Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

Is Your “Nice” Leadership Style Counter-Productive?

Let's Grow Leaders

The post Is Your “Nice” Leadership Style Counter-Productive? Authenticity Communication Culture help ineffective bosses leadership leadership style nice bosses tough loveYesterday we talked about “Unnecessary Roughness: What Happens When Leaders are Mean:” On the flip-side… have you ever had a boss that was just too nice? Have you ever been too nice in your role as leader? What happened? Did you inspire? How were results?

How To Evaluate Your Leadership Style

Eric Jacobson

How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style By Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life Today, I'm going to give a short, one-question quiz. It is a question I've asked countless people at the leadership seminars we conduct.

Five Leadership Styles for Successful Project Management

Lead on Purpose

They understand that using a single management style in every situation won’t get results. They deploy a repertoire of styles according to the personalities and experience of team members, time constraints and specific goals. Here are five of the most common leadership style and guidelines on when to use them. The Command & Control Style. This style is appropriate when you know the best way to do something and the person you’re working with does not.

How To Evaluate Your Leadership Style

Eric Jacobson

Ken Blanchard , author of, Great Leaders Grow , shares today's guest post: How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style By Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life Today, I'm going to give a short, one-question quiz.

4 Ways to Promote Productivity

Lead Change Blog

defined leadership as “the process of influencing people to direct their efforts towards the achievement of group goals.” Below are some of the aspects that demonstrate how good leadership can promote productivity in the organization: Goals. The employees look up to the leadership of the organization to set goals for them and stir them towards achieving them. Moreover, the kind of leadership also affects the interpretation of the message you are sending.

How To Evaluate Your Leadership Style

Tim Milburn

It is a question I’ve asked countless people at the leadership seminars we conduct. To get a true and accurate answer about the question above, it is necessary for you as a supervisor to honestly determine how your employees perceive your leadership style.

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Style, Essential Talents of Effective Managers & Ways to Respond to Negative Emails

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

Killing Potential: Machiavellian Mary as Boss

Great Leadership By Dan

Weinberger : A particularly virulent female leadership style is what we label, “Machiavellian Mary” to denote a superficially agreeable, yet ruthless, self-focused, and false individual. Her authoritarian style torpedoes an environment that nourishes new ideas.

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Improvisational Leadership: Use Improv to Avoid Leadership Pitfalls

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bob Kulhan : Most of us aspire to be great leaders—passionate, inspiring, thoughtful and productive. But we all know people in the business world who do a terrible job in leadership positions: awful bosses, disengaged department heads, ineffective team managers, and otherwise bad bigwigs in nice offices who make the work environment an unpleasant one. A regular self-audit can keep you from slipping into one or more of the following leadership categories.

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Harvard Business Review

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.

Leadership Style Part II – Command & Control | You're Not the Boss.

You're Not the Boss of Me

I once had a boss who was the epitome of the command and control style, a real “my way or the highway&# kind of guy. Then again, there may be times when an authoritative style of leadership is called for. How might you use this style to its best advantage?

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. Style one: Market-driven CMOs who capitalize on the voice of customers. They were looking for stylish products that happened to offer performance.

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The 4 Leadership Styles, and How to Identify Yours

Harvard Business Review

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 each of us has to figure out which style of leadership fits who we are and what we are trying to achieve.

Interpersonal Dynamics @ Work

Coaching Tip

Why is it that, in the age of expensive management consultants and ubiquitous leadership training courses , a whopping 70% of employees continue to self-report as disengaged and unhappy? Can't Get Enough Leadership (ebook at $.99). Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide.

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What is the ROI of your employees?

Coaching Tip

Then, have the leadership courage to take action, invest more into those in whose return is exceptional , and discard those in which your return is mediocre. Source: Leo Hamblin: Attitude Reflects Leadership. Can't Get Enough Leadership.

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Weekly Round-Up: On Responsible Leadership, Telecommuting Tips & Productivity

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Is Thought Leadership The Same As Change Leadership? Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays pull some of the best together here on my blog.

Spot Opportunities to Coach

Coaching Tip

To maximize the productivity and performance of your team , you need to become a great coach. Stay the course with this strategy to help your people excel and take your leadership to that next level. As you manage your team, incorporate coaching as one of your primary leadership styles. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide.

How to Ensure You Have Happy and Productive Employees

Strategy Driven

If you’re doing your job well, your team will, in turn, do theirs well and will be more productive, efficient, and overall happier with their jobs. Lead the team how you’re comfortable doing so, not based on how others lead or by trying to copy a leadership style that doesn’t work for you.

Taking a Look at Command, Control and Authority

You're Not the Boss of Me

We spend time dreaming up other ways to get around the stringent rules set out for us; and somewhere in all of that, productivity, dignity, a sense of accomplishment, and of purpose, are lost. Having said that there are situations that will call for an authoritative approach to leadership.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

Wow, it was sure a great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blogs! Mary Ann Downey, Institute for Corporate Productivity: Three Steps to Help Managers Give a Damn About HR Metrics- There is little doubting the fact that HR professionals have made great strides in recent years. With all the great posts hitting the wires this past week it was especially hard to narrow it down to just five to share.

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Weekly Round-Up: What Darth Can Teach Us About Leadership, 3 Powerful Words for Leaders & Building Office Productivity

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. This week you’ll read articles on Darth's leadership style, 3 powerful works for leaders and building office productivity.

Leadership & Creating an Environment of Service

You're Not the Boss of Me

Perhaps it is that many of us, when we think of the term Servant Leadership, take this subservient perspective (a.k.a. So, if you have been leaning in that direction when you think about the notion of Servant Leadership, I have some good news for you.

Collaboration & Six Ways to Make It Work

You're Not the Boss of Me

But of course we all know that ‘simple’ does not always equate to ‘easy’ This post, from 2011, takes a look at how we might create a working environment that helps to make collaboration possible…and also productive. =.

Leading with Emotion

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, I tried to find somewhere where leading with emotion has worked a kind of magic that can, potentially be translated into any organization no matter the focus or the product. Angelil is President and Manager of (wait for it) Feeling Productions. This post is from 2011.

Six Ways To Make Collaboration Work

You're Not the Boss of Me

Those who collaborate productively resist the temptation to do this, choosing to build on what is offered instead through questions and discussion. The other day, I went with my granddaughter to the playground and watched her as she dove happily into play with the other children.

July 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Paul states: “ The old ‘chain of command’ leadership style is outmoded. Productivity. Learning to self-observe is a powerful leadership practice.

Hitting Workplace Conflict Head-on

Lead Change Blog

It can also be productive. Conflicting leadership styles — If leaders have different leadership styles, then there will be conflicts when they have to work on common organization goals. “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interactions, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan. Do you remember the last time you avoided getting into an argument with your boss or your coworker? You were probably trying to maintain harmony and relationship.

Command, Control and Authority

You're Not the Boss of Me

I think we can agree that there are a number of leadership styles but the one we love to hate is the Command and Control style. We spend time dreaming up other ways to get around the stringent rules set out for us; and somewhere in all of that, productivity, dignity, a sense of accomplishment, and of purpose, are lost. So no, command and control in a business or organizational environment is not a leadership style that serves us any more… at least not in large doses.

Leading with Emotion

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, I tried to find somewhere where leading with emotion has worked a kind of magic that can, potentially be translated into any organization no matter the focus or the product. Angelil is President and Manager of (wait for it) Feeling Productions.

Live and Work in Joy with Eileen Hahn

Lead Change Blog

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eileen Hahn, a leadership consultant who partners with organizations to assist them in hiring and leading exceptional people. How has your leadership style changed over the years and what’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned?

Guest Post: 3 Steps to Magnetic Leadership

Lead on Purpose

Product managers in coalition organizations know this all too well. Instead, product and brand managers are organized into coalitions that serve as a resource one to another. 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. It takes authenticity and transparency to even attempt this style of leadership.

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit. They must have the confidence to continually ask themselves and the team, “Is there anything I can do to improve my leadership of this team?”

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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.

Culture By Design: A Call to Action

N2Growth Blog

Consequently, the impact can be characterized by all kinds of strategic misalignment and manifest in the marketplace as witnessed through declining product or service quality, unimpressive customer support and less than stellar financial results.

The Journey to Servant Leadership

Leading Blog

That’s where servant leadership begins. This is a very different mindset from a power-leadership model. When Art Barter bought Datron World Communications in 2004, he was determined to create a servant leadership culture in his organization. LeadershipI T'S NOT ABOUT YOU.

Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

Over the past decade, I organized over twenty, guide-led expeditions designed to build leadership and teamwork skills for Wharton Business School students. Here’s what I found -- guides display six important leadership strengths that work as well in business as they do in the mountains: 1.

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The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

Harvard Business Review

That’s why we’re such avid consumers of “top 10” lists of things to do to be a more effective, productive, promotable, mindful — you name it — leader. Leadership Managing yourself Psychology Everybody loves self-improvement.

Leadership, Passion, And Transformation

Joseph Lalonde

Transformation is the natural byproduct of this type of leadership. Begin to Position Your Passion in Your Leadership Style. How can I revitalize my leadership skills through incorporating my strengths ? A product of world renown leadership mentors, Dr. John Maxwell, Drs.

Contextual Leadership: Why Leaders Must Adapt To Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

Now, the elite coaches lead contextually, changing their ‘style’ based on the situation, and the needs of the team at that time. Many business leaders (most, in fact) require their teams to adapt to their way of leadership – the quintessential ‘my way or the highway’.

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What Have You Learned from Your Worst Boss Ever?

Next Level Blog

Decades later, it remains the worst place I ever worked or have seen other people working in in 20 years of leadership development work. On my first morning in the new office, she took me aside and asked me, “What’s your leadership style?”. Almost everyone freaks out now and then, but a consistent diet of this from a leader leaves their team in a state of non-productive traumatic stress. Leverage Your Team behaviors leadership management teams

What Story Does Your Org Chat Tell?

CO2

Org charts can be arranged by function, process, product, market, customer, geographic, matrix, or a combination approach. Seeing these connections and implications may remind you of the need to be an active learner as a leader (not a finished product). . By: Gary Cohen.

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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. These profiles can be used by leaders to understand their team’s needs, talents and communication styles as well.