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2016 ICF Australasia Conference – Padraig O’Sullivan Interview

November, 2016 | by Douglas Day
The Leadership Circle was the Platinum Sponsor of the International Coach Federation Conference held on the Gold Coast in Australia recently. Two of our Directors, Padraig O’Sullivan and Roma Gaster delivered keynote and break out presentations on ‘How does our IOS hold treasures to our unlocked potential’ and ‘Exploring Team […]

My Story with the Leadership Circle Profile and Transformational Learning, By Renee Rogers

May, 2016 | by Douglas Day
My Story with the Leadership Circle Profile and Transformational Learning Renee Rogers   More than two decades is a long time to be with one company, and as I moved past this milestone, I increasingly felt bone-tired and finished. “You can stick a fork in me, I’m so done,” I […]

Patriarchy to Partnership

January, 2016 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
Patriarchy to Partnership Navigating two journeys. By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams In the pursuit of competitive advantage most organizations are actively working to shift their cultures from Patriarchy to Partnership. This means transforming reactive, hierarchical, siloed, top-down cultures into bottom-up, engaged, adaptive, innovative, open, fast, agile, creative, lean, flat, […]

Reactive to Creative Leadership

December, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
Reactive to Creative Leadership All leaders will experience two major movements. By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams Two major movements happen in the self (in its inner game) as it transforms from Reactive to Creative Leadership. The first movement has to do with a shift in how we optimize the […]

Update Your Internal Operating System

December, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
Update Your Internal Operating System Rewrite your core beliefs to transform leadership. By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams One of the most transformative practices is to see into and rewrite our Internal Operating System (IOS) code. Our IOS is made up of well-patterned beliefs, assumptions, and mental models. Most of […]

A Universal Model of Leadership

November, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
A Universal Model of Leadership Developing leaders for the complexity they face. By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams We must accelerate the pace at which we can develop leaders for the complex realities of today’s business environment. The pace of development must at a minimum keep pace with the rate […]

Five Levels of Leadership

November, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
Five Levels of Leadership Your structure of mind drives your level of leadership. By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams Leaders develop through a series of sequential stages that are universal and invariant. To ignore this reality is to jeopardize our efforts to transform organizations and develop effective leaders. No organization […]

Reactive Leadership

November, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
Reactive Leadership Three different types By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams Our research suggests that most leaders (70 to 80%) are leading Reactively. They do so through one of three different Reactive Types. Each type has very different strengths and limitations. Because these types are quite different, unless there is […]

The Six Systems of Organizational Effectiveness

November, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
The Six Systems of Organizational Effectiveness How healthy is your leadership system? By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams When the Leadership System functions effectively, performance improves. The Leadership System is the central organizing system that must deliver on all functions owned by the Top Team or C-suite. These functions include […]

Dive Into the Universal Model of Leadership

October, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
Dive Into the Universal Model of Leadership Where are you in the five stages of leader development? By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams Our Universal Model of Leadership helps explain how extraordinary leadership develops and how to accelerate its development. Many well-intentioned improvement initiatives fall short of intended results because […]

Mastering Leadership Transcends Skill Alone – Hone your inner game and outer game.

October, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
Mastering Leadership Transcends Skill Alone Hone your inner game and outer game. By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams Mastery in anything, from sports to the arts to leadership, requires well-practiced capability mediated by a highly mature interiority—a well-honed Outer Game arising on a highly evolved Inner Game. Both are essential. […]

You Are Necessary — And Insufficient (Increasing your Collective Leadership Effectiveness will give you a competitive advantage.)

October, 2015 | by Bob Anderson & Bill Adams 
One Promise of Leadership is this: We shall lead effectively and seek to become more effective. Yet developing leadership effectiveness is rarely a leadership priority. It is often relegated to a staff function that struggles for attention and relevance amid competing priorities. At The Leadership Circle we conducted research into […]

The Promise of Leadership – Clear the high bar of expectation, By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams

October, 2015 | by Douglas Day
When we step into positions of leadership, we make a set of promises in the form of expectations. We all expect certain things from our leaders, and these expectations constitute the Promise of Leadership. Leadership expectations come in two forms: 1) Explicit: expressed expectations for certain outcomes that come with […]

Book Announcement! – Mastering Leadership

September, 2015 | by Douglas Day
Book Announcement! Mastering Leadership An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results By Bob Anderson and Bill Adams   We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our new book, Mastering Leadership. This book offers a summary and integration of our life’s work — a thorough compilation […]

White Space

August, 2015 | by Douglas Day
  Most senior leaders of today’s corporations have built the engine and chassis, filled the tank and turned the key, but in many cases, are still learning how to accelerate, shift gears, and navigate a tight corner in the matrix organizations they have built. In between the defined spaces of […]

Leadership 500 Awards

July, 2015 | by Douglas Day
What an honor it was to be recognized in this year’s Leadership 500 Awards that took place this past March. Full Circle Group & The Leadership Circle won First Place for Large Leadership Partner and Provider. Our very own Carl Benscoter, Senior Vice President of Global Growth and Client Relations […]

Taking leadership development to the next level in the Middle East and North Africa

June, 2015 | by Douglas Day
Taking leadership development to the next level in the Middle East and North Africa The Leadership Circle is now entering the Middle East and North Africa. Bill Adams, the CEO, stated, “We have had good experiences here. Our global clients have run programs with us involving executives in the region, […]

Fifth Annual Asia Pacific Conference – Navigating Waves of Complexity

May, 2015 | by Douglas Day
In case you missed this years Fifth Annual Asia Pacific Conference – Navigating Waves of Complexity, we are excited to share the link to the full recording here: http://tlc.mediahouseplus.com/Sydney2015/webcast.html Here is the press release that went out just prior to the conference in case you missed that as well: Increasing complexity: […]

A Conscious Practice of Becoming

January, 2015 | by Katherine Anderson
As I reflected upon the year that has fallen away and the new one now upon us, I have been drawn to share a few thoughts that inspire me as I take stock, enliven meaningful priorities and begin anew in my personal and professional leadership practice for staying the course. […]

Recovering the Rhythms of Rest

October, 2014 | by Dave Schrader
The Technology Loop and Fred’s Sanity There’s a Portlandia episode in which the Fred is working at home, sitting at his dining room table with his laptop, tablet, and phone in front of him.  He’s checking email, updating Facebook, reading Tweets (and whatever it is that comes through Tumblr: Tumbles?), […]

INSPIRED MENTORING – A LOST ART: A guide to tapping collective expertise, heart and soul

September, 2014 | by Dan Holden
I arrived late to the gate on the mentoring train. I’ve been busy all of my life making a name for my business and myself. I’ve trained hard to know my customers and respond to what was in their best interests. Twenty-five years self-employed as an organizational consultant, I know […]

LeaderFire: The Alchemy of Transformation (An Internet Audio Series)

April, 2014 | by Bob Anderson
The Leadership Circle Profile, and its underlying Unified Model of Leadership, was developed by Bob Anderson.  His purpose was to create an assessment and development process that is deep enough and complex enough to match the complexity of the challenges leaders face today.   We know that effective leaders out perform […]

Business Results and Effective Leadership – “Effective Leaders Outperform Ineffective Leaders every time.”

March, 2014 | by W. A. (Bill) Adams
Leaders are experiencing expanding global competition, accelerating pace of change, mind-numbing complexity, and increasing instability.  We work with leaders all over the world and most are seeing a growing gap between the rate at which complexity is increasing and their own capacity to lead.  This leaves us with the questions; […]

Coming Full Circle

February, 2014 | by Betsy Leatherman
February 6, 2014, San Diego, CA Welcome to whole leadership.   By Betsy Leatherman, president of Full Circle Group After reading Bob’s transformation piece in our Leadership Quarterly, I felt compelled to write to you all.  I feel so grateful to learn from an absolute Master in the midst of his […]

Leadership Transition: An Invitation to Transformation

February, 2014 | by Bob Anderson
A week ago, The Leadership Circle announced that my role is shifting from CEO to Chief Development Officer.  This is a change I have been building toward for many years.  I have wanted this, really wanted this, and yet, as it happens my feelings are all over the place.  I […]

It’s Not The What, It’s The How

January, 2014 | by Betsy Leatherman
There is something so exciting about the fresh start that a new year offers.  It is as if the changing dates on the calendar leave us unencumbered by those patterns that have inhibited us in the past.  I can recall the days leading up to my first “big job” as […]

It's Not The What, It's The How

January, 2014 | by Betsy Leatherman
There is something so exciting about the fresh start that a new year offers.  It is as if the changing dates on the calendar leave us unencumbered by those patterns that have inhibited us in the past.  I can recall the days leading up to my first “big job” as […]

Leading Into The Future

December, 2013 | by Bob Anderson
Enhancing the creative capacity of the organization to create its desired future is the simple definition of leadership RCSA International Conference keynote presenter Bob Anderson formulated many years ago. This definition remains highly relevant today, as it responds directly to key themes that emerged from the most recent IBM CEO […]

Setting 2014 Leadership Goals

November, 2013 | by Douglas Day
2014 is just around the corner. As you think about setting goals to improve your leadership, keep these principles in mind. Set SMART Goals Specific–Set clear and defined goals. If goals are too vague or general, they are harder to achieve. Measureable–Create ways to measure the success of your goals. […]

Ever Been in a Meeting With a Bunch of Posers? They Don’t Want to be There Either.

November, 2013 | by Dave Schrader
The Rant: Is there anyone besides me who hates those stock photos of “business people” that appear in the brochures and websites for conferences, business schools, and cell phone companies?  It seems that every time business people are represented they’re in this standard configuration: there’s the good-looking white guy (often […]

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