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
During the past several years, the phrase “Agile Leadership” has received a lot of attention. A lot has been written about agile leadership, and it seems to be today’s HOT BUTTON in the world of leadership practice. … More Agile Leadership: What’s All the Buzz About? Part I
I’ve attached an article Dr. John Stanko and I wrote about a year ago and that was published in the Leader to Leader Journal edited by Frances Hesselbein and the Hesselbein Leadership Forum. It’s about our book, The Leadership Carol. I thought you might enjoy reading it this time of year. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A39c1d010-74b9-4c26-8bdb-18cbb2afaf1f I trust that you will … More Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
After a bit of a “hiatus,” I’m back with a few more blogs posts about DECISION MAKING. Today, I share another interesting angle on the nature of decision making and how decisions are often made. … More Decision Making: It’s not always the “rational” approach that is the best choice.
When it comes to making “successful” decisions, that is, decisions that achieve their intended purpose, especially important, strategic ones, the track record is somewhat dismal. Perhaps I’m being too kind. In fact, research shows that at least 50% of all such decisions fail to accomplish what the decision makers had hoped for. There are many reasons why … More Decision Making: Good Implementation or Bad Implementation–That is the Issue.
This blog entry is one of a series that I plan to share with you about Decision Making. It is a topic that has garnered a lot of attention during the past 20 years. Interestingly, when we started the M.S. in Organizational Leadership Program in 1995, and included in our curriculum a course entitled, “Leadership and … More Decision Making: First Installment
Many of us who embrace the overarching framework of Servant Leadership believe it is the “right” thing to do. That is, we are committed, in principle, to the perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors that represent the servant leader. All too often, though, others believe that Servant Leadership represents practices that are soft, that are easy to perform, that … More Servant Leadership: It’s Not Only Right; It Works!
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”
During the past years, I’ve researched, thought, written, and taught others about Servant Leadership. Most importantly, I’ve worked myself to emulate the attitude, perspective, and behaviors of a Servant Leader. I’ve gained many, many life-changing insights, made valuable observations, and reached helpful conclusions during this process. And, so, I thought I would share with you … More Musings on Servant Leadership
Below are links to some of the video presentations that I’ve taped during the past few years. The topics include SERVANT LEADERSHIP, TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP, LEADER CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, and other leadership-related issues. One of the links is to the LIVECAST Webinar hosted by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell. The LIVECAST Webinar is a series of short, … More Leadership Video Presentations