The latest look at what types of leaders produce the best results based on Don Shapiro’s experience and review of major research on leadership, employee engagement, employee retention and strategic alignment.
People can be bad. Bosses can be bad. People can do bad things and influence others to do bad things. Maybe it’s time to stop calling these people leaders. We are overusing the term leader and leadership and calling people leaders who are not leaders.
Too many definitions and not enough clarity may be holding too many back from becoming truly effective leaders There are more definitions for the terms leader and leadership than anyone could imagine and they seem to be expanding exponentially. Where do they all come from? Which ones can help us the most? While it’s good to […]
If we focus more precisely on what makes one a leader, we can develop a lot more people into effective leaders Leadership has taken on a lot of baggage over the years. I believe people have piled on so many things it’s supposed to mean that we may have lost sight about what leadership really […]
The success of any organization be it a business, non-profit, educational institution or government, depends on its people. All the fancy strategies, creations and technology mean absolutely nothing without people to make it happen. In fact, people have to develop those strategies and make decisions about using them. People have to create the products and […]
With the release of the Lead Change Group’s new book, “The Character Based-Leader,” there is a lot of talk about the role of character in leadership and what it really means. As one of the book’s authors and editors, I’ve spent a significant amount of time reflecting on the meaning of character while reading each […]