Entries by Phillip

Launch of our online client portal

In our endeavors to offer unparalleled levels of client service and support, we are excited to announce our new on-line client portal. The portal is a web-based project management, collaboration, and task management software application that helps TLS staff and our clients be more productive together. Whereas most on-line Project Management software is overly complex, the […]

Despite cutbacks, firms invest in developing leaders

Companies Renew Focus on Employee Training, Betting That Strong Managers Will Help Through the Recovery According to The Wall Street Journal, despite layoffs and recession-starved budgets, many employers are investing in leadership-development programs, hoping not to be caught short of strong managers when the economy recovers. Identifying and grooming leaders is important in good times, […]

Can a Manager have a life and a Career?

Can managers have a work-family balance and career advancement?  Yes, is the answer.   Using self ratings, peer ratings, and supervisor ratings of 9,627 managers in 33 countries, the authors generally found that managers who were rated higher in work-life balance were rated higher in career advancement potential than were managers who were rated lower in […]

Book Summary: Strategy and the Fat Smoker

The title of David Maister’s latest book doesn’t give many clues to it’s central theme, but it is catchy. Maister suggests a focus first on what to change, and then on how to change. Maister points out that real change requires a permanent shift in organizational habits – analogous to the permanent change in eating […]

Leadership Gold

by John C. Maxwell Good leadership always makes a difference. It can turn organizations around and positively impact the lives of thousands of individuals. Leadership is not easy to learn, but what Worthwhile thing is? Being a better leader pays dividends, but it takes great effort. Leadership requires a lot from a person. It is […]

Grow or Go

by Patrick Viguerie, Sven Smit and Mehrdad Baghai In order to achieve this goal, you need to think through the growth challenges your organization faces and follow a detailed approach that will allow you to uncover, understand and capture potential growth opportunities. Top experts in the field of growth show readers how to do that […]

First World Congress on Positive Psychology

As a member of the International Positive Psychology Association, The Leadership Sphere is pleased to provide early advise about the upcoming First World Congress on Positive Psychology June 18-21 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center located just 20 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport and within four blocks of the Pennsylvania […]

Executive Coaching for Inspirational Leadership

By Maynard Brusman Four Uncommon Leadership Qualities Are you working in an organization where leaders model the characteristics of inspiring leadership? Do the leaders in your organization display personality characteristics that lead to success? One of the most powerful questions one can ask oneself is Am I working in a company where followers want to […]