Five Leadership Styles for Successful Project Management

Lead on Purpose

They understand that using a single management style in every situation won’t get results. They deploy a repertoire of styles according to the personalities and experience of team members, time constraints and specific goals. Here are five of the most common leadership style and guidelines on when to use them. The Command & Control Style. This style is appropriate when you know the best way to do something and the person you’re working with does not.

November Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Carnival! Productivity. Development. Leadership. Productivity. Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Possibility-oriented Questions. Development. Leadership. Welcome to the November 2017.

July 2018 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, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Paul states: “ The old ‘chain of command’ leadership style is outmoded. Productivity. Development.

May 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Company Culture: Everything for a smile. Development. Productivity.

September 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! But it may not always be as productive. Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Leading a Purposeful, Positive, Productive Culture. Leadership Development Leadership Managemen

The November, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November, 2012 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! For you reading pleasure, this month's Carnival offers up a Fall harvest of posts from some of the best leadership bloggers from around the world. Think of it as leadership graffiti. (-: Bon appétit!

Interpersonal Dynamics @ Work

Coaching Tip

Why is it that, in the age of expensive management consultants and ubiquitous leadership training courses , a whopping 70% of employees continue to self-report as disengaged and unhappy? Can't Get Enough Leadership (ebook at $.99). Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide.

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What is the ROI of your employees?

Coaching Tip

Then, have the leadership courage to take action, invest more into those in whose return is exceptional , and discard those in which your return is mediocre. Source: Leo Hamblin: Attitude Reflects Leadership. Can't Get Enough Leadership.

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Leadership Style Part II – Command & Control | You're Not the Boss.

You're Not the Boss of Me

I once had a boss who was the epitome of the command and control style, a real “my way or the highway&# kind of guy. Then again, there may be times when an authoritative style of leadership is called for. How might you use this style to its best advantage?

The Best CMOs Combine 4 Leadership Styles

Harvard Business Review

That’s why CMOs need to develop four types of leadership, which are based loosely on Gartner’s Intelligent Brand Framework. Style one: Market-driven CMOs who capitalize on the voice of customers. Style four: Visionary CMOs who look beyond the voice of the customer.

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Improvisational Leadership: Use Improv to Avoid Leadership Pitfalls

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bob Kulhan : Most of us aspire to be great leaders—passionate, inspiring, thoughtful and productive. But we all know people in the business world who do a terrible job in leadership positions: awful bosses, disengaged department heads, ineffective team managers, and otherwise bad bigwigs in nice offices who make the work environment an unpleasant one. A regular self-audit can keep you from slipping into one or more of the following leadership categories.

The 4 Leadership Styles, and How to Identify Yours

Harvard Business Review

Which means that all of us, no matter where we are in our career, have to wrestle with the big questions of leadership: What is our personal definition of success? But each of us has to figure out which style of leadership fits who we are and what we are trying to achieve.

Spot Opportunities to Coach

Coaching Tip

Developing your staff through coaching opportunities can reap the kinds of rewards that make a more lasting, sustainable difference. To maximize the productivity and performance of your team , you need to become a great coach. Stay the course with this strategy to help your people excel and take your leadership to that next level. As you manage your team, incorporate coaching as one of your primary leadership styles.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

Wow, it was sure a great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blogs! Mary Ann Downey, Institute for Corporate Productivity: Three Steps to Help Managers Give a Damn About HR Metrics- There is little doubting the fact that HR professionals have made great strides in recent years. With all the great posts hitting the wires this past week it was especially hard to narrow it down to just five to share.

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Taking a Look at Command, Control and Authority

You're Not the Boss of Me

We spend time dreaming up other ways to get around the stringent rules set out for us; and somewhere in all of that, productivity, dignity, a sense of accomplishment, and of purpose, are lost. Having said that there are situations that will call for an authoritative approach to leadership.

Hitting Workplace Conflict Head-on

Lead Change Blog

It can also be productive. Conflicting leadership styles — If leaders have different leadership styles, then there will be conflicts when they have to work on common organization goals. Professional Development conflict Conflict Management Conflict Resolution Workplace issues workplace relationships“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interactions, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan.

Leadership & Creating an Environment of Service

You're Not the Boss of Me

Perhaps it is that many of us, when we think of the term Servant Leadership, take this subservient perspective (a.k.a. So, if you have been leaning in that direction when you think about the notion of Servant Leadership, I have some good news for you.

Collaboration & Six Ways to Make It Work

You're Not the Boss of Me

But of course we all know that ‘simple’ does not always equate to ‘easy’ This post, from 2011, takes a look at how we might create a working environment that helps to make collaboration possible…and also productive. =.

Leading with Emotion

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, I tried to find somewhere where leading with emotion has worked a kind of magic that can, potentially be translated into any organization no matter the focus or the product. Angelil is President and Manager of (wait for it) Feeling Productions. This post is from 2011.

Top Down Leadership Does Work, If You’re Stuck in the Industrial Age

Lead Change Blog

Power and control, positional authority — we’re all familiar with autocratic leadership styles as these approaches have been around for centuries. And when this happens, the Achilles Heel of top-down leadership is exposed. We call this servant leadership.

Command, Control and Authority

You're Not the Boss of Me

I think we can agree that there are a number of leadership styles but the one we love to hate is the Command and Control style. We spend time dreaming up other ways to get around the stringent rules set out for us; and somewhere in all of that, productivity, dignity, a sense of accomplishment, and of purpose, are lost. So no, command and control in a business or organizational environment is not a leadership style that serves us any more… at least not in large doses.

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

Harvard Business Review

That’s why we’re such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. Leadership Managing yourself Psychology Everybody loves self-improvement.

Live and Work in Joy with Eileen Hahn

Lead Change Blog

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eileen Hahn, a leadership consultant who partners with organizations to assist them in hiring and leading exceptional people. How has your leadership style changed over the years and what’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned?

Guest Post: 3 Steps to Magnetic Leadership

Lead on Purpose

Product managers in coalition organizations know this all too well. Instead, product and brand managers are organized into coalitions that serve as a resource one to another. So, how does leadership really play out in this type of non-hierarchical organization? In my experience, there are three major competencies that when developed, create a magnetic leadership style. Once again this is a personal development issue. By Alan E. Shelton.

How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Organizations in practically every industry are struggling to attract and retain great talent, especially in senior and executive leadership roles. These profiles can be used by leaders to understand their team’s needs, talents and communication styles as well.

Learn to Master the Skills You Need to Lead

Lead from Within

As a leadership coach, I have found that leaders are usually measured more by who they are than what they do. Skills and reputation is incredibly important in leadership. So what skills and attributes should a leader cultivate to build and to master their leadership?

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Culture By Design: A Call to Action

N2Growth Blog

Consequently, the impact can be characterized by all kinds of strategic misalignment and manifest in the marketplace as witnessed through declining product or service quality, unimpressive customer support and less than stellar financial results.

Servant Leadership in Action

Leading Blog

T HROUGH THE PAGES of Servant Leadership in Action , we get a clearer picture of what servant leadership is and isn’t. The leadership aspect of servant leadership is the responsibility of the traditional hierarchy. To me, that’s what servant leadership is all about.”.

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit. They must have the confidence to continually ask themselves and the team, “Is there anything I can do to improve my leadership of this team?”

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2015 Leadership Predictions:

The Empowered Buisness

Do you know how current trends will change the face of leadership in your company? Is your company ready to meet the new leadership challenges in the coming years? Are you aware of how leadership is evolving to respond to those trends? Change leadership (over change management).

Today’s Workplace: The Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index

Lead Change Blog

The index was developed based on online responses from among 1,995 employees in the U.S. In leadership, people are looking for truthful communication and reliability. Flexibility is also leadership style that has most increased over recent years. Workplace Productivity.

What is Executive Coaching?

Coaching Tip

Executive coaching focuses on improving performance and developing individual skills. With regard to one-to-one coaching of leaders, often referred to as executive or leadership coaching, it is often used by organizations when a leader has been appointed to a new role or has been identified for one in the near future. For coaching to effect sustained behavioral and performance improvements it should: Provide insight into current leadership style.

Leadership, Passion, And Transformation

Joseph Lalonde

Transformation is the natural byproduct of this type of leadership. Begin to Position Your Passion in Your Leadership Style. How can I revitalize my leadership skills through incorporating my strengths ? How can I develop my passion?

The Journey to Servant Leadership

Leading Blog

That’s where servant leadership begins. This is a very different mindset from a power-leadership model. When Art Barter bought Datron World Communications in 2004, he was determined to create a servant leadership culture in his organization. LeadershipI T'S NOT ABOUT YOU.

Women in Power: Leadership Differences By Gender

Women on Business

As women progressively enter leadership roles and management positions in organizations that traditionally used to be held by men, many pose questions about leadership styles and gender. This statistic draws a question: what is the difference between a man and woman’s leadership style? A few of the most important and valuable leadership traits are: honesty, intelligence, work ethic, decisiveness, ambition, compassion, and creativeness.

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Why Do We Spend So Much Developing Senior Leaders and So Little Training New Managers?

Harvard Business Review

During the last five years of my corporate management career, I had a great deal of leadership development. I know talent development budgets are perpetually tight, but we can’t afford to overlook the junior managers who would most benefit from management knowledge.

What Story Does Your Org Chat Tell?


Org charts can be arranged by function, process, product, market, customer, geographic, matrix, or a combination approach. Seeing these connections and implications may remind you of the need to be an active learner as a leader (not a finished product). . Development Plan.

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What Have You Learned from Your Worst Boss Ever?

Next Level Blog

Decades later, it remains the worst place I ever worked or have seen other people working in in 20 years of leadership development work. I didn’t last long there and a year later was back in my home state of West Virginia leading a small team of researchers in the Governor’s economic development office. On my first morning in the new office, she took me aside and asked me, “What’s your leadership style?”. Leverage Your Team behaviors leadership management team

Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

Over the past decade, I organized over twenty, guide-led expeditions designed to build leadership and teamwork skills for Wharton Business School students. Here’s what I found -- guides display six important leadership strengths that work as well in business as they do in the mountains: 1.

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LeadershipNow 140: September 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2011 that you might have missed: @stevefarber: Want to solve the leadership crisis? Leadership Caffeine - Always Lead with Context by @artpetty. Develop habits that free your mind to concentrate on the new, the novel, and the dangerous.

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Common Mistakes Good Leaders Make

The Center For Leadership Studies

Leadership is difficult (has been, is and will always be!). Steps 1 and 2 of the Situational Leadership ® Model ( Identify the specific task and assess current Performance Readiness ® ) are both grounded in the DIAGNOSTIC competency. They know the style they eventually employ will be a function of the answers they identify as they work their way through Steps 1 and 2. The boss is at an interesting fork in the leadership road!

Master Your Motivation

Skip Prichard

Susan Fowler is a thought leader on discipline and self-leadership. “In a world crying out for effective leadership, I think we need to begin with an obvious source: ourselves.” Any personality style can create connection. 3 Needs of Motivation.

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.

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