Engagement: The Second “E” in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model

E stands for engagement. Leaders do not motivate, but they create an environment where people are motivated (and not demotivated) to do their best work. Money is not the only motivator, and sometimes not the main motivator for people to produce excellence, especially for long term performance. Leaders must assume that not everyone is motivated … More Engagement: The Second “E” in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model

Decision-Making: The “D” in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model

The next letter in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Development Model is D. D stands for Decision-Making. Leaders must humble themselves and acknowledge that they may not be the smartest one on the team, or the one with the best perspective on every issue at all times. Leaders take the time to identify, gather and then analyze the … More Decision-Making: The “D” in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model

Alignment: The “A” in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model.

The next letter in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Development Model is A. A stands for alignment. When people clearly understand the vision, mission and strategy of the organization, there is alignment. When employees understand how their job contributes to the fulfillment of the vision and mission, there is alignment. When employees’ personal values are in agreement with … More Alignment: The “A” in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model.

Servant Leadership Presentation at the Leaders Serving Beaver County “Thursday Breakfast Series”

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ time-tested way of servant leadership will be the focus of the upcoming Leaders Serving Beaver County leader’s workshop featuring the third installment of content from the popular book Forged in Steel, co-authored by Tunch Ilkin and Damian Williams. The workshop is part of the organization’s mission to raise up and develop the … More Servant Leadership Presentation at the Leaders Serving Beaver County “Thursday Breakfast Series”

Next Installment of the L.E.A.D.E.R.S Developmental Model–E–Ethics

E stands for Ethics. 1.  Ethics is about more than finances and process; it’s about the treatment of people. 2.  Ethics stems from character and virtue. 3.  Standards and values must be lived, not just discussed. The first “E” in the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model refers to ethics and the ethical values and behavior of leaders and their organizations. … More Next Installment of the L.E.A.D.E.R.S Developmental Model–E–Ethics

The L.E.A.D.E.R.S Development Model

As part of the growth of the 3Rivers Leadership Institute I have created a leadership development tool based on the acrostic L.E.A.D.E.R.S.  This model is the foundation for the leadership development experiences that I provide through the services of the 3Rivers Leadership Institute. Each letter stands for a component of the model: L –Leadership E–Ethics A–Alignment D–Decision Making … More The L.E.A.D.E.R.S Development Model

Employee Engagement: Still a Problem

The concept of Employee Engagement made a big splash when it hit the leadership and management literature over a decade ago. Researchers described three types of workers within the framework of EE: (1) engaged; (2) non-engaged; and (3) disengaged. Engaged employees are passionately connected to their organization’s vision and mission and use ‘discretionary’ time toward … More Employee Engagement: Still a Problem

Contagious Humility: Next Leaders Serving Beaver Workshop

I’ve been associated with Leaders Serving Beaver County (LSBC)  since its founding in 2004.  For over six years I’ve served as a board member.  LSBC is a wonderful organization that seeks to bring leaders of all types and organizations together to learn how to get better at what they do.  As a faith-based entity, LSBC integrates … More Contagious Humility: Next Leaders Serving Beaver Workshop

Thinking About Change?

Change—it’s a word that for some evokes feelings of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. For others, it means a new adventure, an improvement, or a chance to discover something “new and improved.” No matter how we respond to change, in today’s world of work and life, it’s ubiquitous and has no end in sight. Here’s what … More Thinking About Change?