Finding Your Leadership Style

Kevin Eikenberry

There is no perfect leadership style, which means there is more than one way to lead effectively. Leadership Leadership Communication Learning Personal Development leadership styleHere is some very good news for you.

Thinking About Leadership Style

Kevin Eikenberry

The topic of leadership style is an important one, and one that usually comes up as I teach leadership to groups everywhere. Leadership Learning Personal Development leadership style

How to develop a flexible leadership style

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] CCL’s Nick Petrie writes, “Hindsight does not lead to foresight since the elements and conditions of the system can be in continual flux”? Leadership Development smartblog for leadership

Is Your “Nice” Leadership Style Counter-Productive?

Let's Grow Leaders

The post Is Your “Nice” Leadership Style Counter-Productive? Authenticity Communication Culture help ineffective bosses leadership leadership style nice bosses tough loveYesterday we talked about “Unnecessary Roughness: What Happens When Leaders are Mean:” On the flip-side… have you ever had a boss that was just too nice? Have you ever been too nice in your role as leader? What happened? Did you inspire? How were results?

LeadershipNow 140: March 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2013 that you might have missed: 6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist by John Bossong. 9 Leadership Lessons from the Best Boss I Ever Had by @ryanestis. From @Bill_George Resilience Through Mindful Leadership.

Leadership Styles: Do you lead like a shark or a whale?

leaderCommunicator

And as I watched, I started to think of their respective hunting behaviors as ultimately, different leadership styles. There certainly is no one leadership style , but my wish is we all try and lead a little bit more like the whales: Be planful. Want more on leadership?

21st Century Communicator: Principle #2 – There is no ONE leadership style

leaderCommunicator

Business leaders frequently ask me, “What one leadership style is most effective?”. The reality is there’s not one style that’s best, or most effective, or that produces successful results time after time.

Why the Best Leaders Have a Big Heart

Kevin Eikenberry

To be clear, there are as many different leadership styles as there are people. Yes, lots of smart people have created models to define and describe basic leadership styles, and yet all of us bring our uniqueness to the equation too.

Is Thought Leadership the Same as Change Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development As the command-and-control model of leadership rapidly gives way to influential leadership styles, let’s look at two leadership models that are available to just about anyone at any level, change leadership and thought leadership.

Three Management Styles

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Great Leadership regular contributor Paul Thornton: Management style greatly affects employees’ motivation and capacity to learn. It is helpful to think of management styles according to the three Ds: Directing, Discussing, and Delegating.

Brewing A Leadership Cocktail

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Team Dynamics As a leader I have encountered a diverse number of leaders each characterizing certain leadership styles.

The Blind Spot Leading the Blind Spot

Let's Grow Leaders

” George Bernard Shaw We all have blind spots– aspects of our leadership style that we think are just fine… and we don’t fully see the impact on others.

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Throwback Thursday: SERVANT Leadership

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America''s Most Trusted Leaders to You! 24 April 2013. There are mountains of publications in our society dealing with leadership.

Just One Thing—Leader: To Thine Own Self Be True

Management Excellence

Career Just One Thing Leadership Professional Growth Your Leadership Soul Your Leadership Style We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

Successful, Yes. But at What Cost?

Management Excellence

For most of us, reading “Dish Network, the Meanest Company in America,” (via Bloomberg BusinessWeek) focusing on the style and tactics of Charlie Ergen, chairman and co-founder of the firm, will leave us feeling thankful that we work somewhere else. Is this a style for you?

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Clear Counsel – How Sweet the Sound

N2Growth Blog

When you want to know how your leadership is working–ask. The counsel came from a subordinate as I was leaving an important leadership position but it would have come earlier if I had only asked. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth.

Leadership…What’s Charisma Got To Do With It?

You're Not the Boss of Me

That requires involvement from the rest of us, and a different kind of leadership. So if we strive for anything in leadership, let’s work to transform rather than transfix.

…And I’ll Follow You Anywhere

You're Not the Boss of Me

Employee engagement Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Style 21st Century leadership Building Relationships Character-based Leadership Loyalty What would it take for you to follow someone anywhere?

How Do You Deal with an Abusive Leader?

Next Level Blog

And this week the Times profiles the leadership stylings of another candidate for mayor, New York City council speaker Christine Quinn. Current Affairs Personal Presence abusive leadership Christine Quinn

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Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

In their book From Smart to Wise , Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou state that wise leadership succeeds where smart leadership cannot. Wise leadership isn’t about how smart you are. Getting outside your comfort zone is a quick way to experience leadership from a new perspective.

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How to Transform Mid-Team

Let's Grow Leaders

The best time to transform to a radically new leadership style is when you start fresh with a new team. If you transform your style [.] authenticity trust feedback leadership personal growth personal transformation transformation

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Discomfort is the Catalyst for Team Growth

Great Results Team Building

Different team personality types and leadership styles may require that you present the opportunity is different ways… but ultimately it will be to their benefit to step outside their comfort zone and try something new.

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Effective Leaders Know the Power of Climate Control

Great Results Team Building

Rather than traditional “command and control” style of leadership, Sir Ken Robinson, during a recent TED talk , shared that effective leaders should focus instead on “climate control.”.

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Building a Strengths-Based Leadership Development Program

Nathan Magnuson

This is the third post of a three-part series on the leadership merits of Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 Then last week, I explained how the each person tends toward one of four leadership styles and how each style significantly impacts team [.].

A Case for Being a “Nice” Boss

You're Not the Boss of Me

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What Does It Take To Be A Connected Leader?

Tanveer Naseer

It’s this recognition of contrast in Pisa where we must take pause and articulate a set of leadership attributes that embody contrast. In other words, to earn the trust of customers we need to set up a leadership paradigm that ensures employees trust the organization.

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How To Reset Your Team’s Expectations

Let's Grow Leaders

In Friday’s post, How To Transform Mid-Team, we talked about you how prepare your team for your evolving leadership style. But what if you also have new expectations for your team? Not only are you evolving, but you need them to as well. That’s even more difficult. Perhaps you will be… asking them to make [.] The post How To Reset Your Team’s Expectations appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Collaboration & Six Ways to Make It Work

You're Not the Boss of Me

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Being Well Led Increases Well Being

Tony Mayo

A transformational leadership style, one that conveys a sense of trust, meaningfulness, and individually challenges employees, contributes to greater employee well-being* Leading by example, Contributing to a common goal, Intellectual stimulation, Positive feedback for good performance, Recognizing the needs of others, & Resolving conflict –Christine Jacobs, University of Cologne in the Journal of Occupational and [.]. For Executives Leadership Transformation

Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

leadership style. When leaders major on a ‘coercive’ style, employees can be afraid to come forward with new ideas, for fear of criticism or even being fired. banking Hay group leadership Financial Jean-Marc Laouchez

Choosing to Lead and Two Simple Truths

You're Not the Boss of Me

Leadership can be a complicated thing. Leadership, while studied widely and deeply, remains misunderstood by a surprisingly large number of people. In this world, there are some who would have us believe that leadership is only for a select few. Leadership is not about you.

Are You Leading… or Just Managing?

Lead on Purpose

After a solid performance, that manager will be promoted to a leadership position, under the assumption that their management skills will make them good leaders. Understanding the difference between the two, and figuring out whether you fall into one camp or another, is key to defining your leadership style and driving great results. Leadership inspire success Guest post by Adrienne Erin. Something interesting happens in a lot of organizations.

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

Great Leadership By Dan

Leadership is one of "those" important topics about which there is no shortage of information. But despite all that has been written or said concerning leadership, there are still some important areas that are all but ignored. Leadership always comes before management.

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The Certainty of Ambiguity in Leadership

You're Not the Boss of Me

Anyone who has ever been in a leadership role for longer than, oh, five minutes, knows that leadership is not a prescriptive thing. Some people believe that leadership and management are two separate jobs.

Leading with Emotion

You're Not the Boss of Me

Building Relationships communication Employee engagement Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Style motivating & Inspiring Celine Dion Character-based Leadership communication skills Emotions Rene Angelil women in leadership Zappos.com

Closing the Gap between Authority and Power

You're Not the Boss of Me

Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Style Management Organizational Effectiveness Servant Leadership authority George Carlin Influence Power Wizard of Oz Last week, I published a post that highlighted the fine distinction between caring and care-taking.

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The Case for Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

However, be forewarned that such a survey typically only provides useful information about the leader’s communications and leadership style as opposed to strategic and tactical needs of the business – still worthwhile feedback and worthy of pursuit.

Being Well Lead Increases Well Being

Tony Mayo

A transformational leadership style, one that conveys a sense of trust, meaningfulness, and individually challenges employees, contributes to greater employee well-being* Leading by example, Contributing to a common goal, Intellectual stimulation, Positive feedback for good performance, Recognizing the needs of others, & Resolving conflict –Christine Jacobs, University of Cologne in the Journal of Occupational and [.].

Like Ants, Leaders Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

Great Results Team Building

Thankfully, successful leadership is not about becoming like someone else… it is about using your own personal talents and personality to help your team thrive. These differences in coaching styles are likely mirrored in your corporate or educational leadership personalities.

Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

Coaching Tip

First Borders, then Barnes & Noble CEOs make the wrong leadership decisions. Booksellers, like any other business, must have Strategic Leadership to Prosper. Many in management mistakenly assume that leadership style is always a function of personality rather than strategic choice.

Half-Life of a Strategic Plan

CO2

Leadership Styles. Leadership Styles. The Just Ask Leadership Assessment identifies and explains four leadership styles: Innovator, Director, Judge, and Professor. Elements of Leadership (Click element to see related posts). . by Gary Cohen.

Self-Aware and Fluent Leadership

Coaching Tip

Lee show in " FLEX: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences ," the key to managing today''s diverse workforce lies in "flexing" -- the art of switching between leadership styles to more effectively communicate with and lead people who are different from you.

What Fatherhood Can Teach Us About Leadership

LDRLB

Acurio’s leadership style, which he traces to his mother and grandmother, fits the ideal expressed by 64,000 men and women we surveyed to discover consumer preferences around the world. Leadership feminine masculine