Leadership Resolutions

  • Would you like an easy way to enhance your leadership practice in your day to day activities?
  • Do you need a quick refresher on the ideas and concepts discussed in Carleton Leader?
  • Would you like to reconnect with the Carleton Leader community?

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We know from the extensive literature on expertise and expert performance that it generally takes 10 years or 10,000 hrs of dedicated practice to become an expert in a given field (Ericcson & Charness, 1994). For this reason, it is highly unlikely that anyone would be able to develop fully as a leader merely through participation in a series of programs, workshops, or seminars. The actual development takes place in the so-called white space between such leader development events. However, we lack a clear idea of the ongoing ways in which people practice to become more expert leaders. Such practice may not be intentional or mindful, which may make it more difficult to study. But this notion of ongoing practice through day-to-day leadership activities is where the crux of development really resides. Rather than focusing on one time events or putting together what we hope are more impactful developmental interventions, it might be more productive to take a step back and focus on what happens in the everyday lives of leaders as they practice and develop.


What is it?

The Leadership Resolutions series will enable you to develop your leadership practice without taking time out of your already busy schedule to “do leadership”. Instead, we’ll send you ideas and intentions on how you can incorporate a leadership practice into your work each week.

It will begin on Monday January 21st. We’ll send you the first of a series of 5 weekly emails to provide you with more information and inspiration on the leadership practice to be focused on that week. After the period of 5 weeks is up, you’ll have the option to continue receiving messages or “unsubscribe” from them.

How much time will this take?

The Leadership Resolutions series is designed to take minimal extra time. In fact, the majority of the tasks can be completed as a part of your normal week with little effort. Participants will need a few extra minutes at the end of each week, though, to reflect upon their experiences as we know reflection is the key ingredient in fostering development. Optional readings and videos will be included for anyone who wishes to have a deeper dive into their practice.

Leadership Resolutions