- Leaders are seeking outcomes from their coaching experiences related to awareness, purpose, competence and well-being, says B\Coach’s Mike Jay. Coaching is probably the most valuable support system for achieving these outcomes through an evolving process of self-management. But coaches need to beware. Because we see behaviors or hear words that have meaning for us about developmental needs related to self-management, does not mean that is what is going on. When we coach to these, we are coaching to gaps. When
Tim Sanders, “Love is the Killer App,” Fast Company, February 2002.
Back in the mid-eighties, if memory serves, Roger Harrison published an article on love in business. At that time he indicated that we couldn’t really discuss the idea of love because the socio-political dynamics and machismo that dominated the business culture of the time precluded it. Have times changed? Tim Sanders, a senior executive at Yahoo, seems to think so.
Citing Milton Mayeroff’s (On Caring) definition of love …
The articles offered on Integral Leadership to this point have been focused on one of four sets (individual or collective, internal or external) in four levels of leadership:
- Getting individual leaders onto the same field. (Commitment to shared purpose.)
- Assuring effective use of leadership resources. (Competence in leading.)
- Appropriate teamwork. (Innovative players on a team of leaders.)
- Building relationships and involving stakeholders in achieving business objectives. (Connected entrepreneurs in a leadership enterprise.)
While there may still be much to explore …
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- “In British Coal, there was no leadership. Managers simply followed the dictate of the government.But when I joined the union in the 1960’s, miners were the thought leaders at the vanguard of improvements for working people and society. Mining destroys your lungs, crushes your body.
- “Working underground makes you crave improvement. A century before, it was the miners’ dues that helped build institutes of learning, theaters, libraries, reading rooms.
- “Our job in the union was not only to represent our
“Everything Tyrone O’Sullivan knows about leadership and management he learned at the coal face, at the pithead, and on the picket line.
- “Take your place in history.
- You’ve been given a unique part to play at a unique stage of your company’s history. Make the most of it. ‘No one could write a history of the mining industry without the Tower experience. Now, as leaders, we are major players in that history,’
- “Pat, don’t kick.
- Create a workforce that is
Thanks for your consistent sharing of your e-journal! I appreciate it!!
Russ, you might consider doing an article on why diversity is good business. The reality is that diversity does effect the bottom line. I personally go to businesses that represent the values that I hold, when I have a choice. Innovation, creativity and remaining on the cutting edge is enhanced with good well thought out diversity strategies. If diversity is to be truly effective one needs to have diversity …