What are the 5 key elements that drive effective Leadership in 2010 and beyond?

We talk a lot about ‘transformational leadership’ as being the kind of leadership necessary to transform organizations but the term is still not commonly understood.  In this post we talk about the key components to consider when discussing, assessing and developing leaders. Based on years of research, consulting, and coaching, we have developed a model […]

5 Keys to Being an Outstanding Team Member

It is not enough to be an exceptional level five leader; you must also work effectively with others. Even super heroes work together just like Batman and Robin. A key differentiator for professional growth is how well you work with others. We can all think of times where we could have accomplished a task easier […]

Setting a Vision For Your Company’s Future

This blog post is the first in a series of posts that explores my work with MT Business Technologies during our second year of work.  To learn more about the first year, please read the article published in Integral Leadership Review in January 2010. I met the client at a leadership workshop on developing transformational […]

Prioritizing Business Success Through Organizational Transformation

MM:  You know, Belinda, I have been a change management consultant for about 20 years now.  From what I am seeing now, in this time of huge transition both economically and in the philosophy of business, I’m thinking that the most effective way to support companies is to offer a targeted package to help senior […]

Leading in Uncharted Territory – New Rule #10 – Keep an attitude of experimentation

We do not have “right answers” we have hypotheses to be tested and refined. In our exploration of Leading in Uncharted Territory, rule 10 is: Keep an attitude of experimentation – we do not have “right answers” we have hypotheses to be tested and refined. As we think about our current environment where the old […]

Thanksgiving and Gratefulness

I am making this post on Thanksgiving Day 2009 so I want to talk about gratefulness and the role it plays in my professional life. It is an important part of my personal and leadership practice (practice – something I continue to do because it is never complete), By thinking about what I am grateful […]

Leading in Uncharted Territory – Rule #9 – Measure, Learn and Refine

In our exploration of Leading in Uncharted Territory, rule 9 is: Measure results, learn and refine approaches (also called dynamic steering). As we think about our current environment, good measurement systems and processes are critical. We find our environment changing on a regular basis and one of the most valuable elements of success is awareness […]

Leading in Uncharted Territory – Rule #8 – Create Flexible Responsive Organizations

In our exploration of Leading in Uncharted Territory, rule 8 is: Create flexible responsive organizations. As I think of leading during times of uncertainty one thing that comes to mind is selecting people who will be able to navigate the transitions we will likely face. This means having a selection process that helps to determine […]

Building Resilience So You Can Thrive in Turbulent Times

Resilience is a hot topic these days as people try to figure out how to bend with the winds of economic change without breaking. I’m reading articles that link resilience with positive self-image, courage and commitment, emotional maturity and integrity.   The challenge seems to be what to do to develop resilience when yours is […]

Navigating in Uncharted Territory – Rule #7 – Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

In our exploration of Leading in Uncharted Territory, rule 6 is: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate. As I think about leading in uncharted territory, I feel a bit like hiking and climbing. I do it, enjoy it, and I move very slowly. It is not very pretty – trying routes, making changes, then trying another. Eventually, I […]

Six Critical Steps to Preventing Failure During Organizational Transformation

For anyone who has led an organizational change, we know it can be complicated at best and at worst; it can limit your career and have a significant adverse impact on your business. In 2008, a McKinsey survey of 3,199 executives around the world found, as Kotter did in 1998, that only one transformation in […]

Navigating in Uncharted Territory – Rule #6 – Use Discipline and Rigor While Remaining Nimble

In our exploration of Leading in Uncharted Territory, rule 6 is: use discipline and rigor while remaining nimble. One of the hallmarks of our time is the level of uncertainty and the unpredictability of our environment. The stock market chase by over 1,000 points in a day. The swings from day to day are often […]