Niccolo Machiavelli set the world of leadership on the wrong path when he said, “It is better to be feared than to be loved, if one cannot be both.” Ever since that compelling quote, leaders have debated the role of fear in elevating performance and achieving results. Leaders who…
12
We often listen to the jargon, acronyms, and idioms of an organizational culture and think how ridiculous it is for people to speak in code. Once an…
15
Leaders focus on many qualities when selecting, developing, and promoting colleagues in an organization. Core competencies, such as: 1. Setting a clear…
12
7
Leveraging the skills and talents of others is why we organize and work in teams. Asking for help when we need it is both smart and imperative to…
18
5
Perhaps nothing is as annoying to people as being interrupted when they are talking. Equally irritating, if not more so, is when others talk over us…
17
1
Leaders attempting to reenergize an enterprise always face a choice: fix problems before embarking on a new path forward, or forge ahead and do both…
21
2
When you ride a bike, you’re depending on crystallized intelligence to keep you upright. The facts and skills acquired over a lifetime represent the…
18
Some leaders make an issue when office supplies are not in their proper places, and some leaders don’t. For some leaders, a colleague who sits at the…
23
See all

Admired Leadership Field Notes