Tag Archives: manager

Do the best leaders really live in San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Calif.?

A witty blog about leadership and management — Thanks! And amen: the line between good leader/managers and bad leader managers often comes down to following this “commandment:” Support a holistic view of employee well-being. I’d do almost anything for a boss or company who leads from that holistic place….

Visionary Leadership: Seth Kahan on the Pragmatics of Innovation

One of the most difficult challenges of good leadership development is bridging vision from theory into clear, effective practice.Too many managers fail in leadership initiatives because they’re applying techniques they only¬† understand as theory. The key to becoming a better leader is finding ways to live the values and beliefs behind the vision. That means […]

The Serving Leader: Leadership Practices that Connect Managers with their Teams

Here’s an interesting take on servant leadership — more accurately, servant management. According to Roy Osing, leadership columnist at the Globe and Mail, Managing by Wandering Around (MBWA) needs to be replaced by Leadership by Serving Around (LBSA). Cute acronyms — important point. In the struggle to make managers into leaders, not just people and […]

Leaders have to be good managers (and vice versa) as federal workers return

Tom Fox, at the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, reminds us that management should be a leadership skill, a way to sustain the vision, mission and values a leader brings to the table. He makes some great practical suggestions for leader/managers rebooting the workplace now that the federal government is officially online again. Here are […]

The “E” in Leadership: Engage Fully

None of us can get meaningful work done if we don’t connect. But burnout claims us all at a certain point, and sometimes engaging fully in any real conversation just feels too complicated. To followers, it might seem we do it on purpose… but the reality is that no leader in his right mind wants […]

Shapeshifter Leadership: More than just being flexible

The shapeshifter has a bad name in our culture, because we usually see the worst of this challenging archetypal leadership style. We get this Dilbert-esque, lazy kind of flexibility that gives managers a bad name. Contrary to Scott Adams pointed skewer, managers who aim for flexibility are rarely evil, but they are dangerous. They’re trying […]