6 results for tag: GiANT


One Tool that Taught Me Everything about Apprenticeship

Conferences. Workshops, Keynotes, Books... All important ways to grow as a leader. But, these forms of leadership development are rarely transformational. It is information transfer at its best.  The secret sauce of leadership development is summed up in one word: Apprenticeship At GiANT Worldwide, apprenticeship is defined as the following: "The intentional transfer of knowledge, skills, and expertise into the life of another for their benefit and organization."  Apprenticeship is one of the toughest tools you can learn as a leader. In each season in your life, you'll apprentice a no more than three people. The reason being, ...

The Quick and Easy Way to Assess Your Leadership Effectiveness

Tip: Draw this visual tool on a piece of napkin and you can immediately ignite a powerful conversation, assessing one's leadership effectiveness practically with anyone and anywhere. Forget servant leadership, transformational leadership, transactional leadership, stituational leadership. All had it's heyday. In the 21st century, a new style of leadership is emerging that will be a gamer changer: LIBERATING LEADERSHIP [Tweet "A liberator is someone who fights for the highest possible good in the lives of those they lead."] Who is a Liberator? Liberators have an uncanny ability to calibrate high support and high challenge. They ...

The Simple Tool that Improves Communication 40%

How aware are you of the way others perceive you – at work, at home, in your community? What if you could better understand yourself and others, in order to build more trusting and successful relationships? One tool that will help you communicate effectively with anyone, anytime, anyplace is called 5 Voices. All of us speak five voices; but some voices are more natural for us than others. The 5 Voices are: Pioneer Connector Guardian Creative Nurturer So when I listen to you or when you hear me speak now, you’re not hearing pure pioneer or pure connector. You’re hearing a complex mix, but some voices are more natural for ...

Here’s How Leaders Create Healthy Organizational Culture

At GiANT Worldwide, a global leadership development consultancy, we created and use a distinct and powerful tool that helps leaders understand how leaders create culture. Here's how it works: Leaders define culture. It’s one of those truths that all of us have become more and more aware of. Culture always trumps strategy under pressure. It doesn’t matter how good your mission statement is, or it doesn’t matter how amazing your spreadsheet is– everyone knows under pressure culture is the thing that wins. If leaders define it, it’s really important to know how do we build it well.. Studies from anthropology and sociology show that ...

Here’s How You Actually Build Long-term Influence

Everyone seems to want more and more influence.  As a student of leadership, this observation piqued my interested. How does one actually build influence? What is it that allows certain people to have huge influence over other’s lives, where as others even if they want to seem to be always limited in their influence over others? Consider how John Maxwell defines leadership: "Leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less." At GiANT Worldwide, we talk about an influence model, a powerful lens which helps you begin to understand the dynamics that are at play in the interaction of human relationship. Whenever you meet somebody ...

5 Gears: Interview with Jeremie Kubicek

I interviewed Jeremie Kubicek. Jeremie is a co-founder of  the GiANT companies. He is the creator of the Leadercast and former CEO over Catalyst conferences. His new book 5 Gears will be available September 8. At the end of the day Jeremie wants to be known as a leader worth following who was constantly fighting for the highest possible good for those he lead and love. Jeremie is giving away two copies of his book 5 Gears. (See the instructions below to enter to win the giveaway). What inspired you to write 5 Gears? When I was living in England, I was with my business partner Steve Cockcram and I started noticing our family dynamics ...