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Effective Leadership

10 Things Great Leaders Do

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Small Business
Rosalie Puiman

Being a leadership coach, people often ask me what I believe is great leadership. Because I think a good quote conveys a message much better then long explanations ever could, I've created a top 10 of inspirational quotes from the world's greatest minds to answer that question.

Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In her last public act before retirement, Valerie S. Lies, the long-time president and CEO of the Donors Forum in Chicago, took the opportunity to speak truth to power and to leave the field that she so loves with several calls for action.

You Are the Chief Executive, But... Are You Coachable?

Terri Wallin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Remember many of us are great at noticing weaknesses, particularly in others. But we are less capable of noticing when someone has changed and flipped a weakness into strength. It might take time for others to notice the difference, but over time, they will.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Are there ways in which your practices and values might be misaligned? What might you do to explore that question with your board and staff?

I Am Not a Boss, I Am a Leader

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

Growing up, people often called me bossy. I soon realized that they called me bossy because I was determined to succeed and overcome any obstacles that came my way.

How to Be Positive and Realistic, at the Same Time

Tom Fox | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Kathy Cramer is a psychologist and leadership consultant who specializes in helping leaders and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce l...

The Road to (Leadership) Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

Craig Dowden | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

Taking the time to step back and assess our own behavior from the position of the people we are leading can help us to better appreciate how our management style is impacting those with whom we work.

Essential Elements of Effective Leadership

Eric Sheninger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Leadership is a combination of art, science and human nature. For some, it is an innate process; for others, it evolves and is refined over time. We all have the ability to lead, although many choose not to lead.

Why Have Tech Companies Stopped Trying to Solve Big Problems?

Charlie Kim | Posted 10.29.2013 | Technology
Charlie Kim

Today, most tech companies try and solve problems in 12-14 months, boast their success, then try and exit. How did this happen?

When Managers Go Helicopter: How to Deal With a Hovering Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The first step towards getting a boss to loosen her grip is to remove any possibility from her mind that she needs to be that way. Get to work on time. Meet deadlines. Be productive. Make clients happy.

Leading With Vision: The Importance of Painting the Picture to Success

Nick Friedman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Small Business
Nick Friedman

The key to effectively leading with vision is to be able to communicate your vision as effectively as possible in an inspirational manner.

What to Do When Your Boss Is a Micromanager

Tom Fox | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Tom Fox

After considering the possible reasons for micromanagement, the question to ask yourself is "What can I do about the situation?"

On Being 'Nice'

Birute Regine | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
Birute Regine

Women often find themselves between a rock and a hard place. When women are viewed as "nice," studies show that people "like" them better, but they are considered less effective in the workplace.

7 Habits for Effective Teaching

Willow Dea | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

We know that power lies in depth, and that from the depths of our presence, we can affect each other and thus our world. An integral framework includes five distinct elements that organize a more balanced and comprehensive approach to leadership.