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Live Webinar Next Week: Are Women Better Leaders Than Men?

This spring I blogged about the firestorm of debate Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman ignited with their March Harvard Business Review blog post, “Are Women Better Leaders than Men?” Their research was based on a recent survey of 7,280 leaders. The study reinforced some long held beliefs and uncovered a few surprises in the gender […]

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Leadership and Management: The High-Wire Balancing Act

Earlier this month, Nik Wallenda made his record-breaking walk right across roaring Niagara Falls from the U.S. to Canada. With wind blowing mist around him and the wire dripping wet, he descended and ascended the sloping cable. It was high definition, nail biting, heart pounding, suspense that left Heather and I feeling weak-kneed as we […]

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New Study Shows Women Do It Better Than Men

Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman ignited a firestorm of interest and debate with their March Harvard Business Review blog post Are Women Better Leaders than Men? Based on a recent survey of 7,280 leaders the study reinforced some long held beliefs and uncovered a few surprises in the gender debate. They did confirm that 2/3 […]

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Study Shows Power of Leadership Behaviors Supported by Management Systems and Processes

A new study was recently published by the global management consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In partnership with 12 worldwide management organizations like The Conference Board, American Management Association, the Chartered Management Institute and others in Europe, Asia, and other countries, the survey sought input from 1,600 senior executives on 20 organizational capabilities. This […]

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The Ten Things Managers Need to Know from “The Leader’s Digest”

It’s always very interesting to see what readers identify as the most significant messages in my books. Occasionally I wonder if they actually read the book I wrote. Maybe they mixed it up with another one? But most often I am pleasantly surprised at what a reader has learned from the book. Through the power […]

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A Good Time to Check Your Balance and Timeless Leadership Learning

As students head back to school this is a good reminder to check our balance and leadership learning. It’s so easy to lose our personal, team, and organizational balance and not recognize that it’s happening. Have you become trapped as your team’s chief technical problem solver? Are work days an endless series of fighting fire […]

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Defining, Measuring, Living, and Teaching Leadership

What is leadership? How can I tell if I am a good, bad, or mediocre leader? How can I develop my own leadership? How can we measure and build leadership effectiveness in our organizations? I’ve discovered the ancient secrets and answers to these questions and have created a magic pixie dust that you can sprinkle […]

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on….. Leadership Reflections from Warren Bennis

Excerpts from Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership: “…stories are a powerful tool for engaging others. All of us present ourselves to the world through the stories we invent about ourselves, consciously or not.” “The leader of a group must never get overly involved with its sickest member… the temptation is always […]

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Are You a Management Hedgehog or a Leadership Fox?

In Dan Gardner’s fascinating new book, Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail – and Why We Believe Them Anyway, he cites the research of Professor Philip Tetlock, in dividing the expert forecasters he studied into hedgehogs and foxes. This comes from an essay entitled, “The Hedgehog and the Fox” by political philosopher Isaiah Berlin. The […]

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Kouzes and Pozner Book Proves That “What’s New in Leadership?” is the Wrong Question

During decades of work in this field I’ve seen many new approaches burst on the scene only to fade away. I have dozens of studies in my database library showing the high failure rates of these “hot” programs. What’s most important when dealing with change and turbulence is not to be on the leading edge […]

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Survey Shows Inadequate Leadership Skills Main Reason Executives Derail

I just read about the results of an OI Partners (a global talent management firm) survey with these sobering statistics; “Inadequate management skills such as leadership, motivating people, and building team work are the top reasons why executives and managers today are not working out. 65% of surveyed companies cited deficient management skills as the […]

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Characteristics of Admired Leaders

I am a member of a LinkedIn leadership group that recently discussed the characteristics of admired leaders. This is a topic very near and dear to my heart. I’ve studied, worked to apply, written books, developed keynotes and workshops, and provided coaching and consulting on leadership for many decades. There’s a lot of jargon and […]

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Why Aren’t Common Sense Leadership Principles Common Practice?

A web site visitor from England sent me the following e-mail: “I’m astonished at how good basic common sense reads as a revelation; even more confusing to me, is why it is so difficult for me to share such good practice with managers who are operating with an altogether ‘different’ philosophy and getting it wrong!? […]

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Living in the Leadership Gray Zone

Effective leaders are comfortable with paradox and ambiguity. This has been a favorite theme of mine since I began studying and writing about leadership over twenty years ago. Recently our son, Chris, was home from university to celebrate his birthday. During the weekend, he and I had a conversation about how much more complex, nuanced, […]

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How Effective Leaders Use Rules and Policies

After the following Improvement Point was sent, a subscriber sent me the question that follows. My response follows that. Improvement Point ..on Authenticity “Replace rules and policies with values and trust. Effective leaders treat team members as responsible adults who want to do the right thing for the team or organization. They know that with […]

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The Challenges New Managers Face

A workshop participant from Denmark who’d attended an international management development forum I facilitated contacted me because he was taking on a new assignment in South America. He wrote: “Based on all the new managers that you have met and provided with guidance though the years, what are then the 5-10 most significant challenges these […]

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