What Does It Take to Lead Well Now?
It always has, but it matters even more now when:
- » Change is constant
- » Agility is a survival strategy
- » Critical and creative thinking is crucial
- » Leaders are needed at every level
It always has, but it matters even more now when:
"Evergreen Leadership helped me to become more aware of how I am communicating with others and the importance of allowing time for self reflection to grow as a leader."Jenna Isch, Agency Owner | Isch Insurance Services with Farmers Insurance
"The best part of my Evergreen program for me was gaining perspective from like-minded peers while understanding different approaches to their business world."Josh Hupp, Director of Client Services | Polleo Systems
"The best part of my Evergreen experience was meeting and learning from other young leaders."Erin Emerson, Program Manager | Perry County Development Corporation
"The best part of my Evergreen program for me was creating new friendships and learning a new way of thinking about leadership at work and at home."Theresa Loyd, Executive Assistant | Lafayette Catholic School System
"I’m a better leader today because of attending the Evergreen “Connect and Create” Community Builders Leadership Retreat. It gave me the opportunity to network with a diverse group of leaders who challenged one another to think creatively about how to effectively navigate change and lead with purpose."Molly McIver, Senior Manager of Client Services | Financial Services Industry
"An unexpected benefit from my experience was creating a personal balance while impacting organizations and communities I serve."Tabitha Nalley, South Region Marketing Coordinator | River Ridge Branch Manager
"I'm a better leader today because of the Evergreen Circle. I've been able to apply all of the aspects of The Circle in my current role due to Kris' real world experience and applying it to the program."Craig, Continuous Improvement Analyst | Liberty Mutual
"Evergreen leadership program helped me become a leader through intellectual discussions, communication strategies and the power of enhanced learning and networking that comes from discussions among leaders from various industries."Hina Khalid, Accounting Supervisor | Tipmont REMC
As part of our ongoing efforts to train and develop our staff we hired Kris Taylor to help us with two key projects. One project involved the assessment of the skills level of our factory process leaders. The other project involved helping our senior management staff develop more effective communication, both among ourselves and with those we lead. Kris brought a wealth of personal knowledge and experience to bear on our projects. She used select outside resource specialists to augment her perso…
Leadership is about being, not doing. I’ve known few people who understand this as well as Kris Taylor. “The Leader’s Guide to Turbulent Times” will make you think deeply about leadership, build your self-awareness and make you a more effective leader in good times and bad.
We are moving into an era that cannot simply value and take action from the “do what’s right for me/my family/my organization” platform anymore and still be successful in the long term. Addressing the need for practices of self-awareness as an access for being effective in this new era of “we”, Kris Taylor captures artfully the shift in context from “me” to “we’ even in what looks like similar behaviors in her newest book for leaders.
Kris lead a team of professionals that developed and supported training and implementation content for process redesign across the enterprise. Her ability to understand the business needs in a fast changing environment and deliver creative solutions were a key ingredient in the success of the company process redesign and application implementation.
I met Kris two years ago when she came to Cargill to facilitate a gap analysis for the Learning & Development department. Kris came into a work environment where very little processes existed, and artfully facilitated the group to map out a current state, desired state, and necessary steps to get to that future state. I have never forgotten how she facilitated our group through some tough decisions, and I would highly recommend her to help any organization through a change process.
Kris’ ability to connect with her audience, where they are and understanding what’s important to them, keeps her presentations fresh, relevant, and impactful.
Kris Taylor is a Leader Whisperer. With grace and empathy, she has built a successful career helping leaders evolve from where they are to where they must go. Her insights in this book are a powerful gift to those of us striving to lead more effectively.
We engaged Kris Taylor to support our SAP Implementation at First Solar. Kris is a consummate professional who has been instrumental in preparing First Solar for the monumental change that an ERP solution introduces to an organization. This includes all activities associated with training, document preparation and delivery, and certification of First Solar Associates to use the system. She is a metrics-oriented performance driven professional who delivers excellent results and delights her custo…
I was recently afforded the opportunity to participate in an Evergreen Circle. Reflecting back on my experience, the following thoughts come to mind: Enjoyable, Energy and Engaging! This experience left me with a sense of what “Can Be” in the exploration of capabilities as each of us navigate along our own leadership journey. I left the Circle that day with a craving to learn more.
Kris was the guest speaker for our organizations annual Lead the Way B2B Breakfast. Kris is an amazing speaker. She understood the goal of the broad scope desired in the whole of the task asked of her. She talked about the importance of Gratitude in life and in the work place and it was a beautiful message. It resonates with me still as I move forward daily. I highly recommend Kris to speak to your group as it will be very good and it will add value.