Mr. Rogers in the Boardroom? You Bet!

Decker Communication

And he was losing his patience as PBS was losing the verbal battle— until Mr. Rogers stepped in. You know him—Fred Rogers, PBS star and now the mild-mannered hero of the excellent documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mr. Rogers adapted and spoke from the heart.

Dr. Roger Dean Duncan On Change

Eric Jacobson

He/she influences people to improve, to stretch, and to redefine what''s possible. Change Management Changing Behavior Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Making Decisions Change is inevitable. Change is good.

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Leadership Storytelling

Lead Change Blog

Here are some things I’ve learned about leadership storytelling. Leadership Storytelling. Artificial intelligence researcher Roger Schank says that we think people are wise when they’re able to do that. Ken Blanchard calls that your “leadership point of view.” ” Mark Deterding calls it your “leadership portrait.” Leonard Tompkins was a mentor and one of the great influences on my life.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

State of the art management and leadership techniques are continually evolving. The ideas which inspire and influence business practitioners often have their origins in the ideas and work of the thinkers celebrated in the Thinkers50 , the biennial ranking of business thinkers.

The Ten Most Important Business Challenges and Which Book to Consult for Each

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bradt and Mary Vonnegut 's Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time Influence: Robert B. Cialdini's Influence Innovation: Tom Kelley's The Ten Faces of Innovation James K. Whenever asked to recommend business books, I immediately inquire, “What is the single greatest challenge that you and your organization now face?”

Why Your Employee Engagement Programs Fail

Lead Change Blog

Roger was isolated, burned out, and frustrated. His team had turned against him, his boss was done waiting, and Roger knew his job was on the line if he didn’t produce results. Most leaders who want to get better at leadership do it the way Roger tried to do it.

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

Let's Grow Leaders

Our May Festival is all about energizing leadership. Wally Bock of Three-Star Leadership tells us time off is good for you and your team. ” Leadership is like that. Leadership must be renewed from within. Miller read the book “Energize Your Leadership!”

Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll take a look at timing as key success metric… As the verse from the old Kenny Rogers song goes “you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em.&# weeklyleader Wharton professor Mike Useem calls it the "Leadership Moment."

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Leading The Millennial Generation With Ann Fishman Answers From Leadership Podcast 019

Joseph Lalonde

T oday’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast is Ann Fishman. I’m excited to bring Ann on the show to discuss generational trends in leadership, especially in relation to millennials. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In further pondering this dichotomy an interesting thought came to mind – If I could genetically engineer the perfect leadership gene what qualities and characteristics would constitute the architecture of leadership DNA? see “Leadership DNA“) [.]

Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you’re looking to benchmark your leadership ability the following self examination will give you a baseline to build from. If you check your ego at the door and give a thoughtful, introspective evaluation of your ability, it is likely that you’ll learn something about your leadership abilities or lack thereof. If you’re game to test your leadership ability read on to take the exam… The examination is broken down into 10 sections, each worth 10 points.

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Choose Change!

Lead Change Blog

In this post I focus on one point: selecting the right change ambassadors using Rogers’ innovation theory. Rogers categorizes coworkers into five groups, according to how they deal with accepting new ideas: The innovators are always in for a new idea and are quick to adopt; often also quick to drop an idea in favor of a new, more attractive looking idea. Leadership Change Change Ambassadors Change Management Early Adopters Innovation organizational change

LeadershipNow 140: October 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2018 that you don't want to miss: 5 Mistakes That Cause A Slow Leak In Your Influence by @DanReiland. The Big Lies of Strategy by Roger L. Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century by @SkipPrichard. VIDEO: 4-Star General Stanley McChrystal Discusses Leadership @ Cornell Club-NY. Millennial Leadership: Stop Complaining, Start Coaching TEDx by @DanitaBye. What is your Leadership Style?

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LeadershipNow 140: October 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

The Language Of Leadership by @lollydaskal. From @stratandbiz Where Does Leadership Live? 8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership by @MikeMyatt. The Five Rules Every New CEO Should Follow by Roger Martin. How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation from @MindShiftkqed.

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8 Behaviors for Becoming A Smarter Team


[Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Roger Schwarz. Roger is the author of the new book, Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. ]. Those who utilize a Mutual Learning mindset view leadership as power with others and not over them. Leadership mutual learning schwarz teams

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The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Leading Blog

At a Stanford Director’s College in 2016, Roger Dunbar, chair of the Silicon Valley Bank, told Venkataraman that “when he hears company executives or board members responding to short-term noise with outsize reactions, he likes to pretend he is lost. H OW DO YOU get people to think ahead?

Drive 65 and Succeed with Team Process Goals

Great Results Team Building

This article on the importance of process goals and how to succeed with your team when you choose to "Drive 65" is published as a guest post on the "Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings" website. Many Thanks to Mike Rogers for sharing it with his audience.

Full-Scale Motivation … Maybe?

Lead Change Blog

Her comments spurred some thinking about how all this might be injected into ongoing discussions around motivation, from this proudly non-recovering Humanist who idolizes Carl Rogers and believes in a spiritual element for all human relationships.

Creating Great Choices

Leading Blog

Roger Martin introduced the practice of integrative thinking in his book, The Opposable Mind. When employed, metacognition allows us to understand better our own thinking and existing mental models that influence our decisions and the choices available to us.

2013 Top Professors on Twitter


These professors consistently build upon the body of knowledge and further the goal of evidence-based leadership. Below you’ll find who we feel are the 2013 top 50 professors on twitter, broken into lists around leadership, innovation, and strategy, as well as five at-large professors.

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Parents as Leaders: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Be sure to enter your email on the side bar to get our new free e-book “ A Parent’s Guide to Leadership.” I consider those people my heroes.” Mr. Fred Rogers. Alli Polin of Break the Frame shares Modeling Leadership Grows Future Leaders.

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In Praise of What You Can Do

Next Level Blog

I was reminded of Diane (pretty easy to since I live with her), earlier this week when I read an article in the Dining section of the New York Times on Roger Ebert. Rock on, Roger. The Next Level Blog is where he shares "news you can use" to raise your leadership game.

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Guest Post: Change Management Models

Change Starts Here

Rogers diffusion of innovation curve. It got me thinking… How does the Rogers adoption model link to the Kubler-Ross model? Style: what is the leadership style? Build personal influence – use your own organisational power and build your own influence to support the change.


7 Business Thought Leaders to Follow

Steve Farber

Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers, who co-wrote a book about making your company a thought leader, define it as an individual or firm that others (even competitors) “recognize as one of the foremost authorities in selected areas of specialization” so that they are considered the “go-to individual or organization for said expertise.” Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner , Co-founders of the Leadership Challenge . million responses to their Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) survey.

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Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is antithetical to the type of leadership we need. The vast majority of leadership programs are set curricula delivered through classroom-taught, rationally based, individual-focused methods.

7 Business Thought Leaders to Follow

Steve Farber

Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers, who co-wrote a book about making your company a thought leader, define it as an individual or firm that others (even competitors) “recognize as one of the foremost authorities in selected areas of specialization” so that they are considered the “go-to individual or organization for said expertise.” Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner , Co-founders of the Leadership Challenge . million responses to their Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) survey.

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To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Harvard Business Review

That’s the difference between authority and leadership. We tend to overestimate the power of influence. And that’s why change always requires leadership rather than authority. Change management Getting buy-in Leadership

The Three Keys to Employee and Company Fulfillment

Strategy Driven

The good news is that you can control a good deal of this, and even more importantly, you can positively influence the fulfillment, productivity and retention of people in your organization. The same holds for great leadership skills. Who wouldn’t like to be more fulfilled?

The Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

Roger Miller Posted by: Roger Miller | February 06, 2011 at 08:51 AM Great post and find Chris!

The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

I emceed concerts with stars like Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Little Richard, Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Simon & Garfunkel, Nelson Riddle, Dionne Warwick and Andre Previn. Pop culture influences of non-profit icons, events and campaigns.

Game Changers | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Go… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Dan Rogers Mike – This is a great post with excellent perspective. Best, Leadership Freak, Dan Rockell pastortom2022 Hello Mike, another great post and this one, like others you write, makes us think.

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When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated

Harvard Business Review

Roger was a young rising star. Coaching Roger, I suggested he was a bunny rabbit who had just been attacked by a horde of guinea pigs. Roger was a classic rabbit. Management saw this as Maria’s key leadership challenge — getting her whole team on board.

The Big Picture of Business – Developing The Talent for Business to Succeed

Strategy Driven

This is a primer for executives and the heirs apparent to company leadership. Many books have been written on the subject of leadership. Profound influence. ” Will Rogers said, “Mr. A Primer on the Workforce, Levels of Jobs, Plateaus of Professionalism.

An Interview with Peak Performance Expert David Silverman

HR Digest

Picking the right approach to leadership gets the most attention, but execution may be just as big a problem. There are a number of ways to do this, as outlined in co-author David Silverman’s leadership and management book, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World. The HR Digest: Who had the most significant influence on shaping you as a leader? The person who stands out most to me is my high school water polo coach, Larry Rogers.

What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity

Harvard Business Review

Yet progress within organizations has been slow – there is still a lack of women and minorities in leadership positions, and certain industries like tech and finance are lacking diversity at all levels. Tyson (Kaiser Permanente, healthcare), Omar Ishrak (Medtronic, medical technology), Sallie Krawcheck (Ellevest, investing), Kathryn Maher (Wikimedia, encyclopedia), John Rogers (Ariel Investments, financial services). The business case for diversity is clear.

The Big Picture of Business: Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques. Professionals Who Go the Distance.

Strategy Driven

There are three key ingredients in developing deep leadership roots. If not, their preferences will influence ours, and, thus, the cheese will not reappear. To still another, it may be a Roy Rogers wristwatch, one of Elvis Presley’s scarves or a Partridge Family lunchbox.

The Paradox of Abundance #happiness

Management Craft

When we don't cultivate our interests, our definition of success gets splintered, scattered, and overly influences by others and then we look for more, buy more, and gunk up our lives with piles of diversions. The concept of a fully functioning person from, On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers. What would a model of leadership look like? Think back to a moment of joy, fulfillment, or accomplishment. What was sweet or special about this experience?

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

Ask Atma

Similar to creating a learning environment, building an organization that not only supports virtuous principles but also causes them, requires you to invest heavily in leadership. Obviously, your behavior is one of the most important influences on your teams and your culture.

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The Big Picture of Business – Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques: Part I

Strategy Driven

There are three key ingredients in developing deep leadership roots. If not, their preferences will influence ours, and, thus, the cheese will not reappear. To still another, it may be a Roy Rogers wristwatch, one of Elvis Presley’s scarves or a Partridge Family lunchbox.

Starbucks’ “Race Together” Campaign and the Upside of CEO Activism

Harvard Business Review

As researchers who study the intersection between business and public policy, we’ve noticed the rise of CEO activism and its increasing influence – and we see a need both to encourage it and define its limits. Leadership Social responsibility Corporate communications Policy

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Assess Your CEO’s Strategic Fit Over Time

Harvard Business Review

Roger Federer can arguably be considered the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 16 Grand Slam titles—and yet he lost every French Open Championship he played against Rafael Nadal. Boards Leadership Strategy

When Your Company Has a Problem It Can’t Ignore

Harvard Business Review

Did you notice how quickly the Ray Rice story turned into the Roger Goodell story? All eyes were on Goodell, the Commissioner of the NFL, to step up, assert the League’s values, and provide the leadership needed. There can be organizational paralysis, or a release of incredible and productive energy, and which of the two happens depends mainly on leadership. Thus, good leaders recognize unignorable moments as opportunities to have unprecedented influence.

What Happens After You’re Forced to Resign

Harvard Business Review

What Was Once There Resigned: The Fast Fall of a Washington Career The Washington Post Their faces are plastered on TV sets and web pages in brief moments of public outrage; but what happens to the people forced out of their jobs by scandal, particularly if their resignations were more symbolic than indicative of any leadership failure? While it''s tempting to see this shift as the ultimate redemption story, it actually kind of is, but not because Page is suddenly Mr. Rogers.