Tag: leadership

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 […]

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 […]