I rather like this . . . “In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way” (Tina Fey). Though, I have to admit . . . it’s what you do while you’re out of the way that counts.
“First rule of leadership … everything is your fault.” A Bug’s Life (1998, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures)
Douglas Conant articulates his very common-sense and caring approach to a leadership development programme he introduced and led to recover Campbell Soup Co’s “toxic culture” in 2001: I especially like the idea of making employees feel like they’re part of something special. I also love that as a… Read More Bold declarations . . .
In a lovely article – The psychology of leadership – Neil Fogarty shares some wise words: “Here are a few things leaders can do to develop: Social emotional learning – with emotional intelligence as a foundation, the 15 aspects of social emotional learning can be applied in the workplace – how to be better leaders… Read More Are you able?
“The common cold of leadership is bad listening” (Hajra Rahim)
“Countless books and advisers tell you to start your leadership journey with a clear sense of who you are. But that can be a recipe for staying stuck in the past. Your leadership identity can and should change each time you move on to bigger and better things. The only way we grow as leaders… Read More The gold standard . . .
Eleanor Ross writes for Virgin about How leadership has changed because of technology. She suggests that “Thanks to technology, leadership is possible without making a sound. It’s just happening online.” And if technology enables leaders to manage remotely more effectively, to plan, to communicate, to work in different places in different ways, it has my… Read More What are your Big 5?
I rather like Robin Sharma’s classic, Leadership Lessons from the Monk who sold his Ferrari, and especially this definition of leadership which comes close to something I’m comfortable with when trying to understand exactly what leadership is. See what you think.
I’ve been thinking an awful lot about what it means to be an authentic leader. If honest, I guess it’s something that’s always unconsciously there with me – and I’d like to think I’m known for being credible and trustworthy and genuine. So I’ve taken some time to truly reflect on what being an authentic… Read More From the heart . . .