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Are leaders born or made?

Leadership skills are a valuable commodity. Winston Churchill had them. Jack Welch has them - but what are they? And have you got them? What qualities does a leader need to be successful in the 21st century?

Updating the Meaning of Leadership (pdf 62 kb)
What does it mean to be a leader in today's organisations where more and more decisions are getting "pushed down;" where executives, managers and supervisors are doing more "coaching" and less "directing;" and where employees at every level are taking on broader responsibilities?
Achieve Global

A Checklist for Changing Me to Change Them

We can't build a team or organization that's different from us. We can't make them into something we're not. Failing to follow this principle is the single biggest reason that so many team and organization change and improvement efforts flounder or fail. The changes and improvements we try to make to others must ring true to the changes and improvements we're also trying to make to ourselves. Jim Clemmer provides a checklist to help us...
Jim Clemmer

Critical Measures for Effective Leadership (pdf 114 kb)
Today's tight timeframe's and slim margins make it critical for leaders to have measurement systems that generate timely, practical information - information they can use to make decisions at internet speed...
Achieve Global

Leading from a Distance (pdf 120 kb)
To participate efficiently in today's economy, leaders must be effective at managing technical and support teams whose members are scattered across many geographic boundaries. This report presents research, best practice and case studies for successful leading from a distance...
Achieve Global

Leading through Change
If you want to keep colleagues motivated through change, constantly cheerlead where your organisation is going, what it stands for and what is trying to accomplish. Keep focused on the goal. Keep catching people doing things right. Trust in the power of your people. They can live with and through change if they have the power to work towards and achieve the goal...
Dr Ken Blanchard

Creating a Compelling Vision
Are your people, and those with whom you deal, clear about what your organisation is endeavouring to achieve? Colin Coulson-Thomas author of a new guide to competing and winning reveals what leaders of the most successful companies do differently when setting about the strategically important task of visioning. A stretching, distinctive and compelling vision that paints a picture of a future, desired and attainable state of affairs can engage and motivate. A clear vision is of value internally and externally. Internally it motivates people to achieve and focus their efforts, while externally the vision should differentiate a company from its competitors.
Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas

The Leader Evangelist
Today's Leader has to be an evangelist - no less of an evangelist than Billy Graham. If you watch the on stage antics of Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer, you know he's proselytising. He jumps around like Mick Jagger at a Rolling Stones concert and builds so much energy in the crowd that even die-hard Microsoft bashers become believers. His charisma is partly responsible for the company's success. Have you delivered that kind of energy to your teams, investors and clients? If not, here are some ideas that can help you...
Barton Goldsmith CEO Goldsmith Consulting

Top 20 Leadership Tools You Can Use
Barton Goldsmith provides his Top 20 best practices used by the most successful leaders. Some of these are already in your toolkit, others you may have forgotten. Keep this list handy as a reminder of time tested solutions that will make you and your team shine...
Barton Goldsmith CEO Goldsmith Consulting

Bridging the Credibility Gap
Too many managers have a giant credibility gap with the people they are charged with managing. Credibility is based on perceptions of trustworthiness, reliability and integrity. Yet, studies indicate that many employees just don't believe or trust their organizational leaders. Read Jim's top tips to help you develop credibility...
Jim Clemmer

Stop Whining and Start Leading
We all know people who suffer from "victimitis" -- the poor-little-me syndrome whose verbal symptoms include: "They are doing it to me again," "There's nothing I can do," "It's all their fault." Indeed, many supervisors and middle managers agree that victimitis is a big problem at work. Unfortunately, they don't recognize the extent of their own infection...
Jim Clemmer

The Myth of the Born Leader
Contrary to the myth that only a lucky few can ever decipher the mystery of leadership, our research has shown us that leadership is an observable, learnable set of practices...it's a process ordinary people use when they're bringing forth the best from themselves and others...
Jim Clemmer

Timeless Leadership Principles
While interviewing the legendary Jack Nicklaus, a reporter once remarked, "Jack, you have had a spectacular career. Your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course. What is your secret?" Nicklaus replied, "The holes are numbered!" If only leadership were so easy...
Jim Clemmer

The Lost Art of Goal Achievement: Emotions are the Key
After consulting for over three hundred companies and doing presentations for a couple of thousand more, I have found that they all have one thing in common. Businesses all over the world have had to face the fact that goal setting is a lot easier than goal achieving...
Barton Goldsmith CEO Goldsmith Consulting

Facilitating Large-scale Change Through Leadership Coaching (pdf 54 kb)
The intricacy and speed of organizational life often force a company to make large-scale changes rapidly. This in turn requires leaders to quickly develop new leadership proficiencies and may require new attitudes and leadership styles. Few leaders have the time or patience to sit through leadership training courses, and training without orchestrated follow-up has not proven to be the most effective way to change behaviour. How then can organizations implement the kinds of large-scale change they need to stay competitive in a rapidly changing market? For many companies who face this common challenge, a significant part of the answer is leadership coaching...
Lori Silverman Partners for Progress

Inside-Out Leadership
At the core of "inside-out" leadership are building blocks used by some of America’s best run and most successful companies. They include helping people get connected to their purpose and passion, sharing the CEO’s vision and plan with all personnel, creating a company culture that supports personal growth, maintaining a fun work environment and helping people feel good about the company for which they work...
Barton Goldsmith CEO Goldsmith Consulting

Further reading

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
John C. Maxwell
John C Maxwell distills everything he has learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles. In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He has combined insights from his thirty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. The result is a revealing study of leadership delivered as only a communicator like Maxwell can.
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Leadership and the One Minute Manager
Kenneth Blanchard, et al

Leadership and the One Minute Manager (The One Minute Manager)

Leadership and The One Minute Manager goes straight to the heart of management as it describes the effective, adaptive styles of Situational Leadership. In clear and simple terms it teaches how to become a flexible and successful leader, fitting your style to the needs of the individual and to the situation at hand, and using the One Minute Manager techniques to enhance the motivation of others. "Situational Leadership has been the cornerstone of our management training programme for the last five years. Now the model is available to everyone through this action-oriented book" MIKE ROSE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Holiday Inns Inc.

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Leading Change
John P. Kotter

Leading Change

One of the world's foremost experts on business leadership distills 25 years of experience and wisdom in this visionary guide to what it will take to lead the organization of the 21st century. This work provides advice for those confronting the challenge of leading organizational change. It examines the efforts of over 100 companies to improve their competitiveness. The most common mistakes made in attempting to create change are identified, and a process outlined to overcome obstacles.

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Executive Thinking: The Dream, the Vision, the Mission Achieved
Leslie L. Kossoff

Executive Thinking: The Dream, the Vision, the Mission Achieved

The great visionaries see things other don't--new routes to success, new ways of enriching lives, new possibilities of what can be. Above all, they know how to turn their dreams into reality and demonstrate the power of Executive Thinking. Following the paths of such innovative leaders as Federal Express, Disney, and Hewlett-Packard, Kossoff offers a rich insider's view of what it takes to promote critical thinking in every employee--at every level--and to make satisfaction, creativity, and success standard features of the vanguard companies of tomorrow.

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Alpha Leadership - Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More from Life
Anne Deering, Julian Russell, Robert Dilts

Alpha Leadership - Tools for Business Leaders Who Want More from Life

How can you be a successful leader, reduce stress and promote happiness at a time when most people are struggling to make sense of the workplace, the changing economy and a changing world? This 'how to' book has arisen from the authors' extensive experience of leadership development in the US and Europe. Their research shows that the successful leader excels in three separate but related dimensions: Anticipate: detecting and responding to 'weak signals' to 'get ahead of the curve' Align: achieving congruence in your own values and desires and those of others Act: making things happen Tools and frameworks are provided so that the reader can apply what they have read to their own business situation. Each chapter is self-sufficient, with its own set of principles illustrTools for Business Leaders Who Want More From Life. This text develops a new definition of leadership that, with some very practical tools and approaches, can be readily applied in our daily lives so that a sense of balance can be achieved. It all boils down to the way work is managed and the way the organisations within which we do it are led.

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LeaderTalk Network
See and hear recognised leaders sharing their knowledge, wisdom and strategies on the world's foremost streaming video resource - For FREE...

Overview of Leadership in Organizations
The Overview of Leadership in Organizations library is just one section of the Free Management Library lovingly prepared by Carter McNamara of Authenticity Consulting, LLCA. The site houses one of the world's largest online library's about organization development and change...

Introduction to Leadership
These pages at the University of Edinburgh School of Engineering and Electronics provide an overview of Leadership including the difference between Leadership and Management, the purpose of Leadership, Leadership styles and practical aspects of Leadership...

Leadership Development Planning
The Leadership Development Planning resource is another useful section of Carter McNamara's immense Free Management Library...

Leadership Knowledge Base
Superb resource edited by Michael J freeman with hundreds of articles on leadership and a wide-range of management topics...

Leader To Leader Institute
Formerly the Drucker Foundation, The Leader to Leader Institute provides a wide-range of educational opportunities and resources to leaders...

Leader Values
Super website and one of the most popular leadership resources on the 'net. The site focuses on areas including leadership & value systems, innovation, complexity, organizational change, with a unique Asian-Western approach. Features include a unique and practical Leadership model, based on the 4E’s of Envision, Empower, Enable and Energize. And you can also try an online assessment of your leadership situation using the 4E's...








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