BooksChangeLeadershipReflectionJuly 22, 20152New Ways to Get Better

Coming soon - Your online/mobile resource for leader readiness...

I’m excit­ed.  For the past four or five years, my part­ner Jeff and I have been  acknowl­edg­ing to each oth­er (and to any­one who cares to have the con­ver­sa­tion with us) our need to have an online/mobile aspect of what we do avail­able to our clients.  We rec­og­nized that if our core focus is, as we say, leader readi­ness, we need­ed to sup­port lead­ers to be ready 24/7, not just when they’re with us in a coach­ing, train­ing, or facil­i­tat­ed session.

We’ve been able to cre­ate some very good audio and video “nuggets” over the years, and we have lots of use­ful writ­ten mate­r­i­al to offer (between this blog, my Forbes blog, oth­er arti­cles, and my books.)

But now.…drum roll, please…we’re in the process of putting bite-size pieces of our exist­ing audio, video and writ­ten con­tent — plus a lot more great stuff that we’re now cre­at­ing — into our new online/mobile learn­ing resource,  It will be going live in Octo­ber — so I’m giv­ing you, dear read­er, a heads-up now.  Part­ly because I just want to share it with you (as I said, I’m excit­ed), but part­ly because I’d love your input if you’d care to weigh in. If you have sug­ges­tions for stuff you’d par­tic­u­lar­ly like to see, or top­ics you’d like added, that would be huge­ly valu­able for us.

Here’s how we’re envi­sion­ing it.  There will be 16 top­ic areas — the main areas we focus on in our work with lead­ers. Those top­ics are:

  • Accept­ed Leader
  • Be Bad First
  • Being Strate­gic
  • Coach­ing
  • Com­pa­ny Culture
  • Del­e­ga­tion
  • Giv­ing Feedback
  • High Per­for­mance Team
  • Lead­ing Change
  • Lis­ten­ing
  • Mak­ing Agreements
  • Man­ag­ing People
  • Man­ag­ing Your Career
  • Self-talk
  • Social Style
  • Tough Con­ver­sa­tions

You can go straight to this list of top­ics from the home page (and then select one you’re inter­est­ed in), or you can get to groups of relat­ed top­ics by select­ing one of four “inter­est areas.” Under each of the 16 top­ics, we’ll have resources in three “buck­ets”:

  • See It/Hear It — video and audio nuggets focus­ing on that top­ic, offer­ing mod­els, tools, insights, or skill demonstrations.
  • Try It  — video, audio, and writ­ten activ­i­ties to help you assess your­self, pre­pare for, and prac­tice the skills in that topic.
  • Read About it — quick, prac­ti­cal arti­cles about the top­ic that offer insight and recommendations.

So, what do you think? Any­thing you’d like that you don’t see list­ed? Any ideas for spe­cif­ic sup­port in these topics?

I’ll keep you post­ed as we get clos­er to launch — but for now, I’d love to know what you’d find use­ful and interesting…

Thanks, as always, for being here. 


  • Jed Diamond

    August 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

    This looks great. Nice to con­nect. I work in gen­der med­i­cine and men’s health and look­ing for­ward to doing some sim­i­lar things to stay con­nect­ed and sup­port my large, but spread-out fol­low­ing. Love to stay in touch and share ideas.


    • Erika Andersen

      August 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Jed — Good luck with fig­ur­ing out how to sup­port your fol­low­ing vir­tu­al­ly! I’ll keep talk­ing about the evo­lu­tion of Pro­teusLeader here — hope you find it useful.


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