Amanda Young Hickman

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Simulations: Accelerating Development of First Level Leaders

When it comes to developing new leaders, many organizations face a paradox. While it’s clear first-level leaders need to jump into new roles quickly, they often aren’t provided the support they...

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Amanda Young Hickman Feb 3, 2015

How Simulation Helps Leaders Find Their Balance

We see it all too often: Top level leaders who have all the strategic skills they need to make complicated business decisions, but lack the interpersonal skills required to gain them buy-in for...

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Amanda Young Hickman Jan 23, 2015

Balanced Leadership: Leveraging Strategic and Interpersonal Skills

Learn the importance of building a balanced leadership skillset and the tools and approaches that other organizations have used to help their leaders grow and succeed as holistic leaders.

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Amanda Young Hickman Jan 13, 2015

Are you a balanced leader?

Leadership is a great balancing act: short term and long term; investment and return; innovation and efficiency; head and heart. Leaders relentlessly live F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous quote: "The...

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Amanda Young Hickman Nov 12, 2014

Developing First Level Leaders: Questions and Answers

Karen Powell and I recently shared our thoughts on developing first level leaders in a webinar for members of the Human Capital Institute. The presentation generated a lot of questions and chat that...

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Amanda Young Hickman Oct 30, 2014

Leadership’s Simple Secret: Consistency in Word, Deed, and Direction

Leadership comes in all kinds of styles, in all kinds of settings. Despite the endless variations and examples of leaders in the world, there is a simple truth about the leadership choices that...

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Amanda Young Hickman Sep 11, 2014

Leadership Leverage:  When does day-to-day leadership really matter?

Everyone who studies or teaches or practices leadership knows that leaders make a profound difference in moments of crisis; in periods of intense change; in the early stages of an effort; in...

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Amanda Young Hickman Jun 19, 2014

Leadership - The Top 10 Questions Today's Leaders are Asking


At Insight Experience, we’re fortunate to work with leaders at all levels, in companies large and small, and we get lots of great and thoughtful questions from them. Here’s a list of the ones we...

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Amanda Young Hickman Mar 25, 2014
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