Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across th...
A new Strategy& online survey helps you check your innovation proficiency.
Lisa McCarthy's insight:
I don't believe we pay enough attention to organisation creativity, even though this is what keeps organisation competitive and moving forward. I like the approach in this article, that is very similar to how OD would approach organisational analysis.
“The more a vision can be expressed in a vivid, imaginative way, the more it will motivate people to action in the present.”What is the difference between good leadership and great leadership? Walt knew what he needed to do inspire and motivate his team to be as passionate about a project as he was. He had mastered the art of communicating his vision to his team.
And how organizations can develop more of them.
Via Bobby Dillard
Lisa McCarthy's insight:
Research has shown that engaging leaders tend to have had early stretch experiences that shaped them; tend to share a set of beliefs about leading; and tend to exhibit certain behaviors that help to engage those around them.
My colleagues and I are often asked to ‘decode’ the process of business transformation and provide the repeatable ‘formula’ for success. I guess this is understandable given that widely quoted statistic – you know the one – that 70% of all change efforts fail. In a way, this interest in our work is very humbling.… Read the rest of this post & join the discussion →
Leadership presence is mysterious. Like charisma, authenticity, or influence, it can be hard to describe, yet we know it when we see it. Every senior leader wants more of this secret ingredient that distinguishes the leader of work from the leader of peop[le.
THE BUSINESS TIMES Life & Culture - WHILE members of Generation Y (born 1980-1994) are highly ambitious and socially confident, a new study says they are "severely lacking in traditional leadership skills"..
Some people believe that leadership is all about knowing things. They expect leaders to be experts, to have all the information they need at their fingertips. They believe leaders should know things, or at least be able to find answers quickly. Not only facts and information, leaders really ought to know what is going to happen …
The leaders who inspire me often act as if they do not know much about anything. They are open to listening to ideas they have not yet heard or analyzed. The inspiring leaders I know appreciate it is more motivating to ask questions than tell what they already know.