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The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership
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Shifts In Thinking When Moving to Leadership Roles
Shift your thinking when you move into a new leadership role.
Examples of Servant Leaders
In many organizations I've worked in or with, I've seen examples of servant leaders who have really made a difference.
I once had an experience that for me was a simulation of servant leadership. I was working with the Oregon Air National Guard and was scheduled to go up in an F-15.
New Wine - Old Bottles
The adage that "you can't put new wine in old bottles" still holds true, as evidenced by attempts to profit senior executives with new leadership styles.
Keys to Total Quality
The key to a total quality company is a total quality person who knows how to program and use a compass. I've always liked the expression, "If it's going to be, it's up to me."
Subordinate the Clock to Compass
For many executives, the dominant metaphor of life is still the clock. We value the clock for its speed and efficiency. The clock has its place, efficiency has its place - after effectiveness.
Four Essential Roles of Leadership
Foundations for making effective leaders
How Great Leaders Have Difficult Conversations
Do's and Don'ts for making conversations easier.
First Things First
I've learned that the good is the enemy of the best when the first things in our lives are subordinated to other things.
Currents in the Stream
When I talk of the "stream," I mean the external forces and the powerful, deep currents that influence all we do in business. Changes in technology have totally revolutionized our world.
When managing in the wilderness of the changing times, a map is of limited worth. What's needed is a moral compass.
Once I was a faculty member at a university in Hawaii. I was very upset about our housing situation, and so I went directly to the president, since he worked with me on my visiting professorship.
Be Loyal to Those Absent
Being loyal to those who are absent and assuming good faith of others are keys to building trust in a culture. The ultimate test of principle-centered leadership is to be loyal to the absent.
Your Job as a Leader: Engage Your People and Build Your Culture
I work with government and corporate organizations around the globe, helping them improve their leadership and overall performance.
As Performance Review Time Rolls Around, Consider A Different Approach
I recently came across a news article exploring an emerging realm of performance reviews. I was thrilled with the forward thinking that many organizations are doing.
Lead With Purpose: Get Aligned With Your Mission
In my first post on leading with purpose, I outlined two reasons for cynicism around mission statements. The first reason is that too many mission statements are meaningless platitudes.
Lead With Purpose: Design an Engaging Mission
How do you design a mission or a sense of purpose that will engage everyone?
Lead With Purpose: Find and Articulate the Voice of Your Organization
In Mumbai, India, a city of 17 million people, fast food has a unique meaning. Every workday, about five thousand “dabbawalas,” or “lunch-box people,” deliver nearly a quarter-million lunches.
Building A Winning Culture: Two Essential Leader Shifts