Leaders Are Proactive not Reactive … Here’s How

Skilled leaders deal with many types of people and situations every day. They know that they can’t just react to those people and events. That would be letting those people and those events call the shots, determine the game. That is what skilled leaders always try to avoid. They want to call the shots, want […]

How Leaders Get Things Done

Skilled leaders have a special knack for getting things done, every time, on time. If they don’t, their days as “leader” are numbered. But how do they do it? What is the special magic in how leaders get things done? If you closely observe, it first seems as if things just magically get done. The […]

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 […]