Leadership Styles: How to Dress for the Occasion

Great Leadership By Dan

While some leadership styles may be more naturally comfortable than others, effective leaders need to adapt their style to the needs of their employees and the situation at hand. Read my latest post over at About.com to find out why and how. emotional intelligence leadership styles situational leadership

How to Respond to an Employee's Mistake

Great Leadership By Dan

Given all of these mistakes, there's a lot of potential opportunities to practice how you respond. The employee will most likely also think you're an $&*#-hole, and no one wants to work for an $&*#-hole. that may have contributed to the mistake. Mistakes happens.

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How to Lead People Who Know More Than You Do!

Marshall Goldsmith

Fundamentally, the ever-increasing presence of the Knowledge Worker threatens to render our traditional assumptions about top-down leadership obsolete. Leaders were masters of their crafts that doled out their knowledge over time to eager apprentices aspiring to gain wisdom.

Situational Leadership Theory


If you haven’t noticed it yet, most leadership theories build on the previous one. In the same manner, situational leadership theory builds upon contingency theory. Where contingency theory asserts that certain leaders work best in certain environments because of their leadership style, situational leadership theory argues that any leader can work best in any environment by changing their style accordingly. Intro to Leadership Theory.

25 Tips for New Managers

Great Leadership By Dan

?This post was recently published as a guest post on SmartBlog on Leadership : Congratulations, you’re now the boss! Welcome to the deep end of the pool - now it’s time to learn to swim. Managing your first direct reports is one of the most challenging transitions a leader will ever have to navigate. If I was to sit down over a beer or cup coffee and mentor a new first-time boss, here’s what I’d have to say (over a series of meetings, not all at once): 1.

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Workplace conflict is a scary issue

Bud to Boss

Strained relationships between employees account for 60% to 70% of unproductive time and difficult situations, according to workplace experts. You are spending anywhere from 25% to 40% of your time managing conflict, The Washington Business Journal reports.

5 tips for dealing with political discourse in the workplace

Bud to Boss

The presidential elections are right around the corner and if the political debate in your office is heating up, it may be time for you to step in and mediate the conflict. Contrary to popular belief, the First Amendment does not apply to private workplaces.

10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them by Starbucker on November 1, 2009 In our quest to become great leaders we take on a constant stream of internal battles. Each and every day we choose our sides and try to do the right things, with the objective of achieving something great. Do you simply “hope&# to succeed?

Indispensable Traits of a Collaborative Leader: Part 1


At the core of being an effective leader is ability to analyze the situation and then lead in the most appropriate manner which is best suited for that situation. A leader knows that there is no single optimal style to lead everything. This also goes back to power.

10 Things I Learned from a Training Program That I Still Use Today

Great Leadership By Dan

While I sure hope there are more than 10 things that stuck, but here are the first 10 that came to mind: 1. How to design and facilitate meetings. How to address a performance issue with an employee. How to listen. How to deal with conflict.

The Puzzle – Building Effective Teams

Lead Change Blog

Your method for doing that might be putting all the pieces of one color together; others may choose to put the edges together to create a framework. Some puzzlers choose to start in a corner and build from there, and I am sure there are many other techniques that people swear by.

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Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Take a look to see how many you''ve read.

Front-line versus Top-down


A few weeks ago I got into a conversation about whether situational leadership was more appropriate for top-level or front-line leadership. I argued that situational leadership is most appropriate for front-line leadership. To be more specific, I believe that the front-line is about management and situational leadership is about how to manage , not necessarily lead, teams with diverse backgrounds (Hersey and Blanchard, 1972).

Recommendations For Your Business Books Summer Reading List

Eric Jacobson

This Memorial Day, as you select the books you plan to read for pleasure this summer, how about adding to the list at least one business book. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Take a look to see how many you've read.

Questions to Teach Leadership and Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Teaching and learning about leadership and management isn’t like teaching or learning math or science. There’s lot of room for interpretation, situations are complex and unique, and context always comes into play. That’s what makes leadership and management development so much fun.

Profit from Conflicts!

Utpal Writes

by Utpal Vaishnav on September 9, 2010 A zero-conflict workplace is like living in fool’s paradise and wiser is one who is able to make profit even from the conflicts. Photo Credit:alikachristian's Flickr Photostream To do that, your primary focus should be on how to prevent it.

7 Ways to Leverage Your Power at Work

Marshall Goldsmith

One person is the administrative assistant to the CEO. In actuality, what can the senior VP do to damage the administrative assistant’s position? What can the administrative assistant do to hurt the SVP? 4) Information – based on the leader’s access to valuable information.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! However - if you had to recommend ONE THING that every leader should have in their in IDP, what would it be? This is an important facet of what leaders do but it''s not the only thing leaders need to do.

How the Imposter in You Can Derail Your Leadership

Lead from Within

How many times in your life have you wanted to achieve something significant but were stopped by an inner voice? How many times in your leadership have you wanted to move to the next level but heard something inside saying, “No, you’re not ready”? The imposter wants to hold you back and prevent you from doing the things you dream about. Here are five ways the imposter can derail your leadership: The imposter compares.

Communicate This and Stick it Here – Corporate Team Building Activity

Create Learning

Contact us today to make your team better. _. Creates environment to transfer, strengthen and re-work systems of communication with intra as well as inter departmental systems. Can also be used to highlight different idioms and references that are used internally.

Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. Can you recognize the leadership styles of others?

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Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors

Harvard Business Review

Doctors were once viewed as ill-prepared for leadership roles because their selection and training led them to become “heroic lone healers.” The emphasis on patient-centered care and efficiency in the delivery of clinical outcomes means that physicians are now being prepared for leadership. The Mayo Clinic is America’s best hospital, according to the 2016 US News and World Report (USNWR) ranking. …and how training can make them even better ones.

Did You Read Any Of These Leadership Books This Summer?

Eric Jacobson

Let me know, and I'll add them to the next recommended list. __ This Memorial Day, as you select the books you plan to read for pleasure this summer, how about adding to the list at least one business book. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills.

Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. Leadership. September 20, 2011 Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Intro. Perhaps you can return back to the sites homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Servant Leadership.

Be a Better Leader – Be More Like Your Heroes!

Marshall Goldsmith

During the program, Ayse asked us (the participants) to list our heroes. Paul Hersey, Co-creator of Situational Leadership®. Warren Bennis, Renowned Leadership Expert. Then, Ayse asked us to put down next to each person’s name, what we found so heroic about them.

What Leadership Book Will Be On Your 2014 Reading List?

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Take a look to see how many you''ve read.

Leadership Style – Part I | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

And the answer doesn’t always come readily to hand because leadership style varies from person to person and from situation to situation. It is not the primary job of followers to figure out how to respond to the leader.

Paycheck Leadership: A Heart Attack « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

We provide a safe and fun place to learn , grow and develop other leaders. New Micro-Training Linked 2 Leadership: The Leadership Collaboratory Articles of Faith: Leaders Think And Contemplate Andrew Schank Leadership Sabotage: Intentional or Not? How are they judged?

Why Command-and-Control Leadership Is Here to Stay

Harvard Business Review

My friends who study advertising as both a reflection and shaper of cultural norms would not disagree with my impression: We talk about the death of command and control leadership, and praise the rise of a new, more collaborative, breed of leader.

Expedition Leadership in the Wild

Harvard Business Review

The lessons about leadership learned in the crucible of the backcountry environment — unpredictable, challenging, and dynamic 𕢔 map to today's business environment. The wilderness is an unparalleled venue for highlighting team and individual strengths and learning to compensate for shortcomings. Understanding their go-to "signature" style allows them to then develop situational leadership skills that can adjust to current events and group needs.