Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership

Leading Blog

James Kouzes and Barry Posner emphasize this point in Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership. To help you develop confidence and grow as a leader, the authors present an operating system of leadership practices based on their time-tested Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.

Leadership U: The Six Degrees of Leadership

Leading Blog

T O LEAD people from one place to another in good times and in challenging ones requires a framework like the one presented in Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison’s concise book, Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve. The framework is called, The Six Degrees of Leadership.

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Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. In the middle of The Leadership Process diagram are the words “Involve Others/build Relationships.” Leadership is a process! The post Leadership is a Process!

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.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

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.

May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2021 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 Stop Saying Stupid Things. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know.

What Leadership Legacy Will You Leave?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What kind of leadership legacy will you leave? Ethical Leader Ethical Leadership Development Ethics Questions Purpose and Meaning #7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership ethical leadership ethical thinking and action leadership development leadership legacy

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June 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2021 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. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership. Robyn McLeod provided The Do’s and Dont’s of Inclusive Leadership.

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?

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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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.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 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. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You. Dana Theus of InPower Coaching writes Women in Leadership: A Guide for Women, Their Mentors, and Allies.

Elements of Ethical Leadership Development

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership development is the ongoing process of guiding leaders to become ethical people and ethical leaders. It is not the same thing as compliance training or legal requirements, although those are also important.

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Leadership: No Discomfort, No Growth

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is using a growth mindset important in leadership? Some leaders actively avoid discomfort, not realizing that they are also avoiding the necessary growth that propels them to their best leadership. Great leadership doesn’t happen by itself.

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Leadership—Unwrapped and Unadorned

Lead Change Blog

It was raw leadership unadorned by dressed-up diplomacy or gift-wrapped candor. ” Decker embodied a completely different style of leadership than presidents in the past. Because a fundamental ingredient of business success is leadership. And the granular stuff of leadership is courage, conviction, and character.” ” The post Leadership—Unwrapped and Unadorned appeared first on Lead Change.

10 Leadership Strategies For Thriving in 2021

Leading in Context

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Post-Quarantine Leadership Lessons

Lead Change Blog

The post Post-Quarantine Leadership Lessons appeared first on Lead Change. Leadership leaders leadership lessons long-term goal pandemic quarantine social skillsAwkward. Unsettled. Embarrassed. All those feelings rattled around in my heart and head as I drove home—just like they did after my first job interview. First date. A conversation with someone way, way smarter than me. What prompted this reaction? My first foray into the face-to-face post-quarantine business world.

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.

March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2021 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 Stop Trying to Pay Attention. David Moser of Decisive Blog writes The Power of “And” in Leadership Communication. And CULTURE is a symptom of LEADERSHIP.

20 (Responsible) Leadership Outcomes

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton With responsible leadership, people experience feelings of self-worth from being treated well, and feelings of usefulness from being able to make a valuable contribution to the team. How does responsible leadership make people feel?

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Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness

Leading in Context

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Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

The post Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Communicating and Presenting building trust crutch phrases effective communication leadership overused words trite phrases

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.

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

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?

The Leadership Seesaw

Lead Change Blog

Leadership is a balancing act. Leadership requires communication, trust, and vulnerability. Leadership parallels this illustration in so many ways. Leadership requires vision. Leadership requires that we vision and help others see it as well. Great seesawing is an art form, like leadership, and mastering the playground can take time but is worth “seeing” joy in hearts and smiles on faces! The post The Leadership Seesaw appeared first on Lead Change.

Your Leadership Operating System: Ego Or Eco?

Lead Change Blog

We’ve worked with them and for them – individuals in leadership positions who prioritize profits over people, place a greater value on transactions than interactions and view themselves on a higher level than those around them. Contrast this approach with “ecosystem leadership,” a term coined by Otto Scharmer in his book, “Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies.” The post Your Leadership Operating System: Ego Or Eco?

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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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.

Minimum Standard Leadership

Leading in Context

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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.

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 pandemic

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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

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 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.

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.

December 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December 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. To help you communicate even better, and as a way to honor our 20th year as a firm, I want to share with you my top 20 essential (and proven) truths of exceptional employee and leadership communication. Leadership.

5 Easy-To-Spot Hallmarks of (Un)Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Quibbling about terminology –the words used to describe unethical behaviors as they are uniquely defined by different groups – just misdirects our attention away from some foundational, easy-to-spot signs of unethical leadership.

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Leadership Lessons From Christmas

Joseph Lalonde

LeadershipChristmas is a happy time for many people. It’s also a sad, depressing day for others. It really depends on how you were brought up and what the holidays meant for you. Thankfully, Christmas is one of those happy holidays for me.

4 Leadership Challenges You Must Face

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of the leadership role you play there are common challenges we all face as we seek to build an organization or guide a team. Effective leadership creates tension and conflict. The post 4 Leadership Challenges You Must Face appeared first on Lead Change. Leadership effective leadership honesty leaders Leadership Challenge Leadership Challenges Learning

Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

Leading in Context

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