There’s an old advertising adage that goes, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” What’s true in advertising is probably even worse for most leadership development programs. Organizations spend over $3.5 billion dollars on leadership development worldwide each year. Unfortunately, much of this money is wasted because a wrong or incomplete approach to leadership development is chosen that doesn’t lead to sustained leadership growth. Based on decades of research, human behavior analysis and personal teaching experience, there are 5 critical gaps in most leadership development programs.Continue reading “The 5 Critical Gaps in Your Leadership Development”
I was deep into working on my next leadership book last week when I received a phone call. I was prepared to ignore it or send it to voicemail since I figured it was another car warranty extension or student loan reduction call when I saw my mentor, Jerry O. Williams’s face on my phone. Several years ago, I started adding pictures to my contacts so I don’t even have to read the name of the caller, but I can see their face, even from across the room.Continue reading “An Update on ‘Tales from the Leadership Front’ – A Lifetime of Mentoring”
Check out my live discussion on leadership with Rollis Fontenot III for the HRMaximizer Growth. Click on the link below to watch the session on LinkedIn.Continue reading “Growth Mondays Elite Leadership Discussion”
On this day when we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I thought I’d examine his legacy from a different point of view. We all recognize him as a great leader and a great orator, but did you know he was also a master storyteller?Continue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King Was Also a Great Storyteller”
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
Words still very true today!
This is a great article about Johnese Spisso, President of UCLA Health. The article recounts her incredible leadership origin story and her commitment to inclusivity and mentorship. It’s definitely a must read.
We added this article to our Leadership Resources Library, with it becoming the only article featured in 3 categories: stories, mentoring and diversity & inclusion. Check it out in our library.Continue reading “WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHT: JOHNESE SPISSO”
“True leadership is revealed in the time of a crisis!”
– J. Bryan Bennett
In 2020, leaders were challenged by numerous crises, including a global pandemic, racial injustice and changing business models. This has been a stressful time for the many executives I regularly talk to and for many of the people who work for them.
That’s why we decided to add “Leading During a Crisis” and “Leading With Diversity & Inclusion” categories to the “Special Leadership Topics” section of our Leadership Resource Library. Like all of our categories, these libraries include some of the top leadership resources curated from leading online sources. Try it out today with a free 30-day trial. Just click on the link for more information.
There’s a reason the rearview mirror is so small and the windshield is so big.
Where you’re headed is much more important than what’s behind you.
What leadership lessons did you learn in 2020 that you are taking into 2021? Which lessons do you want to leave in 2020?Continue reading “Leadership Lessons From 2020”
Ongoing leadership learning is critical to continued growth and lessons are everywhere. The year 2020 was tough for us all, therefore Professor Bennett has developed some educational, entertaining and engaging speaking topics for 2021. Live events are being booked for post July 1st and virtual events all year. Read more about his speaking and schedule him.Continue reading “Inspiring Leadership Speaking Topics for 2021!”