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Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

C-Level Strategies

February 2, 2011 by Lisa Petrilli. Last night's #LeadershipChat on Twitter revolved around the topic of The Difficult Follower and how to lead them. Toward the end of the evening I asked the LeadershipChat community, “As leaders

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7 Traits of Courageous Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Recently I posted 7 Characteristics of Cowardly Lion Leadership. In that post, I discussed the characteristics of leaders who fail to have the courage needed to lead well. I thought it only fair to share the reverse post

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Authentic Leadership Can Be Bad Leadership | Harvard Business Review []

Weekly Leader

Great post by Deborah Gruenfeld and Lauren Zander. leadership practice authenticity badleadership

Nine Steps for Creating and Maintaining Team Ownership of Ideas.

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader you know results and productivity are higher when people are committed to their work. You also know higher levels of commitment or engagement also increase job satisfaction, safety performance and focus while reducing

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The Difficult Follower – Is it You?

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. Steve Woodruff and I decided to focus on the topic of “the difficult follower” at this week's #LeadershipChat on February 1st. In preparation for the topic, and in thinking about my own personal experiences both

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Commitment Creates a Clearing for Cooperation

Tony Mayo

… but when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money— booked a sailing to Bombay

Leadership Lessons From Sports

Ravi Pratap Singh

Yesterday was the Annual Sports Day at my son's school. Watching the kids spill their guts out in their quest for glory only strengthened my long-held belief that the sport field is arguably the greatest business school on earth.

Emotional Intelligence Linked to Socio-Economics, New Study Shows | Chief Learning Officer []

Weekly Leader

A study recently published in Psychological Science has found evidence that people from higher-class backgrounds have lower emotional intelligence (EQ) than people from lower-class backgrounds. leadership emotionalintelligence

Management and Leadership – Leadership Lessons from the United.

Strategy Driven

Assuming a leadership role makes one a public representative of the organization as well as bestowing decision-making authority over corporate resources

Disorienting leadership

Managing Leadership

Some years ago there was a horrific crash during training maneuvers by a US Air Force precision flying team. All four aircraft in the group failed to pull up from a steep dive, and piled directly into the desert floor. The official statement blamed a mechanical malfunction in the lead aircraft, but the general view among military pilots seemed to revolve around a sort of human error peculiar to this special type of formation flying.

3 Leadership Lessons from Jesus' Recruitment Practices

Ron Edmondson

I was reading John Chapter One recently and noticed something helpful in leadership. I love the leadership principles of Jesus. I've written. 10 Reasons I Admire the Leadership Principles of Jesus

10 Best Practices for Multicultural Leaders []

Weekly Leader

Alongside rapid globalization comes the need to enhance the effectiveness of individuals on multicultural leadership assignments. Key to working cross-culturally is taking the time to strategically approach intercultural relationships and acknowledging that there’s an inherent extra layer of complexity that must be addressed. leadership diversity multicultural

9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

Kevin Eikenberry

This week's Resource Recommendation is 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More By Stever Robbins People ask me all the time, “what is the best new time management book out there?” My flippant response is typically, “read the one you already

Innovations Best Kept Secret

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Those of you who frequent this blog know that I’m not a huge fan of either/or propositions. In most, if not all cases, decisions that are made on this basis simply constitute a lack of depth and understanding. This particularly holds true as it applies to the topic

Three Rituals For Constant Alignment And Learning


When we work on large scale projects, long term assignments or complex change initiatives – we decompose our work into smaller chunks that are more manageable. Geeks refer to this technique as “modularization”. We create a set of smaller tasks that we perform according to a schedule to achieve milestones, and hence the objective. It all

Leadership Q&A: Millennial Leadership is Now

Weekly Leader

Where we stand determines what we see. However, where we stand does not determine all there is. I find this truth often in play when I’m working with boards or leaders. There is sort of a myopia that limits one’s vision of not just the possible, but of the place where we are standing. Generational [.] Related posts: Leadership Q&A: Creating a Culture of Gratitude. Leadership Q&A: The Organic Horizon. Leadership Q&A: What Kind of Leadership Is Needed for Tomorrow?

The Stealing of the American Dream - Not on Our Watch

Orrin Woodward

Here is a creative, informative, educational cartoon video from Tad Lumpkin. I have not met Tad personally, but I am very impressed with his work. Tad unites American's by pointing out the deeper riverbed issues involved in the loss of the American Dream.

What you heard is not what I meant!

Lead Change Blog

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” Robert McCloskey You walk away from the conversation thinking, I am sure he … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders


Your Business Can Change The World

The Leadership Advisor

I have a number of things about which I’m just crazy passionate. If you begin talking about one of these things with me, you best be prepared for some long and involved discourse chock full of passion, ideas and vigor. Obviously, I’m passionate about leadership, culture development and employee engagement, but there are things that hit me on a conviction level that may not seem so directly related to what I do for work.

The Power of Meeting People Where They Are

Leading Blog

In Split-Second Persuasion , Cambridge psychologist Kevin Dutton asks why some of us better at the art of persuasion than others.

The Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

We are taught that the United States is a Democracy, when it was actually founded as a Republic. We are told that we have free enterprise when actually we are in the grips of a totalitarian debt empire. We are told that we are free when

Basic Gap Analysis

Chartered Management Institute

A Gap is simply the difference to where you and your competitors are. A Positive Gap indicates you are in a better position than your rivals while a Negative Gap clearly means the reverse - in a worse position. So what is Basic Gap Analysis? Related Content: Using Creativity During SWOT Analysis Early Warning What can you use Competitive Intelligence for? The OODA Loop Can you force innovation? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Authentic Leadership – Is This Your Leadership Style?

Lead Change Blog

Authentic leaders are people of extraordinary integrity, with a profound sense of purpose and willingness to live by their core values. Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders

Do You Have This Much Passion?

Building Personal Strength

Are you trying to accomplish something wonderful? Then you know how hard this can be. As they say, it's easy to hit the bulls-eye if you're standing right in front of it. Check out this amazing picture by award-winning wildlife

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Apocalyptic Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

This winter has been a pretty big deal for much of the country. Currently I’m looking out the window at the 2nd wave of a pretty nasty ice storm. The front windshield of my car looks like it’s plagued with the automotive equivalent of a cataract. The ice has completely encapsulated everything outside. The most amazing sight is the effect the weight the ice has on trees. They are bowing to the overbearing effects of being engrossed by it all. Quite amazing.

The Pattern of Great Leadership – Simon Sinek

Survive Your Promotion

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Design Thinking for Social Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a brilliant article co-authored by Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt for Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010). To read the complete article, check out other valuable resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for a free newsletter, please click here. * * * Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the [.].

Programs Help Women Take the Lead | []

Weekly Leader

Female-focused leadership development programs—such as the Athena Leadership Lab at Barnard College, which was launched last fall and offers workshops costing $199 to $799—are flourishing. leadership diversity women education

Talent Management Challenges in 2011

Coaching Tip

“Retaining, recruiting and managing high performers will become more difficult and complicated in the new year,” said Douglas Matthews, COO of Right Management. “We We already see the signs from both job candidates in our programs as well as directly from client companies. And we’re finding it in our research. Concern is growing because talent is increasingly the only sustainable differentiator organization have.

Are you a good boss?

Women on Business

Are you a good boss? Really? I know when I ask myself that question, I come to the conclusion that I could be better. So what makes a good boss, and how can we get better? In the January/February issue of Harvard Business Review an article on becoming a great boss offers research and some key tips for improving as a boss. A good boss is typically influential. But where does the influence come from? Likability? Actually, true sustainable influence seems to be rooted in trust.

Don't Just Do Something, Sit There.

What Do You Want From Them

The left brain, right brain difference in a nutshell: One side of your mind "experiences life and the other side reports on it." Quote Albert Dussault illustrates this: While I am writing this piece, I am also drinking a cup of coffee.

Hay Group's 2010 Best Companies for Leadership

Leading Blog

Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, released its 2010 Best Companies for Leadership Study and Top 20 list. The study ranks the best companies for leadership around the globe and examines how those companies develop current and future leaders.

Performance Management: A Manager’s Guide to Managing Talent

Management 4-1-1

One of the reasons I started this blog was to learn and write on the habits of successful management practices. Each month I will pick a topic critical to successful management. I will create a series to share what I’ve learned, identify key resources, highlight insightful articles, and share my own thoughts to help you

Remarkable Compassion at a Basketball Game

Your Voice of Encouragement

An example of compassion is not what you'd be looking for at the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament. But in 2010, West Virginia's Coach Bob Huggins displayed an unforgettable act of kindness towards one of his injured players

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