Monthly Archives: May 2013

Servant Leadership and Authentic Leadership

Servant Leadership and Authentic Leadership.

Servant Leadership and Authentic Leadership

Is there an intersection between the concept of Servant Leadership and “Authentic Leadership”?  The Servant Leadership model was created by the former AT&T executive Robert Greenleaf and basically contemplated the fact that in order for leaders to get the most out of themselves and those they lead,  they must first commit to serving others.  But […]

Consider these 8 absolute traits that any great leader must master!

I wrote yesterday that I had just finished a book entitled “The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Leader”.  The book was a very quick read and was really a story about a fictional business situation.  I liked the four “obsessions” cited in the book,  however I found myself thinking that there are more than four! […]

The issue with “conflict avoidance” in leadership

I have cited before the fact that some say we have a global leadership crisis.  Furthermore, some will say leaders today are “conflict avoidant”.  It came to me while finishing the book: “The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive” by Patrick Lencioni that the two are undeniably related. If we have a leadership crisis,  trust becomes […]

Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech

Steve Jobs 2005 Speech This is truly inspirational!  Steve Jobs is without a doubt one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time and the three stories he chose had to have moved the entire audience that day.  May I suggest the book: “Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs”. It is a great read and contains […]

Compilation of Leadership Quotes

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130318103912-15077789-25-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-become-a-better-leader Excellent post by Dave Kerpen compiling 25 great leadership quotes.  In addition to the quotes,  his “pyramid” depiction of great leadership traits is excellent and undoubtedly, if followed, will produce organizational success and resulting growth.  They key is how to make all of these part of a “leadership culture” meaning that they are all […]

Powerful Leadership Quote of the Day

To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves! Lao-Tsu