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If leadership were a democracy…

Brilliant Leader

Would your team vote for you? Would your boss vote for you? Would your peers vote for you? Would the customers your team serves vote for you? If leadership (as opposed to management) is about having willing followers, this would be an interesting test of whether you are seen as a leader or manager. Food […]. Leadership Bite Size Leadership leadership v management management

SCARF – a new model of human motivation

Brilliant Leader

It is a testament to the work of Abraham Maslow that his model of human motivation has endured for the best part of 70 years. While leaders around the world have learnt about Maslow’s Hierarchy at business school throughout the modern age, few would have found it particularly useful in helping to motivate their staff. [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

Neuroleadership Summit 2013

Brilliant Leader

The EMEA Neuroleadership Summit 2013 is coming to London 24-26th September. As this new area of applied science continues to evolve and gather pace, it is good to see the revised format of this year’s summit. Day 1 will be Neuroleadership 101, enabling new entrants and students to the field to become familiar previous research [.]. Miscellaneous neuroleadership neuroleadership summit neuroscience and leadership effectiveness

ASTD Conference 2012 – Wednesday

Brilliant Leader

For my final session at ASTD 2012 I thought I would try something a little different and went to the Leader as Storyteller presented by Evrim Kuram of Dinamo Training and Consulting. Evrim means evolution in Turkish (which was so memorable because of her first story) and the lady herself had a delightful presentation style [.]. Miscellaneous

Are leaders responsible for employee engagement?

Brilliant Leader

Last year, I wrote an article suggesting that leadership performance should be measured via a hybrid of results and employee engagement. But to what extent can leaders be held responsible for the motivation and engagement of their people? To a certain extent, each team member must be responsible for their own motivation and career development. However, [.].

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ASTD Conference 2012 – Tuesday

Brilliant Leader

Following her impactful performance on yesterday’s panel session, I decided to switch my planned first session today and attend Beverly Kaye’s May I See Your Whine List? How managers can support development. Key messages from Bev’s intro were: - Organizations should begin to reward people for just growing in their careers. What sounds like a whine [.].

ASTD Conference 2012 – Monday

Brilliant Leader

I spent some time earlier in the day exploring the Expo. Maybe it was the new aftershave I’m wearing but there were far fewer enthusiastic sales people grabbing me than is usually the case. The one stand where I spent some considerable time was speaking with Dustin Clinard of MindGym. Their revamped curriculum of 90 [.].

ASTD Conference 2012 – Sunday

Brilliant Leader

Having spent a relaxing Saturday exploring the delights of Denver, today (Sunday) I eased my way into the 2012 ASTD conference. Registration was slick, although throughout the day the queue for collecting the freebies from the ASTD stand was sufficiently long to deter me from collecting my goodie bag. Of the sessions I attended today, [.]. Miscellaneous

Finding Potential

Brilliant Leader

I recently came across a great site, aptly named Finding Potential, that offers a bunch of free, high quality assessment tools. These tools provide a very useful solution for companies of all sizes and are focused in three areas: Personality Assessment – This is a simple personality questionnaire baed on self-assessment by individuals. It is ideally used [.].

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The Definition Of Leadership

Brilliant Leader

One thing I am asked quite frequently is, “What is the definition of leadership?” ” and of course, I can never remember the exact quote from my book – yes I know it’s a sign of getting older - so I normally faff around with some general distinctions around the difference between managing and leading. So I [.].

Leading Remote Workers

Brilliant Leader

If the 2011 CISCO Connected World Technology Report is anything to go by, attracting and retaining the top talent of the future will be less about the traditional workplace motivational drivers and far more about issues such as remote working and flexible working hours. What challenges does this trend create for leaders? Leading remote workers has [.]. Leadership Development Leadership leading across boundaries leading remote workers remote leadership

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Leadership Bite Size – Ask For Feedback

Brilliant Leader

Every so often during a 1-1 with your staff, why not ask for feedback? What more do you need from me? What can I do to make things better for you? How am I doing as a manager? What could I do better/differently? Of course, if you ask the question, you have to be open [.]. Leadership Bite Size Leadership Leadership Development leading versus managing

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Leadership Development versus Leadership Training – Is there a difference?

Brilliant Leader

When I introduce myself to people as a Leadership Development specialist one of the more common responses revolves around leadership training – “So you run leadership training?”, “What type of leadership training do you specialize in?”, “I really value leadership training” etc. Is there really a difference between leadership training and leadership development? You bet [.]. Leadership Development Leadership Leadership Development Specialist Leadership Training professional leader

Leadership Bite Size – Be Positive

Brilliant Leader

Starting today I am introducing a new feature category to this site – Leadership Bite Size. This will be a series of tips and techniques for becoming an effective leader and will enable me to share with you small yet powerful ideas on a regular basis. The first of these tips is to be positive. [.]. Leadership Bite Size Leadership Leadership Development

Leading with the brain in mind

Brilliant Leader

In October I wrote an article introducing the SCARF model that has been developed by Dr David Rock of the NeuroLeadership Institute. Today, I’d like to take the concept further by exploring some of the key activities that might provide a threat stimulus and therefore, an away reaction versus those that provide a reward stimulus [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development leadership motivation leading versus managing SCARF

Do Cultural Boundaries Exist?

Brilliant Leader

Anyone who works for a global organization will be familiar with the issue of working across cultural boundaries but my provocative question is; do they really exist? And moreover, to what extent do these boundaries need to be addressed in order for global organizations thrive? Of course every country and in many cases, regions within [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development Leading across cultural boundaries

Leadership Digital

Brilliant Leader

I am delighted to announce that Brilliant Leader is now a featured contributor to Leadership Digital. This excellent portal enables you to access the latest and very best articles around leadership, management and leadership development as they are published. You can also search for historic articles by topic, concept, leadership gurus and industry focus.

How should we measure leadership potential?

Brilliant Leader

In talent management circles, the received wisdom is that leadership potential is best measured by assessing learning agility – often described as an individual’s ability to learn, adapt and change. I believe this makes a certain amount of sense as people who have these three attributes would be able to learn the skills required to [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Potential

Leadership – It’s a marathon not a sprint

Brilliant Leader

One of the toughest balancing acts facing leaders at all levels is the need to deliver short-term results versus the leadership activities that will help sustain and increase those results over the longer term. For example: - How often do you have to put managing vision and purpose to one side while you focus on [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

High Trust Leadership

Brilliant Leader

One of the age old questions that continues to drive many people to distraction is “What is the difference between management and leadership?” There are of course a plethora of answers to this question that have kept academics, trainers and writers going in perpetuity. For me, one of the key differences between the two is [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

ASTD International Conference and Exposition 2012

Brilliant Leader

Save the Date! This year’s ASTD (American Society of Training & Development) International Conference and Exposition is being held in one of my favorite cities in the world – Denver, Colorado. The dates are 6-9 May, maybe a little late for combining it with some skiing but who knows? I’m not planning on presenting at [.]. Uncategorized ASTD Leadership Development

How Should We Measure Leadership Performance?

Brilliant Leader

The issue of how we should measure leadership performance is an interesting one. Historically, most leaders would have been judged purely on the results they deliver, that is, delivery against their goals, objectives and targets. But is this enough? You only have to take a look through a selection of posts on my leadership blogroll [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

The Iceberg Effect

Brilliant Leader

In my latest book, Brilliant Leader 2nd Edition, I explain the iceberg effect in relation to the jobs that people do. Essentially, there are those parts of a job that we can see – the tasks that people do and the skills that they employ. And then there are the contributing factors that we don’t [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

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Steve Jobs – A Great Innovative Leader

Brilliant Leader

Sad news today that Steve Jobs has passed away. He was not only one of the great innovative leaders of our time but of all time. His leadership has literally changed the world, how we communicate and how we behave – some feat. Future articles on this site will cover innovation leadership in more depth [.]. Uncategorized Innovation Leadership

A Leadership Imperative – Developing Yourself and Your People

Brilliant Leader

From time to time I come across so called leaders who have the sole focus of delivering results. These people are often very good at managing performance and getting things done but can they really call themselves leaders? I believe that leading others in the business world is as much about looking forward as it [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

Employee Too Valuable to Fire? 6 Leadership Strategies

Let's Grow Leaders

Is Anyone Ever Too Valuable to Fire? Have you ever worked with an obnoxious colleague who seemed to be protected because the employee was considered too valuable to fire? Maybe you’re a team leader who has one of these brilliant bullies on […]. The post Employee Too Valuable to Fire?

7 Attributes of a Mature Leader

Ron Edmondson

The best leaders I know don’t have all the answers. They haven’t got everything figured out yet. Most wouldn’t even consider themselves “experts” in the field of leadership. (I I certainly don’t consider myself to be one.)

7 Qualities of an Easy to Follow Leader

Ron Edmondson

Are you easy to follow as a leader? I might ask – are you followable? Followable may not be a Scrabble approved word – or even a word, but the application and the intent of the word is huge. A followable leader has people who want to follow. See how elementary I can be?

13 Financial Mistakes You Could be Making While Freelancing or Managing Your Small Business

Women on Business

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Hard Advice for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I have some hard advice for young leaders. Before I share , I feel the need to be clear, in case you’re a new reader or don’t know me well, I’m a supporter of young leaders.

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Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You

Leading Blog

“I actually felt as if I was going to perish, ” said psychologist Stanley Milgram upon asking a subway rider for their seat. Asking for help makes most of us uncomfortable and we often go to great lengths to avoid doing it. We fear rejection. We fear that people we think less of us.

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Excellence Often Comes With Quirks

Ron Edmondson

I heard of a very well known band who demanded Skittles and M&M’s in their dressing room prior to the show, but there was always one color, which had to be removed. The color consistently changed.

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What if questions were valued as much as knowledge?

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Photo credit: 123RF. The people with the most smarts win! There are rewards to be reaped for the most knowledgeable people in our society and our organizations. Imagine what might happen if we also rewarded those who are smart AND ask great questions.

7 Hard, but Hopefully Helpful Words for Pastors

Ron Edmondson

This is for all my pastor friends. It may not make as much sense to readers who haven’t served in that role. One thing that sets me apart from some pastors is the amount of time I spent in the business world is greater than the time I have been in ministry. It has given me a unique perspective.

Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader There are plenty of ways to become a healthy leader. I’ve shared various ways you can become a healthy leader over the last couple of weeks. Today, I wanted to bring new voices to the civanonversation on what a healthy leader looks like.

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How Leaders Can Support Remote Trust Building

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust is a critical factor to the success of teams. The more trust exists, the easier and faster the right work gets done. Building this trust on a remote team can be especially tricky, which is why remote leaders must know how to support remote trust building, with and among their team members.

To be the Best, Invest in Relationships AND Results

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: If you had a rare diagnosis of an aggressive disease, wouldn’t you want to be treated by the best of the best doctors?

7 Tips to Move From Vision to Reality

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action. Vision without action is nothing more than a daydream. The key to success is to stay focused on your vision and also to be realistic about your current situation. And that can be a challenge.

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Three Ways To Make a Difference Today

Leadership Freak

Fuel, manage, and monitor energy, first your own, then others. You can’t get there with an empty tank. It’s not flashy, but in order to fuel energy in others you need to… Continue reading → Purpose Strengths Leadership Leadership Development

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Before Hiring a Freelance Logo Designer Make Sure You Do This

Women on Business

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