Positive conspiracies! (On trust)

This is the fourth in a series focused on the characteristics that, in combination, allow rare BOLD leaders to accomplish what others struggle to do: drive innovation and transformative change. In other words – they move their organizations forward beyond whatever exists today into exciting opportunities. They do this effectively, bringing others with them, achieving meaningful results. I’ve included personal reflections about some of my own change experiences and what I’ve learned along the way. This is a post about trust. Very often when we talk about leadership and trust, the focus is on whether followers have trust in their leaders. That…

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Make my decisions better! (On empathy)

This is the third in a series focused on the characteristics that, in combination, allow rare BOLD leaders to accomplish what others struggle to do: drive innovation and transformative change. In other words – they move their organizations forward beyond whatever exists today into exciting opportunities. They do this effectively, bringing others with them, achieving meaningful results. I’ve included personal reflections about some of my own change experiences and what I’ve learned along the way. The BOLD leaders I meet and interview have time and again reminded me of something I learned in grad school working on creative writing projects: listening to…

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Laugh if you want! (On confidence)

This is the second in a series focused on the characteristics that, in combination, allow rare BOLD leaders to accomplish what others struggle to do: drive innovation and transformative change. In other words – they move their organizations forward beyond whatever exists today into exciting opportunities. They do this effectively, bringing others with them, achieving meaningful results. I’ve included personal reflections about some of my own change experiences and what I’ve learned along the way. The first time I was tapped to lead a large change initiative, I was just 30, working for a regional banking company in a division that was…

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Better, more interesting answers are out there! (On curiosity)

This is the first in a series focused on the characteristics that, in combination, allow rare BOLD leaders to accomplish what others struggle to do: drive innovation and transformative change. In other words – they move their organizations forward beyond whatever exists today into exciting opportunities. They do this effectively, bringing others with them, achieving meaningful results. I’ve included personal reflections about some of my own change experiences and what I’ve learned along the way.  The other day I was doing some research for an upcoming presentation and came across a couple articles where someone said a version of this: Organizations that…

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