Three Steps to Update Your Leadership Operating System for 2021

Lead Change Blog

With 2021 just around the corner, it’s time to consider upgrading your LOS—Leadership Operating System. Your LOS is a collection of the leadership traits, styles, techniques, and strategies you use to lead and manage people, and it’s imperative to make sure your LOS is up to date if you want to maximize your effectiveness. Backing up your LOS involves taking stock of your leadership experiences this past year.

What is a Delegating Leadership Style?

The Center For Leadership Studies

A delegating leadership style is a low task and relationship behavior approach to leadership where a leader empowers an individual to exercise autonomy. A delegating leadership style is most effective with a person that is both confident and competent to perform.


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4 Tips for an Effective Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Strategy Driven

Business leaders also have to change their leadership style in order to still be able to drive a sense of connection and community within their organization. Let’s take a look at the challenges workforce mobility presents and a few tips on how to implement an effective enterprise mobility strategy. Change your Communication Style. This style works much better to keep your employees engaged and updated.

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.

Gray Versus Green: Who Makes the Better Start-Up CEO?

N2Growth Blog

As the legendary heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson once said, “even the best strategy flies out the window when you step into the ring and get hit in the face.” We recommend thinking carefully about leadership assessment.

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Rethinking Good To Great

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Level Five Leaders : Jim refers to a hierarchical matrix of leadership that describes 5 different types of leaders, and suggests that only with rare exception can anything other than a Level 5 leader take a company from good to great. While I agree with many of his suppositions on what makes a great leader, I vehemently disagree that only one leadership style can work effectively.

How Clear Is Your Vision for 2019?

Lead Change Blog

Vision and Your Leadership of Change. What I write about here is the vision that is aligned with your leadership. Vision is the starting point of leadership. Leadership is about going somewhere. If you aren’t going somewhere, your leadership style doesn’t matter. How do my thoughts resonate with your vision and change leadership? Leadership change leadership effective leadership new year's resolutions Strategy unity Vision

Improving Leadership Bench Strength

N2Growth Blog

A fter reading Gartner’s report on How to Build Leadership Bench Strength , these are my conclusions: HR already invests 23% of its Training and Development budget in Leadership and 27% on the high potential professionals. How do they affect Leadership?

Five Must-Have Leadership Skills for the Decade Ahead

The Center For Leadership Studies

Getting real here, do we not all wish (occasionally) for a short-and-simple instruction guide of what to do and say for many of the leadership situations we encounter? Or perhaps a crystal ball to tell us what leadership skills will most prepare us for the years to come? Life is hard.

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. This is my review of how management styles have evolved. In the period that predated scientific management, the Captain of Industry style prevailed. The Human Relations style of management flourished from 1940-1964.

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 top-down, hierarchical leadership styles can still be effective for managing an organization, especially those that mass-produce specific products. When the expectations of top-down leadership become unrealistic, the workplace turns into a pressure cooker, and employees no longer feel safe to speak up.

Different Types of Managers: Which one are you?

HR Digest

This is the lose structural framework, but one can classify managers based on their leadership styles too. Too much hovering and guidance lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed, and people tend to give up faster under such leadership.

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

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. This is my review of how management styles have evolved. In the period that predated scientific management, the Captain of Industry style prevailed. The Human Relations style of management flourished from 1940-1964.

Great Leaders Focus on the Why and the What—Not the How

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Steve Coughran : In my two decades of business experience, I have encountered many different flavors of leadership. Some leaders are strong-willed and autocratic, some are open-minded and democratic, some employ laissez-faire, employee-centric leadership styles, and most fall somewhere in the middle. They create a “return and report” culture where employees are sent off with an understanding of the overarching strategy and the goals of the assignment.

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Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

T HE leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world. Responsive Leadership can be an antidote to failing leadership and the foundation for building and sustaining organizational trust and confidence. Leadership Development

Five Tips for Leading Multigenerational Teams

The Center For Leadership Studies

In turn, these experiences affect their personalities, communication preferences and work styles. Taking an individual’s age into consideration is just one of many factors that will influence your leadership style. Instead, consider if and how that uniqueness matters in terms of your day-to-day operations or projects. The post Five Tips for Leading Multigenerational Teams appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training.

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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! Your job is to deliver strategy and structure for the team and it is the team that delivers output, quality and customer satisfaction. Are you leading your team with the appropriate style? leadership Simon Mac Rory teams

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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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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The short answer is yes…There are in fact a great number of tests that can quickly assess leadership ability. Something as simple as a 360 Review, or as complex as a deep psychological profile (both with weighted emphasis on leadership aptitude) can point out an individual’s leadership capabilities. However in the text that follows I’ll address how to spot ineffective leaders by assessing six critical areas of leadership DNA.

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Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.] Especially from a leadership coaching standpoint. Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals is a treatise on great leadership.

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Confidence vs. Arrogance | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Great contrasting examples of confidence vs. arrogance as it applies to leadership would be the quiet confidence of World War II Generals’ Omar Bradley and Dwight Eisenhower vs. the often outrageous arrogance of Generals’ George Patton and Douglas MacArthur.

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Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Here’s the thing - leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion then you should not be in a leadership role. The only thing worse than what I’ve just described is leadership that doesn’t recognize it and/or does nothing about it. Your principles and language so resonates with my leadership style. learning » Leadership thinking [.]

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Leadership Interview – Michael Hyatt | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Michael’s track record of leadership has stood the test of time. Mike Myatt : Has your leadership style changed over the years, and if so, how? Mike Myatt : How has your faith impacted your leadership style? I have learned so much about leadership from reading the Gospels. Michael Hyatt : To model the five aspects of leadership: insight, initiative, influence, impact, and integrity.

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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?

Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Nothing signals leadership trouble more than an executive who can’t make decisions. Understanding and implementing the concept of “ actionable leadership &# is a major key to success in becoming a great CEO. Much has been written about leadership theory, leadership concepts, leadership style, leadership dynamics, what leaders are, or are not, and a plethora of other leadership-centric content. Are you a master of strategy?

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The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

link] Scot Herrick Best practices excuse management of really understanding their business and strategy. Their core is the design and the idea, the operating system, plus the network environment such as iTunes. True leaders will most likely intuit a number of best practice scenarios before they discuss, research or implement their own strategy. We did not formulate our own style but tweaked it to our leadership style and vision plan.

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Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the summit… Share and Enjoy: View Comments pinto philip Topic : Next Generation leadership -> How has leadership evolved with changing times , how has the styles changed , why is servant leadership more relevant in todays world. You make an excellent case for cultural innovation and leadership. link] Dan Collins Mike, I would particularly like someone to address the popularity of "politically correct" leadership.

World Business Forum – Day 1 Recap | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Never confuse power with leadership. It was full of trite cliches and worn out leadership rhetoric. Leaders get too caught up in trivial things and don’t pay enough attention to leadership development. The lack of leadership development in most organizations is tragic. Next was Charlene Li who spoke about two of my favorite topics – social media and leadership. Joseph Grenny was up next talking about influence and leadership.

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Who's In Charge?

N2Growth Blog

Posted on August 31st, 2010 by admin in Leadership By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth “Who the * is in charge around here?&# In all but the rarest of circumstances, teams simply don’t function well in the absence of sound leadership. In fact, in most cases I’d go so far as to say that in the absence of leadership you might be able to assemble a group of people, but said group will not function as an effective team on it’s own accord.

5 Leadership Modes for Team Success

Skip Prichard

Leadership for Tomorrow. His advice to adopt a mindset of growth, focus on what fulfills you, and embrace new modes of leadership is exactly what many people are looking for during this time of transition and change. 5 Leadership Modes for Team Success.

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Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

He is one of my favorite leadership bloggers, and hopefully we’ll still be on speaking terms after this post. It is the responsibility of executive leadership to set the tone for great teamwork by putting forth a clearly articulated vision, and then aligning every aspect of strategic and tactical decisioning with said vision. Real leadership means knowing when you should make the decision and when you should let others make the decision.

2015 Leadership Predictions:

The Empowered Buisness

Do you know how current trends will change the face of leadership in your company? Is your company ready to meet the new leadership challenges in the coming years? Are you aware of how leadership is evolving to respond to those trends? Below are my 2015 leadership predictions – threats, trends and opportunities – that will change the world of leadership as we know it today. As a result, millennials are being pushed into leadership roles before they are ready.

What Story Does Your Org Chat Tell?


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. Companies use different assessments to determine their employees’ communication and leadership styles, so that they can assemble groups that mesh well and are balanced in terms of skills/approaches. By: Gary Cohen.

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Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In thinking about the comments I’ve received from readers on the topic of leadership I noticed an interesting paradox…while many of you vehemently disagree on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of different leadership styles, most of you are in total agreement on the qualities and attributes possessed by great leaders regardless of style. Leadership DNA aside, I recently crafted my definition of leadership. learning » Leadership thinking [.]

One Reason Mergers Fail: The Two Cultures Aren’t Compatible

Harvard Business

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is known to expect unwavering discipline from his workers, personifies this leadership style. Employees operate within a hierarchy and are well aware of the guidelines that dictate their behavior. According to Amazon’s leadership principles, leaders are instructed to “ hire and develop the best ” and “insist on the highest standards.” Mergers & acquisitions Strategy execution Strategy Digital Article

Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

In their book From Smart to Wise , Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou state that wise leadership succeeds where smart leadership cannot. Wise leadership isn’t about how smart you are. Here, the authors share how to develop that perspective: How we see the world—our leadership perspective—shapes our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Getting outside your comfort zone is a quick way to experience leadership from a new perspective.

Leadership Interview – James Hotaling

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. There are simply no words that can do justice to the example of servant leadership epitomized by Command Chief Master Sergeant James Hotaling. A highly decorated member of the special operations community earning the Bronze Star with Valor for actions during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, Jim is a true American hero. Jim’s answers to my questions are nothing short of a leadership manifesto.

Action Questions


The situations I asked about were operations, finance, staffing, marketing, strategy, town hall meetings, one on ones etc. I had worked with one of the best leadership training guru I know and the guy who helped developed the Wilson Learning Styles Model and Covey’s 360 to come up with an assessment model based on my research. What we came up with was PEAK Leadership. PEAK Leadership has two axis one is process dimension and the other is outcome dimension.

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How to Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption

Skip Prichard

and is an expert on risk, strategy, and finance. The combination of business and military leadership experience added insight and perspective to their book. . Strategic agility enables entire enterprises to detect and assess major trends and environmental changes and dynamically adapt their vision, business models, human capital and strategy to the new reality. Leadership Practices to Watch. Leadership, culture, and morality are paramount.

Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

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. Effective leaders know how to achieve operational excellence, and they embrace continuous improvement.

What Does It Take To Be A Connected Leader?

Tanveer Naseer

It’s this recognition of contrast in Pisa where we must take pause and articulate a set of leadership attributes that embody contrast. In other words, to earn the trust of customers we need to set up a leadership paradigm that ensures employees trust the organization. They are non-negotiable yet harmonious attributes that ensure a top-down, command and control leadership style isn’t utilized as the default way in which to lead.

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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. Superbosses : How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent by Sydney Finkelstein Although Superbosses may differ in leadership styles, they share a playbook that leads to extraordinary success founded on making other people successful. Learning Leadership : The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Best Leadership Books of 2014.

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Big Data, Big Opportunity

Chartered Management Institute

At the C-suite, businesses need not only a data analytics strategy, but a data-analytics culture, researchers from McKinsey have concluded. It often helps if the executive in charge is not from IT, but from operations or marketing, and that there are close links with customer-facing and other operational roles. Big Data, and its close cousin the Internet of Things, are among the trendier terms of 2013.