Blog: Team-Based Leadership

Mitch Simon performs Standup Comedy at Comedy Store La Jolla, Dec. 9, 2018

Watch Mitch Simon Perform Standup Comedy at The Comedy Store La Jolla

Watch Mitch Simon Perform Standup Comedy Where: The Comedy Store La Jolla When: December 9th, 2018 @7:00 PM Tickets: $25 (Half-off if you purchase from Mitch in person) Buy Now Watch previous shows here

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Why Does a Leadership Team Exist?

    Why does a leadership team exist? The fundamental reason that most leadership teams don’t succeed is that they don’t stop to think about why they exist.  Katzenbach, explains in his HBR article that a real team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually…
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13 Ways To Keep Your Team On The Innovation Fast Track

Originally Published by Forbes Coaches Council Looking to stay on the innovation fast track? Look In Another Place Field trip! When it comes to the innovation fast track, the best ideas come from looking in another place. Take your team to experience something in a completely different industry. What is it like to be a…
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Intentions of a Purposeful Leader

Be Intentional: Insights from Carla Harris’ Keynote Speech at Linkage’s GILD 2018 Leadership is a contact sport, you have to be intentional. Carla Harris opened her keynote speech at the Global Institute for Leadership Development in Palm Desert, CA last week with a powerful idea about being intentional. Carla says she is intentional about asking…
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Because We Don’t Get Engagement Through Motivational Speeches Insight’s from Dave Logan’s Keynote Speech at the 2018 Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD)

Because We Don’t Get Engagement Through Motivational Speeches

Insight’s from Dave Logan’s Keynote Speech at the 2018 Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Dave Logan, author of Tribal Leadership, explains we don’t get engagement through motivational speeches. Last week, he spoke at the Global Institute of Leadership Development on the area of Engage, in their purposeful leadership Model.  Why don’t we get engagement through…
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The Future of Leadership Training Program: Authentic Experience

The Future of Leadership Training: Authentic Experience

Since the creation of PowerPoint, trainers in companies across the globe have effectively “trained” their students (how) to sleep. A simple search on SlideShare yields over 900,000 presentations on leadership training. Take a moment to think about the last PowerPoint presentation that has transformed your life…. (Don’t worry, I’ll sit here and wait!).    …
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Richard Lieder on Power of Purpose at GILD 2018

Power of Purpose by Richard Leider

A Lesson on Purpose that’s better to learn EARLY. This morning, Richard Leider set a powerful tone for Linkage’s annual GILD (Global Institute for Leadership Development) 2018 Summit. His opening speech on The Power of Purpose, was about becoming a more purposeful version of you, and in becoming more purposeful, creating a pivotal moment in…
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Lead Like a Chief: Lessons from the US Navy USS Boxer Chief's Pinning 9:14:2018

Lead Like A Chief: 3 Lessons From Navy’s Enlisted Leadership

If you ever meet a Navy veteran, ask them to tell you a story about their favorite Chief. You will learn how a Chief has influenced them to become the person they are today. When I reflect on my time in the service there is one Chief that I will always remember. He got to work before us, left work after us and maintained the aircraft right by our side. He was never too good to perform any job, no matter how dirty. He called us out on our nonsense, inspired us to be our best, and set the standard high for our team.

GILD 2018: Purposeful Leadership

Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership

What distinguishes impactful leaders from their less effective peers?   Purposeful Leadership   Next week, Linkage holds their annual Global Institute for Leadership Development week-long summit in Palm Desert, California. Purposeful leadership is the theme for this year’s summit.  Linkage has proven with their Purposeful Leadership model that those leaders who commit to leading purposefully have lasting…
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Corporate Retreat Cushman & Wakefield La Jolla, CA

Cushman & Wakefield Corporate Retreat

We were honored when Dan Broderick, Regional Managing Principal for Southwest U.S., and Mexico Cushman & Wakefield asked us to plan their corporate retreat, and also very excited.

Team building San Diego Strive for Imperfection

Strive for IMperfection

“Strive for imperfection, because usually what happens is for all of you in this room, you know, you went to the finest private or public schools, or maybe you didn’t, then you went to the best colleges. Then for many of you, you went to the best graduate schools, and then you rallied to get to…
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San Diego Team Building Leadership Workshop

3 Ways the FreshBiz Experience Changed My Game

Learn how FreshBiz, a game-based leadership and team building workshop has transformed Justine Fraley’s Leadership Game.

San Diego Executive Coach Mitch Simon Forbes Coaches Council

Mitch Simon Accepted into Forbes Coaches Council

Mitch Simon, CEO & Founder of the Simon Leadership Alliance, a San Diego executive leadership training company that specializes in high performance teams, has been accepted into Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches.

Leadership Team Coaching in Practice

Leadership Team Coaching: From Tyranny to Harmony

A Success Story. We were recently invited to do some leadership team coaching at one of the largest technology companies in the world.  We started with this team last month, shortly after a senior executive was replaced. It was clearly apparent that this initial “leader” created a culture of fear and cynicism. He even threatened…
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Improv Rules: 3 Rules for Leaders & Teams

Are you a high performance leader wanting to learn how to strengthen your influence? Learn three rules of improv that help you with your team.

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Converting Gratitude into Appreciation on Teams

As a leader, the most powerful tool you have, is to display and have your team members display appreciation habitually. Learn how to transform gratitude into appreciation so your team knows how much you truly care about them.

Psychological Safety on teams

Leading & Coaching Multi-Generational Teams

After reading two books recently, Drive, by Dan Pink and The Best Team wins by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton I picked up on a lot of the newest research in generational differences in teams. Are we motivated differently because we were raised in different time periods? We sure are!

San Diego Business Journal Book of Listsl 2018

Simon Leadership Alliance Ranked in San Diego Business Journal’s 2018 Top Executive Training Companies

Simon Leadership Alliance Ranked in San Diego Business Journal’s 2018 Top Executive Training Companies

leadership team coaching in practice

Play: The Distinction Your Team is Missing to Reach High Performance

Do you remember when you were a kid, everything was fun? You played 24/7. Play was that time when there was no rules, you imagined and created and everything, and anything was possible. You came up with radical new ideas, and you reveled in how brilliant you were!

What is an executive leadership coach?

What is an Executive Leadership Coach? Your long term success is answered

What is an executive leadership coach? An executive leadership coach is really that outside observer who calls you out on aligning your words match your behaviors. Learn about what they can do for you.

Gaining Clarity on your team

How Clarity Improves Teams

Improving team performance requires that team members engage in a Collaborative Quest for Clarity. Learn how to improve clarity on your team.