Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Power of Partnership

When we formed CODA Partners, we knew immediately that our company name would include the word partner.  Why?  Because long before there was a CODA Partners we had established a working relationship through which our individual value to our organization was increased by the influence we had on each other’s work, thinking, and expectations. Hired…

By James Sartain
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Once Again, Leader Self-Awareness Cited as the Key Criteria for Effectiveness

In the middle of my yearly ritual to purge my office of stacks of papers, reports, and articles that accumulated during the year, I came across a nugget that I had apparently overlooked since 2010. Yes, there is a stack that tends to “roll over” into subsequent years. At the bottom of a pile of…

By James Sartain
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Monday, November 30, 2015

The Wright Brothers Knew More than Flying

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I read David McCullough’s biography, The Wright Brothers, something I encourage anyone reading this to do as well. In the days before, as we prepared to update and further document our thoughts on Connected Communications, I had re-read a number of books and articles that had, along with our own experiences and…

By Kathryn Davanzo
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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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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

So Your Project Isn’t Moving Forward? Three Questions to Help Drive Out Complacency and Regain Traction in Your Team.

The issue of project stagnation continues to be a critical concern for leaders in our various leader development programs. We tackled this topic in an earlier blog post from April 2013 and continue to have conversations with program participants during breaks and between sessions about specific actions they can take to evaluate why traction has…

By James Sartain
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