The truths of CBL are universal and unchanging. Whether you hold a formal leadership position or step up and lead when the situation requires it, and no matter what type of leader you may be, these truths are the cornerstones of a foundation upon which your personal leadership philosophy and style can be built.
A capability is the ability to perform a task or activity, whereas capacity is the amount of a task or activity that can be effectively performed.
These three simple lessons served me well in every job: we cannot dodge the rain; put the paper in the tube; listen to more than words.
Here are six questions leaders can start asking right away to begin communicating intentionally and deliberately, make best use of their communication capacity, strengthen key relationships, and develop the trust necessary to achieve enduring leadership success.
Expanding Your NoCabulary: Answer and Response The words used by leaders and their organizations reflect their mindset and their mindset is reflected in the words they use, so to shift a mindset and begin looking at challenges in new ways, changing common vocabulary...
Often leaders face their greatest challenges when navigating through shades of gray rather than facing clear decisions between right and wrong. To lead, one cannot rely solely on cold logical calculus, but must balance many different factors: logic, context, situation, outcomes, and extended ramifications. Leaders must demonstrate a measure of flexibility in thinking and action while remaining true to their guiding principles.
We start coaching and consulting relationships with one or More no-cost “zero calls” during which we ask all sorts of frank and intrusive questions about your leadership style, your mission, and your organization.
Leaders and organizations that practice effective CBL and use it to prioritize and strengthen relationships with Key Publics are better able to look out over the horizon, anticipate issues that may result in unwanted change, and address them before they become a crisis.
From my earliest days as a young Marine Corps officer I would set aside time to meet personally with every one of my Marines and explain my leadership philsophy. One of the things I would tell them is, "If I can trust you to choose whether or not to take a life, I can...