Charismatic Leadership: Style or Substance?

In the CEO Afterlife

In political contests, style is prerequisite number one. Is this also the case in business leadership? If it is, the notion begs a second question; can aspiring leaders and rookie CEOs find the captivating style that is bestowed upon the chosen few? Those who strive for this quality are known to study the art and the science of leadership presence. These measures will certainly help to improve one’s leadership presence. Style is number two.

Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. Leadership Development Actions Character Leadership ThinDifference Guest Post by Jess Millis There are quite a few rules and tips that Jim Collins has churned out in his time, and where there may be students essay writing on them all right now, here is a short article on just a few of them. 1 – Work on no more than ten things Jim says you [.]

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Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Harvard Business

These two leadership styles, which I and other researchers refer to as dominance and prestige , respectively, reflect two fundamental strategies people use to navigate their way through social and organizational hierarchies. Some leadership situations call for dominance, whereas others call for prestige. Being maximally effective as a leader means being able to diagnose the situation and adopt the leadership approach that works best.

What’s Your Leadership AQ?

Lead Change Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard of the terms Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ); but few people have heard of Adaptability Quotient (AQ), especially as it relates to leadership. AQ is defined as “the ability to adjust course, product, service, and strategy in response to unanticipated changes in the market”— and indeed, the Harvard Business Review characterised it as “the new competitive advantage.” The post What’s Your Leadership AQ?

The 4 Leadership Styles, and How to Identify Yours

Harvard Business

To launch a brand that dazzles customers and dominates its markets. Which means that all of us, no matter where we are in our career, have to wrestle with the big questions of leadership: What is our personal definition of success? But I’ve been able to identify four styles that capture their different approaches to the whys and hows of leadership, and I’ve come up with a set of 16 questions to help you figure out which style suits you best.

The Best CMOs Combine 4 Leadership Styles

Harvard Business Review

That’s why CMOs need to develop four types of leadership, which are based loosely on Gartner’s Intelligent Brand Framework. The idea is to identify your power center — which one best represents your natural capabilities — and develop skills to flex across these leadership styles. Style one: Market-driven CMOs who capitalize on the voice of customers. Market-driven CMOs are great listeners. Market driven CMOs listen to customers.

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Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8)


Creating a Personal Marketing Plan. A personal marketing plan isn’t a bio or a résumé, though it draws from the same well. A personal marketing plan demonstrates how your unique skills and talents would be ideal for a specific position (or two) in a particular organization/market. A personal marketing plan should contain the following: Position objective. Market preferences (industries, geographic locations, travel expectations, size of company).

Why You Need Both Knowledge and Wisdom

Strategy Driven

New technologies and new leadership styles are needed to succeed and win. Dan took his leadership and technology experience to work on and in the Sparklab startup business accelerator as well as lead change management and profit building initiatives for mid-market companies. Entrepreneurship business management Leadership Styles strategydrivenIf just being the smartest person in the room was enough, then no smart person would ever fail.

Leadership…And All That Jazz

You're Not the Boss of Me

I love jazz and I think it a perfect metaphor for leadership. So it is with leadership. In leadership, there are times for following a well-planned strategy. In leadership, the primary melody lies in the organizational vision and purpose. Leadership Leadership Style Organizational Effectiveness Uncategorized 21st Century leadership Jazz Oscar Peterson Visionary Leadership Warren Bennis

5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » Change » 5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader 5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader February 10, 2011 in Change , Culture , Innovation , Leadership , Organizational Leadership , Team Leadership with 11 Comments What’s important in leadership has changed these days, because organizations and people have changed.

Are Great CEOs Always Great Leaders?

In the CEO Afterlife

Former subordinates, who suffered under his autocratic and abrasive style, might differ. Theoretically, the principles and personal characteristics that constitute great leadership should mirror those of greats CEOs – but not always. Companies, markets, and the categories in which they compete can be exceedingly dissimilar. Fundamentally, the leadership style or the skillset required of a CEO in one environment may be the kiss of death in another.

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Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

In recent years, investors have learned that defining the market value of a firm cannot just be based on finances. But recently, these financial outcomes have been found to predict only about 50% of a firm’s market value. We believe that a next step for investors is to analyze the predictors and drivers of these intangible factors, which means focusing on leadership. Wise, long term investors recognize that leadership affects firm performance.


Guest Post: 3 Steps to Magnetic Leadership

Lead on Purpose

So, how does leadership really play out in this type of non-hierarchical organization? In my experience, there are three major competencies that when developed, create a magnetic leadership style. In modern leadership conversations we hear the term transparency bandied about with regularity. Simply put, this is the use of your own personal stories in order to engender leadership outcomes. When you think about it this is the highest form of leadership anyway.

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

If this premise and the figures above are accepted it would suggest that only 10% of team leaders are high performing, enabling their teams, whilst 40% of leaders are failing in their leadership tasks, whilst the remaining 50% are barely holding in there! Therefore, there is a need for a leader to have flexibility in leadership style to develop the most appropriate overall style for the team, adjusting it to meet the needs of individual team members.

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Culture By Design: A Call to Action

N2Growth Blog

Despite the fact that most organizations can benefit from a cultural overhaul, there are many circumstances in which a senior leadership team should strongly consider re-imagining its de facto corporate culture and aim to create a Culture by Design, including: Immersed in Senior Leadership Changes. Managing through the Entry to New Markets. To close, there is no doubt that company culture is influenced by the preferences and leadership style of the senior management team.

Mantra Design & Leadership Foundational Principles

Strategy Driven

Hire smart, ambitious, get-it-done employees and lead them with emotionally intelligent innovation leadership skills. There are without doubt more leadership aspirations at the average company demanding attention that your limited investment capital and human resources can commit to complete. Everyone aspires to associate with the market share leader when given a choice, and only defaults to a lesser partner due to business necessity. Marketing & Sales Dana A.

Management Styles

Strategy Driven

This is my review of how management styles have evolved. In the period that predated scientific management, the Captain of Industry style prevailed. As a reaction to industrial reforms and the strength of unions, a Hard Nosed style of leadership was prominent from 1910-1939, management’s attempt to take stronger hands, recapture some of the Captain of Industry style and build solidity into an economy plagued by the Depression.

How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Organizations in practically every industry are struggling to attract and retain great talent, especially in senior and executive leadership roles. With average job tenures dropping at every level, Human Resource professionals may need to play a more active role in leadership development and coaching. These profiles can be used by leaders to understand their team’s needs, talents and communication styles as well. How can HR improve leadership development in an organization?

Three Proven Reasons You Should Invest in Leadership Development

The Center For Leadership Studies

Some organizations view training—especially leadership development—as expendable. Because they aren’t sure how to measure and quantify the impact of leadership development , executives often lack hard evidence of a positive ROI. Strong Leadership Improves Your Bottom Line.

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. In recent years, investors have begun to look beyond current earnings to determine a firm’s true market value.

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Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

Coaching Tip

First Borders, then Barnes & Noble CEOs make the wrong leadership decisions. Tom Borders told me that they decided to hire a CEO whose experience was in retailing versus a strategic marketing expert. Booksellers, like any other business, must have Strategic Leadership to Prosper. Many in management mistakenly assume that leadership style is always a function of personality rather than strategic choice. Leadership is Already Inside You.

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What Neuroscience Reveals About Creating Better Leaders In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

The results of these studies, captured from subjects operating under real or near-real conditions, has put the nature vs nurture debate on leadership to rest. Better leadership is emerging as the defining quality that governs the ability to attain positive outcomes and get the best performance possible out of teams. The Neurochemical Signature of Leadership There is such a thing as a hormonal make up of successful leaders.

The Big Picture of Business – Corporate Cultures Reflect Business Progress and Growth.

Strategy Driven

This is my review of how management styles have evolved. In the period that predated scientific management, the Captain of Industry style prevailed. As a reaction to industrial reforms and the strength of unions, a Hard Nosed style of leadership was prominent from 1910-1939, management’s attempt to take stronger hands, recapture some of the Captain of Industry style and build solidity into an economy plagued by the Depression.

What Story Does Your Org Chat Tell?


Org charts can be arranged by function, process, product, market, customer, geographic, matrix, or a combination approach. Your org chart can tell a more informed story by adding compensation information, date hired, communication/leadership style, potential successors, and the development plan. Communication/Leadership Style. For the sake of efficiency, you can use color-coding to indicate employees’ communication/leadership style or their development plan.

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Three Ways to Make Your Leadership Relevant


John is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, author and speaker. PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP DEPENDS UPON RELEVANCY and connection. Leaders need to be flexible and apply a leadership style that fits the situation, as posited by author and organizational theorist Paul Hersey. For example, if a new marketing program fails to generate sufficient awareness, the chief marketing officer should handle the situation.

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How Not To Lose Your Soul While Leading With Karin Hurt – Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 026

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast is Karin Hurt. Karin is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor. As a former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast. . I am just passionate about helping people discover their true authentic leadership style and helping people to grow.

Rethinking Good To Great

N2Growth Blog

But when theories are marketed as fact, I begin to lose patience rather quickly. However when one expands the window of time under which static data is observed, and the static data has to withstand the test of time as it becomes subject to the fluidity of changing markets, and the results are rarely as constant as many authors would have you believe. I have personally witnessed just about every style of leader both succeed and fail.

Half-Life of a Strategic Plan


Leadership Styles. Leadership Styles. The Just Ask Leadership Assessment identifies and explains four leadership styles: Innovator, Director, Judge, and Professor. Directors and judges, who excel at evaluation and execution, are the leadership styles that work best in this area. On the other hand, when they adhere to the plan, the organization achieves a competitive advantage in the market place. by Gary Cohen.

Résumés & the Art of Storytelling (Part 10)


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8). Just Ask LeadershipBoth your résumé and your bio should tell a story–one with a beginning, middle, and an end. Where did you come from, where are you now, and where do you want to go? Many HR reps spend two minutes or less per application, so your story must be compelling and consistent–across all media.

August 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided Emotionally Intelligent Leadership – Unexpected ROI at Apex Corporation. Anne writes, “Apex Corporation began the journey to emotionally intelligent leadership fifteen years ago. Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: WOW Your Customers.

April 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I read through this month’s Leadership Development Carnival entries, I felt a bit of the same. What unites them is their love of leadership and their ability to articulate their outstanding ideas. Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: A Question of Character. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided Were the Founding Fathers Great Leaders?

Social Media Leadership Rules

Lead Change Blog

Social media allows them to expand their leadership to a wider audience. He improves the way people perceive his leadership by allowing everyone to post comments and ask questions. The Power of Social Media Leadership. Social media is much more than an opportunity for smart marketing. The Ultimate Social Media Leadership Rules. Business leaders have already recognized the power of social media leadership. Leadership Development Leadership Social Media

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The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

From this leadership, we developed a culture of fact-based decision making. As Craig’s CFO and CAO, I always appreciated this leadership style. Jim had a friendly style and for the majority of the meeting, would sit and listen. But inspirational leadership goes deeper. where he established global banking and capital market structures and contributed to significant increases in enterprise value. Bruce Hartman CEOs leaders leadership

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Everything You Need to Know About Great Leadership

Lead from Within

Effective leadership can be thought of as a set of qualities and skills. But there are certain traits that lie at the core of leadership–the qualities that all great leaders share. Developing the elements that make up leadership is a lifelong process. Start with these fundamentals and, as you grow into your personal leadership style, add others that fit. Here are 16 traits and skills that are central to great leadership: 1. Clarity of purpose.

Leading Change – Lessons for New Leaders from Satya Nadella

Great Leadership By Dan

In Nadella’s case, within his first few months, in line with the future destination he had plotted for the business and his new focus on certain product classes, he adjusted staff within the marketing team and mixed up the leadership in the device and cloud divisions of the company. In addition, Randy is an established author as well as a legacy leadership expert.

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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. So, in today’s post I’ve compiled a short list of 5 things you thought you already knew about leadership, but may not be putting into practice. Some individuals openly seek out positions of leadership, while leadership is thrust upon others.

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Who was Steven P. Jobs?

Coaching Tip

But the years away reportedly helped him develop his leadership style and begin ceding more responsibilities to others. A reporter who asked Jobs about the market research that went into the iPad was famously told, "None. Leadership Web/Tech What is 1955 2011 apple steven p. If you had listened to Steven P. Jobs' presentations over the years, he came across not as the creator of a product so much as its very first fan--the first person to digest its possibilities.

Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

There is one universal principle that determines the degree of success of all businesses: Be the preferred provider to your markets. So, how does a business build competitive advantage by becoming the preferred provider to the markets it serves? It takes effective leadership with the right tone at the top and leaders who will nurture the right culture to build the organization needed to become the preferred provider to your markets. Be You.

Increase Your Klout Score (Part 14)


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8). Business Leadership Just Ask Leadership Leadership Media and TechnologyHow much Klout do you have? Klout measures your level of influence online. To achieve a high Klout score, you must drive action online (by getting lots of “likes” and comments on Facebook and LinkedIn, retweets on Twitter and reshares on Google+, for instance).

Put Facebook to Work (Part 13)


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8). Just Ask LeadershipPut Facebook to Work. You may not care about how closely tied others’ personal and work lives have become. You may not judge others’ personal choices. But you can’t control how others may judge you. Whether you like it or not, people are going to judge you based upon your public Facebook page. You are out there and exposed.

Create a Personal Brand (Part 16)


People often think of me as the Question Guy–one of the benefits of writing a book ( Just Ask Leadership ). They also think of me as an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Expert–since I work and write in those areas. Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8). Executive Coaching Just Ask Leadership Leadership Media and TechnologyWhat Is Your Personal Brand?

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Leadership Interview – James Quigley

N2Growth Blog

I’ve always said that if you want to learn about leadership talk to someone who has actually led something. Jim Quigley : CEOs today need to model and advocate mutual trust between employees and leadership. One of my main focus areas is to increase my leadership team’s ability to be effective. If I empower my leadership team and instill the organization’s values in them, they in return will do the same with their teams.

An Avatar Is Worth a 1,000 Words (Part 9)


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Creating a Personal Marketing Plan (Part 8). Just Ask Leadership Lifestyle Media and TechnologyGet the Picture. We’re a visual culture. We used to count “readers”; now we count “eyeballs.” ” Even newspapers–the ones that remain–are printed in color and the ratio of text to images has tilted heavily toward images.