It is if it doesn’t include a leadership resources management solution to help your organization identify and segment their leadership resources using a quantifiable, repeatable and unbiased assessment tool. It can be the difference between keeping and losing your best leaders, the difference between identifying and missing high potential hires, and the difference between promoting people based on leadership potential or based on prior functional success or relationships.Continue reading “Is Your Leadership Program Missing a Piece?”
Situational awareness and adaptability are the keys to effective leadership. It involves recognizing and adapting to the various influences present in any leadership encounter. Situational awareness or instinct is not something most leaders are born with but is something that evolves over time as the Leader increases in experience.Continue reading “Managing Situational Influences for Maximum Leadership Effectiveness”
My view of leadership has been honed over a 30-plus years career performing and observing leaders at all levels of management. I began codifying my leadership development vision as a professor at Judson University, in their leading Organizational Leadership program. This experience, along with additional research and personal interviews, formed the foundation for the Elite Leadership Process™ detailed in my first leadership book, Prescribing Leadership in Healthcare in 2017. Since then, I have refined my vision with additional research and interviews for second leadership book, The Path to Elite Level Leadership in 2021. Something that I’ve come to realize and accept is that many of the positions I’ve chosen on leadership are contrary to those of many of my colleagues, namely:Continue reading “A Contrarian’s Thoughts on Leadership Development”
Recently, we began releasing analysis from our Leadership Impact Assessment results. In the last newsletter, we analyzed results for the C-Level executives in the data. It’s important to measure the outcomes from leadership training, but most organizations don’t incorporate it for one reason or another. Without any way of measurement, the individual and/or organization can’t empirically know what needs to be improved.
“Without data you’re just another person with an opinion.”
– W. Edwards Deming, Data Scientist
In an ongoing leadership development training program, we conducted 3 cohorts of the Elite Leadership Training (ELT) program at a hospital in Chicago. The second cohort included leaders who reported directly or indirectly to the organization’s C-Level and other top executives to the leaders, who participated in the first cohort. The second cohort was the largest and the one which yielded the most data to analyze, which is the subject of this case study.Continue reading “Measuring Leadership: A Case Study”
Many believe that leadership growth is not something that can be quantifiably measured . Leadership experts regularly expound on how well their leadership development training works without any proof to substantiate their claims. When asked about how they know it works, the answers typically fall into 2 categories, “We can tell” or the dreaded, “We believe it worked.” Neither of these are acceptable to an organization or an individual that has spent their time and money for the training. With the right tool, a well-designed leadership development training program can easily be quantifiably measured.
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”
– Peter Drucker
Each January, I like to reflect on what I accomplished in the last year and how those actions have prepared me for the upcoming year.
Reflecting on 2021
Last year was a very big year for me and my leadership training. I had more than enough work to keep me busy. I also wrote new courses on visualizations and storytelling for a couple of universities. I spoke virtually for several conferences and webinars during the year. The highlight was “Ten [Healthcare] Leadership Lessons from the Hamilton Musical” I presented for AMN Healthcare. It was a topic I had been contemplating for a few months and happy to have a chance to develop and present it. It was well received by their participants and has been presented to other healthcare and non-healthcare organizations throughout the year with great reviews.Continue reading “Reflecting on 2021 and Preparing for 2022”
Find out in this short video. The summary points are, it’s:
1. Process-based for continuous improvement
2. Personalized to the individual’s unique abilities.
3. It incorporates a follow up and feedback loop to make sure you’re properly implementing what was learned and to monitor leadership growth.
4. It is practiced every day.
Elite Leadership Training is personalized, adaptable and measurable. Not everyone will become an Elite Level Leader, but everyone should strive for it.
There’s no time like the present to start your leadership improvement journey. Enroll today!
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“No matter which approach you take to leadership, it’s important to be authentic to who you are.”
– Chris Van Gorder
President & CEO of Scripps Health
From the book, “The Path to Elite Level Leadership.“
Learn the program. Be accountable. Improve your leadership!Continue reading “Featured Elite Level Leader – Chris Van Gorder”