Tag Archives: business

What Makes Leaders Popular? How Followers Create Imaginary Leaders, with the Power of Story and Selective Attention to Details

The Harvard Business Review this week reveals some fascinating — and somewhat disturbing — insights into the ways followers create and respond to leaders as if they were what they imagined them to be. It’s a powerful effect, one that can bolster a leader’s power and influence, at least until the imaginary bubble pops, and […]

Leadership Challenge #1: Creating “WE” not “ME” solutions

According to Leadership Freak, there are “7 Ways to Powerfully Lead Through Problems.” They’re listed below, so that you can pay particular attention to #2: Create a “We,” in the context of his list. Be transparent. Everyone knows profits are down. They’re waiting for you to name it. Create a “we.” Talk with people at […]

Making Your Great New Leadership Experiment a Great Success in Your Organization: Three Steps to Sane Transformation

So, you’ve found a new leadership guru you want to follow! Excellent. Maybe you had a powerful transformation at a seminar, or read a mind-blowing book about active listening or  team-building strategies to empower innovation. Avoid the trap of enthusiastic failure! Use these three simple steps to Integrate, Test and Apply what you’ve learned about […]

ART AND LEADERSHIP: Creative Leadership Begins with Play

Here’s a new twist on work evaluations! Michael O’Malley suggests 12 criteria to judge how much of an artist your fearless leader might be! If  indeed, Every Leader is an Artist, we need to move these challenging criteria into a happier dance to ensure success…  His criteria are: Intent. Do they make an express commitment to achieve certain […]

Guest Post by Sean Conrad: Great Leaders Have the Power to Cultivate a Culture of Accountability

I love the idea of a culture of accountability, described here as “the consistency with which your actions and results match your commitments.” I wonder, though, about the assumption embedded here, seen at the end of the blog, “At the end of the day, you as a leader have the power.” That may be true […]