Leadership Quarterly

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 […]

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 […]

High Forms of The Reactive: Experiments on The Other Side of Fear

October, 2013 | by Dan Holden
I had just climbed to Inspiration Point, overlooking Santa Barbara, and was on my way down when I got the call that would change everything. My younger sister, Nikki, told me she had just been diagnosed with Stage Four ovarian cancer. When she died 22 months later her passing awakened […]

High Forms of The Reactive: Experiments on The Other Side of Fear

October, 2013 | by Dan Holden
I had just climbed to Inspiration Point, overlooking Santa Barbara, and was on my way down when I got the call that would change everything. My younger sister, Nikki, told me she had just been diagnosed with Stage Four ovarian cancer. When she died 22 months later her passing awakened […]

Knowledge and Wisdom: A Practitioner’s Path To Flight

April, 2013 | by Shannon Schultz
In the Fall of 2005, I had the unexpected privilege of shuttling Meg Wheatley to the Atlanta airport. Little did she know she was in for a 20-minute career counseling session for an ambitious and committed young me. I confessed to her a closely held conflict between what I was […]

Gamefilming – Developing an Extraordinary Awareness to Becoming Highly Effective

March, 2013 | by Tim JohnPress
About seven years ago I had the opportunity of doing my Leadership Circle certification with my good friend and mentor Bob Anderson, though at the time it didn’t seem like one. I was distracted for much of the certification, too preoccupied at the time with a rapidly growing consulting firm […]

What is Your Leadership Imperative?

July, 2012 | by Andrew Bennett
We live in a world of increasing ambiguity, uncertainty, volatility, and market disruption where leaders must have the ability to continually reinvent their organizations in response to accelerated change.

The Leadership Circle Leadership Development System

May, 2012 | by Andrew Bennett
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking on behalf of The Leadership Circle at The Conference Board Executive Coaching Conference in New York City.

Why Leadership Development is a Process, Not an Event

March, 2012 | by Jonathan Hulsh
For over eight years I’ve had the privilege of engaging in nearly a thousand conversations with decision-makers in a variety of medium to large organizations.

There Is No Safe Path to Leadership

February, 2012 | by Bob Anderson
The core tension that we manage as adults, in my opinion, and especially as leaders, is the tension between purpose and safety. Each of us is oriented toward a purpose that desires to come through our lives.

Flexibility, Agility, Innovation (Part 3)

November, 2011 | by Bob Anderson
The Leadership Circle Profile contains the most complete set of dimensions for increasing a leader’s or an organization’s innovative capacity, flexibility, and agility. However, this fact is only the beginning of the argument for why The Leadership Circle Profiles are designed for this outcome. The main reason has to do with the relationship between complexity and consciousness.

Flexibility, Agility, Innovation (Part 1)

September, 2011 | by Bob Anderson
Flexibility, agility, and innovation are qualities most leaders and organizations want to acquire or amplify. Since these dimensions are not labeled as such in Leadership Circle Profile reports, it may seem that our assessments are not as effective as they might be at helping leaders and organizations make significant improvements in these areas. Quite the contrary.

Searching in All the Wrong Places…

April, 2011 | by Bob Anderson
Recently, one of our Certified Consultants, a great friend of The Leadership Circle, posted an unknown competitor’s list of competencies and associated definitions on our LinkedIn site.

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