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WeLEAD Editorial: Are the Most Effective Mentors Oddballs?

  Peter Senge, MIT professor and author of The Fifth Discipline, said:  “No one in the past 30 years has had a more profound impact on thinking about leadership than Robert Greenleaf.”   Robert Greenleaf, author of the classic series of essays on the theme “the servant as leader,” was a powerful advocate of mentoring.  In The Power of Servant Lead

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Rules That BLIND: Be More Effective With Fewer Rules

Are rules and red tape really necessary? Some companies have rules for everything from holidays to bathroom breaks. Does your company have a policy for when it’s appropriate to create a rule? Most companies don’t; instead they create one whenever an issue comes up that affects operations. This is an ad-hoc approach based on the fear that things can and will go wrong. &nbs

Jody Urquhart Articles
how do you measure up

Leadership Performance Criteria: How Well Do You Measure Up?

Teamwork, Productivity and Creativity. We have long paid these particular leadership concepts a lot of lip service, never more so than now, as insurance companies, banks, communications companies and hospitals struggle to do more with less. Alliances and mergers, for example, so prominent in today's business setting, are the very essence of teamwork. But there is a big gap between talking about

JT Carr Articles
situational leadership

What You Need to Know About “Situational Leadership!"

One Leader's Perspective...   If you study the subject of leadership at one of our fine educational institutions or read many books on the subject of leadership, you will eventually come across the term “contingency theory” or situational leadership. In the past, most researchers believed in a “one best way” or universal approach to leadership. Ma

Greg L. Thomas Articles
motivation for leadership and organizational success

Motivation is Key for Leadership and Organizational Success

Motivating others is at the heart of leadership and organizational success. Before we discuss motivation, we need to understand the proper symbiotic relationship between people and organizations. First of all organizations should exist to serve human needs and not the other way around. Organizations and people need each other. Employees need careers, opportunities, satisfacti

Greg L. Thomas Articles

Dealing With Confrontational Employees - Ask The Leadership Consultant

Question: "I know that many times I have to remind employees to put principles above personalities. That we are here to work on a project and the fact that you may dislike a co worker should not come into play. But sometimes that is easier said than done. How do you deal with employees who want to have a confrontati

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ecosystems

The Linkage Between Leadership and Ecosystems

In just about any book on management or leadership and you will eventually come across the term ecosystems. It may not sound very exciting but is essential in understanding the complexity of modern organizations!  The concept of ecosystems in an organization stems from a biological model. In nature, an ecological community coexists together within its environment.

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colin-powell

A Leadership Primer (Outline)

LESSON 1 "Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off." Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group, which means that some people will get angry at your actions and decisions.  It's inevitable, if you're honorable. Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity: y

Powell, Colin Articles

What You Need to Know About “Situational Leadership”!

 One Leaders Perspective       If you study the subject of leadership at one of our fine educational institutions or read many books on the subject of leadership, you will eventually come across the term “contingency theory” or situational leadership

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organizational leadership and innovation

Climbing Aboard the Innovation Train

Climbing aboard the innovation train involves far more than finding a connection point and taking a simple, casual, short-term ride to the next station. Organizations that truly want to embark on the path to innovation must be prepared for a complex, dynamic journey; and they need to be committed for the long term. The notions of creativity and innovation may seem simple enough; however, the en

Tom Hollinger Articles
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