Finding yourself at crossroads, unsure of where to go next?
Confident in your path, but looking to continuously improve?
Interested in more research-backed information on leadership?
Feeling stuck – like you’re incredibly busy but also bored?
Needed greater integration (or maybe some clearer boundaries) between work and non-work?
If any of these ring true, you’re in the right spot!
The intersection represents the most valuable space for exploration and growth
We are university professors (Mike, Michelle, Rachel & Gretchen) who have cultivated our passion for developing better leaders in all areas of life. We each have our own stories and styles, but all work to the same goal: leadership development. Through our research, coaching, and experiences, we have discovered that the intersection represents the most valuable place for exploration and growth.
The intersection is the point where science meets practice. Where decades of research evidence is held up in real-world complex situations. Where our own intuitions and experiences can be challenged.
The intersection is the point where all areas of our lives come together – our work, our families, our communities, our selves.
The intersection is the point in which we focus on both who we are and what we do. Where we take stock of what we’re doing and what’s important to us.
The intersection is the point in which we create and implement. We create new knowledge, information, ideas, and relationships and implement both novel and tried-and-true methods.
Over the last few years, we’ve learned (or re-learned) a few things about ourselves and about what it is that we are doing through The Leadership Professors:
Taking all of this into account, we made a strategic decision to leverage our efforts into something of a spiral of development:
Clients bring us challenges and problems →
We apply our expertise and learning →
We create solutions with the client
Every competent consultant does the steps above, but we continue the spiral through our work at the intersections to:
We work at the intersection of
What to expect
In a nutshell, we are beginning to blog as a means of creating knowledge and learning together. The topics we will cover generally represent some areas of those intersections. Some entries we will share research and discuss the relevance for the practice of leadership. We will highlight interesting cases organizations and individuals of all types and discuss the lessons learned. Other times, we’ll share our personal stories – the victories and struggles on our own leadership journeys.
We're here to learn and grow together and are in the business of building people up. Thank you for joining us at the intersection! We’re excited you’re here.
Our very best,
Mike, Michelle, Rachel & Gretchen