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.

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.

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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?

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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

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.

The Missing Piece in Leadership: External Mastery and Results


How would you define leadership? Most people would answer that a leader possesses an effective leadership style, impressive skills, and stellar character. Leaders must consistently deliver results despite new customer requirements, new technology, changing regulations, and incessant competition. The common leadership definitions overlook the importance of situational realities and goal achievement. Books Guest Blogger Leadership

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

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.

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 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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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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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Wrinkle In Time

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Disney adapts Madeleine L’Engle’s story A Wrinkle In Time for the big screen. And not only is A Wrinkle In Time enjoyable, you will take away many leadership lessons from A Wrinkle In Time. Let’s get into those leadership lessons now. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Wrinkle In Time. Great leaders are always learning new things – Leadership lessons from A Wrinkle In Time Click To Tweet.

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 Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. As technology becomes more disruptive and we see more importance placed on big data and artificial intelligence, what will matter most are those things that make us human – the soft skills. Learning Leadership : The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Posner have written a new book that examines a fundamental question: How do people learn leadership?

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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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Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.] Especially from a leadership coaching standpoint. Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals is a treatise on great leadership.

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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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5 Important Keys For Taking On New Leadership Challenges

Tanveer Naseer

People think that assuming a leadership position over a poorly performing organization is the biggest challenge you could face, but the truth is… becoming the leader of a tight team is a larger challenge. Follow these five simple ground rules and your new leadership challenge will be off to a great start. Whether or not our new teammates welcome this change in direction and leadership style, the simple truth is that it’s in our nature to fear the unknown.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In thinking about the comments I’ve received from readers on the topic of leadership I noticed an interesting paradox…while many of you vehemently disagree on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of different leadership styles, most of you are in total agreement on the qualities and attributes possessed by great leaders regardless of style. Leadership DNA aside, I recently crafted my definition of leadership. learning » Leadership thinking [.]

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.

Leadership Interview – Michael Hyatt | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Michael’s track record of leadership has stood the test of time. Mike Myatt : Has your leadership style changed over the years, and if so, how? Mike Myatt : How has your faith impacted your leadership style? I have learned so much about leadership from reading the Gospels. Michael Hyatt : To model the five aspects of leadership: insight, initiative, influence, impact, and integrity. Between the economy and technology, everything is changing.

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Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks and I hope you enjoy the summit… Share and Enjoy: View Comments pinto philip Topic : Next Generation leadership -> How has leadership evolved with changing times , how has the styles changed , why is servant leadership more relevant in todays world. You make an excellent case for cultural innovation and leadership. link] Dan Collins Mike, I would particularly like someone to address the popularity of "politically correct" leadership.

Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. Steve: It’s Leadership 291, it’s called, “Becoming an Influential Leader”. Ben: Well today’s about servant leadership and of course, that ties a lot into influential leadership. So leadership is first.

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.

Creating a Sense of Urgency–Leadership Urgency


New technology that is about to revolutionize your industry is not getting implemented fast enough because of the sign-offs required–while the competition is about to go live and take part of your market share. Eternal Leadership. 6 Moves to Leadership. 14 Leadership Studies – Quick Overview of Leadership. Leadership Tip: Figure out a way to make your employees own it! Assess Your Leadership Style (Part 4).

The September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival NFL Kick-off Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

So with apologies to those who don't share this passion, I present to you the September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival, NFL Kick-off Edition. I asked each leadership blogger to give me their favorite NFL team. Lynn Dessert from Elephants at Work completes a hail mary pass with Using the Benchmarks® Assessment for Leadership Development. "As The five suggestions I put forward in this post have leadership as the core, though I don’t dwell on leadership per se.

Mantra Design & Leadership Foundational Principles

Strategy Driven

Continuously improve your company’s products and technologies by focusing on the few truly strategic core platforms. Hire smart, ambitious, get-it-done employees and lead them with emotionally intelligent innovation leadership skills. While being on a first name basis with your customers and having their personal email or cell phone is important, this does not help you develop breakthrough technologies and products that exceed their expectations.

Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. Steve: It’s Leadership 291, it’s called, “Becoming an Influential Leader”. Ben: Well today’s about servant leadership and of course, that ties a lot into influential leadership. So leadership is first.

April 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development: Earth Day Edition


Welcome to the April 1st 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development. This month, we again have a great line up of posts on leadership, management and talent development. BIG Thanks to carnival leader Dan McCarthy from Great Leadership for allowing me to host this event. Jesse Lyn Stoner outlines 5 Important Leadership Lessons You Learned in Kindergarten. Pet peeves masquerade as values giving them hidden power over your leadership style. Namaste!

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.

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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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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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.

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).

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?

What Science Tells Us About Leadership Potential

Harvard Business

Although the scientific study of leadership is well established, its key discoveries are unfamiliar to most people, including an alarmingly large proportion of those in charge of evaluating and selecting leaders. Part of the problem is that many widely held beliefs about leadership are incongruent with the scientific evidence. What do we really know about the measurement of leadership potential? Leadership style is largely dependent on personality.

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.

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.