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  • Let The Pilot Fly The Plane, Please

    None but a certifiable power junky would go with his own ideas and skills when someone more competent is readily available. Nonetheless, power junkies are more prevalent than you might […]

  • The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

    Drucker, Peter with Jim Collins. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Third Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. Planning is frequently misunderstood as making future […]

  • Leadership Is an Art

    De Pree, Max. Leadership Is an Art. New York: Currency, 2004. One of the particular skills that leaders are required to exemplify in practice is the indispensable knack for building […]

  • Should You Be On The Leadership Team?

    Who should be on the Leadership Team and what qualifies them for the role? Not everyone on the agency staff or Board is a good candidate for membership on the […]

  • Smart Trust

    Covey, Stephen M. R., Greg Link, with Rebecca R. Merrill. Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy and Joy in a Low Trust World. New York: Free Press, 2012. … people innately […]

  • Avoid The Johny-Come-Lately

    Distributing assignments efficiently is a science in its own right, and a proactive leader does it well. Being sure the right people are assigned to the right tasks is where […]

  • Monday Morning Motivation

    Cottrell, David. Monday Morning Motivation: Five Steps to Energize your Team, Customers, and Profits. New York: Harper Business, 2009. The single greatest influence on your organization’s energy is the leader…you […]

  • Appreciative Inquiry

    Cooperrider, David L. and Diana Whitney. Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated, 2005. … Cooperrider, David L., Diana Whitney, Jacqueline M. Stavros, with Foreword […]

  • The Other 90%

    Cooper, Robert K. The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001. Although studies indicate that people who regularly […]

  • The Talent Masters

    Conaty, Bill and Ram Charan. The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers. New York: Crown Business, 2010. Any time two or more people work together there’s a […]

  • 3 Tips For Proactive Leaders

    Get the resources needed to get the job done. A leader’s job is to facilitate the team’s success. Being sure available resources are sufficient for success is, in turn, the […]

  • The Soul of Leadership

    Chopra, Deepak. The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness. New York: Harmony Books, 2010. We all have a still place inside us that is the source of everything […]

  • Flipping The Coin Of Success

    We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Although Longfellow’s pronouncement has superficial plausibility, it’s […]

  • The Leadership Pipeline

    Charan, Ram, Stephen Drotter, and James L. Noel. The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001. There is little acknowledgment that different levels of […]

  • Leadership from the Inside Out

    Cashman, Kevin. Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life. Second Edition. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2008. The best way to take action for ourselves is through […]

  • Delegate Often And Well

    Delegation is, for a proactive leader, a critical key to his success. He knows leadership superstars have elevated effective delegation to an art form. In fact, success with delegation is […]

  • Positive Organizational Scholarship

    Cameron, Kim S., Jane E. Dutton, and Robert E. Quinn. Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2003. For the sake of contrast, now […]

  • A Primer on Organizational Behavior

    Bowditch, James L. and Anthony F. Buono. A Primer on Organizational Behavior. Sixth Edition. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. Business ethics constitute a way of translating values into appropriate […]

  • Leadership for a Multicultural Age

    Bordas, Juana. Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2007. It may be said that leadership is changing from an individualistic, self-centered orientation […]

  • Reframing Organizations

    Bolman, Lee G. and Terrence E. Deal. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. Fourth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008. …organizations are filled with people who have their own interpretations of […]

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