Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership – Part 1

Communication and leadership go hand in hand. Good communication can motivate people, keep people informed and gain you credibility and respect. When we make communication mistakes, we might find exactly the opposite happens. In this article, we’ll look at some of the common communication mistakes that I see (and have [...]

By | 2019-07-31T19:02:38+00:00 August 21, 2019|Leadership Development|

Gene Crumley’s Summer Reading List

Below are books that I’ve read in the last 20+ years that have been seminal in my thinking about leadership. As you will see, my interests have jumped around over the last two plus decades! Let me start here, with THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK YOU CAN READ AS A LEADER! The Promise of Sleep William Dement You probably don’t [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:07:26+00:00 July 10, 2019|Leadership Development|

Crucial Conversations

Overview of Crucial Conversations: Crucial Conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering opening dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), [...]

Special Guest Post – Practicing Compassion

What does it mean to engage compassion, caring and appreciation in daily life? How do we show up in in every interaction with others at home, on route to work and at work? Is it possible to cultivate compassion? Compassion can be considered an intentional orientation toward other living beings and the entire world com [...]

Five Leadership Essentials: Part II

In the last post on leadership essentials, the case was made that all organizations need five essentials from their leaders: a strong ethical compass; careful stewardship; attention to an organization’s culture; curiosity; and, courage. In the first post we explored a strong ethical compass and careful stewardship. In [...]

By | 2019-07-26T22:44:29+00:00 February 6, 2019|Leadership Development|

Newsletter Highlight – Best Practices in Supervision for Faculty

Winter Issue of the Faculty Development and Diversity Newsletter features courses in Supervision offered by Training and Development. FDD Recommends: 2019 Leadership Challenge Program Leadership Challenge 360 assessment 2-day class Receive feedback from leaders, peers and colleagues, supervised staff Identify areas an [...]

By | 2019-07-22T21:10:12+00:00 December 26, 2018|Leadership Development|

Development Tip: Wellness in Communication & Leadership Essentials

Check out these insights into Wellness and Communication with Puja Chadha, M.D. and Leadership Essentials courtesy of Gene Crumley, M.Div. Puja Chadha, MD Medical Student Site Director, Adult Psychiatry Support Services Clinical Psychiatrist and Educator Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2 Steps Towards [...]

By | 2019-07-19T15:44:54+00:00 December 12, 2018|Leadership Development|

Catch the next leadership wave: A conversation with Gene Crumley

Mid-level leaders are critically important in large organizations because of their unique perspective, according to Gene Crumley. “They see things at that mid-level that others may be unable to see with as much clarity,” said Crumley, director of leadership development for Faculty Development and Diversity (FDD). The [...]

By | 2019-07-18T19:17:21+00:00 October 17, 2018|Leadership Development|

Development Tip – How to apologize effectively

What have you found to be helpful in an apology? Next time you make a mistake, try these out: Six Components of an Apology Expression of regret. Explanation of what went wrong. Acknowledgment of responsibility. Declaration of repentance. Offer of repair. Request for forgiveness. Here’s an article too— Negotiation and [...]

By | 2019-07-22T20:55:37+00:00 August 9, 2018|Leadership Development|