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Building leaders into your team

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on May 28th, 2009    No Comments

Recently, Business Week Magazine featured a story about author Jim Colllins’ new book: How the Mighty Fall and How to Stay on Top.  He offered guidance during a discussion with a collection of Army generals, CEOs, and social sector leaders about the state of America.  One CEO asked him about his company, “When you are at the top of the world, the most powerful nation on Earth, the most successful company in your industry, the best player in your game, your very power and success might cover up the fact that you’re already on the path of decline.”

So how do you know?

Collins was inspired to write a book about it.  In his book, he offers ways to look at your company and the interactions amongst it’s leadership team to determine your current state.  Read the exerpt from his book by clicking the link below.

How the Mighty Fall: A Primer on the Warning Signs

If you find your company is on the path to decline, let us help you.  We can take your leaders and your executive team to a new level of leadership that will Improve Relationships to Improve [your] Bottom Line.

Succession planning during a recession

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on May 19th, 2009    No Comments

In companies of all sizes, succession planning should always be a consideration.  By attending one of our signature leadership development programs, we can help you with the development of future CEOs and company leaders. 

Our unique processes can help one improve a succession candidate’s existing interpersonal and leadership skills while simultaneously improving harmony in the home.  It’s clear that home affects work and vice versa, and those with more satisfying relationships at home can put greater focus on the future success of the company.

Only 15% of an employee’s career success is the result of expertise. 85% is the result of interpersonal skills. SHRM

This article in Business Week Magazine, offers a real life story about a successful CEO transition during a recession.  The Art of Succession

Join us on LinkedIn!

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on May 6th, 2009    No Comments

The Leadership Trust Group Page

The Leadership Trust® now has a group on LinkedIn! 

Join our group to participate in discussions about leadership issues, read articles that support leadership development and investing in your people, hear about our upcoming programs, and keep in touch with your fellow program graduates!

Join us on LinkedIn!

Leadership in action

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on May 4th, 2009    No Comments

There is a lot of research and advice about how to be a good leader.  Many people distingish a difference between leadership and management in many forms, the most succint of that being: Leadership is an attitude, management is a position.

Leaders are said to motivate, enhance, listen, and guide their businesses in directions that ultimately lead to success- whatever your measure may be.  Leaders are the ones focused on doing right things.

This article from the Wall Stree Journal below represents just that.  Author Raymund Flandez, takes us readers through some great stories of small businesses that are listening to their employees, and even in this tough economic climate, are able to motivate them and still guide their businesses toward success. 

Small Businesses Work Hard to Prevent Layoffs Companies Try Several Tactics to Avoid Cuts Such as Asking Workers to a Take Day Off Without Pay, Trimming Hours