The Development Exponent: A Leadership Perspective

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How Empathic Investigations Impact Workplace Culture — Part 2

One of the most powerful and skills a leader can have is the ability to have difficult conversations, sometimes really difficult conversations – with empathy, humanity, and compassion. Human being to human being.  That’s what really stood out in my conversation with Certified Forensic Interviewer Angela Nino. Her path from criminal justice major to 911 operator to loss prevention specialist...
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How Empathic Investigations Impact Workplace Culture

One of the most powerful and skills a leader can have is the ability to have difficult conversations, sometimes really difficult conversations – with empathy, humanity, and compassion. Human being to human being.  That’s what really stood out in my conversation with Certified Forensic Interviewer Angela Nino. Her path from criminal justice major to 911 operator to loss prevention specialist...
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Let Go to Grow Your Leadership

Initially, being an entrepreneur means being in control of every aspect of your business. However, when the ask is high and it is time to grow and level up, many founders and entrepreneurs have a difficult time letting their emerging leaders drive the vehicle.  This is a point of organizational evolution that if stifled, can create a bottleneck on the...
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Seeing the Opportunity to Reinvent Your Career

What looks like a career dead zone to the outside world is actually an opportunity to the driven leader. It happens all the time-- a person, most often a woman, takes a professional pause to have children. Once the children are ready for school, or once the person decides it’s time to go back, they step back into the professional...
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What Community Involvement Does for Your Emerging Leaders

At a First Business Bank Emerging Leaders event, Jason Ilstrup, President of Downtown Madison Inc. spoke on the importance of emerging leaders’ involvement with their communities and how that can benefit the development of the emerging leader, the growth of the organization in which they work, and how it can ultimately lead to mutually-meaningful work engagement.  As Madison area resident,...
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