Monday, October 14th, 2019

Bill Joiner’s Leadership Agility Blog

Continued writing with occasional podcasts on Leadership Agility, the research-based book on stages of personal and leadership development. This blog captures and extends the book's key ideas; shares new insights, research, and applications from client work; and shows how Leadership Agility relates to current issues.  Comments welcome!  You can also follow Bill on Twitter: @leaderagility

Pivotal Conversations for Improved Business Results

In April, a blog radio program called Leadership Matters invited me to the to discuss a breakthrough approach to “pivotal conversations,” something our clients have used to radically improve their business results.  The interview was recorded and can be accessed at no cost via the links below … Pivotal conversations are discussions where important outcomes are at stake. How […]

Overlooked Practice that improves Team Decision-making

Here’s a practice you can use when you make decisions with your team. It can significantly increase your team’s commitment to decisions made and as well as their trust in the decision-making process. The practice has two steps, both frequently overlooked. The first is the easiest: For each topic you introduce for discussion as team […]

How Great Change Leaders use Stakeholder Agility

In today’s business environment, leading change has become an integral part of a manager’s job. It’s also become more challenging. One of the biggest challenges is gaining sustained commitment from those whose support we need to be successful. This post is about a particular kind of leadership agility we need to lead change effectively: “stakeholder […]

High Quality 360 Feedback – Changing mindsets

This post is about the importance of focusing on both mindsets and behavior when creating an action plan at the end of a 360-feedback process. In a recent post, Kevin Cashman reported new research with a large sample size of managers and companies that clearly established, through quantitative assessment, that the managers in companies with […]

Starting to Change a Difficult Relationship

What can you do if you find yourself in a difficult relationship with a key stakeholder? Let’s say it’s a peer, for example, over whom you have no authority but whose cooperation you need to be successful? Here’s an example from my coaching practice. “Jason,” an executive in a high-tech company, was in a new […]

Today’s Best Change Leaders

On January 17, I presented a ChangeWise webinar called “Today’s Best Change Leaders: What can you learn from them?”  To access the webinar, click here to pull up the slides and then click on the audio clip below. This webinar draws on the 5-years of research that went into writing Leadership Agility.  It addresses questions […]

How to Build an Agile Leader

Last month, Chief Learning Officer magazine published my article, “How to Build an Agile Leader.”  I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about it, so I am sharing it here.  (Use the link below – you don’t need a subscription).  If you are a leadership development professional of any kind, I think this article will […]

Leadership Agility and the Greek Economy

During the second half of April, Debbie Whitestone and I were asked to come to Athens, Greece.  I spoke about Leadership Agility at an event arranged by an outstanding organization called CEO Clubs of Greece.  We also led two Leadership Agility workshops.  One was a public workshop sponsored, again, by CEO Clubs of Greece, and […]

Webinar: Leadership Agility as Integral Leadership

Earlier this week I had the honor of making a presentation on Leadership Agility as part of the Integral Leadership Collaborative Conference, a virtual conference sponsored by the Integral Leadership Review, Integral Leadership in Action, and others.  Check out this conference.  It features many leading-edge speakers, whose presentations can be downloaded as MP3 files. A […]

Leadership Agility and Conscious Business

Three young entrepreneurs in the Netherlands have put together an impressive, globally-broadcast series of  interviews called Wake up the Workplace.  They say, “We spent about a year planning and designing this series because we’re fascinated by the emergence of more conscious ways of doing business.  We wanted to create a space for a global conversation […]

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