Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

The Transformational Leader Effectively Delegates A common leadership challenge is defining how to empower teams to function at a higher level, producing more quality results. This is an opportunity to effectively manage one’s own schedule by getting things off the schedule that someone else can do. Delegation does not mean delegate it and forget it. Delegation does not mean micromanaging, either. Delegation is a high-level … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

Transformational Leadership Traits: Don’t Micromanage

In my current tradition, I am reposting the top blog articles that are my favorites or are the most read. The Transformational Leader Avoids Micromanaging Effective delegation depends on the leader’s ability to fully empower the success of the delegated task by not micromanaging the person or the process delegated. The musical conductor hires the best oboe player for the orchestra. It would be foolish … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Don’t Micromanage

Transformational Leadership Traits: Practice What you Preach!

Transformational Leaders Model What They Preach This trait is listed last, however, setting the example is key to the success of the other traits. This is similar to the dynamic with my four leadership principles (Foundations, Relationships, Systems, Balance). The last one (Balance) empowers the other three principles. Without balance, the other principles are less effective and might not be effective at all. If you … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Practice What you Preach!

Transformational Leadership Traits: Respect the Individual

The Transformational Leader Respects the Individual I have written a lot about getting the right people on the team and building leaders on teams. I have talked about skills, roles, and responsibilities. I have also pointed out that building relationships is key to leadership. A fundamental of Transformational Leadership is showing others respect, and earning respect from others. This trait is about the person. Who … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Respect the Individual

Transformational Leadership Traits: Provide Support

The Transformational Leader Gives Information And Support   You, the Transformational Leader, are a role model. If you are, in fact, enthusiastic, if you are authentic, if you are encouraging in your demeanor, that’s the inspiration you will give to people that you lead. You will command the respect of those who follow you, because of your skill set, your personality, and your authenticity. Of … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Provide Support

Transformational Leadership Traits: Affirmation

The Transformational Leader Affirms And Celebrates Competence If the orchestra respects the conductor, they play as he or she intends. If they do not respect the conductor, they play exactly as he or she conducts. – Anon. Respect goes both ways. Many cues from the conductor are very subtle. Sometimes a cue is given simply with the eyes. Effective leaders are aware of the importance … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Affirmation

Transformational Leadership Traits: Encourages Boldness

The Transformational Leader Encourages Boldness We tend to shy away from powerful people on teams. We sometimes do not want to have power people on our teams. This comes from our own insecurity about our leadership skills. Remember that the Transformational Leader does not control people from a power of position. The Transformational Leader motivates high-functioning teams with their personal influence. We, therefore, do not … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Encourages Boldness

Transformational Leadership Traits: Create Leaders

  Build Leaders Within Teams   “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Old Southern traditional saying   The Transformational Leader creates a leadership system within organizations and builds teams of leaders. This might seem to be contrary to the usual definition of leadership. It would seem that the leader must have followers. Certainly that is true. However, there are other … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Create Leaders

Transformational Leadership Traits: Let Go of Some Things

Define Things Others Can Do We try to do too much. We have not taken the time to define what we should be doing. We should set aside time to think, plan, and strategize. We have not defined what we want others to be doing. There’s not much more to say. Start today. The more you rehearse this, the better you get at it. Please … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Let Go of Some Things

Transformational Leadership Traits: Clarity of Vision

Transformational Leadership Transformational leadership was birthed from educational systems and the military.  The writings of BM Bass and JM Burns are cited in many, if not most, articles on transformational leadership.  In the best sense, transformational leaders equip and create community.   Traits and Characteristics The following list is my summary of key traits for you to learn – and perfect – if you truly … Continue reading Transformational Leadership Traits: Clarity of Vision

Podcast 46: Leadership Skills: Being Vulnerable

Transcript for Podcast 46 is below Transformational Leadership Is Vulnerability Subscribe to Hugh Ballou’s Transformational Leadership Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Get it on the iTunes store HERE. Get it on Stitcher HERE. This Podcast Sponsored by Wordsprint Stay connected with your tribe!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  An effective leader does not have all the answers, but asks good questions. … Continue reading Podcast 46: Leadership Skills: Being Vulnerable

Podcast 45: Leadership Skills: Observation

This is Podcast 45 Leadership Skills: Observation       Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE This Podcast Sponsored by Wordsprint Stay connected with your tribe!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The More the Leader Controls the Group, the Less Effective the Results Become I went to check out the position and, after … Continue reading Podcast 45: Leadership Skills: Observation

Podcast 44: Leadership Skills, “Balance or Not!” with Leigh Anne Taylor

This is Podcast 44 Leadership Skills: “Balance…Or NOT” with Leigh Anne Taylor     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE       This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  Here’s the Video of the Presentation The Podcast Notes: Balance…or Not! I’m … Continue reading Podcast 44: Leadership Skills, “Balance or Not!” with Leigh Anne Taylor

Podcast 43: Leadership Skills, Managing Our Negative Scripts

This is Podcast 43 Leadership Skills: Managing Our Negative Scripts     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE     This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript: We give energy to what we think about. – Anonymous You … Continue reading Podcast 43: Leadership Skills, Managing Our Negative Scripts

Podcast 42: Leadership “Shadow” Interview with Dr. David Gruder

This is Podcast 42 Leadership Shadow That Limits Our Effectiveness Interview with Dr. David Gruder   Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE   This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript: Leadership Shadow Interview with David Gruder Hugh: Welcome. … Continue reading Podcast 42: Leadership “Shadow” Interview with Dr. David Gruder

Podcast 41: Leadership Skills – Managing Our Use of Time

This is Podcast 41 Leadership Skills Managing Our Use of Time     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript:   Points covered in this session include the following: Keeping yourself organized Writing … Continue reading Podcast 41: Leadership Skills – Managing Our Use of Time

Podcast 40: 5 Signs That It’s Time to Invest in Your Leadership Skills

This is Podcast 40 5 Signs That It’s Time to Invest In Your Leadership Skills     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE   This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript: Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, … Continue reading Podcast 40: 5 Signs That It’s Time to Invest in Your Leadership Skills

Podcast 38: Leadership Skills, Being and Staying Centered

This is Podcast 38 Leadership Skills, Being and Staying Centered     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE     This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript: The head and heart cannot function without a unifying principle. That principle … Continue reading Podcast 38: Leadership Skills, Being and Staying Centered

Podcast 37: Leadership Skills: Communication

This is Podcast 37 Communication Skills, Systems, and Plan     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE     This Podcast Sponsored by Wordsprint Stay connected with your tribe!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript: Everybody talks about poor communication, but few do anything about it. – Hugh Ballou Communication is a Leadership … Continue reading Podcast 37: Leadership Skills: Communication

Podcast 36: Leadership Skills: Embracing Opposites

This is Podcast 36 Embracing Opposites     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE Transcription Below This Podcast Sponsored by Wordsprint Stay connected with your tribe!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7   Dreams are not the opposite of reality. Dreams inform reality. – Seth Godin* © Hospitalera | Dreamstime.com – Yin Yang Photo Leaders struggle … Continue reading Podcast 36: Leadership Skills: Embracing Opposites