Tag: LeadershipStyles

Leader Legacy

The measure of great leaders lies not in just their accomplishments, but in the leaders that they develop as their legacy.  If we’re concerned about establishing something lasting and bigger than ourselves, it’s not enough to be personally excellent. Truly great leaders don’t fear their replacement, they grow them. A chain of leadership exists in

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Engaging Workers is the Boss’s Job

Only 15% of workers globally reported being engaged in their jobs. That’s a leadership crisis that requires Soft Power Skills to solve.

Motivation 101: Why Rewards Don’t Work, but Satisfying 3 Critical Needs Does

In today’s world, much of the effort to motivate others is based on an outdated model of carrots and sticks. Extrinsic rewards often do very little to satisfy, and may even damage, our deeper psychological needs of Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competency. Dive in to understand our critical needs, why autonomy and meaning in work is so essential, and how extrinsic rewards can interfere with achieving competency.

Delegative Leadership: Giving Intent and Giving Up Control

Empowering employees has been a western world trend for decades, making businesses more efficient by pushing decisions down to where the expertise and information are, and developing initiative, skills, and morale in junior leaders. But are you willing to take the heat if your direct reports make mistakes? Follow these guidelines for successful implementation of the delegative style of leadership.

“Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!” Are You Prepared to Lead in a Crisis?

When the world is falling apart around you, do you have the leadership tools and skills to keep it together? These principles of leadership in a crisis situation will help you navigate from crisis preparation to post-crisis recovery.

What is the Best Leadership Style? It Depends!

Leadership styles are like a set of tools, designed for a specific set of circumstances. Of the myriads of tools available, here are three of the most important leadership styles, with some practical considerations on the appropriate situation for each style.