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
There are few leadership resources that are going to challenge us and provide us with the necessary honesty required for growth. As a coach, Kris provided me with that very thing during our very first meeting. Her writing captures that same mixture and balance of self-reflection, inspiration and call to action that leaders need to move the needle on their potential to grow and thrive.
I have found that my coaching with Kris Taylor has been extremely helpful in both my professional and personal life. Her ability to grasp the critical business and organizational aspects of my job, along with my personal leadership style, its strengths and weaknesses was critical in establishing an professional action plan that has greatly improved my ability to manage and lead. Her ability to quickly identify differences between my style and the company’s culture, identify action steps, a…
As we prepare our Community Leadership Program, we are always looking for presenters who engage our participants in meaningful ways. Kris’ presentation challenged each person to think differently about leadership. She is a strong public speaker with a clear message that is sure to help individuals grow.
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.
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.
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.
Kris has provided keynotes at two separate conferences that I planned. In one instance she provided a very inspirational keynote on personal change. At the other she gave a practical, hands on session on planning and implementing organizational change. In both instances, attendees were talking about and making practical use of the information long after the conferences. Kris has great ability to connect with people that serves her well when she presents. I am sure that this is a great asset in h…
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.
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 is a skilled coach who listens carefully and asks insightful questions to help you discover the answers. She brings to the table resources as they are needed and that fit your needs rather than taking a prescriptive approach. I appreciate her commitment to fostering independence for her clients.