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

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 […]

Leadership Agility in Team Leadership

On March 23, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on a blog radio program called Leadership Matters. The host was E.G. Sabastian, and my topic was “Leadership Agility in Leading Teams.” The interview was recorded and can be accessed at no cost via the links below … In the introduction, I describe three increasingly […]

Zoom In, Zoom Out

Rosabeth Kanter just published an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review called “Zoom in, Zoom Out:  The best leaders know when to focus in and when to pull back.”  Here is how the ideas in that article intersect with what we discovered in the research for the book, Leadership Agility … When working on […]

Presentation: Pivotal Conversations

I presented at a monthly meeting of the Massachusetts Bay OD Learning Group. The theme of the evening was “conversations.” The format had four presenters each doing two relatively brief presentations, with participants going to those sessions that interested them most. My session was on “Pivotal Conversations,” a central topic of the book on Leadership […]

Agile Leadership for IT Projects

September 12, 2007 by
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For those who haven’t yet discovered it, there’s a very robust movement afoot in the IT world called Agile. The original focus was on identifying and promoting agile methods for developing software. The focus has since expanded to include agile project management, agile leadership, and agile organizations. (This interest in agile organizations dovetails with work […]

Post-heroic Leadership

Had coffee this morning with Allan Cohen, Distinguished Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College. Cohen and his co-author, David Bradford (now Dean of the Executive Program on Leadership at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business) originated a key distinction we make in the book – between heroic and post-heroic leadership. (This distinction first appeared in […]

Wangari Maathai

December 8, 2006 by
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Speaking of LeadershipNow (see previous post), this website has a quote on its home page that is very consistent with the core message of Leadership Agility: “In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time […]

Mariposa Leadership Interview

November 16, 2006 by
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Stephen Josephs and I did a fun interview today with Sue Bethenis, CEO of Mariposa Leadership, a coaching firm in the San Francisco Bay area. Sue does one teleseminar-style interview each month, all on leadership-related topics. She asks great questions, and she has a way of listening and commenting that really gets to the heart […]

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