What might be possible if community and organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?

The Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is designed to train future and current leaders to lead in a constantly changing, interconnected and complex world.

The LDI invites you to become part of this growing network of leaders engaging in real world issues and practical solutions.

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[17 Apr 2012 | One Comment | ]

Empathy, one of the competencies of emotional intelligence, is defined as the ability to be aware of, to understand and to appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others. We expect family and friends to empathize as they listen to us. We pay therapists to skillfully listen with empathy. What should we expect of our leaders?
As a quality of leadership, empathy is critical to success. Empathy may, indeed, prove to be the most significant skill of leadership. Try this experiment:
Think about the leader you most admire. Describe what you admire about …

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[17 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

One can debate whether or not we are moving out of a recession; however, one thing that is certain – our current economy is centered on cutting costs. 85 to 90 percent of a business’ operating costs are comprised of labor expenses. As a result, companies minimize these costs by laying off employees.
For the workers that remain, job security is of great concern to them. Learn how to become indispensible at work. Below are some tips to build your personal strategic plan and maximize your value on the job:
Brand Yourself
One …

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[7 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

For over 20 years, we have delivered workshops tailored to meet the rapidly changing needs of leaders in today’s global economy. Our strategy involves developing individuals, groups and organizations into true “centers of excellence” by cultivating their collective strengths and appreciating the value that is present in all human systems (large or small). By utilizing the existing talents, strengths and resources, our clients are able to connect to their positive core in ways that heighten their energy, sharpen their vision, and inspire action for positive, sustainable change.
How are we different?

We …