Do you know what it takes to be a leader? There are many qualities that make up a leader as well as the individual qualities of each person. So you would like some more information on how to promote better leadership skills. Consider the following helpful advice for learning how to become a better leader.
Research on leadership styles has shown that autocratic leadership in routine work environments tends to increase productivity. Under Democratic style of leadership, as distinguished by Lewin, Lipitt, and White, do subordinates tend to be most satisfied, more creative, have better relationships with the leader, and more likely to continue working in the absence of the
Guest post from Royston Guest: Growing and developing is a two-way partnership between the individual and the business. I think of it as a ‘soft contract’, the rules of engagement for how both parties can achieve maximum value from the relationship. If you are able to link your personal and professional growth to the organisation,
In five years, nearly half of the global workforce will be comprised of Millennials, or those now in their 20s and early 30s. Millennials are generally described at team players and high achievers, though they're often perceived as being more technologically savvy than socially skilled. A study by the Association for Talent Development found many
NOT SURPRISINGLY, a Gallup World Poll found that the great global dream is to have a good job with mission, purpose, and at a living wage. But the vast majority—85%—hate their jobs. If you couple that fact with George Gallup’s “single most profound, distinct and clarifying finding ever” that 70% of the variance in team
As a leader, there are certain qualities and characteristics of lions that you might find useful to consider – for yourself and your “pride.” Let us just take a few minutes to explore these and as with all metaphors, we aren’t going to beat this one to death. 1. Protective You don’t have to watch
Guest post by David Komlos and David Benjamin: You arrive at work one morning, take the elevator up to your appointed floor, amble down the carpeted hallway staring at your shoes and wondering what the day has in store for you, open your door…and there sits a ferocious lion. As startled as you are, the
All good leaders must be flexible and adaptable. Leaders who think they know everything better than anyone else in their organization are likely to fail. The best leaders learn from others, and adapt their plans to changing circumstances. They have the ability to pivot when necessary, but also lead by sticking with core values. Here
The term social leadership has been used in a technical sense by researchers for over fifty years. More recently it is being used by community organizations and others to describe a much broader perspective on people-centered activities aimed at creating a better world. Beyond this, I would suggest that it has great potential for use
Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “The High Cost of Lost Trust,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002. In that piece, he described his team’s efforts to examine a specific hypothesis (“Employee commitment drives customer service”) in the US operations of a major hotel chain.