Dean Hallett

Overcoming Conflict At Work: A Case Study In Rising Above Personal Differences
At the end of the Accelerated Leadership Programs, we do project presentations and they're usually groups of four or five people. There was one group on one project that for some reason was having extreme difficulties with each other. There...
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When Confronting Mid-Level Management Challenges… Begin With Awareness
“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”  - Abraham Maslow There are many challenges that mid level managers face - often related to the reality that many of them are promoted into roles...
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How To Run An Effective Meeting (hint: it’s in the framing)
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Before we discuss how to run and effective meeting, we'll begin with the famous Taipei 101 tower. From its opening in 2004 until the completion of a taller structure in Dubai in 2010, held the honor of being the tallest...
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Vulnerability in Leadership: A Powerful Ingredient For Success
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Some years ago, there was a young man participating in an Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) cohort at Fox. This individual had a large presence, and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind during group discussions. His manner of communicating, however, led...
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Middle Management vs Leadership: an Alternative to the Old Stereotype
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There’s an old stereotype about a tense (and imaginary) working truce that exists in a hypothetical middle management vs leadership standoff, and it goes something like this: senior leadership, engaged with high strategy and abstract models, mandates implementation of the...
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Leadership Development for Managers in Turbulent Times
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Many companies are struggling with upheaval and existential questions about their future at this time. It is counter-intuitive to many to even fathom the idea of leadership development for their managers in turbulent times. This is understandable - the training...
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3 Essential Middle Management Skills
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We received numerous requests from people in our network to follow up with more detail on last week’s article on personal leadership development plans during COVID-19. We have been asked to provide examples of the most effective leadership skills that...
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Creating A Middle Management Personal Development Plan During COVID-19
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We have discussed natural systems, including organizations, and how they are periodically subject to disturbance. Things are growing, building, on the rise, and then suddenly growth flatlines and becomes rocky. We require a new vision to reorganize ourselves and adapt...
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Identifying Middle Management Training Needs
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Identifying Middle Management Training Needs   As you begin planning a leadership development program for your mid-level managers, identifying middle management training needs can be tricky. There are so many potential areas to focus on, so many different approaches on...
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Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan: Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
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Coronavirus Business Continuity Plan: Develop Tomorrow's Leaders Today Hi, I'm Dean Hallett, President of Hallett Leadership. First of all, my heart goes out to you, your families, and the employees at your companies. I hope everybody is staying safe and...
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