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.

Leadership is Language

Leading Blog

And we find that the leadership approaches and the language used aligned itself with that goal. It is this need that David Marquet thoroughly discusses in Leadership Is Language. This is the subject of Leadership Is Language.

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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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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. Leadership is an extreme test of performance, stamina, and endurance.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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. Listen in as Paul Thornton, author of Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot: Move From Being a Good Leader to a Great Leader , explains what it means to be a great leader and provides guidance on navigating your way towards hitting that sweet spot. The post Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot appeared first on Lead Change.

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

Leadership Storytelling

Lead Change Blog

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.

Catalyzing Leadership Energy Building Ready Now Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Author Matt Paese explores leadership acceleration and how organizations can convert sluggish processes into dynamic adventures that produce energy instead of burning it. The post Catalyzing Leadership Energy Building Ready Now Leaders appeared first on Lead Change.

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Baldheaded Leadership

Lead Change Blog

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?

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. Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Organization ethics & talent management quotes Trends ethical leader ethical leadership ethical talent management ethics and management what is human leadership

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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. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking quotes ethical leadership global ethics pluralism and leadership what is ethical leadership?

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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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Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics and leadership respecting differences respecting others unethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton We've seen selective respect too often. Beyond harming the people who are disrespected, it also destroys trust, and leads to chaotic environments and fear-based cultures.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mulan

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Reel LeadershipThe live-action Mulan movie was the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of movie theaters. Originally scheduled to release in movie theaters, Mulan was recently released as a premium feature of Disney+.

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.

Helicopter Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Stephen Klemich : It is often asked, what is the difference between Leadership and Management? It’s what we refer to as helicopter leadership. This is how we came up with the idea of helicopter leadership. Charisma-Based Leadership Stephen Klemich

5 Tips for Inspiring Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karlin Sloan: As a leadership development consultant, I have spent my career with people in business, NGOs, government, and not-for-profits who are focused, competent, talented and who have a deep sense of their personal power to impact those around them.

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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.

May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

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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.

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.

A Street View On Leadership

Lead Change Blog

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.

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.

The Best Deal in Leadership Development

Kevin Eikenberry

Many leadership development activities have been suspended by the pandemic. The post The Best Deal in Leadership Development appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Social Dilemma

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Reel Leadership Social MediaThe Social Dilemma is a Netflix original documentary. It’s a startling tell-all expose on the dangers of social media. It’s eye-opening and a documentary everyone should watch.

March 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 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 Lyn Stoner of Seapoint Center provided Purpose-Driven Leadership Is Good For Business… and everything else. Eileen McDargh contributed Cracking the Leadership Code: The Secret to Resilient Leaders.

April 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the April 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. Paula Kiger of Big Green Pen shared Overcome social distance with empathy in leadership. Crisis Leadership. How you lead your team through this change will speak volumes about your leadership.”

Leadership in Turbulent Times

Leading Blog

In Leadership in Turbulent Times , she brings them together to study the development of their leadership potential and the mark they left on history. By the time these men were 30 they had developed the stuff of leadership. It’s an engaging case study in turnaround leadership.

Your Leadership Heritage

Lead Change Blog

They’re part of your heritage, your leadership heritage. If you take the time to reflect on your leadership heritage, you will become a better leader. You’ll be able to explain yourself better when others ask about your leadership choices. Who were the people who formed your first ideas of leadership? That’s because he or she gave you a mental model of what leadership looked like. Sometimes we choose role models for their entire style of leadership.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2020. Leadership isn't easy. They argue that this popular leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you do as a leader: build others up. Leadership isn't about you.

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What’s Your Leadership Wake?

Lead Change Blog

What Is A Leadership Wake? . Your leadership wake creates a chain reaction that is felt throughout your team. The post What’s Your Leadership Wake? Leadership nonverbal communication impact influence leadership effectivenessThe term wake is a boating term that refers “to the trail of disturbed water that is left as a boat moves in the water.”

Leadership Styles–The Three Ds

Lead Change Blog

How many different leadership styles are there? The Leadership Grid— created by Robert Blake and Jane Mouton describes five leadership styles. The Situational Leadership Theory Model— developed by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard describes four leadership styles. Using the right leadership style, helps people make the required changes and become more effective. Directing Leadership Style. Discussing Leadership Style.