Author Archives: Bryan Bennett

What ORGANIZATION LEVEL Leadership Gaps Are You Bringing Into 2024?

Category : Leadership

In the last editions of the newsletter, we discussed individual and team leadership gaps and how they can impact your success as a leader. It’s important to identify and either fix or compensate for them. These gaps can either be small cracks and fix with some ‘leadership caulk’ or large potholes which may require some ‘leadership patch.’ If left unattended, a small gap can grow into a huge one for the leader. Either way, it’s important for leaders at all levels to regularly evaluate and correct their leadership gaps.

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What TEAM Leadership Gaps Are You Bringing Into 2024?

Category : Training

In the last edition of the newsletter, we discussed individual leadership gaps and how they can impact your success as a leader. It’s important to identify and either fix or compensate for them. These gaps can either be small and fix with some ‘leadership caulk’ or large which may require some ‘leadership patch.’ Either way, it’s important for leaders at all levels to regularly evaluate and correct their leadership gaps.

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What Leadership Gaps Are You Bringing Into 2024?

Category : Training

Everyone has leadership gaps. The key to being or becoming a successful leader is to identify those gaps and either repair or compensate for them. These gaps can be small and repaired with some ‘caulk’ or huge needing ‘pothole repair compound’. If left unattended, a small gap can grow into a huge one for the leader. Do you know which one(s) you have?

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3 Steps to Take Now to Fortify Your DEI Program With Data

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling outlawing affirmative action in college admissions, other organizations need to realize that the same type of ruling could come their way. Therefore, they need to take steps now to incorporate quantitative means to document their promotion and selection choices.

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Utilizing an Evidence-Based DEI Strategy

Category : Uncategorized

The most frequent arguments against DEI initiatives are focused around competence and merit. On competence, they argue that a less competent person is receiving an opportunity because they are from a historically disenfranchised group. In actuality, less competent people have been receiving opportunities because they were from the majority population and/or had a relationship that provided them an unfair advantage for decades.

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Weeding Out Toxic Leaders in Your Organization

Category : Leadership

Toxic leaders are like weeds in your garden or lawn. If you don’t remove them right away, they will infest your entire organization resulting in stifled growth, reduced morale and the departure of quality employees.

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Identifying and Filling the Gaps in Your Leadership Practice

Category : Leadership

After having lived in the Midwest most of my life, I have come to recognize spring as pothole repair season. It usually takes place from December to April as municipalities repair potholes caused by the snow, rain and ice from winter storms. Already in 2023, the city of Chicago has repaired 215,000 potholes. If not repaired, potholes can damage a car’s tires, alignment and undercarriage, as well as posing a problem for bicyclists.

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Impacting Your DEI Initiatives With Data

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Category : Leadership

Implementing a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) program requires an organization-wide cultural change. This change needs to start from the top and permeate throughout every level. Some of the areas impacted by the change include promotions, assignments, hiring practices and resources planning. Additionally, individual managers will need to change the way they select or recommend people for an opportunity as well as embrace new processes while selecting from a broader pool of qualified candidates.

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Hunting for Toxic Leaders in Your Organization

Category : Leadership

Radar is used in several aspects of our everyday lives. It works by using electromagnetic sensors to detect, locate, track and recognize objects from a distance. Some common uses include:

  • Tracking weather patterns and storms by the weather service
  • Tracking and monitoring airplanes by traffic control
  • Tracking spacecrafts and other objects by NASA
  • Tracking friendly and enemy forces by the military
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Strategies to Retain Your Best Leaders in 2023

Organizations lose good people every year. In this current era of workforce disruptions, the losses can be even worse. The challenge for organizations is to minimize the loss of their best leaders. This has implications not just for the current year but could reverberate for years to come from an interruption of your leadership pipeline. There are two strategies organizations should deploy immediately to minimize the loss of their best leaders in 2023 and beyond, including:

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