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How Leaders Make Teaming & Innovation Possible | Video: Dr. Amy Edmondson, Harvard University

What can leaders do to create an environment that enables teaming, innovation, and growth? Dr. Amy Edmondson of Harvard University offers three initial steps: frame the project, create psychological safety, and model the right behaviors. But there are obstacles, she cautions. Most notably – the hierarchy of the organization. Edmondson shares an example drawn from health care of how high-ranking leaders …

Do You Have a Problem with Change?

How Appreciative Inquiry Helped One CEO Successfully Transform His Organization 70 percent of change initiatives fail. In this short video, Lee Murphy, a graduate of the Ph.D./D.B.A. program in values-driven leadership at Benedictine University, walks the audience through a successful change process that helped his company meet strategic objectives. Find Other Videos & Articles Drawn from Dissertation Research Find articles …

Helping Military Officers Find Transferable Skills for Marketplace Leadership

Benedictine University’s Ph.D./D.B.A. program helps Veterans and military officers build business skills for the marketplace, says retired Coast Guard Officer Wayne Brown. Learn more about the program at https://cvdl.ben.edu/doctorate.  Learn More about the Ph.D. in Leadership for Executives Register for an Online Open House Find more videos Download our comprehensive Program Booklet Request an information and application packet by emailing info@cvdl.org  Request More Information …

An Opportunity to Explore Something You’re Passionate About

Steve Carter, President of the Carter Group, talks about the dissertation being a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to delve into their passion and work without the typical parameters of the course. Learn more about the program at https://cvdl.ben.edu/doctorate. Learn More about the Ph.D. in Leadership for Executives Register for an Online Open House Find more videos Download our comprehensive Program Booklet Request an …

Outperform Your Competitors

  Innovation & Trust: How the Little Guy Won the Battle Against its Big Competitors Ace Hardware Corporation had its biggest sales year in decades in 2013 – a success that came through innovation and trust. David Ziegler, retired Chairman of the Board of Directors shares the journey in this short video. Hear more on Ace’s innovation and out-of-the-box thinking …

Keep Top Talent by Making Them CEO of Their Company

Brain drain is a real concern for small businesses. A talented colleague’s capacity may expand faster than the business around her, making it tempting for the team member to leave for more responsibility and a bigger pay check at a larger firm. Chicago’s Tasty Catering has found a unique way to keep high capacity colleagues on the team: help them …

Four Principles for Sustainable Growth

Finding a path to sustainable growth pushes leaders to think beyond quick-win strategies, to shape a company that’s built for long-term success. Find four principles for sustainable growth from the executives at Integrated Project Management. This video is part of the Return on Values research initiative, in partnership with the Small Giants Community.

Make Your Boss Work for You: How One Company Commits to their Employees’ Personal Goals

A basic tenant of good leadership is to let go of your dictatorial side, and let the leadership qualities of your followers emerge and be nurtured instead. That makes sense, because the end-goal is to advance the company’s strategic plan: to grow and be profitable. But what if your company had a radically different end-goal? Through the Return on Values …

Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Growth?

If you ever had enough, could you recognize it?  Leaders can.  ~inspired by a bumper sticker A phrase I hear repeated frequently is you’re either growing or your dying.  I’d like to go on record as respectfully disagreeing with that concept.  I believe that our culture has taught us that “more” is a sign of success, that growing has not only …