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Motivating Employees When All Else Fails

Lead Change Blog

When attempts at motivating an employee are going poorly, what can you do before you show them the door? Here are two sample dialogues to illustrate different managerial mindsets with very different motivational results.

The Dilemma Of The Servant Leader

Lead from Within

Most servant leaders pride themselves on being leaders who—well, serve. Richard is an excellent leader and a smart man. but recently he told me he felt he was failing as a leader. So why would a great man and an even better leader feel like he was failing?

Be a Great Leader. A Great – Servant – Leader

Ron Edmondson

The greatest among you must be a servant. He didn’t say that one who is great because they are a servant couldn’t also be a leader. In fact, I’ve known people who wouldn’t take the role of leader because they felt it was the more “pious” thing to do.

Servant Leader, You Are Not Alone

Modern Servant Leader

You are not alone, servant leader. We seek to mend the broken limbs of our corporate cultures and set right what the toxic leaders of today have all but destroyed. Why Servant Leadership is the Future. Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For with Servant Leadership.

Servant Leaders Outperform Because They Connect

Michael Lee Stallard

Here’s an example of a servant leader that brings the force of connection to life. Admiral Clark created Value in the Navy’s culture by getting the Master Chiefs – the leaders of the enlisted class — to value the sailors under their command.

Are You a Servant Leader? Whom Do You Serve?

The Practical Leader

Do you see people as “human assets&# to be “motivated&# toward your goals ? Robert Greenleaf, coined the term “Servant Leadership&# in the 1960s when he retired from management development at AT&T and formed the Centre for Applied Ethics.

Hey Leaders: Get Curious!

Linked 2 Leadership

Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Practical Steps to Influence communication emotional intelligence leadership learning mentoring motivation problem-solving Self-development servant leaderWhat does “curious” mean? Exactly.) Curious.” It’s a strange word. If you read it over and over it doesn’t look like how it sounds, and it barely resembles what it means.

The Exceptional Strength of Followership

Linked 2 Leadership

Coaching Corner Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Professional Development Servant Leadership Coaching courage Egypt executive development Inspiration Japan leadership Leadership Development Libya Linked 2 Leadership motivation New Followership Self-development servant leader Team teamwork valuesThis month marks a remarkable time in all of our lives.

5 Ways to Prevent Leadership Achilles Heels

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Best of Blogs Series Self Leadership Have you ever been in a situation where a titled leader appeared to be genuinely sincere and compassionate? And later you realized that throughout the organization people were asking if that leader really walked their talk? Best of Blogs Series Self Leadership Character character-based leadership Difference leader Leadership management motives Servant Leaders service trust values vision

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Articles of Faith: Tools of the Trade

Linked 2 Leadership

Articles of Faith Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Practical Steps to Influence Attitude David goals Inspiration Leadership Development Lessons Learned motivation servant leader Tools trustHave you ever felt that you were overwhelmed with a task? Did you feel that you were not properly prepared? Did you look up to that sky and exclaim… WHY ME, GOD??? This happens to all of us.

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Katie Couric’s Evolution to Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Well, if you look at that clip and then any moment of her CBS Evening News show, there are three things (among many) we as leaders can learn from: 1) At some point “going along to get along” is not only appropriate, but it is the best option.

Servant Leadership at the Speed of Trust

Lead Change Blog

MOTIVATION. Servant Leadership and the Speed of Trust. We are excited to help the Servant Leadership Institute get the word out about Servant Leadership and the Speed of Trust event and to offer a special promotional code for a discounted enrollment. TRUST. COLLABORATION.

Servant Leadership Flies High from the Cockpit – United 757

Lead Change Blog

Lesson One: Servant Leaders think of employees and customers at the same time. Lesson Two: Servant Leaders actively model HOW to reach the customer. It seems my comments on servant leadership were things he’d been practicing and he just wanted me to know more.

The Virtue of Humility

Great Leadership By Dan

It's because UPS's leaders are humble and servant-minded. There exists a knowledge of accountability to others, and to the entire organization, that many companies simply don't have because their leaders are more focused on themselves than their people.

How a Results Only Work Environment Serves Stakeholders

Modern Servant Leader

In “ Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us ” , author Daniel Pink explains how ROWE is a revolutionary principle emerging to address the motivational needs of modern workers. Therefore, leaders who support ROWE serve their stakeholders in many ways, including: 1. So if you’re a servant leader seeking an innovative opportunity to serve consider establishing a Result Only Work Environment.

The Five Traits Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobson

I was recently asked, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective. Being a servant leader.

The Five Most Important Leadership Traits

Eric Jacobson

I was recently asked, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective. Being a servant leader.

To Develop a Culture of Trust and Loyalty, Try Sharing Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

We steer them where we want them to go, but that’s the opposite of what a great leader does or is. A leader inspires and encourages excellent performance, and followers attribute authority to those they trust. Great Leaders Facilitate a Shared Vision.

Walk the Talk: Four Tips to be an Extraordinary Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Walter: It’s common knowledge that there are two kinds of leaders, those who speak and those who do. While leaders with excellent communication and motivational skills are often praised for these skills, they’re not the only component to being an effective leader.

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What It Takes To Be An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobson

I was recently asked, "What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective?" I could reply fairly quickly, but I did take a moment to remember that when I asked a similar question in a LinkedIn group discussion, group members offered up nearly 100 different adjectives to describe an effective leader. Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective. Motivating.

Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Michelle Cubas, CPCC, ACC, of Positive Potentials, LLC asks “Who motivates the motivator?” Who does the leader follow to evolve into the optimum model to follow?

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5 Ways Leaders Can’t Be “Normal” Today

Ron Edmondson

And, hopefully “normal” is a play on words for most leaders now. In addition to systems and structures – for a leader to be successful today – leaders must engage a team on personal levels. Motivate. Raise up new leaders.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Office – Part 1 Denial

Linked 2 Leadership

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Why Your Employees Count as Much as Your Clients

Strategy Driven

What effective managers and leaders must recognize is that it begins with caring about the people who drive your business. Nothing will drive an employee away or decrease their performance and motivation faster than poor management practices. Managers and leaders are not made equal.

7 Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

We can wish for days gone by, but to keep up, leaders will have to stretch themselves and work smarter. In fact, when hiring decisions are made these days, most leaders I know (including me) look for these abilities as much, if not more, than experience or education.

When a Psychopath Inhabits the C-Suite

Michael Lee Stallard

Some end up in correctional institutions while others end up in leadership positions where they create dog-eat-dog cultures or cultures that are indifferent to human beings (this is opposed to Servant Leaders who create “Connection Cultures”). One project we are working on with Scotiabank is creating a monthly piece for leaders entitled Leading with Character. This post is a continuance of my prior post on evil in organizational cultures.

5 Traits Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobson

I was recently asked, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective. Being a servant leader.

5 Most Important Traits Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobson

I was recently asked, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective. Being a servant leader.

What It Takes To Be An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobson

Awhile ago, I was asked, "What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective?" Employees must hear from their leaders. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective. Being a servant leader.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

As a leader, this is no different…. Do your followers recognize you as a leader or a manager? A servant leader or a narcissistic one? It is an intrinsic quality which motivates people to follow you, to respect you. Think of both the best and worst leader you know.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While many people immediately conjure-up an image of the ever so confident, bombastic extrovert without an ounce of humility as the picture of what constitutes a real leader, nothing could be further from the truth. Is it possible to be a leader without being humble?

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What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

As a leader, this is no different…. Do your followers recognize you as a leader or a manager? A servant leader or a narcissistic one? It is an intrinsic quality which motivates people to follow you, to respect you. Think of both the best and worst leader you know.

9 Actions to Immediately Improve Your Leadership Skills

Modern Servant Leader

Will these, alone, make you a great leader? But they will help you on your path to becoming a better leader. Hair care directions say, ” lather, rinse and repeat as needed” As a leader, your messages must be lathered, rinsed and repeated. Read Thought Leaders.

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The Social Media – Servant Leadership Dovetail

Modern Servant Leader

In a recent interview with social media author and consultant, Paul Gillin, he described Servant Leadership and social media as “dovetailing” This analogy summarized why I am so passionate about both topics. Social Media Enables Open Servant Leadership.

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A Review of Mark Miller's The Heart of Leadership

Great Results Team Building

Mark Miller has hit another home run, and anyone seeking to increase their impact and effectiveness as a leader will benefit from this tremendous parable on character based leadership. Good workers are not always great leaders - and this book explains why.

The Best Collection of Advice for New Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

For this month’s Carnival, I asked an all-star collection of leadership experts the following question: What is one piece of advice would you give to a new leader/manager? The personal challenge is to remain centered as a leader.”. Blog Post: Real Leaders Challenge The Status Quo ”.

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Leadership: Blinded by Success?

N2Growth Blog

Can leaders be blinded by their own success? You bet…While success is what all leaders strive for, unless you’re prepared to handle it, success can quickly complicate your life. Once a leader starts to believe their own rhetoric, trouble is not far behind.

Leadership Guiding Principles of a Successful CEO

C-Level Strategies

He has orchestrated a Leadership Development Program to bring forth a new generation of leaders that has been deemed “the best ever seen&# in a large corporation. Good leaders motivate followers. Great leaders develop leaders. By Lisa Petrilli.

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Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. September 20, 2011 Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Intro. Servant Leader Posts. Servant Leadership Academic Programs & Education Opportunities. Servant Leadership.

Keep Your Fire Burning

Modern Servant Leader

” – Martin Sheen, World Leaders Conference. If you allow too much time to pass without refueling your motivation, your flame could burn out. Do you insulate yourself with like-minded individuals and other servant leaders? Leaders today must protect their fire or risk being silenced. Servant Leadership Burning Fire Lit Keep Your Fire Lit Leadership Martin Sheen Quote World Leaders Conference