influencing people to get things done to a standard and quality above
their norm. And doing it willingly."15
As an element in social interaction, leadership
is a complex activity involving:
a process of
actors who are both leaders and followers
a range of possible outcomes – the achievement of goals, but also the
commitment of individuals to such goals, the enhancement of group cohesion
and the reinforcement of change of
Building Better Leaders
Leadership attributes are the inner
or personal qualities that constitute effective leadership. These attributes
include a large array of characteristics such as values, character, motives,
habits, traits, motives, style, behaviors, and skills.
The Leader Is Best, When...
The leader is best,...
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
The people say, 'We did it ourselves.'...
within their organization. They supply a shared
to achieve more than they may ever have dreamed possible.
They are able to articulate a shared vision in
a way that inspires others to act.
lead by example.
People do what they have to do for
a manager. Inspired and
people do their best for an inspirational leader...
of rapid changes and
knowledge-based enterprises, managerial work becomes
increasingly a leadership task.
In the increasingly turbulent
and competitive environment firms face today, a new type of
"entrepreneurial" leader distinct from other behavioral forms of
managerial leadership is required.
is the primary force behind
Entrepreneurial leaders discover emerging business opportunities and
to act on the
They execute through inspiration and develop implementation capacity
networks through a complex web of aligned relationships...
9 Signs of a Losing Organization
Lack of Leadership Skills:
entrepreneurial spirit; leadership style on the
part of management is either too directive or too hands-off;
managers do not
they just administrate and micromanage; weak
5 Basic Elements
create positive change
see change as an opportunity...
Develop a Clear Vision
The one quality that all
have in common is that they have a
clear and exciting
for the future. This is something that only the leader can do.
Only the leader can think about the future and plan for the
future each day.
Leadership as a Source of
Leadership is imperative for
molding a group of people into a
them into a force that serves as a
competitive business advantage.
Leaders know how to make people
function in a collaborative fashion, and how to
motivate them to excel their performance. Leaders also know how to
the individual team member's quest with the goal of producing
– an outcome that exceeds the sum of individual inputs. Leaders require that
their team members forego the quest for personal best in concert with the
An important measure of a leader's
own success is he success of his or her followers. The strength of a leader
is measured by the ability to facilitate the self-leadership of others. The
first critical step towards this goal is to master self-leadership. If
leaders want to lead somebody, they must first lead themselves.
help each of their follower to develop into an effective self-leader by
providing them with the behavioral and cognitive skills necessary to
exercise self-leadership. "Super-leaders establish
reward, and in many other ways foster self-leadership in
individuals, teams, and wider
What is Leadership? Three Simple One-line Answers...
Responsibility, and Source of Power of a Leader...
Four Competencies that Leaders Need To Develop...
Positioning of a Leader...
Emotional Task of the Leader...
Coaching – a Vital Skill for Leaders...
Leader as Servant...
Leading by Example...
Pacing and Leading...
Integrity - the New Leadership Story...
Three Levels of
Leadership in Organizations...
Managing Resistance To Change...
Leading Organizational Change...
How To Make Big Changes...
Pros and Cons of Situational Leadership...
Strategic Leadership Lessons...
Leading an Adaptive Organization...
2 Sets of Skills of a Good Leader in a Hierarchical Organization...
Case in Point
Leadership Effectiveness Survey (LES)...
Case in Point