15 Ways to Set a Positive Example as a Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

Just because I dunk a basketball doesn''t mean I should raise your kids.” - Charles Barkley When you’re a manager, like it or not, you ARE a role model. The example you set has an enormous impact on your direct report employees and those around you. If you are a newly promoted or hired manager, your employees will watch, listen, and learn about what matters to you, what’s important, what to do and what not to do. Am I setting the right example? “I''m not a role model.

5 Examples of Leading Outside the Norm

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is so much different today than when I first started leading over 30 years ago. To lead today we must learn to think outside the once considered normal lines of leadership. No more cookie-cutter leadership is allowed.

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Lead By Example Others Will Follow

Lead from Within

The manager who calls down staffers for not keeping regular office hours and then says, “I’ll be working from home for the rest of the week.”. That’s why the gold standard of leadership is leading by example. When you lead by example, you make it easy for others to follow you.

How Vision Drives $Millions: A Real-World Example | C-Level.

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS How Vision Drives $Millions: A Real-World Example 17 Jun My very first “official&# marketing role was Product Manager for Baxter’s base/core/what-the-business-had-been-built-on I.V.

Historical Examples for Leadership Studies

Orrin Woodward

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward. I encourage you to join our leadership discussion and transform yourself and others through the renewing of our minds.

Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Organizations should coordinate management skills into its overall corporate strategy, in order to satisfy customer needs profitably, draw together the components for practical strategies and implement strategic requirements to impact the business. Under it, people were managed.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

While I could go on ad-nauseum with day-to-day operating examples of how a lack of KM discipline can adversely affect a business, I think I’ve probably dredged-up enough painful memories for now. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

7 “BE’s” of Effective Leadership and Management

Ron Edmondson

One of the chief goals of this blog is to encourage better leadership, so I normally write about leadership issues. In this post, I’m including the term management. Whether you lead or manage a large or small organization – or a church – there are principles for being effective, which work with leadership or management, These I call the “Be” principle. Responsiveness should be a high value to leaders and managers.

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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] [.] Management by Objectives – Why?

Bad Leadership & Management Advice You Should Run Away From

Great Leadership By Dan

This post recently appeared in SmartBlog on Leadership : There’s a LOT of advice out there on leadership and management – almost as much as you’ll find on dating, careers, and how to raise your kids. I rarely come across an article in my daily Smartbrief on Leadership newsletter and say to myself “Well, that sure is a crock full of hooey!” However, I’d recommend running away as far as you can from the following pearls of leadership & management wisdom: 1.

How a Sales Manager Can Think Like a Leader

Strategy Driven

Almost every sales manager was, at one point in their career, a peak-performing sales professional, top dog on the team. This presents a problem because managing and leading a sales team requires a completely different mindset from selling. Yet what sales managers have to rely on are the instincts and competencies they developed when they were selling. Here are some examples of what that means. But sales managers are not put in the job to keep selling.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap

Leading Blog

T HE GAP IN OUR LEADERSHIP arises as a result of the disconnect between how we think people are experiencing our leadership and how they are actually experiencing our leadership. And where we find that disconnect we limit or even derail our leadership potential.

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17 Ways to Teach Managers how to Coach

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! For this month’s Carnival, I asked our community of leadership development experts the following question: “ Wouldn''t it be great if we could teach managers how to coach?

Leadership Development as a 5 Year Journey

Great Leadership By Dan

So what would a five-year leadership Individual Development Plan look like? It’s only an example, but includes what I’d consider to be proven best practices for leadership development. 5 Year Leadership Development Plan: Name: Vision: Vision statements can be written for where you want to be financially, with your career, your family, your business, or any aspect of your life. Example: “In five years, I want to be seen as a role model leader by my peers.

Leadership Role: It’s Not Rocket Surgery

Linked 2 Leadership

Future Leadership Issues Leadership vs. Management Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leading Change Practical Steps to Influence future leadership lead by example leadership retail leadership Step-up leadrship trainingHave you ever heard a leader say something like this: “Wow, it would be a great idea if we held our people accountable for….?” Well for me, the first question I ask is this: “Do you hold yourself accountable for….”?

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. Leadership expert John C.

The 5 Pieces of Management Advice Leaders Should Ignore

Lead Change Blog

Many universal attributes underpin great leadership, from an ability to engage others to supreme communication skills. Ultimately, this means that aspiring leaders and managers have access to conflicting information and can often heed advice that is far from helpful.

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Leading By Example and Some Mistaken Beliefs

You're Not the Boss of Me

Someone once said, “ A good example has twice the value of good advice.” Many people have written about the importance of leading by example. Yet in spite of its apparent simplicity, there are still many times when we manage to muck it up.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! John Hunter , from Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog , says “ One item I think every leader should have in their IDP is to continue to improve coaching their staff.

Twisted Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Never in the history of mankind has there been a greater need for leadership and yet there is a massive shortage. Leadership is taught in universities and courses by intellectual ‘fu – k – wits’ who talk a good game, but don’t play. Today’s model by and large teaches about leadership with fancy theories. Why should leadership be any different? Let me give you an example. Leadership Rants Fears Overcome Fear Twisted By Grant Wattie.

#Management Team Pact - A Real Example

Management Craft

I found a 20 year old letter that a senior management team crafted and signed. As members of the _ top management team we recognize that we are responsible for the Division's success. If you have some leadership team dysfunction, you might need to do something like this. If you struggle with management teaming issues, you might also check out a post I did on the topic a few years back called Dysfunction Reverberates. Books Breakthroughs Management OD

Choosing Leadership

Lead Change Blog

I believe that leadership requires making conscious choices. For example, am I doing this thing because I’ve analyzed all the angles and possible outcomes and decided this is the best choice? What about this idea of choosing leadership? They choose leadership.

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.

Managing With a Conscience

Leading Blog

Frank Sonnenberg makes the case in Managing with a Conscience , that the only sustainable way to succeed is the right way—not cutting corners—emphasizing the intangibles like trust, creativity, focus, speed, flexibility, relationships, loyalty, and employee commitment. Managing with a Conscience is both an analysis and a practical how-to book. He demonstrates how to take management platitudes beyond the letter of the law. Management should announce an open-door policy.

PMI Requires Business and Leadership Training

Crossderry Blog

Well, it’s now official: the Project Management Institute (PMI) demands strategy, business, and leadership skills from its certification holders. Leadership People Development Project Management Skills vs. competencies Strategy Management Training

Leadership According to a Horse

Lead Change Blog

However, there is no way that just one person can manage that volume of data. 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.

The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

Here are a few examples: She’s available for travel. In the example above, the speaker assumes certain differences between in-office and remote workers—stereotypes. Workplace Issues diversity equality HR Human Resources Leadership managing people people management racism

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.

10 Questions and Answers for Managers about Praise

Great Leadership By Dan

Praise is one of the most misunderstood, powerful, and underutilized management skills. The following is a reenactment of an actual coaching conversation I had with a manager. Why is it important for managers to praise their employees?

You’re a Middle Manager? How Depressing.

Lead Change Blog

Research shows that middle managers don’t get much love. When I was a middle manager – a program director at three different non-profits – I felt this frustration. Middle managers are employees, too! Leadership Development Leadership Management

Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


Ed Oakley Technorati Tags: Behavioral Styles , new book , personal leadership Categories : Personal Leadership book 6 Comments 1 Bonnie Hazzard October 12th, 2009 at 4:49 pm This was very valuable information. Thank you for the video clip, my manager shared it with me.

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Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Lead Change Blog

Studies have been conducted to prove that leadership is achievable. But leadership is a combination of some tangible things and some less tangible qualities. Even if you are not yet in a position of power, it is still necessary to work on your leadership skills.

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Management Lesson: Turning Pain Into Laughter

N2Growth Blog

For example, are you someone who ignores details or do you like to dive into the weeds? Leadership Management John Baldoni“Pain plus time equals humor.”.

Can You Manage Up? Eight Questions for Increasing Your Influence

Lead Change Blog

Often I am disappointed when I hear such a response because the underlying assumption is that they can’t manage the communication dynamic based on their current skills; that success hinges entirely on whether or not someone has had the class. What is your current standing with your manager?

March 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! All it takes is making the most out of your leadership kick in the ass!” Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: Why Leaders Do What They Do.

January 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: The Right Culture Matters. David shares a better way to meet your leadership challenges.”

5 Examples of Great Health Care Management

Harvard Business Review

Here are just five examples of the dozens of innovations out there that make my head and my heart hurt. I hope they make you feel envious, too — and that you will send us your own examples so that we might learn from them as well. I thought of how most organizations attract patients using the “star” system – they market the superstar cardiologist or neurosurgeon, for example. This is just one of dozens of examples I’ve seen of co-location leading to better teamwork.

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.”

How To Be A Manager With Class

Eric Jacobson

AMACOM's (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business. Class leads by example.