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Why So Many Leadership Programs Ultimately Fail

Why So Many Leadership Programs Ultimately Fail | Coaching Leaders |

In other words, the critical challenge of leadership is, mostly, the challenge of emotional courage.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 16, 2013 6:54 AM

Provocative post here by Peter Bregman on the need to apply the leadership lessons back to the workplace, specifically the emotional courage needed to give work through uncomfortable situations, provide direct feedback and be vulnerable. 


From the post:


The only way to teach courage is to require it of people. To offer them opportunities to draw from the courage they already have. To give them opportunities to step into real situations they find uncomfortable and truly take the time to connect with the sensations that come with that.


For example, most leadership programs give people feedback from anonymously collected forms they and their colleagues fill out before the program. That's safe.


In the leadership week I conduct for senior leaders, I have people give each other real feedback, in real time, face-to-face with each other, based on what they're witnessing in the program.


That's courageous.


And the more they take those kinds of risks during the week — risks to be vulnerable, to communicate hard things, to listen to hard things, to try a new behavior — the more they will take those same risks in real life, when it matters most.

Mike Doherty's curator insight, August 16, 2013 11:09 AM

Have you tried a leadership program? Did it work for you?


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12 Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations

12 Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations | Coaching Leaders |
Take your leadership skills to the next level by getting comfortable with confrontation. Here are 12 ways to diffuse difficult people.

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EQRocks's curator insight, March 28, 2013 10:52 PM

We all have an inner, EQ-savvy voice that tells us when we need to have a difficult conversation with someone... Do it... these should help!

Patricia Clason's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:13 AM

Great ideas, add this one: Appreciate what is good about your difficult person. It shifts your attitude about the person and the conversation!

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 24, 2013 8:33 PM

"The consequence of not having that uncomfortable conversation is costly. A CPP Inc. study of workplace conflict reveals that employees in the U.S. spend roughly 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. Thirty-three percent of employees report that the conflict led to personal injury and attacks, and 22 percent report that it led to illness and absence from work. Ten percent report that project failure was a direct result of conflict. A similar study by Psychometrics in Canada, showed that 32 percent of employees have to deal with conflict regularly. More alarming is a recent study by Accenture revealing that, even in this challenging economic climate, 35 percent of employees leave their jobs voluntarily because of internal politics."

Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.