The Mindful Leadership Blog

Just In! 60% of new managers fail in the first two years

July 11th, 2019

What’s hot? Imagine a 60% failure rate. Three days out of five your transportation into work would not be operable.  O.l. .6 .e..e.s .. a .8 ..t.e. .e.t ..u.d ..p.a  (Only 16 letters of a 39 letter text would appear). Only 4 in 10 of your employees would be able to do their jobs.  Unacceptable!  […]

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Just In! Put the Annual Review Process out of its Misery

June 6th, 2019

What’s hot? Accenture, Adobe, GE, and IBM are only a few organizations that have abandoned the annual performance review. So what? The reasons sighted by most firms for ditching their annual performance appraisal process: Systems are tedious, time consuming, disliked by employees and managers alike and don’t improve performance.  One report claims “the annual performance […]

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Just In! Ban Feedback if You Want People to Excel

May 23rd, 2019

What’s hot? The term “feedback” has gotten a bad rap.  It can cause managers and employees to break out in hives.  Most say that they would opt instead for a sharp stick in the eye if given the option.  That’s because hearing about what’s wrong/what didn’t work/how you screwed up sparks the old fight or […]

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Just In! Annual Reviews Cost Big Bucks and Kill Motivation

May 9th, 2019

What’s hot? The Corporate Executive Board reports that the average manager spends 210 hours and the average employee spends 40 hours annually on performance management activities.  Multiply those numbers by the average hourly pay of each and then multiply it by the number of employees in each category to get an idea of what your […]

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Just In! The Magic of Workship

April 25th, 2019

What’s hot? Workship! The capacity to tend to the task at hand with intense care, service and devotion (even love!).  The ability to bring one’s whole being to the task at hand—heart and head—all of your intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological capacities—in an act of service.             So what? A […]

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Just In! The future belongs to the smart, agile and engaged (Part Three)

March 28th, 2019

What’s hot? You don’t need to be well read to know that we are in the midst of a significant organizational shift driven by technology that includes everything from big data to artificial intelligence.  The employee, leader and organization of tomorrow needs to be smart, agile and passionately engaged or connected.  Complex theories about what […]

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Just In! The Future Belongs To The Smart, Agile And Engaged (Part Two)

March 14th, 2019

What’s hot? You don’t need to be well-read to know that we are in the midst of a significant organizational shift driven by technology that includes everything from big data to artificial intelligence.  The employee, leader and organization of tomorrow needs to be smart, agile and passionately engaged or connected.  Complex theories about what that […]

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Just In! The Future Belongs To The Smart, Agile And Engaged (Part One)

February 28th, 2019

What’s hot? You don’t need to be well read to know that we are in the midst of a significant organizational shift driven by technology that includes everything from big data to artificial intelligence.  The employee, leader and organization of tomorrow needs to be smart, agile and passionately engaged or connected.  Complex theories about what […]

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Just In! Help employees at all levels boost their leadership effectiveness

February 14th, 2019

What’s hot? A recent study identifies the ten leadership competences that lead to success.             So what? Although there is still no one single answer to the question “what makes a great leader?” there are some things successful leaders have in common.  According to a study of 300,000 business leaders […]

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Just In! Are Leaders Born Or Made?

January 31st, 2019

            What’s hot? Studies indicate that leadership tends to be only 30% genetic.*  Leadership can be learned. So what? Before you invest time and money in leadership development courses, it is crucial to recognize that although leadership can be learned, not everyone can learn to be a leader.  A recent […]

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Just In! Build Leadership Skills at Every Level to Build a Better Business

January 17th, 2019

What’s hot? Leadership must be developed and practiced by employees at all levels of an organization in order to create meaningful work and organizational results*.         So what? When you provide opportunities for people to develop leadership skills and exercise leadership you get the most from managers and employees alike, achieve strategic […]

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Just In! 33 Questions to Rock and Unlock Your World

January 3rd, 2019

What hot? A sampling of our favorite coaching questions So what? May they open up potential, hope, energy and focus for you now and throughout the year.                   What to do? Spend a few minutes now reflecting on the questions that follow and strengthen your intent and […]

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Just In! Awe

December 20th, 2018

What’s hot? What a great time to start something new—at this time of year. ‘Tis the season we look to the past with fondness, the present with awe, and the future with great expectations.  It’s a rare time for many, a time where we actually stop to reflect, renew, restore, and re-create. So what? There’s […]

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Just In! The Magic of Workship

December 6th, 2018

What’s hot? Workship! The capacity to tend to the task at hand with intense care, service and devotion (even love!).  The ability to bring one’s whole being to the task at hand—heart and head—all of your intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological capacities—in an act of service.   So what? A recent Gallop survey of 7,500 […]

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Just In! Give Thanks to Up Engagement and Retention

November 23rd, 2018

What’s Hot: The time of year is fast approaching when we in the States officially take a day off to reflect and give thanks – something that is easy to overlook in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The same holds true in organizations where the impact of gratitude and recognition is just as […]

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Just In! Build Leadership Bench Strength Better, Faster, Cheaper

November 8th, 2018

What’s hot? Over the past 19 years, there has been such a significant slippage in leadership bench strength (leaders who can step in immediately to replace those retiring or moving on) that only 14% of companies surveyed report strong bench strength.*  It is time to face reality and re-examine traditional leadership development activities. So what? […]

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Just In! Why Leadership Development Doesn’t Work

October 25th, 2018

What’s hot? Leadership development and training programs are a $14 billion industry*.  Despite this, a whopping 75% of organizations report that their leadership development programs lack effectiveness**. So what? Corporate execs, T&D and HR managers need to develop new learning models that fit the needs of 21st century supervisors and aspiring leaders.  This is the […]

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Just In! Watching Videos Does NOT Build Leadership Skills

October 11th, 2018

What’s hot? Social media platforms have made it easy to record, share, and access instructional videos.  However, research published in Psychological Science* reveals that “merely watching others could cause people to attempt skills that they might not be ready or able to perform themselves”.               So what? In today’s time-crunched, […]

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