We are in strong agreement with President John F. Kennedy when he said, “Leadership and learning are indispensible to own another.” That’s why we keep learning and sharing that learning with our clients. Check out some of the white papers we’ve generated to help leaders and teams grow #UltraLeadership and go beyond usual and ordinary.
A brief summary of key concepts as explained in Greg Giuliano’s book of the same title.
Executive Summary: Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report 2013 revealed that 70% of workers are not engaged at work. Engagement statistics are not the problem. They are the symptom. This statistic is a glaring indictment of leadership. We’ve become comfortable and stuck in how we think about and practice leadership. It’s time for leadership that pushes the limits and gets people to willingly, enthusiastically, and repeatedly say “yes,” engage and contribute. It’s time for “Ultra” Leadership.
Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (YES.)
This White Paper is excerpted and adapted from Ultra Leadership: Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change (Giuliano, Lioncrest, 2016).
Organizations wanting to engage people and drive real change must realize that leadership is the determining factor. Without leadership that can drive real change, organizations are trapped in a vicious cycle. It’s business as usual. Business moves along. We do more and produce less. We turn unconsciously to outcomes. We keep our focus narrow. We chase short-term wins.
How must we rethink the practice of leadership and reform the way we approach the development of leaders and leadership in our organizations? What is expected of leadership today?
Ready, Aim, Lead
An introduction to a central tool for serious leaders of change, the A3 Mental Model.
Executive Summary: Despite 30 years of change management, most change efforts still fail. The tendency for “Ready, Fire, Aim” that permeates many organizations hinders our ability to focus attention, develop optimal solutions, and execute comprehensive change strategies with discipline. We need to “aim” before we fire. We need to introduce a change leadership mindset and tool set that creates alignment, builds capacity, and coordinates action to drive business transformation.
The Leader as Coach
An call to action for leaders to adopt and leverage a coach approach using the A3 Coaching Framework to engage others to drive business success.
Executive Summary: Leaders grow leaders. A “Coach Approach” to leadership can accelerate development, increase engagement, and raise performance. Making the choice to use a coach approach to growing others is a smart leadership strategy that produces strong business results. The Ultra Leadership framework and A3 Coaching process provide leaders with the tool kit to move beyond usual and ordinary, get more from their people, and make their jobs easier in the process. The A3 Coaching tool provides a proven framework that combines the mindset, skills, and process to empower the leader as coach.
A reminder that leadership is an ability to influence action and that leaders don’t all have titles and positions of formal authority.
Executive Summary: A new reality has taken hold that requires a shift in how we understand and practice leadership. Leadership and influence are interconnected. Ultra leadership creates willing “volunteers,” influencing people to enthusiastically and repeatedly engage and contribute. Real and lasting influence relies on personal power over positional power. Leaders able to make this shift will demonstrate their trustworthiness, win people over and become masters of “ultra influence.”
Are you ready to shape your next normal?
The Next Normal
In The Next Normal, Greg Giuliano provides an actionable framework for anyone who wants to rethink, reset, and renew their leadership to make a bigger impact, engage their people, and lead more successful transformation. Marshall Goldsmith, Author of the NYT Bestseller, Triggers says, “The Next Normal is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a team and organization that values leadership, empowerment, accountability. In an approachable and light-hearted manner, Greg combines first principles of leadership and change with a practical and actionable team management system that can scale to renew your organization.”
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