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March 2, 2015 by admin
This blog is the second in a three-part series on “Managing the Movement.” The initial installment focused on a leader’s role in helping others build task-specific competence: Managing the Movement Part I: Building Competence. In the proverbial “nutshell,” that role featured…
January 5, 2015

There were a number of highly practical Situational Leadership® “sound bites” that Dr. Paul Hersey coined over the years, and we would argue none have withstood the test of time better than this one:

  • “…things are either getting better, or they are getting worse, nothing stays the same.”
He typically used that line to introduce the concepts of Development and Regression. And as we know:
  • Development” is characterized by the growth and incremental improvement an individual demonstrates when they are learning how to perform a new task
  • Regression” is characterized by the decreasing motivation an individual has to continue performing a task for which they have demonstrated at least some level of mastery
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July 23, 2014

At CLS, we have come to grips with the fact that we read a heck of a lot more than we write. This is probably the case for even the most prolific of authors (but something we wanted to “get out on the table” just in case there was any doubt). And, in our experience, when you absorb a significant cross-section of other people’s musings (i.e., books, journal articles, periodicals) there are times when whatever you have in front of you is frustratingly similar to whatever you just finished. (more…)

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July 22, 2014

In case you didn’t have a chance to attend, we were “all in” for ASTD this year. We had a booth at the Expo, we hosted a panel discussion at a concurrent session featuring five of our absolute best customers and we sponsored Networking Night at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. (more…)

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May 14, 2014

With no disrespect whatsoever to the 7000 other authors/researchers that have offered up a wide variety of alternatives over the years, we would like to begin this blog by revisiting the definition of leadership as provided by our founder, Dr. Paul Hersey:

“Leadership is an attempt to influence.”

And, leaving detailed explanation aside for a moment, we would contend that influence is the common thread you would find in each and every definition of leadership on record. Purely and simply, leaders get people to do things they wouldn’t have done otherwise. (more…)

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