Definitions Every Leader Must Know

Eric Jacobson

Definitions Management Leadership Books Leadership AMA Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Leadership TerminologyMany a time during my career I've been in situations where someone asks, "What is the difference between a vision and a mission?"

Definition of Leadership?

Mills Scofield

Another powerful, to the point, ''sketchnote'' by my friend Jessica Esch. Yes, her work is wonderfully addicting an I encourage you to make it habit forming.if this doesn''t say it all! Altruism Culture Giving Innovation Jessica Esch Leadership Networking Virtue Virtues-Values

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7 Definitions of “Good” (Why We Disagree About Ethics)

Leading in Context

One of the reasons we may not agree is that each of us may be using a different definition of what is "good." Here are 7 different interpretations of what is ethically good, based on the framework in 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (2013). By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is it so difficult to agree on the right thing to do?

The Definition Of Meaningful Work

Eric Jacobson

Their definition consists of these seven attributes. There are so many good things to learn in the book, Helping People Win At Work , by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge. Among those is the section about how to define meaningful work.

No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! There is a quiet leadership revolution going on, a shift in the definition of success from “what” to “how.” Anna Farmery from The Engaging Brand presents What is the definition of empowerment.

LeadershipNow 140: January 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from January 2013 that you might have missed: 4 Attitude Choices Every Leader Must Make by @leadersbeacon. The Introvert’s 2013 Business and Leadership Success Pledge @by lisapetrilli. The real definition of insanity by @TomAsacker.

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The Definition of Class In A Manager

Eric Jacobson

AMACOM''s (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business.

Survey Reveals 6 Important Truths About Men, Women, and Success

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief article by Nina Bahadur for The Huffington Post. To check out an abundance of other superb articles, please click here. * * * Success can mean anything from securing a corner office at a major corporation to making a small, positive impact on another person’s life, to spending a significant amount […].

Stop Information Overload. Join top industry experts and me at the Overloaded 2013 Conference on February 9


I’m excited to be part of the upcoming Overloaded 2013 Conference – where top work-life, information and email overload experts will gather to discuss tips, solutions and best practices in overload management – in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, February 9. Download our free ebook "The Definitive Guide to Taming the Email Monster" and join your overloaded colleagues in San Francisco to discuss strategies you're already practicing

Four Senses of Character-Based Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in SmartBlog for Leadership [link] I often read leadership posts or engage in leadership discussions where different definitions of leadership are present. One definition of leadership implies position. But on the Lead Change Group website we talk about Character-based leadership. Character-based leadership is influence others grant you because of who you are, not because of what position you hold.

Top Five Qualities of an A **e

Leadership Freak

at the Great Place to Work Annual Conference 2013) I was impressed with Beth’s candor. Definition: “How do you [.]. “We have a no a **e policy at Baird.” Beth Kavelaris, Director of Culture & Integration, Robert W. Baird & Co. Baird manages nearly $97 billion in client assets at more than 100 locations scattered around the globe. Backstabbers Gossip Humility Leading Culture Leadership organizational success

The Best Leaders are Bold Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines bold in part with these three definitions: not afraid of danger or […]. If you make a list of leaders who have made a difference – whether the list is global and historical, or local and recent – you will find they all have one thing in common.


Kevin Eikenberry

By Maxwell Maltz Make any list of the classics, and by definition the list will include older books. Yet ask most people what they plan to read and they talk about the new releases, the stuff others are talking about currently.

Diversity of a Different Persuasion

N2Growth Blog

The age diversity I am referring to, and it is definitely on the minds of some, even if they don’t yet realize it, is more broad stroked and refers to generation diversity. By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Will You Be Ready?

Tanveer Naseer

On the behalf of the Governing Board here at Heritage, I would like to congratulate the Class of 2013 and to encourage each of you to be ready to embrace what you are meant to do.

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4 Design Thinking Tools for Engaging Your Team

Leading Blog

It''s amazing how many little problems germinate at the right at the earliest stage – the problem definition stage – and expand into bigger problems whose solutions also grow in complexity.

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What’s Love Got to Do with Leadership?

Next Level Blog

That said, having been raised as a Christian in the Western world, my understanding of love starts with the different definitions used by the ancient Greeks. There are certainly leadership applications in that definition of love.

Leaders: How do you say Hello?

N2Growth Blog

Hello is one of those words where a change in pitch changes definition. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. It can be a warm invitation to a new relationship or a cold indication that you’re too busy to talk.

The No-Boss Workplace: Can Great Leadership Be Crowdsourced?

Terry Starbucker

In fact, that’s the very definition of “lead” Show the way. There’s an interesting leadership experiment going on right now here in Portland.

Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence


Incorporating some of these steps into your leadership can definitely increase your chances of success and sustainability whether you are an extrovert or an introvert. By Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

The inspiring story of these six courageous men reminds us of the true definition of leadership. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ” Albert Schweitzer. It has been called the greatest photograph of all time.

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Three Ways Leaders Build (or Break) Trust

Next Level Blog

That may be part of it, but it’s definitely not all of it. It''s a bad sign when a leader gets to the point where both friends and foes are asking, “What did he know and when did he know it?”

The Problem With Opportunities

Let's Grow Leaders

When I first read Karen Martin’s book, The Outstanding Organization, her definition of a problem versus opportunity stuck with me. ”In recent years, it has become popular to avoid the word problem in organizations, recasting it instead as an opportunity for improvement.

Leading Beyond Success Towards Creating Significance

Tanveer Naseer

My hope in authoring this post is to have you adjust your thinking when it comes to the definition of success. The following is a guest piece by Mike Myatt.

What the NFL can learn from a Civil War Soldier

N2Growth Blog

Schofield’s Definition of Discipline and in the wake of the Dolphin situation, the words might have something to teach all of us. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Beware how you take away hope from another human being— Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Learning To Connect To Boost Employee Engagement

Tanveer Naseer

Now on any type of leadership score sheet, Alan would definitely rank as a competent and fair leader. One of the biggest challenges facing most leaders today is how to improve the current levels of employee engagement in their organization.

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A Teenager’s 4 Lessons On How We Can Face Any Challenge

Tanveer Naseer

But being able to host the following guest writer is definitely a memorable highlight for my blog. Original illustration by Alya Naseer. Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting a number of talented and respected writers from the field of leadership.

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Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The answer to the second question is a definite “no”. The following is a guest piece by Dennis Bakke.

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Using The Power Of Acknowledgment To Engage Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

So let’s start by considering my definition of a Grateful Leader, which I have put forth in my book, Grateful Leadership, Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results. The following is a guest piece by author Judith W. Umlas.

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Motivation: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Motivation Brian Tracy AMACOM (2013) Tracy Concise but definitely not Tracy Light I have read all of Brian Tracy’s books and reviewed most of them. Bob''s blog entries AMACOM Brian Tracy motivation The Seven Parts of the Brainstorming Process Tracy Concise but definitely not Tracy Light In my opinion, he is among the most thoughtful and, when appropriate, thought-provoking business thinkers.

What Organizations Really Need To Succeed And Thrive

Tanveer Naseer

That definition has already been created internally and collectively. There’s been a lot discussion lately on the merits of telecommuting, in terms of fostering teamwork and innovation among disparate employees in an organization.

The Latest Trends in the Executive Coaching Industry


We are definitely seeing this trend at our own company, with significant growth especially apparent outside of the United States. . The full summary is expected to be complete in September 2013 and reside at this same location.

The Leadership Contagion: What Virus Are You Spreading?

Terry Starbucker

The results were definitive. “Every day, everywhere you go, you spread a virus. You decide if that virus is positive or negative” – Dr. John Izzo.

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So you think you want an executive coach?


Brian is the author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders (Berrett Koehler: 2007). Guest post By Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D. and Victoria Hendrickson. Executive coaching is a booming industry worth over a billion dollars across the globe.

Lessons On Effective Leadership From A Nobel Laureate

Tanveer Naseer

Since writing about the nature of success and failure , I’ve had a number of colleagues express interest in discussing the process of experimentation with me, given my background in the sciences field.

3 Numbers Every Leader (And ALL Their Followers) Should Know

Terry Starbucker

The short version of this definition is commonly known as “everybody on the same page” I’ve heard that line again and again during my career, but more often in the form of a lament.

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Meetings as relationship-building opportunities


Meetings have the potential to be productive if we’re willing to shift our ideas to a broader definition of productivity. . Meetings in many organizations have unhealthy hidden agendas, unhealthy conflict and competition, and a rush to action without appropriate dialog.

Crisis Communications: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Crisis Communications: The Definitive Guide to Managing the Message Steven Fink McGraw-Hill (2013) Why you should never “pick a fight with anyone who buys bandwidth by the geobyte” I read and reviewed Steven Fink’s previous book, Crisis Management: Planning for the Inevitable, and recall two chapters (13 and 14) in which he explained “controlling the [.].

I Get No Respect -- A Look at "Dangerfield" Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Without this kind of leadership, effective management won''t exist; because managers don''t have the knowledge of what is important, what the expectations are, or what the leader''s definition of success is, to name just a few examples.

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Four Factors: How to Stay Motivated when Working From Home!

Women on Business

If this is the case, although it’s definitely worth making time and investing in yourself and your business in this way, then you should be all that more mindful of what you allow to occupy your mind during your work day and beyond.

The Business of Belief

Leading Blog

So when the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone arrives, and it definitely will come, take it. "Belief has been a most powerful component of human nature that has somewhat been neglected," says Peter Halligan, a psychologist at Cardiff University. But it has been capitalized on by marketing agents, politics and religion for the best part of two millennia.". Tom Asacker reveals the role of belief in leadership in The Business of Belief.

Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

Finance should by definition be a risk-averse business. Guest post from Jean-Marc Laouchez , Hay Group: “Banking is no longer somewhere that you go, it’s something that you do.” - Brett King, Banking 3.0. When was the last time you visited a bank branch?

Engaged Employees Volunteer Their Hearts, Minds, & Imaginations

Great Leadership By Dan

When he asked me what his company’s definition of “engaged workforce” should be, I responded, “What do you want it to be?” Guest post by Ray Attiyah: I had a conversation a few days ago with somebody about how to create an engaged workforce.