Buddhist tradition describes three styles of compassionate leadership: the trailblazer, who leads from the front, takes risks, and sets an example; the ferryman, who accompanies those in his care and shapes the ups and downs of the crossing; and the shepherd, who sees every one of his flock into safety before himself. Three styles, three approaches, but what they have in common is an all-encompassing concern for the welfare of those they lead. – Dalai Lama., 2019, HBR article
Making others better as a result of your presence, your communication, your direction, decision and action are at the heart of leadership.
Leadership is not wielding authority; it’s empowering others.
Lolly Doskal – TedX Talk
4 Ways to make sure people working for you love you.
1. Create a work place you love as a person.
2. Encourage creativity and involvement.
3. Don’t focus only on pay, make work flexible and comfortable
4. Give rest breaks and allow persons to recover from fatigue. Insert work gaps for even small durations.
Seven Stages of Strategic Leadership
30-second activities for Leaders
Leaders do not to have a lot of free time on their hands to spend with their followers. .
That’s where the 30-second activities become very useful. There’s a lot you can do in 30 seconds.
In 30 seconds you can a big impact.
Give 30 seconds of encouragement.
Give 30 seconds of conveying value of a team member.
Give 30 seconds of acknowledgment.
Give 30 seconds of gratitude.
Give 30 seconds of praise.
Give 30 seconds to change their attitude. No matter what’s in their past, they can always become the best version of themselves.
When leaders acknowledge the role and contribution of team members, leadership becomes memorable and impactful.
Be selfless – Be compassionate
Become Better Leader – Human Relations First Perspective
Leading So People Will Follow You – The six key behaviour related attributes
Far-sightedness, passion, courage, wisdom, generosity, and trustworthiness
Leadership Coach and Author: Lolly Daskal
Founder and CEO of Lead From Within. Her proprietary leadership program is based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results.
Lolly was designated a:
Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc.com
100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next by Inc. magazine.
Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World.
Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post,
and Psychology Today, and others.
Lolly Daskal’s new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness is
a Wall Street Journal Bestseller.
Previous bestseller is Thoughts Spoken From the Heart
Recently circulated articles of Lolly Daskal
50 Forms of Dysfunction in the Workplace
61 Ways to Get Your Employees Super Engaged
JUN 15, 2018
In Leadership, Influence Is Not A Given
MSBCoach CEO, author of 3 leadership books, committed to inspire/challenge leaders, maximize engagement, and impact organizational success.
Servant Leadership for 21st Century
Leadership is not wielding authority; it’s empowering others.
6 Mantras That Will Set You Apart as a Genuine Leader
To create the right climate, you need leadership, not GREEDership.
If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present
Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter
HBR, DECEMBER 13, 2017
Nov 11, 2016 Accenture Veterans Day Keynote
RASMUS HOUGAARD AT MINDFUL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT – WASHINGTON DC
The Potential Project Upload
Leadership Instincts: Listen, Amplify, Include
General Martin E. Dempsey
August 25, 2017
22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader
The 10 (and a Half) Commandments of Leadership
10 Questions Great Bosses ask periodically
The Dynamics of 8 Different Styles of Leadership
April 11, 2017 – by Paul E. Fein
Four Behaviors That Define Successful Leaders
Elena Lytkina Botelho
45 Questions Every Leader Should Answer
Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles
Jon Maner is a professor of management and organizations at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
DECEMBER 05, 2016, HBR Article
The two styles are termed Dominance and Prestige. They could have been termed Single Person Dominance (Lone Boxer) and Team Decision Making (Foot Ball Team).
Leadership Freak – A popular blog on leadership https://leadershipfreak.blog/
What Great Managers Do Daily
Ryan Fuller & Nina Shikaloff
DECEMBER 14, 2016
Decoding Leadership: What really matters
Our most recent research, however, suggests that a small subset of leadership skills closely correlates with leadership success, particularly among frontline leaders. Using our own practical experience and searching the relevant academic literature, we came up with a comprehensive list of 20 distinct leadership traits. We did a survey and found that leaders in organizations with high-quality leadership teams typically displayed 4 of the 20 possible types of behavior; these 4, indeed, explained 89 percent of the variance between strong and weak organizations in terms of leadership effectiveness .
• Solving problems effectively: The process that precedes decision making is problem solving, when information is gathered, analyzed, and considered.
• Operating with a strong results orientation: Leadership is about not only developing and communicating a vision and setting objectives but also following through to achieve results. Leaders with a strong results orientation tend to emphasize the importance of efficiency and productivity and to prioritize the highest-value work.
• Seeking different perspectives: This trait is conspicuous in managers who monitor trends affecting organizations, grasp changes in the environment, encourage employees to contribute ideas that could improve performance, accurately differentiate between important and unimportant issues, and give the appropriate weight to stakeholder concerns. Leaders who do well on this dimension typically base their decisions on sound analysis and avoid the many biases to which decisions are prone.
The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice.
By: Garvin, David A.; Margolis, Joshua D. Harvard Business Review. Jan/Feb2015, Vol. 93 Issue 1/2, p60-71.
Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making, and they require emotional intelligence, self-awareness, restraint, diplomacy, and patience on both sides. In this article, the authors argue that they are practical skills one can learn and apply to great effect. The most common obstacles to effectively seeking and giving advice are thinking one already has the answers, defining the problem poorly, and overstepping boundaries. They offer practical guidelines for getting past them.
Five stages of advising are identified: (1) finding the right fit; (2) developing a shared understanding; (3) crafting alternatives; (4) converging on a decision; and (5) putting advice into action. Each stage includes suggestions for seekers and for advisers.
The Authenticity Paradox.
By: Ibarra, Herminia. Harvard Business Review. Jan/Feb2015, Vol. 93 Issue 1/2, p52-59.
INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra argues, a simplistic understanding of what authenticity means can limit leaders’ growth and impact. In this article, Ibarra explains how leaders can develop an “adaptively authentic” style. It’s OK to change tactics from one day to the next, she says by figuring out what’s right for the challenges and circumstances we face.
The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level
by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman
HBR Blog Post
16 Skills are listed in order of importance. Top 7 are said to be important.
1. Inspires and motivates others.
2. Displays high integrity and honesty
3. Solves problems and analyzes issues
4. Drives for results
5. Communicates powerfully and prolifically
6. Collaborates and promotes teamwork
7. Builds relationships
Leadership Development Beyond Competencies: Moving to a Holistic Approach
Marian N. Ruderman, Cathleen Klerkin, and Carol Connelly
Center for Creative Leadership – White Paper
Book review of Jane Dutton and Gretchen Spreitzer, How to Be a Positive Leader: Small Actions, Big Impact.
How to be a better boss?
Ask a person whether he wants to recommend his boss to his friends as the ideal boss to work under.
[email protected] article
Social Technology and the Changing Context of Leadership
Social technology is changing the way leaders do conversations with their group members especially in large organizations. The article presents ideas on this issue
Sloan Management Review Article Spring, March 2012
How to Become a Better Leader
The article describes Big 5 Personality factors and use of them in developing oneself as a better leader.
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