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
When you hear or read the word “Leader,” do you think of yourself? Well, perhaps you should. Your initial reply to this question may be something like this: “I’m not in a position of authority or supervision. How can I consider myself to be a leader?” Such a response is not uncommon. For some years, … More ARE YOU A LEADER?
If you did not have the chance to view the LIVECAST event last week, featuring 20 leadership authors, each giving a 3-4 minute presentation about servant leadership, and who wrote chapters for the new book, Servant Leadership in Action, edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell, here is the link to the broadcast. Watch it anytime … More Ken Blanchard’s “LIVECAST” now available to watch anytime!
I encourage you to register for this FREE event to hear from those who have contributed chapters to the soon-to-be-released book, Servant Leadership in Action, edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell. During the LIVECAST, you’ll be able to view over 20, three minute presentations from these folks. You can even view these videos at your convenience … More Live, Free Webcast on Wednesday, February 28 sponsored by Ken Blanchard
A reminder that Dr. John Stanko and I will be at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the Waterworks Mall, Fox Chapel, PA, tomorrow, Saturday, November 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. We’ll be signing copies of our latest book, A Leadership Carol. Please stop by and join us. We look forward to seeing you then. … More Reminder: Book Signing Tomorrow at Waterworks Mall