidence-Based Leadership Development

Leadership has been the source of study (and debate) for hundreds of years.  Despite the ubiquitous nature of the term, however, there is little agreement on what makes great leaders great. From the “Great Man” theories that emerged in the early 18th century to the most recent wave of behavioral and cognitive-social theories of leadership…

By James Sartain
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Intention: The Leadership Accelerator

Intention is the leadership accelerant.  As depicted in our model of Connected Leadership, Intention is the external flywheel that gets all the other elements of effective leadership in motion.  Without the intention of being a leader or a better leader, development activities are a waste of time.  Great leaders have the intention to be great…

By James Sartain
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