At the Houston Exchange we work with executives and other leaders to develop proficiency in: • Leading organisational change • Leading teams • Pivotal conversations We use the Leadership Agility Accelerator™. This is a self-assessment and development tool, based on research undertaken by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs resulting in their award-winning book, Leadership Agility.
The role of a Leadership today is viewed very differently compared to a generation ago. In the last 20 years a new way of looking at leadership has emerged which views leadership as much more complex. However, irrespective of how operating environments have changed, I still see leaders behaving in ways today that are similar to how I was managed (good and bad) and it makes me wonder about what those great managers/leaders did, and […]ability, accelerator, administer, agility, anything, asked, authentic, aware, behaviour, boss, calm, change, changeleading, clarity, communication, connected, continue, conversations, courage, created, david, days, deep, development, differently, effective, emotional, enthused, environments, everyone, expertise, face, greater, growing, help, human, important, individuals, informed, inspired, intelligence, job, journey, leaders, leadership, leading, learning, level, listenedhe, manage, moods, nash, operated, organisation, personal, positive, power, presence, pressurised, ray, really, role, self-assessment, share, specific, supported, team, teamhe, think, today, tool, value, views, widely, work
When under constant pressure to deliver, achieve more with less, and carry the can when things go wrong, it is easy to forget the intense pressure leaders are experiencing today. This is costing organisations dearly in financial and human terms and it’s not sustainable. In fact, recent studies tell us that up to 75% of office workers are struggling to be productive. If that were a medical condition, it would be classed as an epidemic. […]act, affected, behaviour, believe, better, boosting, carry, circumstances, compliance, condition, creates, dearly, deepest, deliver, demonstrated, diminished, dramatically, element, empathycourteous, errorpre-judging, events, exchange, experiencing, external, feel, forget, game, help, human, identify, individuals, intense, job, judgement, leaders, leadership, loss, medical, office, others, people, performance, point, poor, powercoerciverecklessnessat, pressure, preventable, productive, raise, really, record, relationships, repair, respond, responses, saying, self-defeating, self-examination, shadow, situations, sources, stakes, stress, studies, successful, teams, things, think, triggers, trust, truthabsence, unintentional, unproductive, wellbeing, winning
What do you see in organisation where the climate is unhealthy, morale and motivation is low, senior leaders are behaving out of integrity and operational performance is poor. Typically, communication is affected in the following ways: Conversations can be of the monologue variety with the formal leader making all the decisions thereby creating a dynamic where it is not ok to oppose or challenge the decision. Conversations lack debate around critical issues making them one […]
When I work with Leaders at all levels in organisations I am reminded frequently of how easy it is for leaders to create the results they do not want. The myths of what makes a great leader are constantly being re written. “A growing body of research suggests that the way to influence—and to lead—is to begin with warmth. Warmth is the conduit of influence: It facilitates trust and the communication and absorption of ideas. […]