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What Can Corporations Learn About Leadership Development from the Boy Scouts?


I am proud to say that my son recently achieved the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts. Referred to in an August Wall Street Journal article as the "Ph.D. of boyhood", only about 4% of all scouts attain this rank Those who do are rightly recognized for their accomplishment and take away life-long leadership [...]

Growing Grapes and Learners


I recently accompanied an Executive MBA class from Kennesaw State University (Atlanta, GA) to Romania as they began a seven month international joint international residency program.  In advance of travel to Romania, the Kennesaw (KSU) EMBA students thoughtfully arranged for a service project at a secondary school in Valea Călugărească, a community located in the [...]

Where Are Firms Investing in Leader Development Now?


Organizations increased their investment in leadership development some 14% in 2012 over the previous year according to industry research. This marks the most significant increase in years. How are they allocating this investment? Leaders at All Levels More investment is being directed down the management chain. With limited investment at lower levels of leadership over [...]

Are You a Dishonest Leader? The February Test


Integrity. It seems that nearly every organizational competency model or values statement includes the word “integrity”. Commonly defined as a “firm adherence to a code of moral or ethical values or honesty”, it goes without saying that integrity or honesty is an important value for leaders at all levels of an organization to demonstrate. Unfortunately, [...]