Achieving Business Excellence with John Spence

Building an Effective Leadership Development Program

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a colleague who works for one of our government’s largest departments (which will go unnamed) asking if I would be willing to share my thoughts on how to build a world-class leadership development program. I was deeply honored to be recognized as an authority in this area and welcomed the opportunity to share my opinions and ideas formed in nearly two decades of creating and delivering leadership and employee development programs. Here are my responses to the questions she posed… Continue reading “Building an Effective Leadership Development Program” »

Great Article on “Authentic Leadership”

Just as often as writing unique articles for this blog, I like to pass along interesting things from other folks. For any of you that know me, you know I am a voracious reader – and proud collector of OPI (other people’s ideas). Why re-invent the wheel, when some incredibly smart person has already perfected it and you can download it for free from the Internet? So here is a super article I found on Authentic Leadership. Hope you enjoy… Continue reading “Great Article on “Authentic Leadership”” »

Strong Words on Leadership from Lee Iacocca

Let me begin by pointing out that I am no big Lee Iacocca fan. Yes, he is the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from it’s death throes, but he has had a few stumbles along the way as well. In much the same way I have a ton of respect of Jack Welch, but also understand he has not quite figured out how to walk on water yet.  With all of that said, Mr. Iacocca has written a new book in which he has some pretty strong stuff to say about leadership. Since this is an area that I focus on and he is a rather influential leadership thinker in America, I thought it might be fitting to take a look at what Lee has to say about leadership.

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