The 3 Keys to Empowerment

Blanchard, Ken, John P. Carlos, and Alan Randolph. The 3 Keys to Empowerment: Release the Power Within People for Astonishing Results. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2001. To create a culture of empowerment, people must behave in different ways than would commonly occur in a hierarchical culture. In many ways, this change of behavior involves […]

They Will Teach You How To Lead

Be open to ideas and suggestions from anyone. You know a proactive leader is mentally well-organized and has a vast supply of ideas and information at his mental fingertips. Well, now just where do you think all that wisdom came from? Did he figure it all out by himself? Not on his best day, my […]

A Brief Lesson In Leadership – Audio TidBits Podcast

Pitch in and do what needs done. Leaders are doers. This is a simple principle but a proactive leader has elevated it to an art form. You can count on a proactive leader to do what needs done and to give his 110%. Lazy is not a term anyone uses when talking about a proactive […]

3 Keys To Leadership Excellence – Audio TidBits Podcast

1. Be positive and energetic whether things are going well or going badly. This is a point where the wrong conclusion is at hand. a proactive leader most assuredly does not see the plumbing’s backing up as a great opportunity to bond with the plumber, just as he does not get suddenly energized by bad […]

Just Jump On The Bull and Hope You Can Hang On – Audio TidBits Podcast

The devil is in the details. That is my only point here. What can be missed is the fact this devil is particularly devilish. Every situation, set of circumstances, problem, or issue has its broad-brush look and feel. From that perspective, it takes on its special definition. Given that definition, a proactive leader can draw […]

Why Connect?

In the last chapter, we saw a successful leadership connection supports and furthers the mutual interests of the agency and the person with whom the connection is made. For a successful connection, the agency has to be very clear about what its interests are. Why? is not for the sake of yesterday. We never use […]

Successful Leadership Connections – Audio TidBits Podcast

Successfully establishing and maintaining the leadership connections identified in Chapter Two require answering several questions. Who connects with whom? What is the content of the connection? Where does the connection occur? When do the people connect? Why do they invest the time and energy required to connect? How is the connection initiated and sustained? Consider […]

Appreciate Where and How You Fit In

a proactive leader knows his primary role is to help you succeed. You are not responsible for his success but he assuredly is responsible for facilitating yours. His task is to provide for you the best possible opportunity to get where you are committed to going. He saw your commitment and supported your being on […]

The Leadership Perspective

With the central importance of maintaining the Management Perspective in mind, let’s shift our attention to point “0” within the Helping Triangle. At this position, there are a myriad of web-like connecting lines going out in all directions. We are focusing here only on the six lines within the local Helping Triangle, starting with the […]

Leadership Without Management | Management Without Leadership

It is tempting to think we have to choose between the Management Perspective and the Leadership Perspective. An agency should have one or the other but not both. The easy conclusion is it should have the Leadership Perspective. Leadership certainly has more pizzazz than Management. Given the choice between being a leader and being a […]

Bass & Bass on Leadership – Audio TidBits Podcast

In this episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast, we take a somewhat different path. For those listeners who are serious about leadership, we are sharing excerpts from one of our favorite books on leadership written by well recognized experts in the field. The book is Bernard M Bass with Ruth Bass. The Bass Handbook of […]

101 Leadership Secrets – Audio TidBits Podcast

Moving to the head of the line comes through hard work, good luck, and the careful application of intuition and well-developed political horse sense. This is certainly true; and it would also help if you were related to the boss or happened to be the only qualified person on the planet.  Short of this, can […]