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Leadership Development Methodologies: What Do People Really Want?

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

It was the aftermath of 9/11, and The Leadership Trust® noticed a preponderance of die-hard workaholic managers and executives showing an almost overnight interest in rekindling their family fires. How did this impact the delivery of our leadership development programs? This signaled what Generations X and Y really want in a leadership program. We thus made […]

Coach K’s Key to National Championship is also Key to Highly Effective Leadership: “Attitude is Never a Problem…Allows for Creativity.”

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

Managers can learn a lot about effective leadership from Coach K’s comments following Duke’s 2015 National Championship for men’s basketball last night. When managers catch on to what creates team cohesion and collaboration at its best, they also get to enjoy team harmony, all because attitude is never an issue or problem.  Coach K talks […]

Avoiding Confrontation Erodes Credibility and Trust: Part II

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

Part I (posted on November 12, 2014) offered when conscientious people learn they are perceived as shirking responsibility and untrustworthy any time they avoid conflict or confrontation, they become motivated to have that much needed conversation. By considering a “confrontation” as simply a “conversation,” you can dissipate your fear level which resultantly increases the likelihood […]

“Leadership Workshop for Me? How Insulting!”

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If you have ever had work associates respond this way upon offering them a leadership workshop (or maybe felt this way yourself at such an invitation), your company culture may suffer from trust issues. If you are someone they trust, they will attend. If you are someone they do not trust, then you need to […]

Avoiding Confrontation Erodes Credibility and Trust

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

When conscientious people learn they are perceived as shirking responsibility whenever they avoid conflict or confrontation, they become motivated to step up to the plate and have that much needed conversation. Anytime people are perceived as shirking responsibility, trust erodes, and their credibility is undermined. The word confrontation comes from the Greek word that means […]

Self-awareness and Office Renovations

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

We’re doing some major renovations in our office kitchen and bathroom areas and have some self-awareness reflections to share regarding customer service. Labor includes electricians, plumbers, and skilled labor, which means, most importantly, a project manager to coordinate all this. Our own clients know that self-awareness is really other-awareness, and we find that those who […]

Revisiting the Law of Polarities: My Blunders in Sales

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

My biggest blunder in sales during my earlier years was related to when “more is less”. I would oversell. I honestly just couldn’t see how someone would NOT want our hallmark PLDP, so I figured I must be leaving out something. Or maybe they needed more proof. I finally resorted to another version of the law of […]

“Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss?”

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

Drawing upon a submission to The Leadership Trust® LinkedIn Group from Michelle Poche Flaherty  (Founder & President, City on a Hill Consulting, Inc.), I find fascinating this recent HBR article by Zenger and Folkman on “Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss?”. Sometimes when I present to audiences interested in leadership topics, I ask […]

A Compelling Lesson from Hummingbirds: Attracting Abundance in Business

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

Unbelievable! I just replenished a bottle of a nectar concoction for my backyard hummingbirds. Five can easily feed from this bottle and could feed nonstop for an indefinite period of time (thanks to my watchful eye to provide such abundance). Despite all this, the aggression I witness among these birds eliminates any from enjoying this […]

Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos: Leadership and the Art of Winning and Losing Graciously

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

The other day I watched “Michael Phelps equal the record for medals won by an Olympic athlete when he claimed silver in the final of the 200m butterfly as Chad le Clos of South Africa took victory with the final stroke.” But what I observed next was perhaps a stunned Phelps seemingly snub the friendly attempt […]