I’m very pleased and excited to announce the publishing of my latest book, The LEADERS Model: Essential Practices For Today’s Leaders. Once again, I was blessed to work with Dr. John Stanko, my colleague and friend, as the co-author. This is the second such collaboration with John, having together wrote the book, The Leadership Carol: … More Our Latest Book: The LEADERS Model
As a kid, my mother was fond of quoting the verse, “Be ye kind, one to another (King James Version no less),” when she saw me and my brothers “mixing it up.” Often (sorry, perhaps at times), the immediate effect of her words was to calm things down. If that didn’t work, then others actions … More Kind Leadership: It’s the “Kind” of Leadership We All Want
I am a questioner. I ask questions. I don’t mean the type that always express skepticism–that I don’t believe what someone is saying–and that put people on the defensive. Rather, I ask questions to find out what someone is thinking. I ask questions to get them to think, to help them discover something they already … More Good Leadership: The Art of Asking Questions
I stated in my last blog about becoming Resilient that it’s more than just a laundry list of things to check off and “shazam” — you now have resilience! Rather, a significant part of this process usually includes going through the meat-grinder of real-life. As you work hard to deal with those major challenges, you … More Resilience: Bonus Information
A lot more attention is being given to Resilience these days. The impact of Covid-19 has largely been responsible for this surge in interest. Small business shutdowns, the greatly overworked numbers of healthcare workers, increases in unemployment, housing and food insecurity, students of all ages required to study remotely, and the worry of contracting Covid-19 … More Resilience: Now More Than Ever
Often, when we hear the word “bully,” we immediately think of the terrible problem that schools face when students verbally, physically, and otherwise abuse fellow students. And, we are all too familiar of the awful consequences that occur when those bullied students strike back. Unfortunately, though, other organizations, as well, may be full of bullies. What is often … More No One Likes a “Bully” Leader.
It’s an interesting question. I’ve done a lot of reading, research, teaching, and introspection of my own experiences regarding the true catalyst (or nature) of developing intrinsically motivated individuals. Many believe that the leader is mostly responsible for providing the inspiration and influence necessary to inspire and stimulate in followers the desire to work to … More Does the Leader REALLY “Motivate?”
In this short video clip, best-selling author and friend, Ken Blanchard, shares why we have to take an introspective look at our ego in order to become effective Servant Leaders. And if you have not yet done so, please check out the just-released book, Servant Leadership In Action, edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell. I … More Servant Leadership Requires an “Ego Check”
Professor and author of ethics and leadership studies, Joanne Ciulla, made that statement some years ago. It’s a great statement–short and to the point–about one of the building blocks of leadership. I’ve used it a lot during discussions about ethics and leadership. When I work with other leaders to help them become better ethical decision-makers, I … More “Good Leadership is Ethical Leadership”
Have you worked with or known leaders who behave as though they “know it all?” It doesn’t take long for that kind of leadership to wear thin among those who have to work in that environment and then begin to see the negative impact it has on the organization’s production and success. Who are the … More Are you a “know-it-all” leader?