Leadership Lessons From Thanksgiving

Joseph Lalonde

You may not think of leadership. Today, I want to challenge you to think about the leadership lessons Thanksgiving can teach us. LeadershipWhen you think of Thanksgiving, you probably think of family gatherings, great food, turkey, and a brief reprieve from work.

Should We “Defund” Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

We get overall leadership from Marc, which is all we need. It got me rethinking the true role of leadership. . I use this phrase, not as an invitation to use hands-off abandonment, but instead as a caution to never use any more leadership than is needed. Service leadership is about realness, not about roleness. In much the same way, we need to rethink the ways the person charged with leadership can make the best contribution to those they serve.

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Fine-Tuning Your Leadership Style

Lead Change Blog

What can you do to improve your leadership style? Leadership styles refer to the alternative ways you direct, engage, and empower people to make needed changes. Keep making small improvements to perfect each of your leadership styles.

November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Is Your Empathy Serving or Hurting You ? Jon Lokhorst of Lokhorst Consulting shared This Underrated Leadership Skill Is More Important than Ever.

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

Human Leadership is the Leadership We Need

Leading in Context

As we struggle with compounding challenges around the world, people are more and more frequently seeking information about human or humane leadership.

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Is Leadership for You?

Lead Change Blog

You can learn a lot about leadership by observing good leaders and watching what they do. You can spend time thinking about how you would handle leadership issues. You can read books and blog posts and articles about leadership. Leadership Isn’t for Everyone. How to Determine if Leadership is for You. Reading about leadership and observing leaders won’t tell you enough. It’s an important part of leadership work. The post Is Leadership for You?

Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot

Lead Change Blog

What does it take to find the sweet spot in leadership? Finding your leadership sweet spot in each situation is challenging. The post Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot appeared first on Lead Change. Some leaders operate at the extremes—doing too much, then too little.

Leadership is a Responsibility

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership is a lot of things. It is also hard to escape the fact that leadership is a responsibility too. The post Leadership is a Responsibility appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. It is a role. It likely represents career progress.

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset. It is a mindset that is even more critical in today’s unstable world and is the sine qua non of crisis leadership. He shares these in Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff. Five Types of Leadership. To begin, he differentiates between five types of leadership: The Presider preside over the status quo and is a wise steward over the assets of the firm.

Pluralism: 9 Elements Required For Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Pluralism is required in our leadership thinking because it drives how we treat people and make decisions. It's the mindset required for important ethical leadership responsibilities such as respect, inclusion, and cultural awareness.

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Minimum Standard Leadership

Leading in Context

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October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Good Comes First.

Leadership Accountability

Great Leadership By Dan

I believe that the way forward is to focus on leadership accountability. At a personal level, you will need to embrace leadership accountability. This means you will need to step up and demonstrate personal ownership for your leadership role.

Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness

Leading in Context

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September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Claudio Morelli of Leadershipisheart writes Theo, an Inspirational Leadership Voice. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: A Crisis of Culture.

Leadership Storytelling

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Here are some things I’ve learned about leadership storytelling. Leadership Storytelling. Ken Blanchard calls that your “leadership point of view.” ” Mark Deterding calls it your “leadership portrait.” Make storytelling part of your leadership toolkit. The post Leadership Storytelling appeared first on Lead Change.

Baldheaded Leadership

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She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. ” As I listened to her powerful message, I thought about how great leadership needs to be totally real before it is attractively adorned; jarringly authentic, not just charmingly presented. Baldheaded leadership is genuine and trust-building. Baldheaded leadership is courageous and transparent. How would your leadership actions change?

The Language of Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Language of Leadership appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Communication & Interpersonal Skills Leadership & Supervisory SkillsWords create worlds. The words we think about and use create the world we live in.

August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Eileen explains: “ For anyone in a leadership position, the ability to craft solid ground in white water times becomes paramount. Ken Byler of Higher Ground Consulting Group contributed Introverted Leadership in a Pandemic.

Scaling Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of leading in an increasingly complex world is that we will have developmental gaps in our leadership. In the words of Robert Anderson and William Adams, authors of Scaling Leadership , “We are running an Internal Operating System that is not complex enough for the complexity we face. The solution is to scale our leadership. Leadership must learn to scale itself, but not any kind of leadership will do. Leadership Development

Humble Leadership

Leading Blog

We tend to fall back on transactional relationships and rule-based leadership. Edgar Schein and Peter Schein call this Level 1 based leadership. What they advocate in Humble Leadership is moving to and developing an organizational culture based on Level 2 relationships. Evolving the managerial culture from Level 1 to Level 2 is the defining task for Humble Leadership. ” Leadership will be expressed as “we together.” Leadership

When Leadership is Unstable, Drop an Anchor

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Leadership instability feels more pervasive than ever right now. When leadership around you is unstable, you have what it takes to drop an anchor and influence others to do the same. Here are three anchors you can drop anytime you’re caught in the swell of leadership instability. I heard later that this crucial anchor brought unity in the midst of unstable leadership. This gets triggered when we’re surrounded by unstable leadership too. Topsy turvy markets.

Leadership is an Opportunity

Kevin Eikenberry

While we accept these as facts, often in the daily doing of all the work and accepting all the responsibilities, we forget that leadership is an opportunity. The post Leadership is an Opportunity appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

17 Leadership Paradoxes

Leading in Context

This Center for Creative Leadership video succinctly introduces 6 paradoxes in the essential leadership skills required in a post-COVID world.

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Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

Leading in Context

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Strategic Leadership 2021: Lessons from Strategy Class

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Strategic leadership means leading for today, tomorrow, and beyond. When environmental changes accelerate, a strategic leadership approach becomes essential. Here are five ideas to help sustain a strategic leadership approach with your organization: Recognize that defining, designing and delivering strategy is a team sport. The post Strategic Leadership 2021: Lessons from Strategy Class appeared first on Lead Change.

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A COVID-19 Leadership Reset: Moving Beyond Paradox

Leading in Context

Today I'm sharing a collection of curated resources that will help leaders achieve a leadership reset for adapting to COVID-19. By Linda Fisher Thornton It's been a tough year for everyone, and much of the strain has fallen on leaders.

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Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game

Leading Blog

E LEVATING your leadership game is a mindset. In Peak Leadership Fitness , author Timothy Tobin writes, “A leadership mindset is essentially the belief in yourself and your abilities as a leader. A negative leadership mindset is rooted in self-doubt, uncertainty, and lack of inquiry. Leadership is an extreme test of performance, stamina, and endurance. Any leadership development journey begins with a baseline established through self-awareness.

Have you lost your leadership path?

Lead Change Blog

Is that testing your leadership mettle? It is from knowing yourself well that you develop the character, integrity, and leadership to wrestle best with the challenges that face you every day. The post Have you lost your leadership path? Leadership trustworthiness Character Emotional Intellience EQ humility leader Leadership Development Leading With Trust

Scaling Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Or are you a High-Reactive leader, who practices leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale? In their new book, Scaling Leadership , our sponsors, Bob Anderson and Bill Adams, provide a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization. Scale your leadership in deep relationship and high integrity. Proliferate high-achievers throughout your organization’s leadership system.

Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

To get there, she knew she had to focus on growing her leadership skills. Within a couple of months, her boss had remarked about her growing leadership competencies and suggested she might be a prime candidate for a directorial position one day. If you want to aspire toward a career in leadership, work toward building and developing these characteristics. Leadership requires enormous drive, hard work, good stress-management skills, and enthusiasm.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wolfwalkers

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Reel LeadershipOur local Celebration Cinema theater, Cinema Carousel, had a special screening of the new animated movie Wolfwalkers. Brought to the theater by Fathom Events, Wolfwalkers was a fantastic exploration of a fantasy world.

Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Isolation

Leading in Context

Our leadership responsibility, like the air above our cities, is clear. Context Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethics in leadership leadership during COVID-19 leadership lessons from COVID-19 leadership lessons from the pandemicBy Linda Fisher Thornton Some people may think that the change we are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 is a temporary inconvenience, but it's much more than that.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Real Steel

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Reel LeadershipThere’s something about feel-good movies that make you want to watch them again and again. Real Steel is one of those feel-good movies. I’d watched Real Steel when the movie released in 2011. I remember loving the movie.

June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided How to Revive a Brain Attacked by Stress. Bill Treasurer of Giant Leap Consulting provided Creative Leadership Inspires Inventive Results. Leadership.

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November 2020. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 32 titles. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here.

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May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Shelley Row of Insightful Leadership shared Email Is More Important Than Ever: Learn Four Tips to Make Your Email More Effective. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided Lessons from the Great Depression for the Time of Coronavirus.

A Street View On Leadership

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It is often said that the subject of leadership is the most studied and least understood. Participants will have a comprehensive understanding of leadership effectiveness after hearing Bob Anderson and Bill Adams present their latest research. Listen in as Bob Anderson and Bill Adams explore: How leaders describe the fundamental differences between Reactive and Creative leadership—between effective and ineffective leadership.

A Case for Leadership Gratitude

Kevin Eikenberry

Today, I want to make a case for leadership gratitude. The post A Case for Leadership Gratitude appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development

July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Jesse Stoner of Seapoint Center shared Leadership Legacy and Vision – Recent Interviews. Linda Fisher Thornton of LeadinginContext contributed Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Isolation.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2020. The Grit Factor : Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World by Shannon Huffman Polson. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 32 titles.

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Different Thinking. Different Leadership

Lead Change Blog

The problem is that as employees observe how the leadership team acts in these critical situations, they withdraw trust. Relationships break down and accountability, ownership, personal leadership, proactive behavior and contribution all suffer– while politics, slow decision making, and self-preservation rise. These are: Self-Leadership. Team-Leadership. Organizational Leadership. Business Leadership. Conscious Leadership.