Five Truths About Leadership

As we close out this decade, let’s take a cold hard look at leadership. It is probably one of the most misunderstood and misappropriated fields of study around. To help you better understand what is real from what is fluff, I have created 5 truths about leadership based on my extensive leadership experience, leadership research, interviews with executives and teaching in a top-20 university Organizational Leadership program.

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What Professional Leaders Do – Part 3: Living Leadership (video)

This is the third in the series of six videos on various aspects of professional leadership. In this video, we will discuss how professional leaders ‘live’ their vision through their daily leadership practice. Watch the video and learn more about professional leadership approach or register for one of our online leadership training programs. Tell us how you live your leadership in the comments below.

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What Professional Leaders Do – Part 1: Assessing (video)

In this video I discuss what professional leaders do. This is the first in a series of 6 videos with this one covering assessing leadership abilities and situation. Watch the video and learn more about our professional leadership approach at where you can also enroll in one of our online leadership training programs.

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Rethinking Leadership Development Utilizing a Personalized Approach

With the rate of change occurring in healthcare, today’s leaders must be well-versed in all aspects of the practice of leadership. Previous studies undertaken by the Healthcare Center of Excellence (HCOE) have indicated that leadership is the top challenge to many aspects of healthcare transformation. Managing this changing environment will require leaders to elevate their staff and organization to navigate the new maze that is healthcare. The rate of change and expectations will only expose any leadership deficiencies.

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The Professional Leadership Difference

The one-size-fits-all approach to leadership development offered by other programs doesn’t consider an individual’s personality and capabilities. You can’t learn ‘skill x’ one day and expect to be a better leader the next. True leadership growth requires ongoing development and feedback.

What is billed as leadership development today is usually focused on leadership as a skill. It actually is a process that must be prescribed and practiced every day using the same approach taken by professional athletes worldwide for decades.

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