Category Archives: 2013 Linda Talley Articles

Leadership Development Pays Off!

There is an article every year in Chief Executive magazine which lists the 40 Best Companies for Leaders. The companies are ranked on how much they invest in developing their leaders. What makes this information important is that it appears … Continue reading

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EI Trumps IQ

Early research noted that leaders needed a high IQ in order to be good leaders. Generally speaking, smart people make better leaders but smart isn’t always necessarily related to a high IQ.  IQ is somewhat related to obtaining a leadership … Continue reading

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Even Leaders Can Drive the Car into the Ditch

Every week in the news, we read or hear how a successful leader/senior executive has created a car wreck with his or her career. Research on leader derailment has identified specific factors that cause a leader/executive to drive his or … Continue reading

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When Nepotism Creates the Leader

Back in ancient times, nepotism came into being when the Catholic bishops made gifts to their “nephews” or their illegitimate children. It was a common practice and a way to for the bishops to own property and also retain patriarchal … Continue reading

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