Podcast 36: Leadership Skills: Embracing Opposites

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Leadership Skills: Decisiveness #2

The world is starving for original and decisive leadership. – Bryant H. McGill     Decisiveness  Nick Tasler, in his book Why Quitters Win,* defines three primary sources of decisiveness – nature, training, and incentive. Leaders make effective decisions for different reasons. Not being


Leadership Skills: Planning for Balance

Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around every once in awhile, you could miss it. – John Hughes Leaders tell me how hard they work. Some tell me how long it’s been since they took a vacation (sometimes it’s been


Leadership Principles: Over-functioning as Irresponsible Responsibility

Here is another repost of one of my high-traffic blog posts. Roberta Gilbert writes about over-functioning in her book, The Cornerstone Concept. Murray Bowen, creator of Family Systems Theory, once declared, “Over-functioning is irresponsible responsibility.” The #1 complaint I hear from leaders: that


Leadership Paradigms: Secret vs. Confidential

  Secret is withholding information for power.   Confidential is privileged information.   Knowing the difference separates good leadership from bad.   In my ebook, Creating Healthy Teams, I define the elements of conflict and provide descriptions, preventions, and prescriptions for conflict.


Leadership Qualities: Different vs. Differentiation

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. They therefore remain bound. – James Allen, As A Man Thinketh What sets you apart from other leaders? When I began my current journey as a leadership resource for corporate


Leadership Stories: Blind Spots

Many Lessons Come from Experiences Out of Our Normal Experience From time to time, I go to a Waffle House for breakfast. It’s fast. It’s dependable. It’s a friendly place. It’s a place where the food is fresh. It’s not a gourmet restaurant.


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


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