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The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management

Joseph Lalonde

Leader, as defined by Webster, is a person who leads, such as someone in authority whereas leadership is the actual act of leading. Often, we automatically think that only managers/supervisors are leaders however that is not the case. They are that person setting an example for others, motivating them to […] The post The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Should We “Defund” Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

The scene I want to spotlight is one in which Apple CEO John Scully sent over a man charged with managing the General Magic engineering group. At a candid team meeting, someone asked his role, “I have been sent by corporate to be your manager.” ” One of the General Magic engineers immediately responded, “Thanks, but we don’t need a manager. We get overall leadership from Marc, which is all we need. A manager will just get in our way.”

Three Tips for Macro (Not Micro) Managers

Lead Change Blog

They’re outstanding leaders in their own right, but both can be hit-or-miss when it comes to successfully managing teams. Team leaders are warned from day one: “No one likes to be micro-managed.” Rebecca and Jason heard this drumbeat loud and clear in the same management classes. Recognizing what it took to become an all-state athlete in high school, Rebecca imported coaching into the heart of her leadership to build dynamic teams. Rebecca and Jason met in grad school.

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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.

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. Diana Peterson-More shared Managing vs. Resolving Conflict: The Words we Use are Key to our Differing Values Use. Diana explains: “ Do you manage or resolve conflicts? Leadership.

Leadership and Management Mistakes Most First-Time Managers Make

Lead Change Blog

If you’ve been promoted to a management position for the first time, you’re probably feeling pretty terrified. If you’re not quite sure how to smoothen the transition, here are some common leadership and management mistakes most first-time managers make, which when avoided can help you get off a pretty good start. Many new managers often avoid communicating clearly about expectations as they don’t want to be seen as authoritative or be lableled the bad guy.

Managing Conflict

Lead Change Blog

Are you someone who struggles managing conflict? I am not one who enjoys managing conflict. Author information Bill Benoist Owner at Leadership Heart Coaching Bill Benoist is Vice President of Information Services for one of the nation''s largest commercial real estate companies. He is also a certified professional coach specializing in career and leadership strategies. Leadership Development Conflict Management Self Development workplace relationships

Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

I need help managing emotions or I’m going to have a meltdown.” The post Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Authenticity & Transparency Capacity Winning Well frustration leadership management managing emotions“David, I know I shouldn’t take this personally, but I’m so frustrated and I just want to yell at my team and walk away.

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How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you struggle to manage your emotions? The post How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well emotions leadership leading yourself management problemsYou’re not alone. We were speaking to an international gathering of leaders from across Europe when a young man approached the microphone and asked: “How, as a leader, do you keep your personal feelings from […].

Minimum Standard Leadership

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Preview Thursday: Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager. “Do Su san is the author of by-lined articles, peer-reviewed research, and six books, including the bestselling Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. Tens of thousands of people worldwide have learned from her ideas through training programs such as the Situational Self Leadership and Optimal Motivation product lines.

Managing Irrational Colleagues

Lead Change Blog

This false association of leadership with consistency and fear of appearing weak is a frequent problem for new leaders. Mike eventually accepted the information, and I praised his ability to show strength and leadership by shifting his perspective based on new evidence. The post Managing Irrational Colleagues appeared first on Lead Change. Professional Development cognitive bias confirmation bias Communication disagreement effective communication leadership communication

Leadership and Management

The Center For Leadership Studies

If you are a manager … does that automatically make you a leader? And is it possible for you to be a leader … without being a manager? Now, first things first, commit these two definitions to memory: Leadership is influence. Management is “unidirectional.”

Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness

Leading in Context

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Manage change with SCARF

Lead Change Blog

Many years of working as a management consultant, coach and mentor tell me the exact opposite is often the case. The answer, simply put, is to structure your conversation using many of the excellent, tried and tested tools that exist in the leadership, management and business development archives. Not applying the SCARF principles and practices can lead to a series of manager missteps, and these can, in many cases, be easily avoided or remedied.

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.

Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

Combatting the impact of individuals’ cynicism, especially when exacerbated by an apparent lack of buy-in from middle management. A lack of ‘Why’ and ‘Can Do’ modeling, especially by leaders and managers. Uncertainty and confusion on the part of managers tasked with handling “sensitive material.” Developing a shared focus on becoming a “learning organisation” and actively managing its cultural change.

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.

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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Turning Time Management Into Life Management

Lead Change Blog

The concept of time management is outdated. You can’t manage time. You can manage life. Time managers aim to do as much as possible. Life managers concentrate on what they have done. Time management tools such as Google Calendar, Asana, Jira, Evernote, and Outlook are useless if you don’t know the main trick that makes such applications effective: self-discipline. Another life management tool and significant efficiency booster is a simple break.

Managing Ethical Leadership as a Performance System

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When we think about ethical leadership as a performance system, we get a higher level view of what it takes to develop ethical leaders. This graphic shows what an integrated ethical leadership performance management system might look like. Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethical performance ethical performance management ethics what is ethical leadership

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How Middle Managers Provide Leadership Everyday

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Let’s set aside the boring debate about leaders vs. managers for a moment and take a look at daily life for most managers in organizations. The reality is that middle managers provide leadership, or at least have the opportunity to provide leadership, all the time. Although some middle managers think their job is to manage people, in […]. Leadership Leaders vs. Managers middle managers Role of Middle Managers

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2020. And how will this change the way we love, manage and learn from others? Overcome : Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors by Jason Redman.

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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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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.

10 Ways to Manage Energy and Avoid Leadership Burnout

Let's Grow Leaders

You might just need a good night’s sleep – or you may need to make some changes to how you manage your energy as a leader. In this episode, you’ll get ten ways to manage […]. The post 10 Ways to Manage Energy and Avoid Leadership Burnout appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. You might just need a good night’s sleep – or you may need to make some changes to how you manage your energy as a leader.

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The importance of leadership in effective management

Lead on Purpose

There are many elements that make a good manager, however, one of the critical qualities is leadership. Leadership and management must go hand in hand, but they are not the same thing. Leadership and management are complementary, but it is … Continue reading → Leadership Innovation management productivity structure systems

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 and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

Let’s begin by defining knowledge management (KM)…While this alone may spur fierce debate, for simplicity sake I’ll define knowledge management as: “an organization’s ability to collect and convert data into information, turn information into knowledge, and knowledge into an operating advantage.&# Leadership Operations & Strategy Talent Management KM knowledge Knowledge Management Leadership and knowledge management Mike Myatt N2growth

Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality.

Management by Walking Around, a.k.a. Leadership

leaderCommunicator

It’s been called Management By Walking Around (MBWA); I prefer to think about it as Knowing What the Heck Is Really Going On (KWHIRGO). Or, you might just call it leadership because it’s a strategy that effective leadercommunicators employ. Leadership Effectiveness & PlanningIf you want to know what’s going on with your team, ask. Schedule time to walk around and ask questions.

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?

Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

Leadership and Magical Thinking. But, leadership and success are situational. The post Beware Cargo Cult Management appeared first on Lead Change. Personal Development Inspiration Self Development Leadership Communication ActionsDuring World War II, the Allied Forces established supply bases in airfields on many islands in the South Pacific.

The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

” Next time you are making a people management decision, stop and take a critical look at how biases may be informing your choices. Workplace Issues diversity equality HR Human Resources Leadership managing people people management racism Do you think you are open-minded, unbiased, and free of racism? Let me challenge you. It is human nature to categorize people. This person is like me; that person is different from me. Committed to the job, not committed.

Talent Identification and Management

Career Advancement

“Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations.” ~ Jack Welch One of the best ways to strengthen your company as a whole is to devote attention to developing your employee talent. Talent identification and management begin with The Four P’s. Practice engaging leadership Truly great leaders possess characteristics that encourage and inspire their staff.

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.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

No wonder that specialists and managers that have invested years gradually improving a process do not advocate nor gravitate toward abrupt change. As a consequence of this expectation, we live with accelerating change and drive the ability to manage and adopt it. Most larger organizations are not good at managing change. Management as practiced in larger organization is contrary to this kind of entrepreneurship. The post Is Innovation manageable?

How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

In a recent leadership development program, we talked about “manager soul loss” – the isolation, bitterness, and despair that seeps into many leaders’ hearts. The post How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well burnout leadership losing your soul management

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.

How any Manager can Increase Influence and Fuel Peak Performance

Leadership Freak

Remote worker’s productivity depends on one role – the manager.” Our best estimate is that… Continue reading → Encouragement engagement Influence Growth Leadership Development ManagementThe c-suite has little day-to-day impact on the productivity of remote workers.

Finding Your Stride as a New Manager

Lead Change Blog

Management isn’t doing—it’s seeing that it gets done.” Belker, The First-Time Manager. Tons of information is accessible on the internet on mistakes that first-time managers make. Enough literature is available on developing new skills by new managers. Here are key skills that the first-time managers need: Listening skills. First-time supervisors are individual contributors promoted as managers. The boss can also coach the new manager.

Bridging the Manager/Millennial Disconnect

Lead Change Blog

As part of our baseline assessments of every client, my team and I use Launchbox’s proprietary assessment tool, BRIDGEdex, to identify where the significant disconnects exist between millennials and managers—between employee expectations and what they are experiencing in the workplace. Despite all of these differences, we found managers’ top disconnects and frustrations with their millennials were strikingly similar across all companies regardless of location, size, or industry.