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True Leaders — July 28, 2016

True Leaders

True leaders stand their ground when others take a step back and shy away from accountability. -Enna B

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Why Leaders Need Courage — LeadToday — July 13, 2016

Why Leaders Need Courage — LeadToday

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities…because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill The Roman historian Tacitus once said, “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” Today we might translate that to something like “always playing it safe makes it much harder to succeed.” […]

via Why Leaders Need Courage — LeadToday

How to Bypass Frustration and Lead with Patience — Blanchard LeaderChat —

How to Bypass Frustration and Lead with Patience — Blanchard LeaderChat

As a leader, you’ve probably encountered situations that can be frustrating. Perhaps your direct report did something wrong or you had too much on your plate. How did you deal with that situation? I was recently asked at a gathering of friends how I remained so positive. Did I have a secret daily ritual of […]

via How to Bypass Frustration and Lead with Patience — Blanchard LeaderChat

Think About This — LeadToday —
16 Expressions of Underhanded Resistance Pt. 2 — Leadership Freak —

16 Expressions of Underhanded Resistance Pt. 2 — Leadership Freak

The danger of underhanded resistance is you don’t see it coming. Skillful leaders know polite foot dragging, agreement without follow through, and recurring “confusion” are underhanded resistance. Malicious or innocent: Underhanded resistance is always malicious, even when it smiles. It may be motivated by insecurities or disagreement, but it has one objective. Keep things the […]

via 16 Expressions of Underhanded Resistance Pt. 2 — Leadership Freak

5 Ways Sincere Leaders Promote Irresponsibility — Leadership Freak —

5 Ways Sincere Leaders Promote Irresponsibility — Leadership Freak

5 ways sincere leaders promote IRResponsibility: Help too soon. You tell people they aren’t responsible when you rush in to save the day. (You also suggest they aren’t capable.) Protect people from consequences. Don’t hang people out to dry – expect them to make things right. Nag, hover, and micro-manage. Tolerate patterns of poor performance. […]

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How leaders’ behaviors affect their people — Make Your Strategy Work —

How leaders’ behaviors affect their people — Make Your Strategy Work

Someone (I think it was Woody Allen) said that the role of the leader is to demonstrate how to act to his/her people. It’s sound advice. The most admired leaders show a focus and determination on achieving goals, getting things done, welcoming ideas, generating enthusiasm, using data and evidence to make decisions, being compassionate with […]

via How leaders’ behaviors affect their people — Make Your Strategy Work

Leaders, Don’t You Care? (9 Red Flags That Tell Employees You Don’t) — Leading in Context —

Leaders, Don’t You Care? (9 Red Flags That Tell Employees You Don’t) — Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton One of the hallmark requirements of ethical leadership is that we CARE about people, about their success, and about creating a positive work environment. If leaders fail to demonstrate that they care, that harms the culture. The 9 behaviors below are red flags for employees – pointing out that a leader doesn’t care.

via Leaders, Don’t You Care? (9 Red Flags That Tell Employees You Don’t) — Leading in Context

30 Seconds on Leadership….Run Your Race — July 8, 2016
30 Seconds on Leadership….Know When to Follow — July 5, 2016