Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all. ~ Dwight Eisenhower - PSEL. Teamwork. Situational Leadership. 12 Habits for Building Leadership Presence - Lolly Daskal. By lollydaskal in Lead From Within, Leadership, Leadership Development, Personal Development, Workplace Leadership is about making others better because of your presence.
When someone looks at you, they should be able to gain confidence; they should be inspired to be more than they are. But how do you know if you have the presence to even influence another? Here are some of the elements that make up a leadership presence. 7 Habits. Group Development. Using the Class Group Groups take time to develop.
The container for the “U-process dive” is essential – DIAMOND LEADERSHIP. Why do I strongly believe that before starting any “U-process dive” we need to create impeccable container?
At the very beginning, I want to point out that this writing comes purely from our experience and practices in the real world. At knowing-circles we liberate creativity and innovation in people and organizations by choreographing (our word for designing) transformative journeys, using the methodologies such as “U-theory”, the Diamond Approach and the generative dialogues models described by David Bohm, Bill Isaacs and Nick Udal. For simplicity, in the rest of the text, I will use the term “U-proces dive” every time I refer to these processes. Leadership lessons from the Royal Navy - McKinsey Quarterly - Organization - Strategic Organization.
Britain’s Royal Navy is a disciplined command-and-control organization that moves across 140 million square miles of the world’s oceans.
Although few environments are tougher than a ship or submarine, I’ve been struck, while conducting research on the Royal Navy, by the extent to which these engines of war run on “soft” leadership skills. For officers leading small teams in constrained quarters, there’s no substitute for cheerfulness and effective storytelling. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that naval training is predicated on the notion that when two groups with equal resources attempt the same thing, the successful group will be the one whose leaders better understand how to use the softer skills to maintain effort and motivate.
I believe that the same principle holds true for business. Among the many softer leadership skills important to the Royal Navy, I highlight here the aforementioned cheerfulness and storytelling, which to me were both unexpected and broadly applicable. This Highly Decorated University President Shares the 8 Attributes of Great Leadership. There are leaders, and then there are leaders of leaders.
Dr. Christopher Howard, a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), knows a lot about growing leaders. He was named one of the "20 Most Interesting College Presidents" by The Best Schools in 2015. During Dr. Howard's six and a half years as president at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, enrollment, retention and alumni giving all increased, and the college produced its first Truman and Goldwater scholars in 20 years. Dr. Now as the eighth president of Robert Morris University, he is grooming young leaders to work in a variety of fields and in a variety of situations.
"Many talented and well-educated men and women have never made the journey to become effective leaders of character. 1. "Leaders require not only self-knowledge but the capacity to stand apart from oneself and accurately assess one's motives and actions and, when necessary, self-correct. " 2. "Leaders understand their place within their environment. Forbes Welcome. Collaborative Style of Leadership. There are probably hundreds of definitions of leadership.
However, at its essence, leadership is influencing others to accomplish results. Leadership is not so much about what you do and accomplish on your own. It is about what you are able to help others accomplish. It is about how you are able to influence other people to raise their level of performance to new and better heights and contribute more than they previously thought possible. In 1978 a biographer by the name of James McGregor Burns wrote a book entitled Leadership, in which he described the lives of people he felt were world class leaders—Ghandi, Mao, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Stalin and Hitler. According to Burns, power-wielders impose external control on their followers. Transformational leaders, on the other hand, care about the needs and interests of their followers as well as their own.
Expanding on Burn’s theme, I want to introduce a two dimensional model of leadership behavior. Four Styles of Leadership. How to Master Situational Leadership. There is a saying repeated often in the U.S.
Army: “Where you stand is where you sit.” It means, in essence, that your perspective depends on the position you occupy in an organization. When 19th century general Braxton Bragg was serving simultaneously as a company commander and company quartermaster—the officer tasked with approving requisitions—he famously wrote a memo in his commander role requesting resources, then wrote a memo as quartermaster refusing that order. Great Ideas! Peter Drucker's "The Five Most Important Questions You … Why You Should Adopt a Situational Leadership Style. Why You Should Adopt a Situational Leadership Style. Leadership Skills.