Category: Leadership

Leadership ideas and considerations

You Need Leadership Development, Not Coaching

When it comes to leadership coaching, studies have demonstrated that regression into pre-coaching views is common. There is a really good reason why this is true. I believe that sharing the following might help you make a better decision regarding your own leadership development. Let’s start by differentiating leadership training, leadership development, and leadership coaching. […]

Pep Rally Leadership

There seem to be two basic approaches to leadership and its development. There is the “pep rally leadership” approach, and then there is the approach that utilizes the actual science of leadership. Understanding the difference is critical when choosing which road to go down, especially when either individual or organizational investments are on the line […]

Leadership Considerations for Organizational Change

I want to provide you with a few things to consider regarding organizational change. In an entry in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Randall and Coakley state that “Leadership is more than an individual acting in a position. It is a process in which change initiatives must emanate from key stakeholders, all of whom […]

Communicating the Vision

A leader without vision is like fish without water. Similarly, a leader incapable of sharing their vision is like an armless person trying to share a warm hug. Statements such as these are visually descriptive and help others visualize the message we are trying to convey. This is a critical leadership skill. Kouzes and Posner […]

The Dunning-Kruger Danger

Confidence is essential for leaders. However, sometimes the level of that confidence is unwarranted. Moreover, such confidence becomes dangerous when the leader is unaware that such confidence is unwarranted. The Dunning-Kruger Effect is a psychological phenomenon in which individuals with low levels of competence overestimate their abilities and underestimate the abilities of others. Sometimes labeled […]

The Importance of Skill Development

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics play an increasingly significant role in the workforce. Soon, they will play a large role in our health and in our homes. As machines continue to become more advanced, individuals need to develop skills that complement, rather than compete with, those of machines to remain relevant in the age of […]

Leadership Lesson: 10 Things Leaders Must Know

Leaders must know that the term Leadership has been cheapened in recent years. This is due largely to people with no leadership background whatsoever trying to teach it or write about it. These people are really doing nothing more than making the entire industry look bad because they claim to be leadership professionals but ultimately […]

Essential Qualities of Great Leaders Per Machiavelli

Machiavelli’s The Prince is an insightful piece meant to demonstrate the fragility of power. In that, Machiavelli provides a slew of qualities of both evil and great leaders. However, several stand out as essential for all great leaders to understand. Furthermore, such perspectives can be used in various settings after even a little critical reflection. […]

Time Management? How About Time Leadership?

Many leaders struggle with time management for a variety of different reasons. It can be hard to manage time. After all, it does not stop or slow down, regardless of how hard we might try and regardless of what we need to get done. So what if there was a better way? Time management is […]

Protect Yourself: Be the Fox and a Lion

Have you ever been told to be a fox and a lion? Fraud comes in many forms. Scammers are seemingly everywhere. Many people will take advantage of the weak, and leaders cannot afford to be the target. So, what can be done to protect yourself? Machiavelli may have the answer. In section 18 of The […]