Leadership is the process of directing the behavior of others toward the
accomplishment of some common objectives.
influencing people to get things done to a standard and quality above
their norm. And doing it willingly."15
As an element in social interaction, leadership
is a complex activity involving:
a process of
actors who are both leaders and followers
a range of possible outcomes the achievement of goals, but also the
commitment of individuals to such goals, the enhancement of group cohesion
and the reinforcement of change of
Building Better Leaders
Leadership attributes are the inner
or personal qualities that constitute effective leadership. These attributes
include a large array of characteristics such as values, character, motives,
habits, traits, motives, style, behaviors, and skills.
The Leader Is Best, When...
The leader is best,...
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
The people say, 'We did it ourselves.'...
within their organization. They supply a shared
to achieve more than they may ever have dreamed possible.
They are able to articulate a shared vision in
a way that inspires others to act.
lead by example.
People do what they have to do for
a manager. Inspired and
people do their best for an inspirational leader...
Articulate Your Vision
of rapid changes and
knowledge-based enterprises, managerial work becomes
increasingly a leadership task.
In the increasingly turbulent
and competitive environment firms face today, a new type of
"entrepreneurial" leader distinct from other behavioral forms of
managerial leadership is required.
is the primary force behind
Entrepreneurial leaders discover emerging business opportunities and
to act on the
They execute through inspiration and develop implementation capacity
networks through a complex web of aligned relationships...
The Foundation of Leadership:
Achieving Extraordinary Results
By: Brian Tracy
The most important quality of leadership, the
one quality for which you want to be known, is extraordinary performance,
with the goal of
achieving extraordinary results. These results then serve as an
inspiration to others to perform at equally exceptional levels. People
ascribe leadership to those men and women who they feel can most enable them
to achieve important goals or objectives...
9 Signs of a Losing Organization
Lack of Leadership Skills:
entrepreneurial spirit; leadership style on the
part of management is either too directive or too hands-off;
managers do not
they just administrate and micromanage; weak
5 Basic Elements
create positive change
see change as an opportunity...
Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors Leaders Make
Develop a Clear Vision
The one quality that all
have in common is that they have a
clear and exciting
for the future. This is something that only the leader can do.
Only the leader can think about the future and plan for the
future each day...
Tips for Making the Vision a Reality
A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer
Switch of Performance
do you work on attaining the consistent, emotionally intelligent leadership
behaviors that breed success in yourself and others? Here are a few other
suggestions to consider that can improve your and your team's performance...
Leadership as a Source of
Leadership is imperative for
molding a group of people into a
them into a force that serves as a
competitive business advantage.
Leaders know how to make people
function in a collaborative fashion, and how to
motivate them to excel their performance. Leaders also know how to
the individual team member's quest with the goal of producing
an outcome that exceeds the sum of individual inputs. Leaders require that
their team members forego the quest for personal best in concert with the
An important measure of a leader's
own success is he success of his or her followers. The strength of a leader
is measured by the ability to facilitate the self-leadership of others. The
first critical step towards this goal is to master self-leadership. If
leaders want to lead somebody, they must first lead themselves.
help each of their follower to develop into an effective self-leader by
providing them with the behavioral and cognitive skills necessary to
exercise self-leadership. "Super-leaders establish
reward, and in many other ways foster self-leadership in
individuals, teams, and wider
25 Lessons from Jack Welch
18 Leadership Lessons from Colin Powell
most important question in
becomes not "How well did you perform your job since the last time we
met?" but "How much did you change it?"
Great leaders are almost always great
simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to
offer a solution everybody can understand. The result? Clarity of
purpose, credibility of leadership, and integrity of organization....
Becoming a Motivational Leader
To become a motivational leader, you
motivating yourself. You motivate yourself with a big
vision, and as you move progressively toward its
and enthuse others to work with you to fulfill that vision...
is valued currency. It allows us to create bonds of trust, it gives
us insights into what others may be feeling or thinking; it
helps us understand how or why others are reacting to
situations, it sharpens our people acumen and informs our
decisions. Empathy is also particularly critical to
in this age of young, independent, highly marketable and
What is Leadership? Three Simple One-line Answers...
Responsibility, and Source of Power of a Leader...
Four Competencies that Leaders Need To Develop...
Positioning of a Leader...
Emotional Task of the Leader...
Coaching a Vital Skill for Leaders...
Leader as Servant...
Leading by Example...
Pacing and Leading...
Integrity - the New Leadership Story...
Three Levels of
Leadership in Organizations...
Managing Resistance To Change...
Leading Organizational Change...
How To Make Big Changes...
Pros and Cons of Situational Leadership...
Strategic Leadership Lessons...
Leading an Adaptive Organization...
2 Sets of Skills of a Good Leader in a Hierarchical Organization...
Case in Point
Leadership Effectiveness Survey (LES)...
Case in Point