7 Examples of Lazy Leadership Practices

Ron Edmondson

And, ineffective in leadership. The fact is, however, that many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. Please understand, I’m not calling a leader lazy who defaults to any of these leadership practices listed. But this part of their leadership is.

4 Examples When Strategy Should Drive a Leader’s Decision

Ron Edmondson

To help you get started, let me share a few examples of times a leader needs to be strategic with their decision. One flaw in leadership is when the leader thinks only about how he or she views the decision and not how the decision affects other people. Those are just a few examples.

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The Energy of Busy…

Anese Cavanaugh

Let’s do this instead… “Busy” has an energy about it. Of course, you can insert any energy that doesn’t serve you here: “It’s hard” or “It won’t work” are two of my favorites for sabotage, letting ourselves off the hook, and/or retreating when we’re scared. Now take that energy to your colleague. The mental energy she’d spent, holding busy to avoid disappointed, was hers again. Got a minute?

7 Common Energy and Time Wasters for Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Wasting time and energy may be one of my biggest pet peeves as a leader. I firmly believe if we get rid of common energy wasters we can dramatically improve our performance as leaders. For example, perhaps a silly example, but I have discovered that sometimes I read too much.

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7 Common Ways Leaders Waste Time and Energy

Ron Edmondson

Wasting time and energy may be one of my biggest pet peeves as a leader. I firmly believe when we get rid of some common drains on our time and energy we dramatically improve our performance as leaders. Plus, bad structure is an energy-drainer. Even reading a book, for example.

Lead By Example

Linked 2 Leadership

New Micro-Training Linked 2 Leadership: The Leadership Collaboratory Articles of Faith: Leaders Think And Contemplate Andrew Schank Leadership Sabotage: Intentional or Not? Amanda Russell said: Lead By Example [link] [.] Why Leadership Transparency?

Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Our May Festival is all about energizing leadership. We often plough so much energy into the big picture, we forget the pixels. Wally Bock of Three-Star Leadership tells us time off is good for you and your team. ” Leadership is like that.

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Leadership According to a Horse

Lead Change Blog

Increasingly organisations are realizing the power of shared leadership and collective teams to help them navigate this volatile marketplace. Take a herd of horses for example. In a herd of horses, leadership is shared. The Diamond Model of Leadership.

Unleashing Your Leadership Presence …

The Empowered Buisness

In 1987, I flew to LA to a women’s leadership conference for one reason only. Leadership p resence includes character, charisma and self-confidence YET is much more. People with large presence actually exert a magnified energy field or aura. Even Before You Speak.

10 Insights on Inspirational Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Is inspirational leadership the holy grail of leadership? I define such a pinnacle – the holy grail of leadership – as that which engenders the highest levels of employee engagement and commitment. Inspirational leaders spur the expenditure of discretionary energy.

Five factors to inspiring team members

Lead on Purpose

We all know people who inspire us, who encourage us—through their actions and example—to work hard, to persevere through difficult circumstances. While every circumstance is different, leaders find … Continue reading → Leadership build confidence creativity energy example factors inspire motivate optimism What’s their secret? How do they persuade others to do great things?

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5 Leadership Literacies You Will Need in the Future

Leading Blog

F Futurist Bob Johansen tells us in The New Leadership Literacies , that over the next ten years the world will become explosively more connected. To help prepare leaders for the future, he offers a list of five new leadership literacies. Creating and Sustaining Positive Energy. “If

May 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided 8 Steps to Avoid Flipping Your Lid in Challenging Leadership Situations. Imagine, for example, a CEO tasked as the Chief Engagement Officer.”

March 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! They range from how to lead in a crisis to how to develop leadership qualities when things are calm. shared Success at Leadership, Life – and Volcanoes.

December Leadership Development Carnival

Michael Lee Stallard

I am honored to host the December installment of the Leadership Development Carnival, a collection of helpful leadership advice from top bloggers. This month’s carnival doesn’t adhere to any particular theme, but rather features content on a variety of leadership topics and issues.

Improvisational Leadership: Use Improv to Avoid Leadership Pitfalls

Great Leadership By Dan

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 ZOMBIES This approach to leadership is thoughtless, passionless, and lacking in energy.

February 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! For those of you who watched the Super Bowl this weekend, did you gain any leadership takeaways? It seems that sports frequently provides an opportunity for leadership analogies!

A Leadership Quandary: To Change or Not to Change

Ron Edmondson

Determining when to make change and when to leave things the same is one of the most delicate decisions of leadership, but I know one thing for sure: “ It’s working ” should also never be the primary reason to avoid change, either. I love continual improvement.

7 Of My Most Repeated Leadership Nuggets

Ron Edmondson

This post is a collection of some of the more recent nuggets: Here are 7 of my most repeated leadership nuggets: Copy principles not practices. Limit your energy to a few key areas. If you ever lack energy inside the building — get outside the building. Leadership Ministr

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Re-Igniting Your Leadership Fire

The Empowered Buisness

The demands on a leader’s energy and attention throughout the year are endless. This article provides you with 3 critical leadership steps for transitioning from the end of this year to 2016. Let’s first address what are transitions. Why Are They Important to Leadership Growth?

Leadership Evolution

Coaching Tip

There has probably been more written over the ages about leadership than any other subject in the business arena. The fundamental aspects of leadership are critical for building a better world, which are the same principles necessary to build an enduring successful business. There are three broad types of leadership. The first is Leadership via Fear and Threat. That means that leadership is a means to an end --the mission it serves is the end. Leadership Tips.

6 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Lead Change Blog

That said, there are some aspects of leadership that are still vital. And that is possibly one of the most energy sapping activities a boss can undertake. Team Dynamics Leadership Teamwork

Leadership and Feminism

Women on Business

Here is an example: on a 20/20 ABC program a group of teen age girls were asked if they would rather be fat or lose an arm, they all stated they would rather lose an arm. In our recent GUTSY WOMEN LEADERS retreat I showed a video of Isabel Allende when she was a presenter at a TED conference.

That Inner Nervous Energy…Some of Us Thrive On It

Ron Edmondson

Do you know that nervous energy you get when you face the uncertainty of life? When’s the last time you felt that nervous energy? Share other examples of people who seem to enjoy this emotion.).

Leading through Influence: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership calls influence a boss’s super power. Collaboration is no longer a “nice to do,” it’s a leadership requirement needed to get results and advance in any organization. Leadership is not about a title or a designation.

The Foundation of Collaborative Leadership


Supervisors commanded and controlled others and leadership was often equated with “taking power”. Mary Parker Follett defined management as “ the art of getting things done through people ” and collaborative leadership embodies and extends this belief.

7 Leadership Paradigms Needed for Church Growth

Ron Edmondson

We are to “Go and make disciples” There are obvious problems in these churches – for example, most aren’t really doing anything new. Of course you need followers too, but most people are looking for leadership, especially about things about which they don’t know.

Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

There are as many ideas about leadership development as there are workshops, programs, and philosophies about leadership development. Leadership development is as much about philosophy as it is anything else.

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

Mills Scofield

Shortly thereafter, the Department of Energy conducted a careful study of the site''s residual pollution and concluded that the clean-up and closure of the facility would require a comprehensive effort on a scale that had never been attempted in United States history.

Credibility Is the Foundation Of Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

For the third part of this month-long series celebrating the release of my first leadership book (which will be available in bookstores and online retailers next Thursday, September 25th), “ Leadership Vertigo ”, co-written with S. Credibility is the foundation of leadership.

Compassion – A Cornerstone In Today’s Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

In this month-long celebration of my first book “ Leadership Vertigo ”, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having some of the top leadership experts – Doug Conant, Liz Wiseman, Jim Kouzes, and Barry Posner – share their insights about three of the four leadership principles discussed in my book.

Daily practices for exceptional leadership


What they do looks easy – but staying at the top of their leadership game takes intentionality and practice. You might not think of leadership as something to be practiced, but like so many professions that require human effort (athletes and performers for example), mastery can be fleeting and elusive. Leadership is a practice that requires your intention and continual practice even when you’re at the top of your game.

My 7 Part Strategy for a New Leadership Position

Ron Edmondson

Think of it this way – if Moses was implementing the “Jethro method”, his primary energy would need to be communicating and investing in those leaders he enlisted to lead others. People wanted to know where I was going with my leadership.

Flight Lessons: Preparing Your Leaders for Success

RapidStart Leadership

Whether it is a child, a teammate, or co-worker, when you invest time and energy in preparing them to succeed on their own, you are fulfilling one of the highest callings of leadership. Personal example is the most effective teacher. Are you giving your teammates flight lessons?

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Alien: Covenant

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Alien: Covenant is a sequel to the 2012 Prometheus and a prequel to the 1979 Ridley Scott Alien film series. Not only that, I was able to discover these amazing leadership lessons from Alien: Covenant. . Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Alien: Covenant.

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Energy Managment

Linked 2 Leadership

New Micro-Training Linked 2 Leadership: The Leadership Collaboratory Articles of Faith: Leaders Think And Contemplate Andrew Schank Leadership Sabotage: Intentional or Not? However, unlike batteries, human energy doesn’t store in reserve very well.

Top Five Secrets of Great Coaching in Leadership

C-Level Strategies

Leadership is a gift; you are entrusted with the responsibility of fulfilling the higher purpose of the organization, creating a vision of the world when that higher purpose is finally attained and executing clear strategies to bring the vision to life. The Coaching Aspect of Leadership.

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Why Job Descriptions are a Dying Art

Let's Grow Leaders

Most examples are not this dramatic, and often not articulated. Career & Learning Communication Energy & Engagement Everything Else employee engagement job descriptions leadership management

The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

The movies can be a rich source of leadership inspiration and help us identify role models and examples of leadership skills and characteristics that we can choose to develop. Back in 2008 I wrote a post called “ 20 Best Leadership Movies; Break Out the Popcorn ”.

2 Techniques That Transform Leadership Communication

Tanveer Naseer

Establish some “rules of engagement” that create safety You may decide, for example, to meet in some neutral location that offers a degree of privacy. For example, “I notice you haven’t said anything for 30 minutes” or “I notice you looking down.