The Definition Of A Great Leader

Joseph Lalonde

But I hope you’ll stick around while I share my definition of a great leader. A great leader is invested in his personal development. The definition of great leadership can go on and on and on. Question: What is your definition of a great leader?

How Much Do You Invest in Leadership Development?

Lead Change Blog

When cultural change abounds, the irony I frequently observe is organisations engage in less leadership development, rather than more. High on leadership, low on resources. However, I remain unconvinced about how effectively organisations are investing in leadership development to meet today’s challenges. I still encounter too frequently outdated approaches to leadership development. We need to redefine which leadership capabilities matter most.

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October 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of development, engagement, productivity, team building, and more. Shelley Row of Insightful Leadership shared Can You See Your Humps? Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided 10 Magic Phrases That Will Make You a Better Leader. Development.

May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Development. John Spence contributed What Is Your Definition Of Leadership? John challenges readers to consider the characteristics of an “Ideal Leader” and how to use that to improve their leadership effectiveness.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In further pondering this dichotomy an interesting thought came to mind – If I could genetically engineer the perfect leadership gene what qualities and characteristics would constitute the architecture of leadership DNA? see “Leadership DNA“) [.]

July 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Sean writes: “Great teammates and leaders know that the quality of our life, and our leadership, is determined by the quality of the questions we ask! Ronni Hendel of Insight Out Leadership shared The Doing and Being of Difficult Conversations.

October 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, engagement, team building, and more. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 4 Ounces of Prevention. Having clear definitions distinguishes the concepts from each other. And to enable this requires that leadership is distributed at all levels.

The Definition Of Leadership

Brilliant Leader

One thing I am asked quite frequently is, “What is the definition of leadership?” Leadership Development definition of leadership difference between managing and leading Leadership new definition of leadership what is the definition of leadership

August 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. Clearly, these 26 contributors found time among the summer doldrums to think (and write) about leadership. Art begins with: “newsflash: there are no shortcuts to great leadership.”

January 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: The Right Culture Matters. David shares a better way to meet your leadership challenges.”

The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dee Ann Turner: During my tenured career at one organization, I had the “best of the best” leadership development opportunities. In that organization, no expense was spared for leadership development. The leader develops collaboration skills.

January 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

This Leadership Development Carnival is the first of 2015 and the first since the Lead Change Group has taken the reins from Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership. Since the first Leadership Development Carnival in July 2008 , our community has grown, evolved, and thrived.

Executive Presence – A 2-Sided Definition

Great Leadership By Dan

is also one of the last nations to turn to diverse populations for leadership, such as women and minorities, and organizations and individuals need to deal with their discomfort around a “different” kind of leader. Here’s the definition: Executive Presence is the ability to engender trust in people, through confidence, consistency and calm in chaos. One who is aware of him/herself can also be aware of others – praising, developing and lending strength to a team.

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). Which ones are you using in your leadership? By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is it so difficult to agree on the right thing to do?

September 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided 10 Ways to Kill Off Your Star Employees. Jesse Lyn Stoner of the Seapoint Center shared A Definition of Leadership for These Pressing Times.

December 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! For our December edition, we took a page out of last December’s Carnival of HR post and asked about books you have read which have made a difference in your leadership journey.

5 Ways to Develop a Change Strategy That Fails

Lead Change Blog

They also believe they can be ‘all things to all people’ rather than focusing their strategy on the aspects of their business that work and stopping those things that are most definitely not! The post 5 Ways to Develop a Change Strategy That Fails appeared first on Lead Change. Professional Development change strategy change leadership how to be more strategic strategic development Strategy

Self Development: A Journey, Not A Crusade

Lead Change Blog

Self-development is more about igniting the fire from within instead of external factors. External influences only act as facilitators to the goal of development. Development encompasses factors such as how much time you are willing to dedicate to a particular task.

Problems with leadership development processes…


After 23 years in the leadership development business, we are just realizing the impact of some of the issues. To the total health of you and your team, Ed Oakley and the Enlightened Leadership team TRANSCRIPTION Hi it’s Ed Oakley.

Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

This White Paper is excerpted and adapted from Ultra Leadership: Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change (Giuliano, Lioncrest, 2016). The problem is leadership on autopilot. In such an underperforming state, without leadership that can drive real change, organizations are trapped in a vicious cycle. The problem is leadership on autopilot. What is expected of leadership today? Rethinking Leadership. They develop work-arounds.

The Impact of the CEO on Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

A Genie (actually an HR Vice-president at a former company) once asked me, “ Dan, if you could make a wish and only do one thing for leadership development, what would it be?” That is, of course you can’t develop leaders by doing just one thing, leadership development is a system, involving many interdependent variables. Definitely the wrong answer, not what she was looking for at all. See " A CEO's Guide to Leadership Development ".

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! Chris Edmonds , from Driving Results Through Culture , says that every leader needs to have " Serve my employees " as their #1 target in their individual development plan. So my development tip is this.

Five Principles for Designing Great Leadership Development Programs

Next Level Blog

In 20 years of working as a leadership educator, speaker and executive coach, I’ve seen a lot of data points on leadership development programs and definitely see some patterns. The observations in this post are based on delivering over 80 cohorts of our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program and delivering hundreds of sessions as a guest faculty member in scores of corporate leadership development programs.

New Approaches to Leadership Development: A New VUCA Filter

Great Leadership By Dan

This new definition revolves around appreciating employees and, done right, can become your greatest competitive advantage. leadership development Lorraine Grubbs VUCU

The Biggest Barrier to Your Team’s Development? You.

Lead Change Blog

I’ll admit, it certainly was trying and stressful most days, and there were definitely times when I was frustrated with my team. There are several ways that leaders jeopardize and undercut their team’s development. Teach and coach – Development is an active job.

Leadership Development for 5 Year Olds?

Great Leadership By Dan

I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. This question from Jason Ewing, from : “In your opinion, at what age do people truly begin to develop leadership skills? As coaches, we always tried to incorporate leadership development (on the track) for ALL age groups. Here are some of the key findings: At what age do you think leadership development should begin?

The Ultimate Leadership Test

Lead Change Blog

But, he got a life-long lesson in leadership when his teacher gave out the exam on one sheet of paper. . Leadership is one of the most widely reported topics in the business arena. Amazon has almost twenty thousand books with leadership in their title.

7 Definitions for Stellar Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is abuzz these days. Everyone is talking about it, yet it appears many organizations and churches are consistently looking for leadership. Perhaps we need to do a better job distinguishing what leadership actually means. Stellar leadership?

9 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program is Failing

Nathan Magnuson

companies invest over $2,000 in leadership development initiatives per company leader. Just because an organization has a leadership development program doesn’t mean it’s successful, does it? No Organizational Leadership Vision.

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

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! However, this year is different, because I get to host the April Carnival and bring you an outstanding collection of the “best of the best” in leadership development. leadership development carnival

Three Critical Steps to Developing Your Millennial Leadership Talent

Let's Grow Leaders

Regardless of what you may currently think of them, the presence of these young individuals have definitely changed the realities of workplace dynamics, especially now that Gen-Ys are slowly being reviewed to fill in managerial positions. Roles in Leadership.

Leadership Insanity

Kevin Eikenberry

There are at least two definitions of the word insanity: the one in the dictionary, and the clichéd we’ve all heard, used, and knowingly nodded our head at when hearing it. The post Leadership Insanity appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

A Mirror as a Leadership Development Tool

Kevin Eikenberry

A mirror may be a metaphor, but how is it a leadership development tool? Reply MARISI TAMBUNAN October 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm A Mirror as a Leadership Development Tool Yes sir you are right.

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The Dichotomy of Leadership

Leading Blog

S O MUCH OF LEADERSHIP is managing tensions. And that’s what The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is all about. The Dichotomy of Leadership is meant to help leaders find that equilibrium. This concept frequently gets lost on some discussing leadership.

10 Simple "Truths" about Management vs. Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Management and leadership are not the same. While leadership and management are different, they are complementary and equally important. Organizations need great leadership and great management or they will crash and burn.

Hiring? Promoting? How to Pick an A Player

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development business definition hiring HR Human Resources Leadership Management potential promotion talent management TalentCulture TChat teams

Building Company Culture: Alignment Leadership

Leading Blog

We’ll discuss it here but I can definitively tell you this: Without a strong company culture, you can’t create a fulfilling environment for your employees. My definition of culture is the sum of a group of people’s beliefs, traditions, preferences, experiences, and hopes.

Texas A&M Sets the Bar for Developing Servant-Leadership in Students

Modern Servant Leader

Academia may lack degree programs in leadership, but Texas A&M University does an excellent job at introducing incoming students to servant-leadership. So the university offers a way for like-minded students to connect and learn about servant-leadership.

Leadership Development: When NOT to be GUTSY

Women on Business

While gathering definitions for the word “GUTSY&# , to be used in my new book being released soon. Books for Businesswomen female executives Leadership personal development Gutsy Mad Men Rebel women leadershipI had an epiphany. Maybe there are times to just be still, not show your confident, brash, exuberant, irreverent side. I sat with this for most of a day, letting it roll around in my mind like a chocolate drop that did not melt quickly.

The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Happy New Year, and welcome to the January, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival! This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors. Others argue that leaders can be developed.

Developing Your Leadership Cojones - a Guest Post by Dan McCarthy

Kevin Eikenberry

He is currently the Manager of Leadership and Management Development at a Fortune “Great Place to Work&# , “Training Top 125″, and “High Impact Learning&# (HILO 80) company. He is also a great guy and one of the nominees for the Best Leadership Blog of 2010.

Principles of Leadership Development: Necessary Skilled-Knowledge

Mike Cardus

An earlier post listed the 7 Principles of Leadership Development in no specific order of importance : Necessary Skilled-Knowledge. Education for Leadership. Strategy for Leadership Development. To grow leaders and leadership demands clear thinking.

The Foundation of Leadership: Leading Yourself

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! We’re taught from the beginning that leadership is about a person applying influence to guide and enlist the support others in achieving a goal.