Announcing Doris Kearns Goodwin as a LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2022 Speaker! Here's a brief bio...

Doris Kearns Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, former sports journalist, and political commentator.

Doris offers key leadership insights gleaned from her decades of experience as a presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer-Prize winning author. Through leadership lessons...

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Learn More About John C. Maxwell as a LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2022 Speaker!

Announcing John C. Maxwell as he bookends the 8th Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2022 simulcast event bringing world class thought leaders to the table. Hosted by Dove Development & Consulting, we personally invite you to this leadership development experience!

You can check out John's recent...

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Urgent or Important?

If we really want our investment into leadership development to make a visible difference on productivity over the long haul, there’s a hurdle we cannot afford to stumble over! Even after making sure expectations have been clearly communicated and the necessary support has been provided to...

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21 Days to Form a Habit…

Every single time Cindy and I kick off one of our Emerging Leader Development courses, whether it’s tailored and delivered on-site for a specific organization or in a public session with folks from multiple different organizations, we open by setting the expectation that they identify the...

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You Can’t Keep It In The Box!

As we started looking at whether or not Leadership Training Is Worth It, I shared the story of the construction crew getting the fancy new tool they had been asking for then leaving it in the box the next time they performed the task the tool should have been used for… I also explained how...

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How Leadership Development Impacts Productivity

Now that we’ve looked at what we’re up against when we can’t find anything in the budget for developing our leaders and we’ve worked through some things we need to consider to make sure any leadership training we do provide is really worth it, let’s start closing the...

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Ensuring the Right Fit

If we need measurable results from anything we do to develop our leaders, and I can’t think of any reason for doing it if those results don’t matter, who delivers the initial training and how they go about it is critical! If they can’t earn credibility with our team or...

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Who & How Support the Why…

When the organization I worked for started the initial rollout of a new safety initiative in 1998, everyone being trained to participate in even the basics of the process went through a three day workshop. The folks who were to be part of the steering committee” went through an additional...

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Is Leadership Training Worth It?

Now that we’ve identified multiple areas where there really is room in the budget to invest in leadership development, let’s answer a more important question: Is Leadership Training REALLY Worth It?

Several years ago, I was with a friend of mine who owns a construction company. A few...

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A Simple Misunderstanding?

Lower turnoverIncreased productivity… Both sound great, but what if we still just can’t find anything in the budget for leadership development? I mean, what if we’re not able to actually capture real dollars even if we do have improvements in both the areas we’ve...

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Discretionary Effort & Individual Performance

But Wes, you’re not hearing me… It’s just not in the budget and that’s just the way it goes with turnover, we’ve got to keep our focus on doing the work that pays the bills! I know that feeling all too well… Heck, that was the reality I lived with every day...

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That’s Just the Way It Goes…?

Last time I shared the snarky response I gave a friend when they said there wasn’t any money in their company’s budget for developing the people in roles with leadership responsibility, saying he seemed to have plenty in the budget for turnover… Truth be told, I’ve rarely...

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