Welcome! The Good Question is the communication link for Vince Corsaro and a cadre of leadership resource people committed to stimulating personal and professional growth. We support business, education, and social sector leaders who share a common desire for authentic relationships, vibrant community, and stellar results. If you don't find what you're looking for, drop a note to help@theprincipalsforum.org.



The Big Idea: Vince's Approach

"Authentic and Inspirational leaders match solid organizational skills with the ability to navigate the emotional undercurrents found in all relationships."

Having all the technical and content-oriented skills necessary in our relationships and our work is not enough.  Inspirational leaders develop emotional awareness, intuition, and the ability to connect to build relationships and promote positive organizational behaviors. 
  • Expert at asking the right questions
  • High capacity to delegate and guide
  • At ease with difficult conversations
  • Deft deployment of different leadership styles 
Authentic and Inspirational Leaders produce high productivity with low angst.  Good people stay as a fun and fulfilling environment is created at work and at home.
 
Organizations, teams, forums, and groups committed to inspirational leadership:
  • Establish clear expectations and agreements… and immediately handle broken agreements.
  • Clear interpersonal issues as a regular agenda item.
  • Recognize and know how to navigate through Drama.
  • Embrace brainstorming and analysis while acknowledging fears and frustrations.
  • Look at individual and group behaviors in a fun and curious way.
  • Reflect and listen before speaking… “Let me see if I understand you”! 
"The Outside Resource Person"

Vince supports and promotes authentic and inspirational leadership behaviors by bringing an outside observer’s voice to the relationship or team. A mirror to reflect what is being seen.  He promotes ongoing accountability on commitments and action and inserts insight and training as issues surface.   His practice includes:
  • Executive Team and Forum retreats focused on inspirational leadership, communication and authentic living.
  • Individual coaching focused on transformational change and action.
  • Intervention and connection in times of stress or difficulty... when things have gone toxic.
Underlying Methodology
 
The journey toward authentic and inspirational leadership is the topic of a number of researchers, authors, and leading behaviorists. The approach used here weaves together the work of many, including:
  • Baker, Dan, PhD and Cameron Stauth. What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003.
  • Conley, Chip.  Emotional Equations:  Simple Truths for Creating Happiness and Success.  New York:  Simon and Schuster.   2012. 
  • Corsaro, Vince. Nine Friends: Maximizing Your Forum. Raleigh, North Carolina.  Lulu Press. 2011.
  • Goden, Seth. Tribes: We need you to Lead Us. New York: The Penguin Group. 2008.
  • Lencioni, Patrick. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
  • Ludeman, Kate, and Eddie Erlandson, Radical Change, Radical Results. Chicago: Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2003.
  • Peck, Scott M. The Different Drum. New York. Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1987.
  • Phillips, Dave. Three Big Questions Everyone Asks Sooner or Later. Vancouver: Courage4u, 2006.
  • Warner, Jim and Kaley Klemp.  The Drama Free Office:  A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with your Team, Coworkers ad Boss.  Austin, TX.  Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2011.
  • Warner, Jim. Aspirations of Greatness: Mapping the Midlife Leader’s Reconnection to Self and Soul. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
What Others Have to Say
  • "I thought this stuff was a solution looking for a problem. I was wrong. The skills we learned here will make the difference between success and failure for our company.” (CEO, Telecom Company)
  • “I am much more aware of how I communicate and lead, and how it affects others at work and at home. Thanks.” (CEO, large nonprofit organization)
  • “The Retreat was an eye-opener. I learned some tough things about myself but more importantly about how to better communicate with my team. We should do this again… but not too soon!” (CEO, Mid-size Manufacturing/Service Company)
  • “How did you do that? Thank you for giving us the shovel to dig ourselves out of the mess we had made.” (Family Member, Privately Held Company)
  • ”It was very nice meeting my inner Fix-It Man. Thanks.” (School Administrator/Principals’ Forum Member)
  • “You gave me the space to explore some of my immaturities without judging and shaming me. I’m a better man for it.” (Consulting Professional).
  • “I know we all laugh that you’re going to make us sing kum-ba-yah and there’s a part of me that wants to.  You've taken us to a new level of connection with ourselves and each other.” (YPO Forum Member)
More?  Drop a note:  vince@corsarodevelopment.com