Dean Hallett

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Middle Management vs Leadership: an Alternative to the Old Stereotype
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
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
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
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
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
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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Middle Manager Training Programs
Enhanced Innovation: The Goal Of Your Middle Management Training Plan
Enhanced Innovation: The Goal Of Your Middle Management Training Plan Innovation. The recurring habit of the world’s most profitable and pioneering companies. But just how do we cultivate it inside of our organization? What sort of middle management training plan...
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Excellence vs Perfection In Corporate Culture 
Today we pick up the topic of excellence vs perfection in corporate culture. For those called to careers in a corporate environment have a tendency toward Perfectionism. It’s no one’s fault - the educational system rewards achievement through grades and...
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Alignment: The Key To Your Middle Management Development Plan
Alignment: The Key To Your Middle Management Development Plan   Today we explore the cornerstone of any truly effective middle management development plan: Alignment. Previously, we have discussed at length the importance of fostering an environment of openness and trust,...
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Middle Manager Training: A Basic Paradigm
Today we approach middle manager training from a higher altitude so that we can understand where it fits in to a basic paradigm: the natural journey of your business. What is that natural journey for your business, exactly? We don’t...
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