Tag Archive: leadership development

Two Types of Leadership Thinking

Article by , January 7, 2019

Of all the skills leaders require today, perhaps none is as challenging as adequately processing information. The ability to spot holes in data, conceive solutions and analyze results calls for sharp thinking. Thinking can be broken down into two primary categories. We employ intuitive thinking during crises, when immediacy is required. By contrast, leaders sift through information, take time to gather data and draw conclusions when employing deliberative thinking.

View page

Lead Better by Seeing More

Article by , December 11, 2018

In this over-information age, an alarming number of business plans fail because leaders ignore the facts needed to make sound decisions. Misguided perspectives can be blamed on a lack of data, wrong data or the inability to understand relevance. Even in hindsight, some leaders fail to see what went wrong.

View page

Mindful Problem-Solving Leaders

Article by , November 8, 2018

Problem solvers look at circumstances with a critical eye, never assuming systems work as well as they should. They’re motivated by risk mitigation and view problems in procedures or systems as weaknesses that jeopardize their future.

View page

The Problem with Problem-Solving Leaders

Article by , October 30, 2018

Many employees long for leaders who can solve workplace problems—from flawed systems and procedures to inconsistent policies and managers. They want their leaders to see through the trees and attack forest-sized issues, with the discernment and authority to fix them one by one.

View page

Leadership Decision-Making Basics

Article by , October 21, 2018

In our fast-paced world, important issues never become simpler, only more complex. You have less time to take each course of action and make each choice, with an ever-increasing impact on outcomes. Decisions that don’t go well are critiqued and analyzed. The need to make good decisions has never been more paramount—not just for leaders’ well-being, but for everyone under their authority.

View page

Better Leadership Decision-Making

Article by , October 11, 2018

An organization’s health is only as sound as its leader’s decisions. Some companies prosper from wise leadership directions, while others struggle after flawed choices—the kind that receive extra publicity because of the adverse impact on their organizations, people and communities.

View page

Mindful Leaders Practice Intentionality

Article by , September 25, 2018

Leaders who convert critiques into improvements develop the strongest followings and have the fewest fears. They not only welcome feedback, but they request it. They view constructive feedback as free self-development lessons.

View page

Self-Confident Leaders Build Trusting Relationships

Article by , September 19, 2018

Self-confident leaders have a support network of solid relationships, which helps reduce fears and fosters unity. Trusted and respected friends can offer critiques without causing offense. We know our friends won’t discard us, which diminishes any fears of rejection. Building relationships with colleagues and subordinates similarly helps you grow and improve.

View page