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Why Leaders Must Leverage Systems Awareness

Systems in organizations become so entrenched in company culture that it seems only an act of supernatural power can effect change. This is why so many change efforts and mergers fail. Like human biology, organizational systems have a powerful immune system operating...

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Optimal Leadership: Systems Awareness

In exploring The Leadership Circle Profile, the five competencies that lead to optimal leadership are: Relating (Cornerstone) Self-Awareness Authenticity (Bedrock) Systems Awareness Achieving (Cornerstone) I discussed Relating here, and Self-Awareness here, and...

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Optimal Leadership: Authenticity Required

A cornerstone of optimal leadership is authenticity. Without being genuine and truthful and having integrity across all situations, a leader can't build trust and inspire followers. According to researchers and authors of The Leadership Circle Profile, there are five...

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5 Factors of Optimal Leadership: Self-Awareness

What are the qualities of optimal leadership for organizations of the future? What do we know about effective leaders who drive strong business performance? The best leaders are skilled at connecting with others, they are self- aware, they speak congruently and act...

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Creative Leadership: Are You Relating Effectively?

The ability of a leader to relate well with others is a hallmark of creative leadership. An effective leader brings out the best in people through their ability to create caring connections and collaborate with others. It follows then that if people want to develop...

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What Behaviors Create Optimal Leadership?

Let's say your company asks you to profile the perfect leader for the future of the business. If you were to design a list of qualities for optimal leadership, what would you include? Fortunately you don't have to do this list from scratch. Just Google it, right?...

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Is Your Reactive Leadership Holding You Back?

There is no question that many of us operate more often than not from a reactive structure of mind. Research says so, with reports from The Leadership Circle 360 assessments showing up to 75% of leaders are operating with a predominately Reactive form of mind. This...

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