The Leadership Sweet Spot is a little lesson in leadership for those of us who may lead a little too timidly or perhaps are apt to lead too aggressively or impulsively. There is a leadership sweet spot, and finding it is an important key to leadership success. Please listen and consider whether or not you are finding the […]

Would You Like Working For You? episode of Audio Tidbits Podcast is mostly about leadership and leadership styles, but that sort of misses the point. As you listen, you will likely consider your leadership style. Even so, I hope that you keep the question in the back of your mind. Would you like working for you? More important is even […]

Thinking About Leadership, Nannerl O. Thinking about Leadership. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. This is a large part of what leadership is all about: providing solutions to common problems or offering ideas about how to accomplish collective purposes, and mobilizing the energies of others to follow these courses of action. Putting forward ideas for accomplishing group goals […]

Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership may be your best chance today to tap into your inner philosopher, if you find that an attractive option. Jaworski, Joseph, Introduction by Peter Senge. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2011. seventh-century ascetic, John of the Ladder: If some are still dominated by their former bad habits, and […]

President Trump’s Leadership Style this episode of Audio Tidbits Podcast I return to six leadership styles I shared with you in an earlier podcast. In this episode I discuss the leadership style of President Trump and consider which of the six styles best characterize his leadership style. I also share some thoughts about how well he does as […]

Leadership at Your Fingertips, Ian. Leadership at Your Fingertips: Proven Ways to Handle Your Challenges. Los Altos: Westchester Publishing Company, 2003. When you hire, you hire a whole person. It is naive to assume that people leave the rest of their life on the doorstep as they come to work. Organizations need to be prepared to help employees […]

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership, Brad and Ken Parry. A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Leadership. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Ltd., 2008. You have some clear convictions about what you think constitutes the right and the wrong way to lead someone or to be led by someone. While the importance of the role of […]

Leadership Comes Last episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast is an eight-minute lesson in leadership. It shows us that leadership comes last, always. Perhaps it might have been better named as the five prerequisites to leadership. Either way, leadership is at the end of the learning curve, not where it starts.

True North, Bill with Peter Sims. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007. True North is the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. It represents who you are as a human being at your deepest level. It is your orienting point–your fixed point in a spinning world–that helps you stay on […]

Robert K. Greenleaf, Don M, foreword by Peter M. Senge, & afterword by Larry C. Spears. Robert K. Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2004. Becoming a human being, and preparing a foundation for leadership, starts with developing the capacity to see what we have not seen before. If this capacity is […]