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The Delegation Conundrum

A previous Vantage blog post, On Delegation: A Lens for Assessing Strategic Leadership, extolled the virtues of delegation in terms of its ability to simultaneously free up valuable time while developing the skills of the next generation of leaders. The importance of …

Knowledge is Useful; Wisdom is Vital

As those of us in the Windy City know all too well, our Chicago Bears were a disaster this season. And while there were issues everywhere in the organization, the Bears problems could be tied directly to a leadership crisis. Two …

Essentials of Sound Executive Assessment

Individual psychological assessment in business is very different from clinical, counseling and educational work. While each of these practice areas draw upon similar professional skills and perspectives, both the context and the content of an executive assessment set it apart. …

Three Keys To A Successful Coaching Engagement

Does your organization employ executive coaching to help the development of your leaders? Through our extensive experience coaching executives, Vantage has learned that the following key factors will substantially increase the likelihood that coaching will deliver a solid return on …

Leadership From A Gen Y Perspective

One of our consultants, Kathy Kurnyta, wrote this post following her recent attendance at a presentation by Gustavo Grodnitzky entitled “Understanding and Motivating the Millenial Generation”. Kathy, a Gen Y herself, has an interesting perspective on this topic that we …

The Power of Followership

We like this video. First, because it’s pretty funny. Second, because it provokes thought about one of the most important aspects of leadership – “followership”. After all, you can’t be a great leader unless you can give people the courage, …

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