Weekly Round-Up: CEO Leadership Styles Analyzed, 8 Tricks to Reading Body Language, 6 Insights to Kroger's Intranet, 4 Simple Leadership Actions from Microsoft, Common Habits of the Best Leaders


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs: What Machine Learning Teaches Us about CEO Leadership Style By Michael Blanding ( @michaelblanding via @HarvardHBS ), Harvard Business School Working Knowledge Researchers, Tarun Khanna and Prithwiraj Choudhury, use machine-learning technology to look for links between a CEO's communications style and company performance.

The 4 Leadership Styles, and How to Identify Yours

Harvard Business

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. What are those four styles of leadership?

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Tell Them How to Turn on The Radio

Lead Change Blog

Most users are doing remarkably well in using the new technology in their daily work; however, as is the case with any large-scale change or training initiative, some are still struggling to gain competence with basic tasks. Over the last 40 years of assessing the leadership styles of the millions of managers who have taken Ken Blanchard’s SLII © leadership training program, our data shows that 54% of managers primarily use a Coaching style.

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. Specifically, leadership AQ examines how adaptive and responsive leaders are to change and how they navigate the ever-changing environment in which they find themselves. These companies have failed to innovate and stay ahead of the rapid changes in technology, and so have fallen by the wayside.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Trump’s Leadership Style

Next Level Blog

The word cloud technology set up a very interesting moment that provides some insight into why, if you’re a leader, you should pay attention to President Trump’s leadership style. I asked the audience to use the word cloud technology to write down words that illustrated each category. The research on emotionally intelligent leadership styles suggests that it won’t. leadership negotiation Trump

Why You Need Both Knowledge and Wisdom

Strategy Driven

New technologies and new leadership styles are needed to succeed and win. Drew Hiss launched his outsourced payroll and HR technology solutions company, Checkdate Solutions, in 1994. 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 strategydriven

In Search of NOWLeaders…NOW

You're Not the Boss of Me

Please think about them in the context of their leadership ability. Only we’re going to look for leadership and we’re going to look for it in places we may not have considered before. Well, we believe that the variety of lists representing the epitome of leadership, while impressive, is missing a whole population of talented leaders. The world, through technology, is getting smaller and smaller. This week’s post is a little different from my usual fare.

How Bad Leadership Helped Launch Intel, the Silicon Valley and Venture Capital

Modern Servant Leader

We spend a lot of time here at MSL covering great leadership – servant leadership. For example, did you know bad leadership is partially to credit for the creation of Intel and the Silicon Valley? Here’s how not one or two, but three different companies lost such talented individuals as a result of bad leadership: William Shockley (seated) at Bell Labs. Shockley Fails at People Leadership. Fairchild Semiconductor Leadership Fails.

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Discover Your Strengths (Part 3)


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Business Business Leadership Leadership Media and TechnologyDiscover Your Strengths. If you haven’t tried StrengthsFinder 2.0 , now is the time. When you purchase the book you are given a code to access the assessment online. Once that’s completed, you will be given a comprehensive Strengths Discovery and Action Planning Guide that is based on your StrengthsFinder 2.0 results.

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). Executive Coaching Just Ask Leadership Leadership Media and TechnologyWhat Is Your Personal Brand? You may not like to think of yourself as a brand, but you are one.

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Violent Leadership

Coaching Tip

Technological advances. In VIOLENT LEADERSHIP , Middleton shares his aggressive leadership style for our turbulent times. Despite its abrasive ring, the term " Violent Leadership " has nothing to do with inciting conflict or sanctioning brutality. "It It refers to a distinctive type of leadership that is passionate, innovative, and takes things by force," Middleton explains. "It Be a force for change, disrupt, innovate, energize. Ferocious competition.

5 Ways Servant Leaders Stand Out From The Crowd

Leading with Trust

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a scientist running a grand experiment on leadership. Your laboratory is an organization with hundreds of leaders at varying levels, and with technology, you can watch and listen to them 24-hours a day over an extend period of time. Sort of like the TV show Big Brother , except corporate style (and minus all the drama-filled antics). Servant leaders know that leadership isn’t about them; it’s about others.

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. Perhaps, Jobs was the greatest user of technology to ever live. Leadership Web/Tech What is 1955 2011 apple steven p. jobs technologyIf 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.

Increase Your Klout Score (Part 14)


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). 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).

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


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). 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. People want to read and hear what you have to say, but they also want to know what you have to show for yourself.

Key Tips for Bridging the Generational Divide in the Workplace

Leading Blog

Their assuredness and technological expertise have radically changed office dynamics. Top-down, command-and-control leadership styles are outdated and ineffective with this modern-day workforce. Other costs of not adapting leadership styles for your younger employees are harder to quantify, including lost knowledge, relationships, opportunities, and more. LeadershipM ILLENNIALS NOW MAKE UP the largest percentage of the workforce.

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A Fresh Leadership Model for a New Decade

Great Leadership By Dan

Work spaces, technology, demographics, cultural sensitivities, and remote working are but a few of the areas that have changed. But now that they are starting to retire, what will happen to their stable work approach and traditional top-down leadership practices? This has contributed to a leadership gap: what millennials expect vs. what they are getting from their leaders. Nine clear leadership traits emerged.

4 Ways to Improve Your References (Part 17)


Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4). Business Leadership Media and Technology4 Ways to Improve Your References. People often list references as quickly and thoughtlessly as if they’re filling in their birth date or contact numbers. They don’t, however, bother to find out what their references will say about them. You might be surprised what some references say about their former coworkers or students. It can be pretty scary.

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

Tanveer Naseer

To do that it has made use of imaging technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), along with brain wave analysis technologies such as quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG). 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.

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?

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.

Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

Coaching Tip

First Borders, then Barnes & Noble CEOs make the wrong leadership decisions. The new retail-oriented CEO decided to close down their website, fire their internal website experts and contract out information technology by having their books sold through Amazon.com. 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.

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An Interview With Steve Wozniak

Joseph Lalonde

What’s your leadership style? What is it that is on the technology horizon? How do we encourage people to unplug from technology? Leadership Leadercast Leadercast 2016 Leadercast Live 2016 Steve WozniakA Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh.

6 Things Successful Women in STEM Have in Common

Harvard Business

In prior research , we at the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) found that women leave STEM fields in droves: 52% of highly qualified women working for science, technology, or engineering companies leave their jobs. Today, both women continue to advance, and have built strong relationships and reputations with the company’s senior-most leadership. Once she embraced that sense of purpose and started framing her vision for projects that way, her leadership brand evolved.

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. Elements of Leadership (Click element to see related posts). . The post Half-Life of a Strategic Plan appeared first on | Elements of Leadership Blog.

Leadership Lessons from IBM’s CHRO Diane Gherson: Lead the Change

HR Digest

Great leadership takes years of practice. A primary reason why it takes so long is that effective leadership traits require their own learning curve. Her transformational leadership style serves as a model for many of today’s HR professionals who want to become a successful leader. Great leadership constantly demands adaptability, which requires the willingness to embrace change, and finally, the ability to lead change.

14 Principles that Made Amazon

Skip Prichard

He is a leading authority on insurance, risk management, technology, and innovation. Here are just three examples: In his original 1997 letter Bezos states, “We will share our strategic thought processes with you when we make bold choices (to the extent competitive pressures allow), so that you may evaluate for yourselves whether we are making rational long-term leadership investments.” The S-Team (senior leadership team) developed Amazon’s flywheel.

Leading Change – Lessons for New Leaders from Satya Nadella

Great Leadership By Dan

Nadella, by contrast, set a strong direction from day one, clearly laying out a destination in his focus on “mobile-first, cloud-first” technologies. 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.

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Social Media Leadership Rules

Lead Change Blog

If Napoleon lived in the technology era, would he have a Twitter account? 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. The Ultimate Social Media Leadership Rules. Business leaders have already recognized the power of social media leadership.

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Challenges for Founder Leaders and How to Make Things Easier

Leading Blog

And with the explosion of digital technology, you don’t even need to be in the same city, much less the same room, to start connecting! The coach functions as an observer who can help the leader take a gentle look at her or his leadership style and how it enhances or impedes the work of the organization. For more information, please visit Community Connections. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *.

May 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the 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. Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Company Culture: Everything for a smile. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 4 Important Truths about Leadership.

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. In any given year, Reggie saved our company millions of dollars through new methods and technology. But inspirational leadership goes deeper. Bruce Hartman CEOs leaders leadership

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Leadership That Gets Results

Great Leadership By Dan

I have also observed up close and per sonal the leadership styles of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Scott McNealy, Mitt R omney and a number o f others. Here are three ways I have seen leadership demonstrated powerfully- the type of leadership that gets results. With Great People Surrounding T hem COMPASSION: T he art of leadership begins and ends with true compassion. compassion David Bradford leadership transparency

Future Leaders

Marshall Goldsmith

In our study of leadership characteristics, we found both consistent themes and emerging trends. Many qualities of effective leadership – characteristics such as communicating vision, demonstrating integrity, focusing on results, and ensuring customer satisfaction – will never change. Two factors making global thinking a key variable for the future are the dramatic projected increases in global trade and integrated global technology, such as e-commerce.

9 Must Haves for Business Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Elements that define your culture is leadership style, communication, the work environment – formal or informal – and how mistakes are handled. With communication methods changing rapidly with technology and social media, it’s important that you deliver messages in a method in which your employees like to receive information.

Leading From Within: Shifting Ego, Ceding Control, and Rising Empathy

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sophie Wade: Leadership is in the midst of a major makeover. The enterprise environment is evolving and in order to succeed within it leaders’ styles are changing too. Another factor relates to the fundamental essence of the employer-employee relationship that is evolving as empathy becomes a key characteristic of new leadership. The consequence is a more flexible and fluid concept of leadership. Future-of-Work leaders leadership Sophie Wade

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To Succeed in Tech, Women Need More Visibility

Harvard Business

As one technology executive has explained to us, “We have some very capable women in the middle management and junior VP levels, but they leave our firm to advance their careers as they continually get passed over for promotion.” Earlier this year we led a thought exercise for 240 senior leaders of a Silicon Valley technology company. ” The same pattern happened for leadership skills. Marion Barraud for HBR.

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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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.

Learning To Focus On What Matters Most

Tanveer Naseer

In the case of the MHLC conference I spoke at last week, it was being able to meet up with friends I made from speaking at this conference for three consecutive years, as well as meeting colleagues in the leadership sphere who I had previously only connected with by email and on the phone. Indeed, to succeed at leadership, we have to know more than just our employees’ names, we have to learn about their stories, their dreams, and their aspirations.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Mile 22 finds CIA operative James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) leading a paramilitary team on a mission to extract a valuable asset out of Southeast Asia. And, of course, lots of leadership lessons in Mile 22. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22. Danger can come from hidden places – Leadership lessons from Mile 22 Click To Tweet. Be on the lookout for the hidden dangers of leadership. It’s a part of the leadership position.

Leadership Requires Followership

Coaching Tip

It's not really about the products made, the technology developed or the financial instruments that are bought and sold. For Peter Drucker, leadership is about communicating with people , uniting them behind a shared mission and values, and mobilizing energies toward accomplishing the mission or purpose of an organization. That means that leadership is a means to an end --the mission it serves is the end. Leadership requires followership.

The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

Skip Prichard

When I published my first book Experimentation Matters: Unlocking the Potential of New Technologies of Innovation in 2003, I made a prediction: digital experimentation tools not only had the potential to revolutionize a company’s R&D, but they could also transform entire industries by shifting experimentation—and thus innovation—to users and customers. For centuries, we’ve built and organized scientific and technological knowledge through testable explanations and predictions.

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