Podcast

Podcast 50:Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

Here’s the transcript of Podcast 50 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

Foundations

Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspectives

Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life Each Thursday, I’ll launch a topic for discussion, dialogue, debate, and introspective conversation. In group facilitation situations, I ask the participants to reframe disagreement from the category of a “weapon” to the category of a “creative tool.”

Systems

Leadership Skills: Presentation Skills

In my Monday tradition, I’m posting the blogs that have received the most attention. Here’s one that rings true! The Leader is a Skilled Presenter – Like a Musical Conductor Leaders always show, as the leader, whether or not their role is

Relationships

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

Relationships

Leaders: Abandon What’s Safe to Get Traction

  We continue to take the safe option and we don’t make a dent… It’s time to be bold and abandon the safe option! I was watching a video today by Seth Godin, thought leader. He’s anything but safe. He sees opportunities

Systems

Merry Christmas, Leader

What season is it, anyway? “There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens:” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) Yes, it’s January 1 and most people have moved forward from the Christmas celebration to celebrating the new year

Balance

Balance…or NOT!

 I Was Trumped by My Own Wife In My Own Keynote Presentation Ha! Never follow a children’s program or an animal act! Or watch out if you invite your spouse to present during your keynote presentation. Actually, I was very pleased that

Systems

Leadership Stories: Working Behind the Scenes

Being Successful Doesn’t Always Mean Recognition   Recently, I attended the World Choir Games 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a VIP. I attended the last set of competitions, Concert of Champions, and the closing concert. I heard the most amazing choirs in the world

Balance

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

Relationships

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

Relationships

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

Foundations

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.