High-Stakes Leadership

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Why are some leaders in high-stakes situations and crisis highly effective, while others disappoint, and some utterly fail? What is the difference? Why are some able to not only survive but thrive, even in tumult?

The answer is, that high-stakes leaders demonstrate three critical aspects that ensure they perform well in a crisis. The good news is that these three qualities can be strengthened, taught and honed in those who have a thirst to learn.

Listen as Dr. Linda Sharkey and Morag Barrett talk with Constance Dierickx about the insights from her new book High-Stakes Leadership, Leading Through Crisis with Courage, Judgment, and Fortitude. You’ll learn why leading is high-stakes – and why leaders who don’t know they are in high-stakes situations are at the most risk. Why courage, judgment and fortitude are the essential elements needed by leaders.

Constance specializes in working with organizations in high-stakes transitions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, CEO succession, strategic change, and crisis. Her clients include AAA, AT&T, Belk, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Cox Enterprises, DIRECTV, IBM, NextGear Capital, Olive Garden, and others. She has advised over 500 executives, on five continents in 28 industries.
Constance Dierickx, PhD, author of High-Stakes Leadership

 

 

Changing how we Approach Change

Join us this Thursday at 5pm ET for the Future-Proof Workplace show, as we replay one of our favorite shows from 2017!

Change is afoot with 96% of organizations reported to be in some phase of transformation. Yet the inconvenient truth is that many of these transformation efforts fail to deliver (all) the anticipated benefits. It’s time to change how we approach change! Leaders and organizations alike need to adapt or risk becoming obsolete.
Our guest was Jesse Jacoby, founder of Emergent Consultants, and we discussed the common pitfalls of change efforts, the critical role of leaders in the change process, and how change practices can become more agile and responsive.
Jesse Jacoby is a sought-after management consultant specializing in business transformation and strategic change management. He and his team at Emergent partner with Fortune 500 and mid-market companies to deliver successful people and change strategies across a range of initiatives including technology deployments, cost-cutting, corporate restructuring, and process improvements. Jesse is also the developer of online organizational tools, including Change Accelerator.

Leading from the Center

Join us this Thursday at 5pm ET for the Future-Proof Workplace show, as we replay one of our favorite shows from 2017!

Our special guest was Dr. Tony O’Driscoll, Global Head of DukeCE Labs and Lecture Fellow at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This dual-role affords Tony the opportunity to operate at the intersection of cutting-edge academic research in business and the design of groundbreaking development interventions that get leadership ready for what’s next.

We talked with Dr. Tony O’Driscoll about the changing model of leadership from the center, how to cultivate a leadership system that is agile, and how leadership development must shift. The world around us is drastically changing, and everyone is feeling it at just about every level of their lives. It just makes sense that in this VUCA world, that the old leadership models just simply don’t work anymore. Leaders need to lead from the center. They have to straddle a world that is both complicated and complex, where old ways of thinking about strategy no longer apply. Leaders must know how to navigate the polarities of the work place, and this can only be done from the center – not sitting on the top of a hierarchy that is cumbersome, slow and inefficient.