Selected Leadership Articles
Learning and supporting others in their learning is key to effective leadership in a world where entire industries transform in a few short years. The articles below may be useful to you or others, many of which will be included in the ebook, Transformational Leadership: Generating Possibility Through Conscious Conversation.
From GREY, the lifestyle journal
Excited about that promotion, or new opportunity? Yet, you’ve heard some things and feel something nagging at you. Pay attention! Sometimes that great new role is not what it seems. Are you getting on a career success rocket ship, or entering the Twilight Zone?
What if getting to that next level in your career, your life was about increasing your aliveness? These three practices will support you with that. Jackie wrote this for GREY.
From CIO Magazine
Jackie Sloane was interviewed and quoted on the importance of developing relationships with other leaders, including learning what matters to them, asking more questions to better understand requests and what the underlying issue is, as well as sharing your thinking, so they better understand why you may need to say "no," and respect you for it.
From Fast Company
Jackie Sloane Interview -- Career advancement is fraught with highs and lows. Jackie Sloane was interviewed by Fast Company on what to do when you're passed over for a promotion.
From the Executive Coach column of Executive Travel, an American Express/Time Inc. publication
What's your executive presence done for you lately? -- Executive presence compels others to listen and act. The lack of it can hold you back professionally. Could yours work better for you?
Mastering Executive Transition: a Dynamic Approach -- A new leadership role can be thrilling, career-making, transformative -- and utterly disorienting and disastrous. How can you plan for uncertainty and the unexpected?
Leader as Coach: Could developing your skills improve results? -- Could developing your coaching skills improve your results as a leader?
The alchemy of managing up -- Collaborate with those who have the power to determine your destiny and transform what's possible
Assume positive intent: don't underestimate the power of compassion and curiosity -- Underestimate the power of curiosity and compassion at your own peril
Mastering executive politics -- "I don't do politics" is not an effective strategy
The secret life of goals -- How to set goals for yourself and others that propel you to new levels of accomplishment
Building bench strength -- Build bench strength dealing with daily leadership challenges
Retaining the talent that drives your success -- As the economic recovery builds are you at risk of losing your top talent?
Leadership conversations that generate results -- What we say and do impacts who we are and what we can produce
How CEOs create a culture that accelerates success -- Practices, structures, what you say and don't say can define what is and is not possible in an organization
From Leadership in Action, a Center for Creative Leadership publication
Leaders: Relationships are key to effective leadership -- How important are relationships to effective leadership? Read what several leaders say about it.
Versions of these first appeared on The Catalyst Ranch blog
Using a Highly Interactive Retreat to Launch a Transformation -- What shift are you looking to make in your organization? Could creating a transformational retreat support you?
Leading the Transformational Retreat -- Your next leadership retreat can be a turning point for your organization, leading to breakthroughs