Why Positive Leadership Energy?

Coaching Tip

At the heart of positive leadership lies the concept of positive energy. Whereas much popular literature is dominated by discussions about the toll of stress, burnout, depression, tension, anxiety, fatigue, disengagement, and fear, less attention is paid to positive energy, even though it is one of the most powerful and important predictors of organizational and individual success. Positive energy is characterized by a feeling of aliveness, arousal, vitality and zest.

The Five Most Valuable Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

Sometimes it can be hard to define what makes a good leader and whether being a leader is a talent or a skill acquired through work and experience. Determination is a prerequisite for success as the strength of will involved gives the leader energy to move on towards the ultimate goal.

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37 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Team Lacks Energy

Let's Grow Leaders

” If you’re full of energy, but your team looks like they need a good shot of red bull to get going, ask yourself these questions. 37 Questions to Ask Yourself if Your Team Lacks Energy. Today we announce the launch of our collaborative book, Energize Your Leadership.

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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.

How to Reduce Employee Turnover with 7 Critical Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

Poor leadership is often at the root of high employee turnover. Developing specific leadership skills for the workplace can support employee retention by increasing performance, job satisfaction and a whole host of other factors. Leadership Development Leadership retention

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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.

Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work


Even if we don’t think too much about what happens over a long frame of time, we can still agree that what bought us here (technical skills, expertise etc) may not be sufficient to take us towards success in a volatile future. What skills do we need more of as we head into future?

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Communication Skills Can Increase Your Leadership Credibility

Strategy Driven

In today’s global marketplace, leaders must possess strong communication skills. The leading criteria for female leaders were the use of ‘vocal energy’ or variations in their volume. Open and clear communication is a critical part of strong leadership.

How Leaders Can Develop Their Skills With One Simple Habit

Tanveer Naseer

If your schedule is anything like mine, finding time to consistently devote to your own leadership development is likely quite a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a well-rounded leadership development program that didn’t require you to add anything to your schedule?

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Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills

Let's Grow Leaders

Cross-Training to Strengthen Skills I [.] The post Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Related Stories 60 Reasons Leaders Stop Learning Leadership Development Made Easy Build Your Leadership Prototype.

What I Appreciate Most About Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

The other night I heard a fantastic leadership best practice. The post What I Appreciate Most About Your Leadership appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Related Stories The Dumpster Effect Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy.

Your Energy Is Contagious (So Make Sure It’s Positive)

Steve Farber

Like it or not, as a leader you have a significant impact on the energy around you at work. Your ideal, therefore, is to display positive energy in everything you do. So what will it take for you to generate energy throughout your company? Boredom is anathema to energy.

Weekly Round-Up: Woman Leader’s Secret Weapon, Leaders’ Unique Energy Source, Everyone Fails, Productive Employee Formula, & Skills for the Future


Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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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Sarcasm is Not a Leadership Competency

Let's Grow Leaders

I’m not sure why so many people in positions of power think sarcasm is a leadership competency. It drains energy. Sarcasm and humor at another’s expense create doubt and negative energy. Communication Energy & Engagement humor at work sarcasm Trust

People Skills

Marshall Goldsmith

The reason I devote so much energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people is because the higher you go, the more your problems are behavioral. At the higher levels, all the leading players are technically skilled, smart, and up-to-date on the technical aspects of their job. All other things being equal, your people skills (or lack of them) become more pronounced the higher up you go. We rarely associate their success with technical skill or brainpower.

Leadership Development for Dummies

Ron Edmondson

But leadership development may not be as difficult as we often make it out to be. One of the number one questions I get about leadership is how to develop new leaders within an organization. Of course, without people willing to follow a leader, there is no leadership development.

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).

Common Sense Leadership: 3 Things You’ve Been Right About All Along

Linked 2 Leadership

Most leaders spend intentional time, energy, resources, and effort investing in their learning. The post Common Sense Leadership: 3 Things You’ve Been Right About All Along appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Assessments Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leadership Development leadership skills Lessons Learned Management Self-development

Your First Leadership Job

Coaching Tip

Since no one steps into leadership knowing everything they need to be successful, authors Tacy M. created a step-by-step resource, Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others , that explores the mindset, toolkit and practical advice first-time leaders should employ to become better and more productive leaders. Leadership is a Choice. The authors help those considering leadership positions make the right career choices.

Leadership Or…

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I read another article today on the difference between leadership and management. The writer, someone I appreciate, but from the industrial revolution, talked about leadership as a position. People in positions of leadership need the skills of leadership, vision setting, communication, etc. I don’t disagree. However our free-agent age or our age of the individual [.].

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.

The Best Leadership Books of 2017

Leading Blog

New skills will be needed. Uniquely human skills. Those skills, while uniquely human, are not what we are typically trained to do and require a deal of messy personal development. And where we find that disconnect we limit or even derail our leadership potential.

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3 Interpersonal Skills Every Leader and Parent Should Have

Your Voice of Encouragement

I watched her positive energy and enthusiasm evaporate before my eyes as she realized I didn’t approve of what she’d done. Back then, I wasn’t adept at using these essential interpersonal skills, which apply to managers, entrepreneurs and parents alike: Listen without judging.

The Missing Leadership Competency

N2Growth Blog

I must confess I am not a great fan of the popular focus on long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. Energy. Meeting Leadership. Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills. But many of the lists of leadership competencies I have seen inside of organisations contain many (many) of these. I could go on and on reciting list after list after list of “critical leadership traits”.

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. In a herd of horses, leadership is shared. The Diamond Model of Leadership. Team Dynamics Communication Leadership team Teamwork

How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Exhausted

Let's Grow Leaders

How is your team stronger (leadership, hiring, skills?). Energy & Engagement winning well colorado 14ers how to stay energized at work

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.

4 Ways to Change the Energy Conversation!

Great Leadership By Dan

Sandy Pentland and Daniel Olguin at MIT’s Human Dynamics Lab outfitted five executives with devices that recorded data on their social signals – not what they said, but their tone of voice, gesticulation, proximity to others, personal energy, and more.

7 Actions Which Limit Leadership Success

Ron Edmondson

I have been in leadership roles for over three decades now. A mentor of mine always reminds me the success of whatever is being led always reflects back to leadership. Leadership by definition involves guiding people into an unknown. But, leadership involves knowing people.

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.

Leaders Share about New Beginnings, Fresh Starts, and Project Launches: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Wally Bock of Three-Star Leadership says that when you’re starting a new project, it’s tempting to think you can plan the error out of it. Think of bright shiny objects as a source of energy or refreshment, such as the new car smell or getting a new bicycle!

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. Then reapply the critical thinking skills in a separate convergent thinking phase, as you drive toward a productive outcome.

How I Leveraged A Big Leadership Fail Into My First Leadership Win

Terry Starbucker

It’s a personal memoir that traces the discovery and development of my More Human Leadership philosophy, a practice guided by 8 core principles. The Leadership File And The Spreadsheet Assassin. I was completely left to my own conception of what “leadership” was.

10 Signs Your Leadership Strategy Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

Here are ten signs to look out for when your leadership strategy becomes ineffective: Your team consistently falls short of expectations. Poor performance and lack of results may indicate that your leadership does not drive them toward accomplishing goals.

“Receiving” as a leadership skill & 7 solid reasons to receive better

Anese Cavanaugh

They’re bound to pay that energy forward in some way. I say this as a teacher and a student…receiving is a leadership skill. And this is WHY receiving is a leadership skill. It’s all about the energy of giving and receiving.

Leadership Communication

Coaching Tip

Getting the people side right in leadership communication can make all the difference. All successful leaders are clear that leadership communication is about inspiring others to achieve great things. The fundamentals of effective leadership communication are: Learn to be yourself, better Authenticity in a leader is crucial. Values often influence people''s choices about where to invest their energies. John Agno: Can''t Get Enough Leadership. .

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.

Why Your Good Leadership Isn’t Great.

Rich Gee Group

How can you make the leadership leap with your team and go from just being a good leader (and that isn’t bad) to a great leader? It’s taking the time and energy to understand your current behaviors and how they are working. Do you have any other areas that are critical to building GREAT leadership skills? The post Why Your Good Leadership Isn’t Great. Good To Great.

How to Be a Great Follower

Let's Grow Leaders

More importantly, you pray for a team of strong, skilled, and courageous followers. Related Stories How to Be a Great Follower Impatience as a Leadership Virtue 6 Ways to Encourage Persistence (without crushing your team).

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