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The greatest leaders in the world have a powerful leadership presence. And, that presence is not about the right clothes, the firmness of their handshake, their tone of voice, or their cosmetics. What is the real key to powerful leadership presence? It is the capacity to be fully present.
Social media does a lot of good in connecting people, empowering movements, and boosting worthy causes. But it presents challenges, too. This article discusses three important points leaders -- indeed, everyone -- should consider before communicating via social media.
Confident leaders possess many vital characteristics. One of them is "presence." This article outlines 7 attributes of presence, and a rating scale to help you determine areas you want to focus on.
Rightly or wrongly, feedback is associated with judgment. The intent of this article is not to imply that leaders should never give feedback or that performance appraisals should be abandoned. The intent is to show how feedforward can often be preferable to feedback in day-to-day interactions.
In 1980, Peter Drucker wrote a cutting-edge book called Managing in Turbulent Times. Today, turbulent times are the norm, so we might as well get used to them and get better at dealing with them.
You’re Only as Good as Your Team!
Published: 2017-10-03
There is a big difference between achievers and leaders. For the great achiever, the focus is all about “me” and reaching individual goals.
Every leader has to start somewhere. This is just the fact of the matter. And, another fact? Not every leader, even some of the greatest leaders of our time, start off with flying colors. Take my good friend Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford. Alan is a true example of the phrase, “every leader has to start somewhere.” He didn’t start out as a great leader; he became a great leader.
This would mean that instead of blocking us from our goals, the environment would propel us toward them. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? It also sounds far-fetched. It’s not. To achieve “control” of the environment so it triggers our most desired behavior, we must first clarify the term trigger.
I’ve developed a leadership development model that has now proven to work with thousands and thousands of people. This model is just eight steps, starting with asking yourself this one question.