When asked who we consider a great leader, many of us will name someone famous who has inspired millions. However, many will also name those closest to them who have invested in their career and cared about them.
Posts Tagged: Leader
Did you know that teams can be more productive than an individual if they are made up of individuals with complementary skills sets?
Being an effective manager in today’s climate means knowing how to manage through change. So how do you get started? The answer is simple – you get to know yourself first.
One of the most critical aspects to being an effective leader is to make the transition away from being an individual contributor to facilitator and supporter of followers to accomplish mission goals. If the leader does not see them self in this light, and more importantly, does not act as the leader then followers will… Read more »
“It’s ok to fall out of a tree.” “Maybe you shouldn’t climb that tree.” Henry De Sio broke the ice during today’s lunchtime keynote here at the 2015 NextGen Conference by bringing his two sons up on stage to share their leadership lessons. The boys were eager to share all of the info they’ve learned… Read more »
We expect a lot from our government. Despite frequent funding constraints, we still expect agencies to deliver quality results to the public. High expectations externally drive high ones internally. As a result, government agencies are incredibly mission-driven. So when employees in the public sector act, their managers expect those actions to directly align with the… Read more »
Effective leaders want to be challenged to expand their own skillset. They team with other experts who will challenge their ideas, pushing them to grow. They strive to be good role models to support and uplift their team members as well as recruit other experts into their organization. People that are the best want to… Read more »
Several years ago I met an extraordinary gentleman during a seminar I was presenting in Columbus, Ohio. We continue to be friends to this day. But equally as important, he has become a much respected colleague. Brian Ahearn is a certified trainer for the Principles of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini. The basis for the… Read more »
The late Zig Ziglar, a well-known author, sales trainer and motivational speaker, is credited with saying, “You can get anything in this world you want – as long as you are willing to help others get what they want”. Too often however our focus is either on what we want, or what we think others… Read more »
I was struck last month by a story I read in The New York Times. The Prime Minister of South Korea announced he was stepping down after 302 lives were lost in a ferry disaster. In that article, Prime Minister Chung Hong-won is quoted saying “when I saw the people’s sadness and fury, I thought… Read more »