Why A Gazelles Coach Needs a One Page Plan – Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way

Why A Gazelles Coach Needs a One Page Plan – Lessons I’ve Learned Along the Way

07.07.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  No Comments ››

As a certified Gazelles Coach, I work with executive leadership teams of nonprofit organizations and mid-growth companies to help them develop a one page plan for their organization or company.  I’ve seen the positive impact time and time again as these leadership teams engaged in strategic thinking and execution planning.  I’ve seen them come [...]

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It Takes a Community to Make a Leader

It Takes a Community to Make a Leader

07.02.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  No Comments ››

There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The sentiment behind the proverb is that multiple and diverse influences are essential in a child’s development and growth.
In their book, Leadership on the Line, Ronald Heifitz and Marty Linsky suggest, “The lone warrior strategy of leadership may be [...]

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Facing The Brutal Facts – The Value of an Honest Broker

Facing The Brutal Facts – The Value of an Honest Broker

04.13.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  No Comments ››

As an executive leader, who tells you not just what you want to hear but what you need to hear?  Very few executive leaders are willing to risk having an honest broker as a part of their inner circle. Few employees are prepared to be brutally honest with their immediate supervisor let alone the CEO [...]

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Never Too Late

Never Too Late

04.07.2014  |  Posted by: Nancy Eberhardt  |  No Comments ››

On March 18, 24 veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor decades after their acts of service that earned them this highest recognition of valor. Sadly, just three were still alive to receive their medals in person. The mass ceremony was the largest since World War II and was the result of an Army review [...]

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No Surprises

No Surprises

03.14.2014  |  Posted by: Nancy Eberhardt  |  No Comments ››

Colin Powell shares the stories and lessons that have shaped his perspectives on leadership in his book, “It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership.” In the book, he outlines his “Thirteen Rules” and shares the sage insights that helped him make crucial decisions and, well, lead an army.
Specifically, Powell addresses two key points that [...]

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