Category: Leadership

Leadership ideas and considerations

Leveraging Game Theory in Leadership

A big part of personal or organizational leadership is making pivotal decisions. Such decisions should be informed by strategic thinking, which (ideally) is informed by extensive knowledge and information (research). Strategic thinking and decision-making are crucial for any leader, and honing these abilities is paramount. Game theory can help! Game theory is a branch of […]

Blanchard – Five Change Leadership Strategies

In his book Leading at a Higher Level, Dr. Ken Blanchard suggests that change is like “permanent whitewater (Blanchard, 2018, p. 209).” I agree. In other words, change is constant and sometimes hard to handle. Unfortunately, people tend to resist change because they are drawn toward consistency (Mounsher, 2017). Perhaps this is another clue as […]

Leaders Are Not Managers

Despite decades of research and countless books and articles written on the differences between management and leadership, confusion persists between these two critical roles in organizations. I’ll be blunt. Leaders are not managers. Or better said, Leadership is not management. This confusion is a critical issue, as it can lead to misunderstandings, misaligned expectations, and […]

Strategic Leadership in a Nutshell

Let’s discuss the complex topic of strategic leadership and break it down into simple terms for easy understanding. Many times, the complexity of Strategic Leadership is underappreciated. This is a mistake because it is not as simple as some have tried to make it out to be. However, the individual steps can be broken down […]

Five Ideas to Help Develop Your Team Identity

Developing your group or team’s identity can be a challenge. This is especially true when your team is larger and more diverse. However, some things can be done to establish and foster a cohesive group identity. These are to enhance social support, increase the proximity of the members, increase the group’s distinctiveness, create a culture […]

Knowing Roles and Responsibilities

The importance of understanding and distinguishing between the various roles and responsibilities within an organization is crucial for organizational leaders. It is essential to comprehend the distinct roles of management, human resources, and leadership and the significance of hiring professionals with the necessary qualifications and experience in their respective fields. The thing to think about […]

Resistance to Change and What You Can Do to Help

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, is attributed with saying, “The only constant in life is change.” Dr. Ken Blanchard uses the metaphor of “permanent whitewater (Blanchard, 2018, p. 209).” Both are so true! Therein lies an irony. Change is constant and forever, yet people continue to resist it, personally and organizationally. Just as 80 percent of […]

The Danger of Authority Bias and Social Proof Regarding Leadership Advice

Leadership is a crucial aspect of any organization or community. It involves guiding, directing, and motivating others to achieve a common goal. However, not all leadership advice is created equal. Some advice, known as pseudo-leadership advice, can be detrimental to individuals and organizations. Pseudo-leadership advice can take many forms, from motivational quotes and slogans to […]

The Adversity Nexus: The Danger of Safety

The “Adversity Nexus,” also known as “Robertson’s Cycle,” is a comprehensive model that outlines the interconnected stages governing the rise and decline of individuals, organizations, and nation-states. The model emphasizes the interplay between adversity, leadership, growth, abundance, safety, and the potential pitfalls of focusing excessively on security. The key stages of the Adversity Nexus are […]

Solve DEI Issues With Vision

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are programs and efforts implemented by organizations to promote and ensure the representation and fair treatment of individuals from diverse backgrounds. These initiatives aim to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace and society by addressing and reducing discrimination and bias and creating opportunities for underrepresented groups. On the […]