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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

August 10, 2015 by

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

August 4, 2015 by

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

June 20, 2015 by

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

June 18, 2015 by

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

June 11, 2015 by

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 […]

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