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Tampa Bay Partnership, August 13, 2014

Written by Guest Blogger: Margaret Cooley, Director of the Leadership Development Institute, Eckerd College)

World-Class Leadership Program Available at Eckerd College

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February 9, 2014, Sarasota, FL
Dr. Jennifer Hall, Director of Coaching and Co-Author of LDI’s new assessment tool the Entrepreneurial Dimensions Profile (EDP), participated in the launch of the eProv Studio, mentioned in this New York Times article. The eProv workshop's fabulous creators--Elizabeth Isele and Cheryl Kiser--have decided to incorporate the EDP into the experience. Read More...

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[St. Petersburg, Florida, May 31, 2013]
After three years of development, Eckerd College's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is pleased to announce the release of a new assessment instrument called the Entrepreneurial Dimensions Profile™ (EDP).  Based on extensive research into the traits, motivations, and skills of today's entrepreneurs, the EDP helps leaders and students of entrepreneurship assess the degree to which they are utilizing an "entrepreneurial mindset."  Read More...

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Jo-Lynn Brown, Editorial Assistant- Tampa Bay Business Journal
September 19, 2012

The Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College is taking a peek inside the minds of entrepreneurs, and organizations such as the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce hope to use that information to support startups. Read More

imageThe Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranked No. 6 overall in the 2012 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education. CCL has placed in the Top 10 for the eleventh straight year and remains the only institution among 50 in the survey that specializes in leadership education and research.

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How teams can capitalize on conflict

Author(s): Tim Flanagan, Craig Runde
Journal:Strategy & Leadership
Volume: 37   Issue: 1    Page: 20 - 22

– Teams inevitably face conflict. Their challenge is to take advantage of the opportunities inherent within conflict while at the same time lessening its potentially harmful effects. Learning how to create a climate that fosters open, candid communications and that uses constructive communications techniques enables teams to meet this challenge. This paper aims to look at these issues. 
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Building Conflict Competent Teams

Books Worth Your Time:
Q&A with Authors Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan

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VOLUME 19, ISSUE 23 • Page 2-3

In Building Conflict Competent Teams [Wiley, 2008], authors Craig E. Runde and Tim A. Flanagan extend the messages from their previous book, Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader [Wiley, 2006] so that executives can strengthen corporate foundations. The authors answered some questions designed to help ExecuNet members develop strong competency in conflict management. Click here to read full Q&A article

Hidden Potential Embracing Conflict Can Pay Off for Teams

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Article by: Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan

As more and more organizations rely on teams and teamwork, leaders need to be aware of and ready to deal with the inevitability that conflicts will arise among members of teams, especially dispersed teams. If teams can not only learn to effectively resolve conflict but also find ways to turn conflict to their advantage, the diversity of perspectives and ideas among teammates can lead to discovery rather than discord.  Click here to read full article

Turning Conflict into Career Success. 

LDI's own Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan were interviewed  by the CareerSmart Advisor™  and were quoted several times in the article, Turning Conflict into Career Success.
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Financial Times Survey Ranks Center for Creative Leadership No. 8 Worldwide in Executive Education

2008The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranked No.8 overall in the 2008 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education released today. CCL is the only institution in the survey focused exclusively on leadership education and research, placing it in the company of many of the world's elite business schools.  Read More ...

New Book by Leadership Development Educators Helps Teams Use Conflict Their Advantage 

bcct_newbook[ ST. PETERSBURG, FL] – When at least two people are together for any length of time, conflict is inevitable. For teams, conflict can be destructive. Can that conflict be leveraged? Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan, educators at the Leadership Development Institute at Eckerd College, believe that every team can learn how to deal with conflict. After interactions with hundreds of individuals in the field, in the assembly line, and from every rung of the proverbial business ladder, Runde and Flanagan's new book, Building Conflict Competent Teams (Jossey-Bass, June 30, 2008), provides team leaders and members with the skills and confidence to engage conflicts in ways that work for the team's advantage. Read More ...

Book Offers Tools to Become a Conflict Competent Leader

Book CoverLDI's own Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan recently authored Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader, a new book in the Jossey-Bass CCL series.  This book gives leaders an insight into the importance of handling conflict effectively. It also provides them with a roadmap of how to ensure that they and their organization become conflict competent.  Read More...

Communicate to get Colleagues Engaged

You got the message loud and clear. You're startled by the realization that not one co-worker on a key project is behaving as if he had anything invested in it. You feel dismayed. Your heart sinks. You vow that the next time you serve on a team, you'll find ways to avoid a recurrent situation.  Meanwhile, what can you do? Read More...

Financial Times Survey Ranks Center for Creative Leadership No. 7 Worldwide in Executive Education

2007The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranked No.7 overall in the 2007 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education released today. CCL is the only institution in the survey focused exclusively on leadership education and research, placing it in the company of many of the world's elite business schools.  Read more ...

Leadership Institute Makes Lasting Impression

In today’s complex business world where deals are seldom sealed with a handshake, and the workforce more resembles the United Nations than a Norman Rockwell painting, talented, versatile executives are a hot commodity. While the majority of executives possesses most of the necessary characteristics and attributes to lead, few, if any, come pre-packaged with the complete roster of skills to become stellar leaders. And even those with a proven track record can benefit from a refresher course now and then. Read More...

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