Achieving Business Excellence with John Spence

What Are The Most Important Leadership Skills?

This morning I was reading a fantastic article on The Practice of Leadership website which highlighted some new research from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), one of the most respected leadership development organizations in the world. The folks at CCL surveyed 2,200 leaders from 15 organizations, in three countries between 2006 and 2008 produced some extremely interesting findings. The research project was designed to answer the following three questions: Continue reading “What Are The Most Important Leadership Skills?” »

How to Run an Effective Strategic Planning Retreat

A very close friend asked me to facilitate his organization’s upcoming strategic planning retreat, but unfortunately the days he needed were already booked for another client. The next best thing I could offer was some advice. I have probably facilitated 80 or 90 retreats in the last 20 years, from non-profits to the Fortune 50 – here is how I typically approach a planning retreat… Continue reading “How to Run an Effective Strategic Planning Retreat” »