Redesigning Leadership

aeda, John with Becky Bermot. Redesigning Leadership. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011. …courage is a noble form of stupidity that aids getting impossible things done. Being prepared isn’t a matter of how much you practice. It’s about knowing that even if you fail, you won’t give up. Doing right matters more than being right. The […]

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

orris, Tom. If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards. New York: Doubleday, 2006. The greatest teachers are always masters of their subjects who lead, train, guide, and inspire their student apprentices to their own forms of excellence. They never just pass on information. The master is a model, […]

Greatest Leadership Principles

ockell, Leslie and Adrienne Avila. The 100 Greatest Leadership Principles of all Time. New York: Warner Business Books, 2007. Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline. A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see. – Leroy Eimes […]

If You Only Learn One Leadership Lesson, This Is A Very Good Choice

alciccioli, Greg. The Enemies of Excellence: 7 Reasons Why We Sabotage Success. Crossroad: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2011. Few people consider how to sustain their success because they’re too busy trying to achieve it. Most leaders want to be the best people they can be and to lead with excellence. They want to thrive, and […]

Naturally Selected

an Vugt, Mark, and Anjana Ahuja. Naturally Selected: Why Some People Lead, Why Others Follow, and Why It Matters. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2011. If you’re concerned about the amount of time your underlings spend around the water cooler – don’t be. Gossip is an entirely natural and frankly ineradicable method of winkling out […]

Creating Magic

ockerell, Lee. Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies From a Life at Disney. New York: Doubleday, 2008. Each of the fifty-nine thousand Cast Members is trained to treat each and every Guest with the utmost care and respect. And they do this consistently because they are treated exactly the same way by the Disney […]

How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

iseman, Liz and Greg McKeown. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2010. It isn’t how much you know that matters. What matters is how much access you have to what other people know. It isn’t just how intelligent your team members are; it is how much of that […]

Are You A Proactive Leader?

Not all leaders are proactive leaders but you already knew that. What you may not know is the 3 tips I have included just for you. Give a listen and see if they will work for you. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/AreYouAProactiveLeader.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

The Cost of “I Don’t Care.”

A few years ago, I was sitting at the negotiation table with the staff negotiator for the UAW who was representing most of the staff of the human services agency I directed. We both knew where the final agreement would settle within a fairly narrow range, so the negotiation was somewhere between proforma at one […]

Pick The Best Way To Lead (revisit)

In this popular past podcast, James points out four quite distinct approaches to leading and to leadership. Each has its uses and its limitations. Your challenge is to pick the best approach for you and for the particular leadership situation. http://media.blubrry.com/audiotidbitspodcast/p/www.garycrow.net/audio/LeadershipStrategies.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn […]