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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.

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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

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.

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Leaders are Service Revolvers

Chris Brady

A farmer ambled along the lonely country road heading to his humble farm one dusk evening when he dozed off and ran off the road.

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


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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

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.

Leadership Lessons From Sports

Ravi Pratap Singh

Yesterday was the Annual Sports Day at my son's school. So what are those P's? PREPARATION: Victory Lies In The Preparation. He persevered.

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

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. There is one leader, and three followers. This all requires a degree of focus that is so intense as to exclude all else.

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

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

9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

Kevin Eikenberry

My flippant response is typically, “read the one you already

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

The Pattern of Great Leadership – Simon Sinek

Survive Your Promotion

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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.

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. Those things that when I drift in the general vicinity of them I can physically feel my heart beating faster. Period.

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.

Don't Let Them Make You Crazy

Marshall Goldsmith

Think of that one person who drives you crazy -- who upsets you, makes you feel guilty or sad. Does someone come to mind? You may have spent many hours reliving events when this person was unfair, unappreciative, or inconsiderate. You may have thought, “What a jerk!” Try not to let this person -- or other people -- make you feel so miserable.

Leadership, Reward and Culture

Lead Change Blog

There is an intrinsic reward that is received by the giver. We all know this is true. When you help someone who can’t possibly repay you, an immeasurable benefit, almost a force, provides benefit back to you. It may not … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders

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

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 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? The OODA Loop Can you force innovation? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Do You Have This Much Passion?

Building Personal Strength

Are you trying to accomplish something wonderful? Then you know how hard this can be. Check out this amazing picture by award-winning wildlife

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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.

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. Quite amazing. Homes damaged.

The Path To Character

Lead Change Blog

Character grows upon the foundation of absorbing attitudes. It derives from internalizing precepts. Character forms when it exists under healthy authority, the authority of someone, or some ideology. For character to grow, it must remain in this state of willing … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders


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). Bob's blog entries 000 villages a model to decrease in a sustainable manner high levels of malnutrition among children in 10 Apple Computer’s iPod C.K.

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. More employees will work virtually.

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. Likability? Rate yourself.

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. See the complete PDF summary.

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 [.] Leadership Q&A: The Organic Horizon.

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." I heard it say, "oh!