Thought Leadership on Executive Development

Harrison Monarth offers practical thinking on the issues and challenges you face on the job. His compelling perspectives will help expand your leadership potential and effectiveness. Connect with him on Twitter @HarrisonMonarth

  • Make Your Team Feel Powerful, Harrison Monarth, Harvard Business Review – According to Gallup, 70% of workers aren’t engaged or committed to their employers. Find out how managers can create a reciprocal trust in leadership that leads to positive changes in behavior by frontline employees.
  • Good Leaders Persuade. They Don’t Manipulate., Harrison Monarth, Entrepreneur – Trust is the mortar that builds teamwork, while manipulation is the jackhammer that tears it down. Learn the difference between influence through manipulation and influence through persuasion.
  • Good Results Are Worth the Wait. Self-Control Will Get You There. Harrison Monarth, Entrepreneur – Knowing how to manage emotions and exert self-control is a key predictor of personal and professional success. Boost your emotional intelligence with these tips.
  • A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies, Harrison Monarth, Harvard Business Review – Perceptions of power and status in social groups don’t go away if you eliminate job titles. What factors of human nature need to be addressed to maintain collaboration and innovation.
  • 3 Surprising Biases That Could Hold You Back. Harrison Monarth, Entrepreneur – Do you sometimes feel like you’re hitting your head against a brick wall trying to get ahead at work? As you try to figure out what’s holding you back, consider that some of the reasons may not be straightforward. Uncover three causes that can be standing in your way.
  • The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool, Harrison Monarth, Harvard Business Review – Storytelling can change attitudes and behaviors. So how can you inspire employees to take action? The structure of strategic storytelling hasn’t changed much since the time of Aristotle.
  • 3 Ways to Boost Your ‘Executive Presence’ While Pitching for Funding. Harrison Monarth, Entrepreneur – How do you stand out from the crowd so you can sell your ideas and proposals to even the most critical audiences? Consider these simple tips to increase your executive presence and your ability to close the deal.

In addition to Harrison’s own insights on executive presence, leadership development and effective communication, he shares  ideas by other experts.

  • Why Leadership Development Programs Fail, McKinsey & Company – Get more from your investment in leadership development programs by paying attention to context, real world situations, mind-set, and quantifying results. See how to achieve stronger and more capable leaders, savings in time and money, and increased morale.
  • Why Fostering a Culture of ‘Compassionate Love’ in the Workplace MattersKnowledge@Wharton – Think emotion doesn’t have a place in the workplace? Discover how focusing on shared emotions in the workplace can pay off with lower levels of absenteeism and employee burnout along with higher levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Kill Your Performance Ratings, Strategy& – Wonder why managers and employees dread performance reviews? Are they worth the time and effort? Neuroscience sheds light on how traditional reviews are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of human responses that actually hinders performance improvement.
  • Why Employee Satisfaction Matters to ShareholdersKnowledge@Wharton – When should a company care about happy workers? The answer may depend on labor policies in the country where it’s located. Findings from a recent research study provide clues on when employee-friendly policies make sense as well as when their cost makes sense.