Category: Newsletter

Giving Up The Need To Be Right
Post

Giving Up The Need To Be Right

Do You Want to Be Right in Your Relationships at Work or Do You Want to have the Right Kind of Relationships? Ever have a season of struggle in your relationships at work? At home? In a volunteer group? Well, I have. I remember very vividly embarking on a brand-new relationship with a leader at another...

Coaches Provide Targeted Leadership Development
Post

Coaches Provide Targeted Leadership Development

Yes, I am saying it again…leading effectively is indeed a high calling and a tall order. Why do I say this routinely? I say this because the list of competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) that effective leaders are expected to demonstrate can be exhausting when we really take a look at all the multiple skill-sets...

Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback Assessment: Two Distinct Tools
Post

Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback Assessment: Two Distinct Tools

Often times our clients ask us if it is a best practice to integrate a 360 assessment process with the annual performance appraisal process. Our consistent answer over the years has been to tread very carefully if you are about to embark on an integrated process, or even better, intentionally separate the two processes. First,...

Master the Hedgehog Concept
Post

Master the Hedgehog Concept

Hedgehogs, on the other hand, simplify a complex world into a single organizing idea, a basic principle or concept that unifies and guides everything. Your hedgehog is the most important decision your leadership team can make. Your hedgehog drives every decision. It challenges your “yes” and affirms your “no.” It is bigger than your training...

Teamwork: Motherhood and Apple Pie?
Post

Teamwork: Motherhood and Apple Pie?

I am looking forward to the change of seasons as it seems to give us all permission to begin afresh. As I reflect on the summer, I have had the privilege of working with several senior leadership teams who are on a journey determined to discover and overcome challenges, and often times dysfunction in and...

Storytelling for Leaders
Post

Storytelling for Leaders

As a young girl in middle school, I was always fascinated with stories. Whether it was the Nancy Drew series; Harriet the Spy; or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I remember at an early age reading these simple stories and relating to the characters, the conflicts, and anticipating the conclusions. While my reading...

Developing a Learning Organization
Post

Developing a Learning Organization

Fortis Leadership Interview with VBH Retirement Communities We are so grateful for our clients who allow us to journey alongside them, providing solutions to help individuals reach their potential. Many of our clients have made the strategic choice to design a workplace culture that fosters learning, develops talent, and accountability. Fortis Leadership has had the...

Effective Senior Leaders have a Teachable Spirit
Post

Effective Senior Leaders have a Teachable Spirit

I am so very grateful for the emerging leaders who have been a part of our customized on-site universities and our public Emerging Leaders Program. I am also grateful for those senior leaders who have identified middle managers who demonstrate excellence and have provided them with an opportunity to grow, change, and lead. During our...

Leaders Program: Take it from the Participants
Post

Leaders Program: Take it from the Participants

Congratulations to the Fortis Leadership Evolving Leaders Program (ELP) participants who graduated this past month! The graduates representing the healthcare and technology industries completed the 6-month leadership development program which included exploring the 2020 workplace; the essentials of effective leadership communication; the benefits of focusing on acquiring talent for “fit”; the role of a leader...

  • 1
  • 2