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The Leader's Advocate Blog

April 11, 2019

Organizations that democratize change leadership skills accrue substantial dividends in terms of greater agility, resilience, and sustainability over time.

March 30, 2018

A summary of recently published research that identifies a framework for making sense of 15 resilience-building strategies.

February 22, 2018

Recent social science research has provided more answers regarding the factors that contribute to higher team performance. Discover six ways to move this research into practice.

January 13, 2016

January is the time of year where many of us proclaim our resolutions to save more money, lose weight, or better manage their career. However, for some these plans go awry within a couple of months because they don't consider important factors that influence outcomes f...

October 24, 2015

The process of remaining resilient in the midst of tough times is a complex process of coping that relies on a number of factors such as optimism, social support, and problem-centered coping. One factor identified relatively recently is a growth mindset - the belief th...

October 27, 2014

Despite the countless dollars spent on executive coaching in organizations and the popularity of coaching as a leadership development intervention, relatively little quality research exists that demonstrates the impact of coaching on leaders' behavior. 


Researcher MacK...

October 6, 2014

Researchers Svence and Greaves attempted to determine if there is a relationship between resilience, wisdom and general self-efficacy (GSE) for leaders. GSE is defined as overall confidence in ones’ ability to cope with challenges across multiple situations whereas wis...

July 30, 2014

A training supplier case study/evaluative research study that examined the impact of three training

modalities on learners at American Express: (1) web-based only, (2) classroom-based, and (3) blended delivery. The study results suggest that blended learning was the mos...

July 30, 2014

Leadership development is an important part of the solution for helping organizations successfully respond to emerging workplace trends.


Based on a 2011 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study, there are a number of trends impacting human resource issues in...

July 30, 2014

The article describes an ROI study of an executive coaching program at Booz Allen in which coaching

generated a 689% return on investment.


Coachees were surveyed, as well as their direct reports managers who estimated the value produced.

Three primary impacts of...