Effective Leadership


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"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower



Leadership Attributes Results-based Leadership 1000ventures.com: The first-ever Business e-Coach Effective Leadership Stephen Covey Quotes

12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

  1. Inability to organize detail, thus admitting inability to do the job effectively... More

Creative Leadership DOs and DON'Ts

Inspirational Leadership

10 Roles

  1. Encourage entrepreneurial creativity and experimentation... More

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leaders: Provide vision. Managers: Provide resources.

Resulting synergy: Employee empowerment... More

Reasons Why People are Willing to Follow their Leaders

  • Leadership is essentially about helping people to achieve a better life

  • Leaders have vision; they are not just for themselves, they set a common goal and give direction to their followers

  • People are most willing to follow those who know what they are doing

  • In difficult positions, leadership flows to the person who knows what to do in a given situation

Your People Skills 360

Understand Perceptions

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles


12 Leadership Roles

  1. Create an inspiring vision; establish shared values; give direction and set stretch goals... More

Model of a Team Leader

  • Know everything – keep on top of your brief and your subject – knowledge gets respect... More

The 10 Key Project Leader Skills

Project Management: 2 Approaches


3 Strategies of Market Leaders

Steve Jobs' 12 Rules of Success


Leadership Lessons by Xenophon

  • Leadership is done from in front. Never ask others to do what you, if challenged, would not be willing to do yourself... More

The Pitfalls of the Leadership Attributes Model2

  • Rather generic, resemble each other; are not tailored to specific requirements and don't reflect unique challenges of a firm... More

Effective Leadership: Leadership Attributes x Delivering Results



6 Attributes of Successful CEOs

  1. Creating, Communicating and Executing a Clear Vision, Goals and Strategy. An executive's success is affected by the ability to communicate a vision for a company's future, helping employees to navigate through change and motivating them to achieve specific goals... More

Smart Executive

Managerial Communication

  • Motivating: Motivate people through communicating your strategic focus, encouraging and praising people for their achievements... More


Business BLISS

Balance – Leadership – Innovation – Synergy – Speed

Keep Your Computer-tired Eyes Healthy


Five Elements for Comparing Competitive Position

Excerpts from the The Art of War, Sun Tzu

  1. Leader: The success of the competitive unit depends on five qualities in its leader: bravery, intelligence, strictness, trust in and care about people... More

80/20 Principle

10 Golden Rules for Successful Carriers

  1. Chose the niche that you enjoy, where you can excel and stand a chance of becoming and acknowledged leader... More

Leadership and Management

By: Bruce Lynn

  • Leaders seize opportunities; Managers avert threats. Both together progress more.

  • Leaders amplify strengths; Managers reduce weaknesses. Both together develop more... More


Leading Change: The 8 Stage Change Process

By John P. Kotter

Defrost a hardened status quo:

  1. Establish a sense of urgency... More

Leadership Defined

Leadership is the process of directing the behavior of others toward the accomplishment of some common objectives.

"Leadership is 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:

  1. a process of influence

  2. actors who are both leaders and followers

  3. 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 organizational culture.16

Building Better Leaders through Attributes

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...

By: Lao Tzu

The leader is best,...

When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,

The people say, 'We did it ourselves.'... More

Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles

Inspirational leaders create an inspiring culture within their organization. They supply a shared vision and inspire people 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.

Great leaders lead by example. People do what they have to do for a manager. Inspired and energized people do their best for an inspirational leader... More

Articulate Your Vision

Entrepreneurial Leadership

In the new era. 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.

Entrepreneurial leadership is the primary force behind successful change. Entrepreneurial leaders discover emerging business opportunities and empower employees to act on the vision. They execute through inspiration and develop implementation capacity networks through a complex web of aligned relationships... More

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... More

Results-based Leadership

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

  1. Lack of Leadership Skills: fear of change; leaders lack entrepreneurial spirit; leadership style on the part of management is either too directive or too hands-off; managers do not lead and don't manage change, they just administrate and micromanage; weak leadership development program.... More

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Corporate Leadership (Fire):

Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors Leaders Make

Develop a Clear Vision

The one quality that all leaders have in common is that they have a clear and exciting vision 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... More

Tips for Making the Vision a Reality

A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer Switch of Performance

How 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... More

Effective Leadership as a Source of Competitive Business Advantage

Leadership is imperative for molding a group of people into a team, shaping 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 balance  the individual team member's quest with the goal of producing synergy – 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 team effort.9

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.


Super-leaders 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 values, model, encourage, reward, and in many other ways foster self-leadership in individuals, teams, and wider organizational cultures."5

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

18 Leadership Lessons from Colin Powell

  1. The most important question in performance evaluation becomes not "How well did you perform your job since the last time we met?" but "How much did you change it?"

  2. 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.... More

Becoming a Motivational Leader

To become a motivational leader, you start with motivating yourself. You motivate yourself with a big vision, and as you move progressively toward its realization, you motivate and enthuse others to work with you to fulfill that vision... More


Empathy 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 leadership development in this age of young, independent, highly marketable and mobile workers... More


What is Leadership? Three Simple One-line Answers...

Role, Task, Responsibility, and Source of Power of a Leader...

Learning to Lead...

Leader 360...

Learning to Lead...

Four Competencies that Leaders Need To Develop...


Leadership Styles...

Positioning of a Leader...

Emotional Task of the Leader...

Creative Leadership...

Inspiring People...

Energizing Employees...

Coaching – a Vital Skill for Leaders...

Leader as Servant...

Leading by Example...

NLP Solutions: Pacing and Leading...

Integrity - the New Leadership Story...

Three Levels of Leadership in Organizations...

Inclusive Leadership...

Results-based Leadership...

Employee Self-Leadership...

Volatility Leadership...

Leading Change...

Managing Resistance To Change...

Leading Organizational Change...

Transformational Leadership...

How To Make Big Changes...

Pros and Cons of Situational Leadership...

Strategic Leadership Lessons...

Strategic Thinking...

Strategic Achievement...

Creating and Leading an Adaptive Organization...

2 Sets of Skills of a Good Leader in a Hierarchical Organization...

Thought Provokers...

 Case in Point  GE Leadership Effectiveness Survey (LES)...

 Case in Point  Lee Iacocca...





Leadership (Ten3 Global Business Learning Report - Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America)


Smart Leader

Leader 360

Team Leader: 9 Roles

4Es and 6 Rules for Leadership

Get Away from Old Ideas

Courage – the Key To Leadership

The Talisman of Leadership – Authenticity

How To Make Better Decisions


Take Time Out For Mental Digestions

Corporate Leader

Jack Welch's 6 Rules for Successful Leadership

What Today's Workplace Needs Its Leaders To Do

Tips for Making the Vision a Reality

Strategies for Leading Breakthroughs



  1. Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge, W. Bennis

  2. Leader Effectiveness Training, T. Gordon

  3. NLP Solutions, Sue Knight

  4. Ways of NLP, Joseph O'Connor and Ian McDermott

  5. The New Superleadership, Charles C. Manz and Henry P. Sims, Jr.

  6. Leadership – Magic, Myth, or Method?, J.W. McLean and William Weitzel

  7. Leading Change, James O'Toole

  8. Effective Leadership Masterclass, John Adair

  9. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  10. The Tao of Coaching, Max Landsberg

  11. Effective Strategic Leadership, John Adair

  12. The Leadership Crash Course, Paul Taffinder

  13. The New Leaders, Daniel Goleman

  14. Leading on the Edge of Chaos, Emmet C. Murphy and Mark A. Murphy

  15. Test Your Leadership Skills, Brian O'Neil

  16. Building Tomorrow's Company, Philip Sadler

  17. Leadership Dynamics, Mick Yates

  18. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman

  19. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner

  20. Trust Your Subordinates, Brian Tracy

  21. The Cycle of Leadership, Noel M. Trichi

  22. Leading Your Boss, Michael Useem

  23. The Radical Leap, Steve Farber

  24. Jack Welch on Leadership, Robert Slater

  25. Jack Welch and The 4 E's of Leadership, Jeffrey A. Krames

  26. Leadership Connections – specialists in leadership coaching and personal development

  27. Results-Based Leadership, Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger, and Norm Smallwood