Leadership

22
Aug

Enhancing leadership: Practice and support in the C-Suite

“Learning about yourself and about leadership are not the same as leading. Leading is doing. You need to make leading a daily habit. You need to do something every day to learn more about leading, and you need to put those lessons into practice every day.” James Kouzes and Barry Posner in “The Leadership Challenge”. The Principle of dwindling learning

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15
Aug

Enhancing leadership: Learning in the C-suit with coaching

Marshall Goldsmith writes in his book, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” that: “In the arc of what can be a long and successful career, you will always be in transit from “here” to “there.” Here can be a great place. If you’re successful, here is exactly the kind of place you want to be. Here is the

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8
Aug

Enhancing leadership: Learning in the C-Suite

The best leaders are the best learners. They have a growth mindset. They believe they are capable of learning and developing throughout their lives. Continuous learning is a way of life, so you are never done learning and never done getting better.” – James Kouzes and Barry Posner. The best leaders are the best learners. They recognize that learning is

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1
Aug

Enhancing leadership: cultivating the executive

“More often, a person will be promoted to a management position simply because they had excelled in a functional, non-management role. But once they arrive in the new position, they often lack the key leadership skills and thus fail to live up to executives’ high expectations.”  Bernard Banks in Kellogg Insight I am not a wine drinker but it is

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25
Jul

Enhancing leadership: Strengthening the middle

Moving from the neophyte level of leadership in organizations takes individuals into middle management. Organizations and industries label this level in various ways as supervisory, junior management or associate. The neophyte attains this level by promotion based on historical performance parameters. Future capability is not assessed in detail and investment in preparation is mostly limited. Yet, the shift to middle

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18
Jul

Enhancing leadership: Nurturing the neophytes

“Leadership is not about position or title. It’s not about organizational power or authority. It’s not about celebrity or wealth. It’s not about the family you’re born into. It’s not about being at the organization’s apex, as CEO, president, general or prime minister. And it’s definitely not about being some sort of hero. Leadership is about relationships, about credibility, about

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11
Jul

Enhancing leadership: Prologue

Leadership is an important propeller of nations, organizations and communities all over the world. The prosperity of nations is not based on the mere possession of resources but on how effectively they are harnessed. The profitability of business entities emerges from the appropriate application of resources. The potential of people to lead and generate change is available to all nations.

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28
Mar

The Leadership Dipstick: Are you future-ready?

In the Mercedes-Benz Museum in the German city of Stuttgart stands a model of the world’s first automobile. This is an excerpt from the Museum’s narrative on the car: “The major features of the two-seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were the compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and

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21
Mar

The Leadership Dipstick: Are you communication-ready?

Many of the most admired leaders present ample evidence that they benefited from being great communicators. The words of leaders like Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King still resonate with us today. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in August 1963, is rated as one of the most inspiring

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14
Mar

The Leadership Dipstick: Are you crisis-ready?

I never joined the Boys Scouts but I am familiar with their famous motto: Be Prepared. This motto implies that scouts are constantly alert to perform any duty. Scouts are prepared in mind, ready to be obedient, having foresight about situations and knowing how to respond. Leaders should similarly be prepared. Bill George argues that a crisis is the ultimate

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