Tag: leadership

In Praise of the Incomplete Leader

January 10, 2013 | By

No leader is perfect. The best ones don’t try to be – they concentrate on honing their strengths and find others who can make up for their limitations. Preview of the full article by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge (Harvard Business Review 2007) The Incomplete Leader in Brief […]

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What Leaders Really Do

January 10, 2013 | By

They don’t make plans; they don’t solve problems; they don’t even organize people. What leaders really do is prepare organizations for change and help them cope as they struggle through it. Exerpt from original article published in Harvard Business Review by John P. Kotter. Dr. John P. Kotter is widely regarded as the foremost speaker […]

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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

December 15, 2012 | By

Original blog: Forbes Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem […]

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Coaching for Performance – GROWing Human Potential

July 2, 2012 | By

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines the verb to coach as to “tutor, train, give hints to, prime with facts.” This does not help us much, for those things can be done in many ways, some of which bear no relationship to coaching. Coaching is as much about the way these things are done as about […]

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Leadership Style – Not “one size fits all”

June 13, 2012 | By

Leadership style is the manner and approach of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people. There can seem to be as many ways to lead people as there are leaders. Fortunately, psychologists have developed useful, simple ways to describe the main styles of leadership. By understanding these styles and their impact, you can develop your […]

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Influencing – How to use soft skills to get hard results

May 28, 2012 | By

Influencing is a key element for engaging and relating to others. Your influencing approach is the one you typically use when you are trying to persuade others. Let’s call it your natural way of trying to get things done in the way you want them done. We all tend to have a preference in terms […]

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