ARTICLE SHARE: Harvard Business School Academic Paper on Leadership as a Form of ‘Natural Self-Expression’

This week’s CBST Adventure’s article share is taking on more of an academic focus than usual. Harvard Business School has a paper out discussing leadership as a natural form of ‘self-expression’ in hopes of developing leaders that are good at spontaneity and using their intuition.

Additionally, the paper also makes the case for leadership curriculum to be experienced in addition to it also being taught in the classroom. 

The article can be found HERE.

ARTICLE SHARE: ‘Let Your Workers Rebel’ Says Pixar and Harvard School of Business

It’s no secret that employee engagement is quite low in the US (32%) and even lower worldwide (13%). And according to Gallup, these numbers haven’t changed since the early 2000’s. The big question is ‘Why?’

Pixar and Harvard Business School (HBS) think it has to do with the fact that too many employees are expected to conform to the status quo. As a result, HBS estimates that less than 10% of employees work for company that regularly encourage non-conformity. As a result, people gradually lose sight of their individuality and their unique talents, resulting in lower engagement, productivity, and innovation. Not a good state of affairs.

In response to current workplace’s abundance of conformity, HBS has recently published a fascinating (and lengthy!) article discussing the perils of not letting employees ‘rebel.’ This article is a truly enlightening read and offers some innovative suggestions for leaders including simply ‘letting employees be themselves’ to ‘encouraging employees to bring out their signature strengths.’

We highly encourage to enjoy this article along with the companion video featuring Pixar’s CEO Ed Catsmull, who shares that as part of Pixar’s on-boarding process, new employees learn about Pixar’s shortcomings over the years so they taught right away that it’s ok to fail.

Click here to read the full article. And if you’re interesting in learning how your team can incorporate these leadership practices in your company, reach out to us. 

CBST Adventures’ CEO Has Honest Conversation On Finding Your Life’s Purpose and the Entrepreneur’s Journey

CBST Adventures’ CEO Jay Irwin sat down with the StoryHinge Podcast for an honest and real conversation on Jay’s life story, particularly his search for meaning an purpose in life and the ups and downs of becoming an entrepreneur and running a company.

If you like longer form, deep dive podcasts such as The Tim Ferris Show, you love this conversation between Jay and StoryHinge podcast host Jason Vidaurri.

You can give the podcast a listen here.

Forbes Magazine Discusses Leadership Development as a Path to Becoming Our Highest Self

People often think as leadership as just a skill that they need for work. They simplify leadership as merely a concept that will make them a better manager, help them get a promotion, or land that raise they’ve been wanting. But what it leadership was about more? What if leadership development can actually transform people into better all-around human beings? Or better yet, what if leadership development can help people become the best version of themselves?

In a recent Forbes Magazine article, this very topic is explored in detail. Some powerful excepts from the article are ‘currently, only 20% of leaders act from a “creative” mind, one focused on caring connection, integrity, courageous authenticity, and community concern.’ While ‘75% of some of the world’s best leaders lead from what is called a “reactive” mind—a mind that is critical, distant, controlling, arrogant, and autocratic.’

At CBST Adventures, we see this data play out in real life. And we’re not judging leaders for it; rather, we want to walk alongside leaders and work with them to help them tap into their ‘creative’ minds and find the best versions of themselves. In doing this, we believe we’re unlocking they’re true potential, not just as a leader, but as an integrated person.

To read the article in detail, click here. 

 

Entrepreneur Magazine Discusses How Making Leadership Development Available Company-Wide Increases Pipeline of New Leaders

In a recent article, Entrepreneur Magazine talks about how to develop leaders for the future, so that when your current leadership moves on or turns over, the company is well prepared, with a new crop of leaders in-house.

Check out their article titled ‘4 Ways to Develop the Leaders You’ll Need in the Future.’  We particularly like their recommendation to expand leadership development programs to include aspiring leaders as well as  current managers and leaders to help build a ‘leadership bench.’

And if you’re interested in any of CBST Adventures’ leadership development programs, click here for more information.

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