Leadership Quarterly

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Broken Ankles and Leadership Transitions

July, 2013 | by Dave Schrader
I didn’t shovel snow at all this past year. I live in an area with lots of it, every winter. We have a large driveway, and I watched my wife, Andi, shovel it all. My leg was broken, and I was just sitting around healing. The day before Thanksgiving, I […]

This Is The Leadership World (Do Not Be Afraid)

May, 2013 | by Dan Holden
This article for business leaders begins with an admonition that curiously shows up in all the world’s religions. Author and minister Frederick Beuchner summed it best when he wrote, “Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Do not be afraid.” I remembered this when a colleague asked […]

Becoming a Creatively Maladjusted Leader

February, 2013 | by Dan Holden
The Rev. Martin Luther King announced in a 1963 speech he was “…Proud to be maladjusted.” There are certain realities, he argued, we should not entertain and need not adjust to as people and leaders. I have reflected on my own call to action this year and find, in Dr. […]

A New Journey for a New Year

January, 2013 | by Katherine Anderson
Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year to you all! Hoping this one is better than the last. We are glad to be on this journey with you, and 2012 surely was a journey. Amongst Certifications, Authentic Leader, Leadership Profiles and Culture Surveys, The Leadership Circle held its very first […]

Leadership Doorways: A Different Kind of Dialogue Can Transform the Results Your Organization Gets

October, 2012 | by Dan Holden
I was an eighteen-year-old college student when, two months into my first semester, I received word that a boyhood friend had been killed in a highway accident. My family told me to stay at school; there was no need to join the many people who would no doubt be at the […]

Tips on How to Assess Management's Effectiveness

September, 2012 | by Greg Lourey
How does a board, often made up of non-executive directors, assess the quality of the management team and its ability to deal with a world of increasing complexity? Greg Lourey, Commercial & Governance Director at The Leadership Circle Asia Pacific, provides some answers. Firstly, Lourey believes executives need to develop […]

Tips on How to Assess Management’s Effectiveness

September, 2012 | by Greg Lourey
How does a board, often made up of non-executive directors, assess the quality of the management team and its ability to deal with a world of increasing complexity? Greg Lourey, Commercial & Governance Director at The Leadership Circle Asia Pacific, provides some answers. Firstly, Lourey believes executives need to develop […]

Spiritual Boot Camp for Top Executives

August, 2012 | by Andrew Bennett
In May, Bob Anderson, Founder and CEO of The Leadership Circle, was in Australia to speak at The Leadership Circle Asia Pacific Conference, Wisdom at Work: Developing Leaders for a Complex World. His visit was covered by The Australian, Australia’s largest newspaper, in an article entitled, “Spiritual Boot Camp for […]

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.

People Don’t Care How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care

June, 2012 | by Michael O'Connor
After weeks of procrastination, I finally gave in and took the family laptop to the technical support desk at one of those big box electronics stores.

The Leadership Circle Operational Updates

April, 2012 | by Laura Rerucha
This past year has resulted in a transformation for both The Leadership Circle and myself; a year ago I could have never imagined the powerful outcomes I’m currently witnessing.

The Spirit of Leadership

December, 2011 | by Andrew Bennett
“The organizational system cannot operate at a higher level of performance than the consciousness of its leadership.” This statement, made by The Leadership Circle’s Founder and CEO Bob Anderson, highlights a fundamental truth that eludes most leadership development initiatives. In our white paper, The Spirit of Leadership, Bob explains how to develop the level of consciousness required to lead in the midst of escalating complexity and demands.

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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