Leaders versus Managers

Managers are receiving a bad rap in my opinion. I enjoy learning and sharing about leadership, so I keep up fairly well with the current literature. Additionally, I have been an adjunct professor at the graduate level for about 14 years often teaching on management / leadership using various texts. I have seen a bit … Continue reading Leaders versus Managers

“Secret Fears of Great Leaders” by Greg Salciccioli

Fear is one of our greatest limiters in life. Greg Salciccioli has an excellent post on the Coachwell site about the fears that leaders often face. Following is an excerpt from Greg's post: When life brings the inevitable challenges that every leader will face, we should remember this quote. Roosevelt says: “Courage is not the absence of … Continue reading “Secret Fears of Great Leaders” by Greg Salciccioli

leader versus manager?

Managers are receiving a bad rap in my opinion. I enjoy learning and sharing about leadership, so I keep up fairly well with the current literature. Additionally, I have been an adjunct professor at the graduate level for about 14 years often teaching on leadership using various texts. I have seen a bit of a … Continue reading leader versus manager?

what does it mean to lead?

What does it mean to lead? What does it look like to you? So, so much is written about the subject, including this blog, that it gets overwhelming. Let me point you to some ancient, and very current, wisdom on what it means to lead.  ". . . shepherd the flock of God that is … Continue reading what does it mean to lead?

what lens is your leadership team looking through?

Good Friday morning! Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to work with several senior leadership teams of various types of organizations. All of them were made up of good, intelligent, and professional people. Yet, some of them were dealing with a common issue found in many senior leadership teams. This issue … Continue reading what lens is your leadership team looking through?

the high cost of leadership

Leadership done well comes with a high price tag. Done rightly, leadership is a lifestyle that puts great value on those being led. As a leader that values those you lead, you come to understand what it means to be a good steward of other lives. It costs you to get your people out of trouble … Continue reading the high cost of leadership

a note to senior leaders – their commitment may be more important than your insights

Good blog post by Marshall Goldsmith, "Their Commitment Might Mean More Than Our Insight". He talks about how much more powerful employee commitment to an idea is than is the "brilliant" insight of the leader. Following is a paragraph from his post: The next time you are working with a direct report or team member … Continue reading a note to senior leaders – their commitment may be more important than your insights

are you a bearer of hope?

Good Monday morning to you! One of the most important things that a leader does for his people is to give them hope. Not false hope, but true hope. We have to be honest with our team about the obstacles and difficulties ahead of us, but at the same time it is our job to … Continue reading are you a bearer of hope?