Top Down Leadership Does Work, If You’re Stuck in the Industrial Age

Lead Change Blog

Power and control, positional authority — we’re all familiar with autocratic leadership styles as these approaches have been around for centuries. And when this happens, the Achilles Heel of top-down leadership is exposed. We call this servant leadership.


Leadership vs. Management: The Key Difference

Six Disciplines

In any organization, there is a distinction between “The Leaders” and “The Managers.” Apart from nicer offices and bigger paychecks, the perceived difference is that leadership usually stays hands-off on the execution side of things and focuses mostly on strategy.


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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.


Under New Management

Leading Blog

It is hard to let go of the thinking behind some of the management tools we still use today. David Burkus reports on a number of seemingly radical management ideas in Under New Management. He also tackles the question: Are managers necessary? Management


The Latest Trends in the Executive Coaching Industry


I’ve come to realize that a portion of my readers are internal and external coaches, OD/LD/Talent management folks and HR managers who will be interested in this information. Please enjoy this recap of the latest trends in the executive coaching industry from Brian Underhill, Ph.D.


What is Synchronized Leadership?

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! “The single most important element of success in war is leadership.” We manage things and processes, but we lead people.


Is Your Leadership Disruptive?

Lead Change Blog

Uber reinvents the taxicab industry and almost overnight there are Uber-like features found at Taco Bell, Domino’s, and countless other enterprises. Is it time to examine the role of leadership through the lens of disruption? Disruptors are getting a lot of attention these days.


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 Leaders Can Manage The Perception Of Progress

Tanveer Naseer

In much of my work with leaders and organizations in various industries and disciplines, there’s a common issue that they seek help on addressing.


Five Leadership Lessons from the Garden

Lead Change Blog

When newcomers bring ideas from other industries and businesses, are they welcomed or are they rooted out because “that’s not how we do things here”? Leadership Development Gardening leadership lessons ManagementThe flowers that are in full bloom are wonderful.


September 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided 10 Ways to Kill Off Your Star Employees. Jesse Lyn Stoner of the Seapoint Center shared A Definition of Leadership for These Pressing Times.


Generational Change and Leadership


Generations of employees and leaders have been exposed to varying cultures, leadership styles and business practices. Understanding how generational change impacts leadership and organisational learning has become an interest of mine.


Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

Lead Change Blog

There is much to be said about leadership, and there is no shortage of descriptive words one uses when talking about leaders – influential, dedicated, globally thinking, focused, etc. – Creativity and Leadership. Leadership Development creativity Leadership


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.


Organizational Transformation Requires Leadership at all Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Another key characteristic for a successful organizational transformation is an active, end-to-end, and comprehensive leadership. Leadership on both fronts, the technical and human, is essential for the entire duration of the organizational transformation. Guest post from Satish P.


April 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! ” In other words, someone who stocked the dairy section was as empowered to share positivity through leaving a note on a store-wide gratitude board as was the manager.


Thinking Ahead – Millennial Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Leadership is a hot topic today and will continue to be for a while. The individuals that will shape the next generation of leadership are not a group of millennials, they are a group of leaders just as the generation before them, and the many generations before them. They may operate in the leadership capacity, however from the beginning they have dictated the culture and path of their workforce. By Brody Clemmer. Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth.


Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

Servant Leadership Defined. The term “servant leadership” has been around since Robert Greenleaf coined it in 1970. My friend Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, once told me “to serve is to live” (now it’s her Twitter handle).


Recruiting vs Talent Management

N2Growth Blog

I recently participated in a panel discussion about the future of the recruiting industry, and quite frankly, I was surprised with many of the prevailing attitudes and thoughts surrounding the topic at hand. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .


Executive Time Management

Coaching Tip

The researchers said they weren't surprised by the amount of time spent in meetings, since one of the roles of a CEO is to manage employees and meet with customers and consultants. As we noted, industry asks and expects a lot. What do chief executives do all day?


Managers: What’s Your Plan B?

Lead Change Blog

But in 21 st -century industry, you still find organizations counting on conditions that are likely to change, basing decisions on iffy assumptions, putting all eggs in one basket, or being blind-sighted by paradigm shifts. Some people miss out on life’s opportunities.


The Foundation of Collaborative Leadership


In an industrial age, people went to factories and worked together to produce the outcomes. Supervisors commanded and controlled others and leadership was often equated with “taking power”. When required, they collaborated in person.


Influence is the Value Force of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

In rare cases, a leader’s sphere of influence can extend across an entire industry, nation, or even all of society. An effective CEO such as Steve Jobs for example, can cause financial markets to shift, buying patterns to stall, or entire industries to scramble.


The True Value of Leadership

Leading Blog

Dave Ulrich is the author of The Leadership Capital Index in which he details how equity or debt investors can systematically and predictably determine the quality of leadership to make faster and more informed decisions and gain a critical information advantage over their competitors. Leadership emotional intelligence, authenticity, and charisma are not enough. This index gives investors a thorough and rigorous way to evaluate leadership.


The Leadership Heresy You Can’t Live Without

Lead Change Blog

On a site dedicated to leadership…with the very word “lead” in the title, I want to address what I believe to be one of the most important aspects of your workplace leadership. What is this leadership heresy? Management. Why Management Is Vital to Your Leadership.


Leadership That Gets Results

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from David Bradford: As I have lab ored in industry for 40 years, I have worked fo r some remarkable leaders from Eric S chm idt to Ray N oorda. Here are three ways I have seen leadership demonstrated powerfully- the type of leadership that gets results.


Leadership BS

Leading Blog

Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer, is a very important book. Pfeffer wants to know why, in spite of the thousands of leadership books, blogs and seminars are there so many leadership failures? It’s not surprising that students of leadership often become disillusioned upon entering the workplace. Leadership BS is a compendium of human nature. These are life issues as much as they are leadership issues. The leadership values aren’t the problem.


Lost in Translation: Communication Techniques For Middle Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

But trust me, the managers with the best outcomes are masters of translation. Great Managers are Translators. Great middle managers take time to learn the languages of those around them, and listen well to hear the truths from multiple perspectives.


StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Advisory Services into the Healthcare Industry, Partners with Artower Advisory Services

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Artower Advisory Services, LLC partner to provide healthcare industry executives and managers with Affordable Care Act mandated Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program consulting services.


The Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. How do we create the future while managing the present? Learning Leadership : The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Best Leadership Books of 2014.


Your Leadership Quotient

Linked 2 Leadership

During my 40-year career as a senior manager in the general insurance industry in Canada, I was often confronted and confounded by the word, TEAMWORK. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Servant Leadership Team Building Leadership leadership ManagementAlmost every leader I met talked about wanting better teamwork or bragging about how great the teamwork in their area of influence already was.


Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode #35 Credibility is a powerful factor in any leader’s life. Barber, our guest today on Answers From Leadership, knows a thing or two about building, keeping, and transferring credibility. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast. .


Good management CREATES good employees; bad management ruins them

Bud to Boss

You can hire the right employees for your business, but if your managers don’t manage them well, those good employees may wind up messing up, rather than stepping up. They don’t see how much their poor management skills are contributing to their employees’ low performance.


11 Paths To Ethical Leadership Competence

Leading in Context

We fill roles in many different settings including in our organizations, industries and communities. Complexity Context Ethical Leader leadership and management leadership competence leadership skills what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Developing competent ethical leaders is a huge challenge. Why is it so difficult? We live in a globally-connected society, and are expected to be globally-aware.


Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

State of the art management and leadership techniques are continually evolving. And, the winner of the 2013 Thinkers50, Clay Christensen, now sees his ideas of disruptive innovation used and applied by managers in their relentless quest for competitive advantage.


Unlocking the Mystery Of Successfully Managing Organizational Change

Strategy Driven

So how do you manage change at the fundamental organizational level? Implement a plan and share it: In managing the transition effectively, it is highly important to develop a plan, build strategic teams to tackle the workload and clearly define roles and expectations throughout this change.


The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Today, workplaces are undergoing a digital revolution which is helping to transform entire industries and forcing companies to change the way they operate. This will have an effect not only on existing leaders, but on future leadership development as well.


19 Ways to Become the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For

Managers are Heroes

Management is not a popularity contest. But there are proven ways to become the manager everyone wants to work for: 1) Demand excellence. No hard-working employee wants to work for a manager who tolerates poor performance. Micro-managing crushes morale.


A Leadership Paradigm Shift

Coaching Tip

Today's successful organizations have transcended the old style management paradigm. Today's leadership is all about asking. The industrial revolution was just beginning to birth. For many, the armed services was their first "model" of management. Changing Leadership.


Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

As you might suspect, Sam Walsh is a widely recognised name within the mining industry. Since taking up the CEO seat at Rio Tinto Sam has steered the business through a torrid industry downturn and firmly positioned them for new growth. Case Studies Leadership Management