Andy Johnson

Who Makes the Best Leaders?

By Andy Johnson | Aug 16, 2018

In an interesting 2010 study, a team of researchers led by Adam Grant of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania set out to understand a nagging qu

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Your Biggest Leadership Gap is Your Operating System

By Andy Johnson | Feb 9, 2018

What’s the biggest gap or deficit in your leadership of others? Your understanding of this question will directly connect to your attempted solutions to the p

The Heart of Leadership: Seeing Ourselves and Seeing Others

By Andy Johnson | Dec 14, 2017

Human beings are masters at seeing what they want to see. In every situation, we consistently extract information that confirms our existing opinions about ours

The Heart of Leadership: Seeing Ourselves and Seeing Others

By Andy Johnson | Dec 14, 2017

Human beings are masters at seeing what they want to see. In every situation, we consistently extract information that confirms our existing opinions about ours

Don’t Normalize Conflict

By Andy Johnson | Nov 15, 2017

I’ve been thinking, writing and speaking about conflict in different contexts for about twenty years. Shortly after the release of my 2014 book that focused o

Are You a Group or a Team?

By Andy Johnson | Oct 13, 2017

This year witnessed the second NBA championship in the last three years for the Golden State Warriors. In many ways, this is not surprising when simply looking

Four Reasons Introverts Are Naturally Authentic Leaders

By Andy Johnson | Jun 22, 2017

It’s a common myth that introverts can’t be great leaders. This is due to the fact that leadership theories have favored extroverts for centuries. Western c

The 4 Natural Leadership Traits of Introverts

By Andy Johnson | Jan 8, 2017

It’s a common myth that introverts can’t be great leaders. This is due to the fact that leadership theories have favored extroverts for centuries.

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Leaders’ Personalities: Determined or Developed?

By Andy Johnson | Dec 8, 2016

A significant portion of my work as an executive coach involves assisting existing and emerging leaders to accept themselves. A big part of who they are, the p

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Indignity, Indignance, & Introversion

By Andy Johnson | Nov 9, 2016

As an introvert and a leader, my journey to self-acceptance and understanding has been winding. In the West, we are taught from a young age that leaders are to

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What Matters More for Leaders? Charisma or Character.

By Andy Johnson | Oct 28, 2016

This is an election year. For many Americans, the two remaining presidential choices share a perceived concern that looms large related to personal character,

The Top 3 Causes of Conflict in Family Business, and How to Begin to Diffuse It

By Andy Johnson | Sep 16, 2016

My first career was in architecture. My father was an architect and it came naturally to me as well. Right out of college, I took a job at a local firm that s