Finding the One Willing to Go First

Finding the One Willing to Go First

People can and will resist change because it’s scary, unpredictable, and tiring. Having early adopters on the front line who can demonstrate that it’s none of those things will increase the odds your vision becomes a reality.

Flipping the Boardroom: Turning your Stakeholders into Leaders

Flipping the Boardroom: Turning your Stakeholders into Leaders

Create the next generation of leaders by becoming a follower, listener, and perhaps at times an order-taker.


How to Create a Personal Connection with your Stakeholders

How to Create a Personal Connection with your Stakeholders

Rather than being dictated to, people like to be the “chef” of their own change recipe. Transformational leaders work to gain the trust and confidence of their followers and unite them around a common vision.

6 Ingredients for Building Trust

6 Ingredients for Building Trust

Successful transformational leadership requires many things, least of which is a trust-based relationship between followers and leaders.

Four Crucial Steps that Enable Individuals to Change

Four Crucial Steps that Enable Individuals to Change

How do you inspire your stakeholders to alter their behaviors and mindsets in a world that is changing around them at breakneck speed? The process looks something like this...

Calling all Transformational Leaders

Calling all Transformational Leaders

Transformational leaders are visionaries: they are change catalysts who see beyond the status quo to a better future. Transformational leaders come in two flavors—entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

Should You be Beholden to Your Stockholders or Stakeholders?

Should You be Beholden to Your Stockholders or Stakeholders?

Decision-making today is like making your next move in a fast-paced game of Jenga: every turn has a possible set of ramifications, each with its own ability to ignite a separate chain reaction.

How to Be a Change Catalyst in a Highly Complex World

How to Be a Change Catalyst in a Highly Complex World

A fresh take on transformational leadership that expands the leader’s relationships with followers to include all stakeholders is critical to leading and creating change in complex adaptive systems.

Does History Repeat Itself? A Peek at Leadership Through the Ages

Does History Repeat Itself? A Peek at Leadership Through the Ages


The follower-centric foundation of transformational leadership puts the leader in the role of inspiring others to achieve unimaginable success. This wasn't always the case. To see how we arrived here, let's take a look at how leadership theory began and evolved.

The Building Blocks of Transformational Leadership

The Building Blocks of Transformational Leadership

The follower-centric foundation of transformational leadership puts the leader in the role of inspiring and enabling others to achieve unimaginable success.

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