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The U.S. Marine Corps teaches that deep expertise is essential for effective leadership. This article explores 3 principles we can apply in business.
Motivational leadership quotes from Donald Trump and Andrew Carnegie provide different business mogul motivation for business owners and managers.
Want to know how a leader makes employees feel valued and important? A few simple actions and beliefs shine through the answers. Find out what they are.
Businesses start because the founder had a vision about what he could create. Sharing the vision in a way that compels action is the secret to leadership.
Running to keep up with nonprofit stuff? Here are my picks of the best reading for this month.
During Air Force Basic Training, T.I.s organize their flight and assign leadership positions such as Dorm Chief and Element Leaders. Learn more here.
A truly great leader knows they should apologize during these 10 situations.
Think of this as your how-to guide to great leadership.
Success isn’t just about working hard, it’s about being a strong leader.
Unlike “Always be innovating,” you can actually follow this advice.
Even if you’re not a leader yet, you can get ready by learning this key skill.
You’re not the only person who’s feeling like your current position isn’t helping you get anywhere with your leadership skills. Here’s how to help yourself.
It’s time to reconsider your conceptions of leadership.
Finding our what your leadership style is can be tough. If you want to make sure you’re leading your team effectively, avoid these five styles of management.
Want to be a kick-ass manager? Here are the perfect seven books to embrace all the skills needed to be a leader.
Leadership isn’t one size fits all. You should know all of the options and pick the best leadership style based on each particular situation.
Getting a promotion doesn’t make you a leader, taking the time to gain the skills does. Here’s how to get started building leadership skills.
It’s time to step up your game and be a stellar leader. But how do you do that?
What “thought leadership” really means, and why you should care.
Here’s a list of 10 leadership books you should read this year to improve your skills as a manager, boss, or even CEO.
No matter what your position, these four leadership skills will come in handy.
Sharing your ideas is one of the best ways to build your personal brand. So, get noticed by writing a thought leadership article on LinkedIn.
Being vulnerable isn’t a sign of weakness. Actually, the best bosses know it’s a leadership trait that’ll help them build stronger teams.
In this video, leadership coach Drew Dudley challenges us to see how we are all leaders, in small ways, every day.
The newspapers are riddled with stories of deceit and deception from leaders in both the commercial and government sectors. Leaders everywhere face the challenge of disenfranchised and disengaged employees, who, in many instances, attribute these …
If you have ever had a colleague, boss, teacher, coach, mentor, or relative who made a genuine commitment to you, to help you do things you might not have believed you were capable of, then you know the power of commitment to another person. Indi…
A president is elected every four years, but he or she does not run the government alone. Thousands of political appointments must be made to establish the White House’s leadership of the executive branch.
One can assume that readers of this publication are probably not only interested in leadership development, but are, quite likely, students of leadership theory and practice as well. Most of us have become familiar with the customary, sometimes tedious, repackaging of the same list of good leadership characteristics. But when was the last time your personal standard of leadership was really challenged?
A new CCL study offers insight into the leadership development needs of government leaders and offers some on-the job solutions to help enhance the skills of current leaders and create leaders for tomorrow. Do you put your staff at ease or do you push them a bit, leading them to greatness? According to a new survey from the Center for…
It’s the perfect time to ignite leadership and management reform in the public sector.
The U.S. Army established a leadership studies department at West Point in the late 1970s that has become a standard for successful leadership development programs. The first chair of the departmentthe Department of Behavioral Science and LeadershipGeneral Howard Prince, was the founding dean of the…
Leadership Development Must Be REAL: Responsive, Early, Accessible, Lasting
In The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders, two accomplished professors from Long Island University, M.A. Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas, challenge prevailing leadership development models.
Individuality, Integration: Leadership Styles in Team Collaboration
The federal government is suffering from a serious leadership deficit, and that deficit has only grown in recent years given the challenges facing the United States. Thats the major headline to emerge from a recent report published by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) in conjunction with cons…
Telecommuting is an important component to business success and survival. More than one-third of Americans would prefer the opportunity to do it over a pay raise. It is so important that President Obama signed the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, which requires agencies to create a teleworking strategy. However, despite the realized importance and value of teleworking, only 5.2 percent of the more than 60 percent of federal employees eligible for virtual work arrangements actually telework on a regular basis. While federal agencies are slower to embrace telecommuting than are private companies, telecommuting is here to stay and will rise in popularity as agencies recognize its full potential. Federal leaders must be prepared to employ innovative approaches to managing and motivating more diverse and disparate employees. Fundamentally, they must ensure they have the skills to lead via virtual communication on tight budgets.
Encouraging Women to Join Government Leadership Ranks
As processes and hierarchies continue to flatten and public sector budgets persist in red ink, the search for relevant, cost-effective training grows ever more important. Public agencies at all levels of government are subject to escalating pressure from nongovernmental sectors both domestically and…
The 1992 Los Angeles riots led law enforcement executives to the department of behavioral sciences at West Point. Its curriculum would evolve and prove effective in enhancing leadership. One test came September 11.
When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, he changed the course of the Civil War and transformed the lives of millions of enslaved blacks. Looking back through the lens of the 21st century, we can easily appreciate the profound consequences of this one act. But history is lived forward, not backward, and in early 1862, many of Lincoln’s most ardent supporters worried that he might never make this fundamental break with the past. Why did Lincoln hesitate, and…
There are now more women in management positions, but there are still very few women executives. Lynda McDermott explains three leadership skills women must acquire to climb the career ladder.
Are women making progress in leadership roles? It’s a reasonable question. There are currently 15 Fortune 500 companies run by women – the same number as last year, though some of the names have changed. Katharine Graham of The Washington Post was the first female executive to run a Fortune 500 company when the media firm…
The cover story this month is on a very hot topic and one that has been around for quite a while: lack of women in the C-suite.
Highlights of how a Fortune 50 training executive partnered with research experts to validate a leadership model for middle managers that is the foundation of the ASTD book, The Self-Aware Leader.
Tips for establishing effective leadership teams.
An international food retailer uses culture to drive leadership development.
Results from the Miller Heiman Sales Best Practices Study provide insight on how best to enrich the development of salespeople.
New research identifies five trends most affecting leadership today.
The workplace has changed tremendously during the past 70 years, but the need to develop strong, capable leaders to succeed in this fast-paced work environment has remained constant.
Less than one-fourth of executives are satisfied with their organizations’ global leadership.
The top challenges for managers of virtual teams are trust and communication. Tips for managing your virtual workforce.
A review of Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee
Three fundamental skills global leaders should have.
Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, founders of the Zenger Folkman leadership development consultancy, have developed a free self-assessment that enables people to determine what leadership skills they have, and how they compare with others.
A study shows that leadership abilities are partially dictated by our DNA.
Corporate training can be a win-win for leaders professionally and personally.
Transition of top-level leadership can present numerous challenges to organizations. In the first decade of the 21st century, the challenges are more acute than at any time in the recent past. The retirement of the baby boom generation, increased demand for accountability and performance of organizations, and the speed and…
Set yourself up for having breakthrough moments.
Data from SHL uncovers the global distribution of leadership talent.
How to identify, develop, and sponsor physician leaders.
The simplest leadership development programs may be the most effective and sustainable.
A group of developing leaders gains new skills while helping children in need. The following story was shared by Kim Arnold, senior director of leadership and organizational development at McAfee. Client>> McAfee, a computer security company headquartered in Santa Clara, California Pr…
Successful leadership transitions require support from managers and peers.
All leaders want to earn the trust of their followers. But how is this done?
More than one news report commended President Obama for admitting he made a mistake in his choices for performance czar and secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. So why would so many make such a big deal about three little words? Because as one newspaper put it, “true leaders admit their m…
CEO buy-in and involvement are required to make succession planning work.
Emerging megatrends will establish new standards for global leadership success.
Instead of giving up on its struggling president, one organization chooses to invest in her development, and collects a worthwhile return.
The national news has featured stories about corporate greed and irresponsibility, and a large percentage of performance improvement professionals are being asked to implement companywide leadership ethics training. The time is right to make ethical leadership a central theme during leadership conversations and in leadersh…
Did you watch the polls during the primaries and leading up to the U.S. presidential election? Are you all polled out? I know I was, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read a book by a couple of guys from Gallup based on polling research on leadership. On the other hand, it wasn’t politics, and the topic was leadership, so I…
A review of Leadership Conversations: Challenging High-Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz
So what’s wrong? Millions of dollars are being spent annually on leadership development programs, but corporate America is in crisis, confidence in leaders is plummeting, and a recent DDI survey finds that more than one-third of all new leaders fail. What’s wrong with leadership development? “Th…
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner have created a mobile app called the Leadership Challenge Mobile Leader Tool, available for your Apple device.
The greatest obstacle to leading others is lack of self-knowledge and inner focus.
Five practices you can put into play every day to grow your leadership skills.
Blend technical, soft skills for better results.
On his blog, John Maxwell on Leadership, he shares his thoughts on leadership and lessons from his vast arsenal of leadership education materials, and provides his reading list and book-writing process.
Leaders are critical about creating a sustainable culture of innovation, but they shouldn’t be.
For Tamar Elkeles, combining vision and strategy with implementation is integral to a leading-edge career in learning.
Art-themed activities can help reinforce leadership concepts.
A leadership strategy is a future-focused, long-term business plan that ensures that the organization has the right capabilities (strategic, operational, and organizational) to be competitive today and in the future.