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
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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!). … Read more
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… Read more
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.
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… Read more
“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… Read more
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.
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… Read more
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.
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!
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? 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.