Tag Archives: Leadership

Best Practices of Excellent Leadership

Leadership is not about personality; it’s about behavior—an observable set of skills and abilities. And when we first set out to discover what great leaders actually do when they are at their personal best, we collected thousands of stories from … Continue reading

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A Moral Dilemma

Wilson has the responsibility of filling a position in his firm. His friend Paul has applied and is qualified, but someone else seems even more qualified. Wilson wants to give the job to Paul, but he feels guilty, believing that … Continue reading

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An Effective Leader is Decisive

Decision-making is a basic ingredient of leadership. It is not important whether the leader actually comes up with the proposed actions or simply endorses them. The key is that the leader does make decisions. He or she overcomes the fear … Continue reading

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I own the problem

It is easy to be a winner when the sun shines, and when you are in love and all is well. In reality it is much harder in the face of persistent problems and difficulties. On those days we tend … Continue reading

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An Effective Leader Is Courageous

Courage is the intangible leadership quality of which greatness is made. It is demonstrated when a person endures severe pressure, conflict or adversity with grace and dignity. All exceptional leaders seem to have their fair share of it. How does … Continue reading

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Why Organizations Are Struggling

Most organizational structures have evolved over many years under a variety of executives. Structural adjustments were made to accommodate new strategies, technologies and services, special projects, and occasionally to handle personal career issues. Periodically, job descriptions and working relationships were … Continue reading

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Managerial Roles

To meet the many demands of performing their functions, managers assume multiple roles. A role is an organized set of behaviors. Henry Mintzberg has identified ten roles common to the work of all managers. The ten roles are divided into … Continue reading

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Effective Problem Solving & Decision Making

The biggest problem-solving mistake is dealing with the symptoms of a problem rather than its “root causes.” Sometimes even the “experts” don’t find the fundamental reason the problem exists right away. When symptoms are treated, “band-aid” decisions are made. Then … Continue reading

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