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Fortune just named the 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders.' Only one current US elected official is on it - Washington Post
Working on World Order: Help Wanted for Twenty-First Century US Leadership - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
Character -- Why It Matters In Leaders
"Character is much easier kept than recovered." -Thomas Paine"The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
Three Growth Guidelines from Stephen Covey
I have been looking for answers to what it takes to create a winning corporate culture in the midst of today's confusing economic indicators. If I rely solely on history or economic indicators, I won't find the answers.
Chris Top 7 Favorite Leadership Books
1. The West Point Way of Leadership.
5 Steps on How to Set and Achieve Your Goals
Which one is a goal? I will lose 15 pounds I want to run a marathon Quit smoking All of the above None of the above The correct answer is (5) - none of the above. The first three are wishes, not goals.
Lessons In Leadership: What Not To Do... From A Canoe!
When it comes to fishing, my husband takes the lead. But his lack of leadership ability in a recent canoe trip on the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota offered wonderful lessons on how leaders can unknowingly screw up.
Are You The Most Powerful Leader You Can Be?
As someone who teaches, manages, parents or influences you'll probably already be aware that powerful leadership is not just about the boss, it's about the team, irrespective of whether that team is in the classroom, in the office or around your home.In a driven world of instant access and fast everything the view of leadership being top down has become dated, and dare I say it, dangerous.
The Greatest Leaders Are Often The Worst Leaders
It's a common occurrence, a CEO leads a company to record earnings, retires and in months, those once high-flying earnings are dropping like shot ducks.Observers blame the new leadership team.
Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Experience
Recently I attended Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Experience training. This was a 24 hour course starting Friday evening.
Characteristics of a Good Leader
It's interesting to hear the responses from executives when I ask them, "What are the characteristics of a good Leader?"If I ask that question in a large room of executives, or even upper level managers the answers will be all over the map, and many are conflicting.A couple of the usual answers are: A leader is someone that empowers those working for him to make their own decisions.
Ask Yourself Whats In It For WE?
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
10 Attributes of Effective Strategic Leaders!
Did you know that people who lead strategically resemble fine-tuned machines? By focusing on their strategies, leaders see a bigger picture, they understand the reasons why and recognize the worthiness of elusive opportunities.Effective leaders make strategic use of and add value to every challenge in four important ways:1) Thinking through the lessons to be learned in each situation;2) Leveraging the available sources, imports and exports of energy;3) Boosting weak, diffused signals and messages of meaning;4) Sharpening the leading edge of innovative efforts - their people.
Dissolving Conflict Through Reframing
Reframing is looking at the situation with a new set of eyes. Its asking your self if you have a clear picture of the situation and of what is happening around you.
Top 25 Leadership Quotations
Ponder what it takes to be a true leader with these practical quotes that will lead you to a more precise understanding of the secrets to successful leadership..
Choose Your Best Life: Where Are Your Choices Leading You?
According to the dictionary choice means "to select freely after consideration, to have a preference for, to take an alternative and of high caliber." Based on this definition, I believe choice is the act of careful selection, identifying preferences and exploring quality alternatives that lead to freedom.
Supervisor Training: Helpful Tips to Lead Your Pack
A new supervisor is hired to anchor a gardening project that has fallen apart. The last supervisor walked out on the job because he was overwhelmed with the high expectations of the project.
Three Factors Of Leadership Motivation
Leaders do nothing more important than get results. But you can't get results by yourself.
Leadership Development for Success
In today's highly competitive world, there is a lot of pressure on leaders to create highly productive organizations. To be successful with this task, leaders will need all of the talent, skills, techniques, and experience they can muster through leadership development.
Steps to Becoming a Good Leader
STEPS TO BECOMING A GOOD LEADER: 1. Develop a master plan.
It Begins Like This
Jonathan was drunk multiple times before ever completing elementary school; his father fed him bourbon so Jonathan would resist less while being sexually molested. On the night his mother was released from jail, Jonathan rode eagerly by his father's side to pick her up.
Four Obstacles to Exceptional Leadership--Part 1
"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them." -- Orison Swett MardenEvery day leaders are faced with challenges to expand their thinking, overcome obstacles and embrace potential growth.
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