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...