Burnout as a Leadership Mandate

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to  work.” -Peter Drucker  We are excited about our upcoming series of expert panel discussions on both the business and personal case for a powerful leadership response to employee...

Employee Wellbeing What Can We Do About It?

To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself” {and your organization} ~Albert Schweitzer “Good health IS good business” – Paul Drechsler (CEO, Wates Group Limited) When planning our...

Define the Win and Execute

Define the win, align to people strategy, and execute! Simple and easy are not synonymous. It is easy to understand that aligning individual goals to the business goals of the organization is a win-win for both. And it might seem a simple activity to clearly define...

Consciousness Rising Above VUCA

We are hearing the clarion call for a new model of leadership in this age of unprecedented change.   In our latest conversation Marika Messager shares her early experience as a young woman, working in the toxic, fast-paced, male dominated financial services industry....

Visit the WINNERs Circle with Coach Sherry Winn

“True winners understand the way to reach their goals is not through willpower but through the will to learn and grow. Most true competitors know the battle is not outside themselves but within their minds.” -Coach Sherry Winn  In this inspiring conversation with...

Ready, Set, Launch!

Leadership Resilience Research Launch We are thrilled to unveil the commencement of our groundbreaking research project. We invite you to participate in a study designed to understand and respond constructively to the internal challenges facing leaders. Within our...

Communicating through Change

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw Our community of conversation seeks guests with unique style and perspective, who also share our core values – people first, effective communication as the key...

Highest Self is Whole Self at Work

  “Whether in business or our personal lives, clarity comes from having a clear sense of the self. When we are aligned with our inner wisdom all things are possible.”  -Kristin Lamar We hear the clarion call to “bring our whole selves to work.” Despite this, the...

Results Are In

A few weeks ago, we told you about our research project and asked our community which leadership challenges are your biggest struggles. Our poll results are in, and these are the top 3 areas where leaders feel most out of control: Top 3: Time for strategic thinking...

You Are What You Risk

“As I’ve gained more insight into how intimately risk lies at the very core of our identities, it’s become apparent both how short most of us fall in thinking about it and how much opportunity lies in taking the time to look at our thoughts and behaviors through a...

Thriving Beyond Pandemic

We are called to thrive. Yes, we must first of all survive as signified in Maslow’s Hierarchy. Our community of conversation is dedicated to nourishing the siren call to go beyond, and to be sure to join others as we learn to thrive, despite our challenges. Thriving...

Practice What We Teach

“…and we decided to eat our own dog food…” -Adrienne Guerrero Rather than having a guest this week, we decided to record the co-founders of this community having a conversation using the Strategic Networking Guide. The strategy guide is the first module in our...

Disconnect Principle

“We are wired for connection. But the key is that, in any given moment of it, it has to be real.” -Brené Brown We were thrilled by the opportunity to chat again with the Queen of Clarity, Ann Latham.  The discussion was about her newest book, The Disconnect...

Your People Philosophy

The word “philosophy” means love of wisdom. Wisdom is not contained in abstract concepts, nor in academic mental gymnastics. Such exercises can be effective as they sharpen our ability to think critically. But philosophy at its core has always been about living a...

Welcome, 2023!

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.Boldness has genius, and power and magic in it.-Johann Wolfgang von GoetheAdrienne and Tom, co-founders of this growing community of conversation, decided to practice what we continually teach and need to remind ourselves...

Leadership Lessons From the Performing Arts

“It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong” -Miles Davis We had the opportunity to interview Robert Snyder, author of the soon to be released book, Innovation Elegance: Transcending Agile with...

Employee Engagement: A Survey Is Just The Beginning

“…As a consultant focused on what we used to call large scale transformation programs, helping Fortune 500 companies execute major change in their organization, their processes their business model. I was doing a lot of change management, and no matter how effective...

The Power of Founder & Force Multiplier

Manal Keen CEO of The Founder & The Force Multiplier brings passion and commitment to every conversation. In this conversation, Manal gives us her story, the drive behind her biggest why, as well as good overview of the book The Founder &The Force Multiplier....

Hire the Right People to Execute Your Strategy

We are excited to share our conversation with Dan Adams, an experienced Learning & Development Leader who is passionate about Tech, Cars, and Saving the Planet.  In this conversation we are taking a case study approach to demonstrate the practical application of...

The Courage of a Leader

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill Our guest this week is Amy Riley, author of The Courage of a Leader. Amy has spent decades teaching leaders how to step up, inspire, engage, and get...

Pay Attention to Tension

“So what does a good teacher do?Create tension – but just the right amount.”-Donald A. Norman, Director of The Design Lab When we hear the word tension, our thoughts immediately go to high levels of tension, stress. The terms “tension” and “stress” have almost become...

7 Forms of Respect

“Those who felt respected by their leader reported 92 percent greater focus and prioritization and 55 percent more engagement” -Christine Porath, PHD Our guest this week is Dr. Julie Pham, author of book, 7 forms of respect. Julie Pham was born in Vietnam, came to the...

See You at the Top of the Mountain

“Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” -Vince Lombardi Tiffany Prince, author of Top of the Mountain Leadership, did some career climbing. Lucky for us, Tiffany desires to bring as many people with her as possible. Tiffany refers to herself as an...

Prepare to Soar Over Unchartered Waters

“Leadership is a choice, a commitment to serve others. It’s not necessarily about you, it’s about those you have the privilege to lead. A leader should stay focused on continuous learning, and remember nobody is going to be perfect. But we can strive to be a better...

Unlock Your Leadership Power

“The section of Crooked River under my balcony was drab and gray and brown, and I often sat out there to watch while the little red bridge swung open to let the big rusty barges and tenacious little tugboats follow the way of that insistent water, as it pushed them...

Leading Transformational Change

“Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.” ~Mike Tyson  A recurring theme in our community is that COVID has challenged our assumptions, forced us to rethink strategy, and raise our leadership game. And it has led many of us to amazing transformational...

Good Questions Drive Careers

“Good questions inform, great questions transform” -Ken Coleman Asking the right questions, with clear intention is fundamental to personal transformation. Good news! In this community of conversation, we never have to do it alone. Heather H. Bennett brings over two...

Leading Through Transition

“It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions. They aren’t the same thing. Change is situational – the move to a new site, the retirement of the founder, the reorganizations of roles on the team, revisions to defined benefits. Transition on the other...

Leading DEI – The Triple Bottom Line

Lee Mozena, founder of Zena Consulting, has a background that positions her well to support leaders as they navigate the challenges of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). Lee has vast experience in Marketing communication; she facilitates strategic conversations...

Lessons from Aikido for Conflict Transformation

Conflict Transformation with Judy Ringer If you know any martial art, you already recognize how the principles can be applied to resolving conflict. Aikido is a martial art with a core principle of non-harm. “Render the attack harmless without harming the...

To Shine You Must Do More than Show Up!

When it comes to communication, Catherine Johns wrote the book. And did the radio show. And gave the talk. Catherine’s audience benefits from her years of experience on the stage and in the studio.  What do you say about yourself, your work, and the value you offer?...

Leverage the Power of Clarity

Before becoming an independent consultant, Ann asked for feedback to determine the core value she provided.     The answers she got pointed in one direction: Ann creates clarity out of complicated issues. She points out that people often don't know they are looking...

How To Thrive in Chaos

Nadya Zhexembayeva How to Thrive in Chaos  Simple is by no means easy. Yet the simple answer to thriving in chaos is reinvention.   Our ability to create meaningful futures begins with recognizing that accelerated change is the canvas with which we must create our...

The Great Resignation – One Employee’s Journey

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” -Simon Sinek, author best known for “Start with Why.” Listen to Fran’s story; reflect on your career story: This week we are honored to hear the...

Ethical Influence

Conversation with Brian Ahearn, personally trained by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D., and one of only a dozen Cialdini trainers in the world. The principles discussed in this conversation are used by every despot, con man, cult leader as well as every unscrupulous marketer...

Building Resilience with Appreciate Inquiry

We didn’t set out On this journey, To travel the path Of resilience, But Resilience howled to us, Its voice hoarse against the wild wind of life -Joan Mcarthur-Blair 2017 This powerful poem, written by Joan, “howls” to us at A Leadership Beyond. Listen to the...

Leveling Up!

We are thrilled to announce some upcoming enhancements to A Leadership Beyond! First, a reminder of how our community of conversation began with an awareness, intention, and a reality check – and how that has shaped this community. Here’s how it happened: Adrienne and...

Conversation Worth Having

“We live in worlds our conversations create.” -David L. Cooperrider Interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri TorresWe are thrilled to publish our interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres, authors of  Conversations Worth Having – Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel...

Power of Slowing Down

Listen to Adrienne and Tom discussing the benefits of remembering the power of slowing down: You’ve heard it said, “sometimes we must slow down to speed up”. The clearer we get, the greater our capacity to handle a steady pace. First, we need to catch our breath, step...

A Leadership Beyond Begins With Conversation

“We Live in a world our conversations create.” – David L. Cooperrider   This short video captures some of the conversation we had in our initial power lunch series, “Leadership Beyond Pandemic.” After this series, we asked What’s next? We dropped the word...

Great Retention during the Great Resignation

Talent optimization is a strategic process to drive results by aligning business strategy and people strategy. To accomplish this, leaders must focus on organization, team, and individual needs. The Great Resignation provides an opportunity for business leaders to...

Conversations Worth Having

“We live in worlds our conversations create.” -David L. Cooperrider Interview announcement video We are thrilled to announce an upcoming interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres, authors of Conversations Worth Having – Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel...

Empathetic Leaders Get LOCAL

Interview with Dolores Priegnitz A recurring theme for Leadership Beyond has been the need for more empathetic leadership, stemming from our experience during the pandemic (survival mode), and continuing as some of us have found a bit of our footing (although the...

Hybrid Leadership is A Leadership Beyond

Short video as we set the sail for a dynamic conversation on Hybrid Leadership We’ve all noticed an acceleration of trends that were bubbling up before Covid. The gig economy increased remote work, demand for greater flexibility in when, where, and how to work have...

What is Culture and What Does It Have to Do with HR?

Tom and Adrienne spent time with Karen Jaw-Madson, owner of consultancy Co. -Design of Work Experience and author of Culture Your Culture. Although this conversation concludes our series on Reimagining Human Resources, in a sense, the topic never ends. The vision for...

Reimagining HR IS Reimagining Culture

We have an exciting announcement as we move toward our expert panel on Reimagining HR. Karen Jaw-Madson, author of Culture Your Culture will be joining us in the discussion, bringing her unique, powerful, and proven perspective as we dive more deeply into and expound...

Creating a Culture of Self Awareness

https://www.predictiveindex.com/learn/design/resources/webinars/unpacking-the-science-of-dream-teams/ The Science of Dream Teams – People leader Tracy Sponenberg and Mike Zani, CEO, The Predictive Index & Author of The Science of Dream Teams, chat about unlocking...

Talent Optimization with Intention by Design

We are thrilled by the opportunity to have Matt Poepsel, the Godfather of Talent Optimization join our community of conversation to address two interrelated questions: What is talent optimization, and why as a leader, should I care? Let’s add a third, why now even...

We’re off! – Reimagining HR

Adrienne and I are thrilled as we begin our first series of conversations at https://aleadershipbeyond.com/ We asked our network to respond with brief quotes on what is needed to Reimagine Human Resources in this new world. The responses were inspiring, intriguing,...

Time to get LOCAL

Positive Delta and Diamond Mind have been kicking off the summer with vacations and holiday celebrations, but Adrienne and Tom continue their conversations in pursuit of a reimagined HR. (Though, videos from the beach didn’t work out!) In our last publication (read it...

Set the Sail

Adrienne and Tom welcome you to the series “reimagining HR” Let’s begin this conversation with some thought starters from Talent Development thought leaders. First, we zoom out. A core axiom of Leadership Beyond is that holistic people profit is as important as...

Reimagining HR

We invite your participation in the conversation “reimagining Human Resources.” Let us begin this conversation on reimagining Human Resources with a trusty google search for a baseline definition of Human Resources. Here is what we come up with: Human resources refer...

Community of Conversation

Welcome to Leadership Beyond! Adrienne and I began our collaboration with big ideas for our work together and the impact we could have in the business world. We thought big and intended to start big. Boom! Pandemic. Change. Clients. Change. No more details and...