Leadership Information

Leadership Information

The Happy Jar

I just delivered a free speech. I am a great believer in free speech, but an even greater believer in paid speech.

Leadership Success and its Greatest Barrier: the Law of Administrivia

Years ago, a very wise, and often cynical boss of mine asked me for a definition of management. After reflecting on the question I proceeded to give him an intellectually careful and, I thought, accurate definition.

Leadership Styles and What We Need For the Future:

By definition a leaders leads a team to take action in favor of the vision.The most well know methods for assessing leadership styles, such as DISC, have outlived their usefulness! Are leadership styles really captured in a neat questionnaire like DISC that measures Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Conscientiousness? Can we predict the leaders from the profile that DISC generates? Can we test great leaders and say people with the same profile will have similar success?It seems the answer is less obvious.

Why You Should Ignore This Advice

Doesn't make too much sense does it? Am I really going to give you some advice that asks you to ignore the advice I'm giving you? Well, that's not strictly true. I am however going to show you how to qualify the advice you are given, so you can sort the wheat from the chaff, and help you to survive the information overload on the Internet.

Evil, Hostile Grumpy Listeners? Think Again

I hated Kyle Sisk*. A notorious bully, Kyle punctuated my grade school years with misery.

Reveal the Leader Within

A Leader is not a certain type of person or position of power. It is not the one at the top of the golf leader board at any specific time or the person at the top of an organisation.

Mentor? Who Needs A Mentor?

Who needs a mentor. .

Extraordinary People in Mediocre Times

My grandfather used to speak of the days when people drove the world. It was a time when people were proud to contribute and move society and industry forward at full steam.

Five Surprisingly Hip Politicial Ideas From Plato

Don't you love politics?Me, neither. But I do like thinking about politics.

Leading In The Face Of Disaster

The date was Saturday, April 11, 1970, the time 13:13 CST. The event to take place was to be one of NASA's finest hours; the launch of Apollo 13.

Would Socrates Be A Celebrity Today?

Last week, as I was standing in the checkout line of my local grocery store, I found myself staring at the dozen or so magazines on display. As I gazed upon the various photos and headlines praising or trashing the celebrity du jour, I got to thinking.

How To Party Like Leonardo Da Vinci

After studying scores of great thinkers like Leonardo Da Vinci, I think I've stumbled upon what really set them apart from the rest of the folks living (and thinking) at the same time.It's remarkably simple.

From Failure To Victory; The Cats Out Of The Bag!

Did you ever think that all of the great heroes we read about may not have been particularly great men in and of themselves? They may not have been born with any great skills, talents or abilities. But, each of them did have one special quality that we would all do well to cultivate.

The Personality of Leadership

Have you ever wondered what type of person or personality makes the best leader? Most would consider the answer to that question to be the person that has the greatest success, the largest organization, or the best staff. Conversely, have you ever wondered how it is that a person with little drive or entrepreneurial skills ends up in a leadership position? You know the type person I am writing about, a person that couldn't lead a dog on a walk, but has been given the responsibility of leading a large and well-established organization.

The Essence of Leadership

What is more important, leadership or teamwork? Leadership or consensus management? Today we hear frequently about teams, team-building, and teamwork on the one hand and management by consensus on the other. Although both teamwork and consensus building are critical skills in a leader, neither are substitutes for capable leadership itself.

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UK's Theresa May Stands Firm as Brexit Backers Plot Challenge
Asked if she would carry on if she won a confidence vote by just one vote -- a scenario that is hypothetical -- her answer was revealing: “Leadership is about taking the right decisions not the easy ones.” For now it seems the threshold to trigger that ...
Pound Plummets After Brexit Minister Quits; PM May's Leadership in QuestionTheStreet.com
Brexiteer calls for leadership challenge to topple Theresa MayPOLITICO.eu
Theresa May fights to save Brexit deal as MPs plot leadership challengeFinancial Times
WTVM -Business Insider -Express.co.uk
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Explainer: How does a leadership challenge to a Conservative UK prime minister work?
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's position as leader of the Conservative Party - and consequently her premiership - is under threat after Brexit minister Dominic Raab resigned in protest at her proposed exit deal with the European Union.
Conservative Party leadership contest EXPLAINED: How the Tories will elect next leaderExpress.co.uk
How does a Conservative leadership contest work?JOE.co.uk

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Business Insider

Mark Zuckerberg's spectacular failure of leadership shows why some Facebook investors are desperate to fire him
Business Insider
The New York Times' exposé on Facebook's crisis management exposes a spectacular failure in leadership from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The report suggests he was at best uninterested in some of the scandals that engulfed his company and at worst ...
New portrait of Facebook leadership under attackAxios
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through CrisisNew York Times
Full transcript: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Recode DecodeRecode
Facebook Newsroom
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The Recorder

Foundation looks to boost women in university leadership
The Recorder
The September report, “Women's Power Gap in Higher Education,” ranked 93 colleges and universities in Massachusetts based on the number of women who served in the most recent academic year as president, on governing boards or in senior leadership ...
Foundation Targeting 3 Local Universities To Boost Women In LeadershipWBUR
Women's group aims to get more females in leadership roles at state collegesWWLP.com

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The Boston Globe

House freshmen are tangled up in Democrats' leadership fight
The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON — Joe Neguse, Colorado's 34-year-old newly elected congressman, ran his pathbreaking bid for Congress on big ideas like offering health care for all, increasing the minimum wage, and ending the influence of special interests in the nation's ...
The generational gulf between House Democrats is shaping their leadership fightWashington Post
All the Democrats running for top spots in the HouseVox
House Democratic leadership is dominated by coastal states, has a 'geographic diversity" problemBusiness Insider
The CT Mirror -TPM -The Hill
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PBS NewsHour

For some House Democrats, leadership choice is 'establishment vs. change'
PBS NewsHour
One of the largest groups of congressional freshmen in recent memory has begun orientation on Capitol Hill. Will party leadership reflect the new representatives or rely on established legislators? Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca., is confident she'll become ...


Kevin McCarthy elected minority leader, will lead House Republicans after Paul Ryan's exit
Washington (CNN) Rep. Kevin McCarthy was elected House minority leader Wednesday in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans, putting the California Republican in position to lead House GOP members after Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Capitol Hill ...
Liz Cheney wins House GOP leadership postThe Hill
Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell re-elected as Senate picks leadership for next CongressCNBC
Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell hang on to their Senate leadership rolesVox
Politico -Wall Street Journal -Washington Post -Politics
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Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Local firefighters union files formal charges against Verona Fire Department leadership
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
VERONA, Wis. - The local firefighters union is filing formal charges against Verona Fire Department leadership, according to a news release sent Wednesday. Fire Fighters Local 311 called for the resignation of Verona Fire Chief Joseph Giver and ...

Washington Post

Congressional leadership elections: House Republicans elect Kevin McCarthy as next leader; Pelosi seeks to shore up ...
Washington Post
With last week's midterms largely in the rearview mirror, leadership elections are the order of the day on Capitol Hill. In morning meetings, both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) won ...
'We have a better foot to put forward.' KY Senate GOP floor leader faces challenge.Lexington Herald Leader

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The Guardian

Nancy Pelosi addresses leadership challenge and suggests sexism could be factor – live updates
The Guardian
The supervisor of elections in Florida's Palm Beach County said there's a “very slim” likelihood her office will complete a recount by the legally mandated 3pm deadline, according to the Associated Press. Susan Bucher said the likely failure to meet ...

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