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Transformational Leadership – transforming the brilliant brute!

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on March 18th, 2010    No Comments

What would you do? Let’s say you have someone on your executive or management team who fulfills the description of brilliant brute. “John is brilliant, forward thinking, driven, highly capable and knowledgeable but is inadvertently demoralizing those with whom he works.  People are publicly chastised, put down , and … well, nobody is as smart as this one-man show known as John.”  If only we could tease out the bad (that which is not working) such that his gifts and talents could catapult to a whole new level.  The boss has declared that “John” is a keeper because of the value he has added over the years but contends he “must change”.  Sound familiar? What did you do? Or what would you do?

5 Advantages of using external resources for a leadership development program

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on August 21st, 2009    1 Comment

Dan McCarthy is a great resource for leadership training.  In this article, Dan discusses the benefits of using external consultants and trainers for your organizational development needs.

1. Internal expertise may be missing.  External resources are sometimes needed when the required expertise is missing or in short supply within a company.

2. Innovation. An external resource can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas into a company.

3. Ability and willingness to take risks.  Some external trainers and consultants are more willing and able to challenge people and processes without fear of political consequences.  In other words, they can sometimes “get away” with something that an internal trainer wouldn’t dare try.  Participants are often more comfortable opening up to an outsider.

4. Better use of internal resources.  There is a cost to using internal subject matter experts and senior leaders – their time.  Taking one of your best sales managers out of the field to train means less time spent coaching sales reps and meeting with customers.

5. External resources are easier to “fire.” Let’s face it, if you’re a trainer manager, and you somehow end up with a mediocre trainer, you’re going to be spending a lot of time on coaching and performance management.  It’s much easier to replace an external resource.

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