Teaching Adult Learners

For Lancaster Leadership facilitators, these are the necessary guidelines for teaching. They are useful for anyone teaching or facilitating a group of adults in a presentation or meeting.  Start with a hook. Make your first 1-minute count.  Be interesting to get the learners interested immediately. Adult learners will discredit you or tune you out quickly if they aren’t…

Having Difficult Conversations: How to create a feedback-seeking culture

In the beginning of each Leadership Academy, I ask every participant to do a self- assessment about their strengths and areas for growth. One area of growth consistently rises to the top: having difficult conversations. Participants say they want: Comfort with speaking up assertively and early To create a feedback culture Buy in and changed…

COVID & Cancer

To know me, you know that I typically am all in.  Sometimes too fast, too energetic, too driven. I need the lessons of pacing, taking a back seat, and “good enough.” That’s what 2020 gave to me in the form of breast cancer. In 2020, I bled “leadership agility”, as did many in the world.…

Cultivating Leadership Business Award for November 2020

Preserving and maintaining one of the wonders of the world is no small feat. Grand Canyon National Park (GCRA) provides access to more than six million visitors each year, and this is only possible because of each employee’s commitment to excellence. Over the past three years, GCRA and Lancaster Leadership have partnered to provide training…

Cultivating Leadership Business Award for October 2020

Times of transition can be the optimal time to collaborate with one’s team and have important discussions and create a plan forward. Over the past year, Superior Court in Yuma County has made a commitment to intentional transition of leadership and direction in order to best meet their mission. Lancaster Leadership encourages teams to have…

Cultivating Leadership Business Award for September 2020

The last five months have created great challenges for many organizations to meet their missions. Mountain Line, Flagstaff’s public transit system, has continued to provide outstanding service to the community, all the while putting health and safety of the public and its employees as top priority while Getting You Where You Want To Go (their…

Cultivating Leadership Business Award for July 2020

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and Grand Canyon Conservancy (GCC) inspires people to protect and enhance the park for present and future generations. GCC is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park and is committed to excellence from the inside out. Over the past…

Cultivating Leadership Business Award for June 2020

Talk about reach and service! In 2019, NACOG served more than 40,000 people, and their services are far-reaching. NACOG is a diverse agency offering a variety of services and supports to children, families and the aging population and communities in Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai Counties. Their mission – “Cooperating regionally to improve life in…

Remote Leadership

We want to provide you concrete and practical tips to be more effective right now. Following are 4 of the best tips we’ve seen out there: Tip 1: Have a daily check-in. Whenever possible, this should be one-on-one, and face-to-face via video. Phone conversations and email only go so far. Your team needs to see…

Cultivating Leadership Business Award for May 2020

The mission of Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, a highly respected full service law firm in Northern Arizona, is to have their clients’ backs as they navigate legal challenges and persevere through difficult times. For 45 years, their top priority has been to serve their clients. But to do this well, they also understand that a…
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