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Amanda Young Hickman

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Accelerate Your Leadership: Expand, Zoom, Focus, Balance!

There are three critical dimensions that balanced leaders pay attention to in order to mobilize teams, focus on the future and deliver results more consistently and effectively than their peers.

How Do You Learn to Lead?

Most of us learn to lead through apprenticeship, watching role models -- good and bad. Some of us study the greats (WWJWD? What would Jack Welch do? WWSJD? What would Steve Jobs do?), but no one finds a simple leadership recipe. We also learn, sometimes painfully, through trial and error on the job. Each of these approaches has a downside. Our bosses don't always become bosses because of their best practice leadership skills; so their style may not be the best model to replicate.

Accelerating the Matrix: What's a Leader to Do?

Increasing complexity in today's matrix organizations requires good leadership. With many managers reporting in to multiple people - how can leaders be most effective and deliver results?  View the slides shown during our popular webinar,"Accelerating the Matrix: What's a Leader to Do?"

Accelerating the Matrix: What's a Leader to do?

Increasing complexity in today's matrix organizations requires good leadership. With many managers reporting in to multiple people - how can leaders be most effective and deliver results?

Powerful Communication Moments Most Leaders Miss

Employees pay an extraordinary amount of attention to what we do in the moment. What we communicate when we aren’t formally thinking about communication is what employees actually hear.

The Two Word Secret to Making the Matrix Work

The matrix is here to stay. It’s an organizational structure, when done right, that can be agile and responsive to the market; can knit together global and local priorities; can leverage centralized skills and can enable local accountability.