Dean Hallett

development objectives for managers
Development Objectives for Managers Who Desire To Make A Difference
For decades, companies have identified “high potential” employees and established special training and development for them. While this is still a common practice, we at Hallett Leadership believe that the missing piece in most organizations today is high performance leadership...
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Leadership Skills Required In A VUCA World
Leadership Skills Required In The VUCA World
For a conversation about leadership skills required in the VUCA world, a few comments about what this acronym VUCA means: When the Soviet Union fell, this acronym surfaced from the military to describe the new geo-political terrain: VUCA, which stands...
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Dean Hallett’s Career Journey
The Journey Begins In Public Accounting   Long before I ever had a leadership training company (or studied any high performance leadership model), I started my career in public accounting following the footsteps of my father, thinking that I would...
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middle management tools
Middle Management Tools To Jump-Start Your Remote Team
While the fundamentals of leadership have not changed during this unprecedented period of remote working, we propose that all managers consider giving extra attention to their communication skills and relationships. This can bridge any distance, perceived or real, that has...
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how to develop middle managers
How To Develop Middle Managers (When Everyone Works From Home)
Now during this time of crisis and upheaval, companies need great leadership operating at every level of the organization more than ever - particularly in the ranks of their middle management layers. Therefore, we should be inquiring about how to...
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Feedback in the Workplace: A Crucial Management Skill
In one cohort of leadership trainees, we had one young woman who was a really smart, great contributor. She felt that she had a lot more life experience than some of the people in the program. So while she was...
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new manager training
New Manager Training: 3 Guidelines For The Best ROI
We advocate for new manager training because we feel very strongly that the best time to develop someone into a high performance leader is right after they’ve been promoted into the ranks of management. At this stage, management and leadership...
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effective management seminar
The Effective Management Seminar: Be 1% Open
Just what, exactly, makes for an effective management seminar? What do you look for, and what should be the goal of such a seminar? What should such an event prioritize, or highlight? Many such seminars are only one or two...
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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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mid-level management challenges
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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