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"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
Sometimes a teammate needs a warm hug. Sometimes the team needs a visionary, a new style of coaching, someone to lead the way or even, on occasion, a kick in the bike shorts.
For that r...
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Psychologist Kurt Lewin developed his framework in the 1930s, and it provided the foundation of many of the approaches that followed afterwards
The best style to use is one that has both a high concern for people and a high concern for the task.
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Is a management style in which leaders are genuine, self-aware, and transparent.
An authentic leader is able to inspire loyalty and trust in her employees by consistently display...
A leader will never be able to motivate his team if he or she is not full of passion concerning the work that is done. It is the number one quality for success.
Only those with vision and passion can build up a passionate team. Passion brings out more positivity, honesty, reliability, and professionalism, in the leader and subordinates, and those are the building blocks of leadership.
“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.”
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A servant leader is someone who serves others first, before anything else.Traditional leadership tends to be about systems and structures that make...
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Bad leaders take credit for the good things and pin any blame for bad things to others.
Good leaders let the credit go to the team and team members. They only call attention to themselves wh...
Your task is to help your team and team members do good work. You should understand that the mission is important, not you.
As a leader, you’re just there to make things work better.
Coaching should be your primary tool in leading. If your coaching sessions seem more like you’re the therapist and your team member the patient, you’re doing it wrong.
Your team members should pay attention to how it will be different in the future.
Not every leader is benevolent. Many leaders have insight, initiative, influence, and impact but their lives and legacies are tainted by a lack of integrity.
A great leader must have a lif...
The measure of leadership is the impact they have on their followers. How much of a difference they make.
They’re either instrumental in creating real lasting change, or they’re not leaders. They’re just entertainers.
An authentic leader draws people and compels them to act with his vision and values. He also gives off a positive vibe and is good at persuading others to his point of view.
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They are people of the highest integrity, committed to building enduring organizations. They have a deep sense of purpose and self-discipline, are true to their core values, dare to build th...
Leadership has to do with who we are as human beings and the forces that shaped us. Style is the outward manifestation of one’s authentic leadership.
Authentic leaders must adapt their styles to fit the situation and capabilities of their teammates.
You can’t pretend to be an authentic leader for long because people will eventually sense the lack of authenticity, and ultimately you will not gain the trust of your teammates.
If you are real and genuine people will see you as trustworthy and willing to learn, they will respond positively to requests for help in getting through difficult times.
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Leadership development is viewed as a current and future priority. Despite efforts to produce and nurture new leaders, only 7 percent of senior managers think that their companies develop global le...
Many training initiatives assume that the same group of skills or leadership styles are suitable without considering the strategy or organizational culture of a company.
An excellent leader in one situation does not necessarily perform well in another. Focusing on context means equipping leaders with two or three competencies that will make a distinction to performance, rather than a list of leadership standards that is of no specific benefit.
Companies face a challenge when it comes to planning the program's curriculum. Adults typically retain only 10 percent of what they hear in classroom lectures, but nearly two-thirds when they learn by doing.
The answer seems straightforward: tie leadership development to real on-the-job projects. While it is not easy to create opportunities that simultaneously address high-priority needs, companies should strive to make every major business project a leadership-development opportunity as well.
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