Categorized: Leadership

Values and Conflict Management

Posted Date: June 22, 2016

Social psychologist Dr. Edgar Schein in his book Organizational Culture and Leadership defines culture as: “The culture of a group can now be defined as a pattern of shared basic assumptions learned by a group as it solved its problems of external adaption and internal integration, which has worked well enough to be considered valid and,… Read more »

Leading with Humility

Posted Date: June 22, 2016

I have learned that in the context of leadership if you are not learning you are not leading. Every experience is an opportunity to learn to improve performance the next time. A leader must have humility to learn from their team members and their experiences. Leaders who practice humility understand that the organization is successful… Read more »

5 Things to Consider: How Your Team Experiences Your Leadership

Posted Date: June 15, 2016

I recently celebrated my 47th birthday, or another way to frame it is that I am halfway to 94. As I reflect, I think a lot about leadership. I spent the last 28 years of my life in the U.S. Army, mostly in leadership positions or an instructor position developing future leaders. It is something… Read more »

10 Things that Require Zero Talent

Posted Date: May 4, 2016

Leadership lessons are everywhere. Recently, a graphic has been floating around social media titled, “10 Things That Require Zero Talent.”  They are simple leadership characteristics that you do not have to have an innate talent for, but can work at to build your leadership capabilities and get results. These ten words really resonated with me,… Read more »

From Routine to Impactful

Posted Date: April 20, 2016

In a recent conversation with a faculty member, he told me about his experiences trying to increase the collaboration between his direct reports. On a regular basis, he holds a lab meeting to make sure everyone is on the same page and to resolve any outstanding issues. This semester, he started trying to include more team-building exercises into… Read more »

Leading Self

Posted Date: February 16, 2016

During coaching sessions, coaches have to focus their attention on the team member’s agenda for coaching. At the same time, they need to be aware of their own emotions during the sessions and how those emotions might impact the person being coached. Coaches need to practice self-awareness and self-regulation, which are components of emotional intelligence. When coaches aware… Read more »