Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership – Passing the Torch of Parenthood

Just before Thanksgiving last year my son and his wife announced at a family dinner that she was expecting. Sometime this summer my wife and I will become grandparents! We knew that they had been focused on starting a family, … Continue reading

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Leadership – It’s Not Always Immediately Obvious

Collaborative Leadership: of the six different leadership profiles described in Leadership Strengths Profiles, this is the one most commonly misunderstood. This is not surprising as the hallmarks of Collaborative Leadership, subtlety, refinement, nuance, elegance, and unobtrusiveness are the exact opposite … Continue reading

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Leadership: Does the Situation Matter?

In previous posts we’ve talked about two major camps of leadership theorists: those who believe leadership is all about a handful of universal traits, and those who believe it’s all about a handful of different leadership styles.Both of these approaches … Continue reading

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Leadership: Is it all about Style?

Do all leaders possess the same key traits? The ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu thought so. In his famous book on leadership, The Art of War, he proposed that all effective leaders possess the same five characteristics: intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, … Continue reading

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Are the 5 Classic Traits of Effective Leaders All There Is To It?

One of the classic schools of thought on the subject of leadership holds that leadership – whether in business, politics, or other areas of society – consists of a collection of traits. These traits can be cultivated by anyone who … Continue reading

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Leadership: What Is It? And Why Is It So Important to Us?

After a wonderful vacation hiatus, I’m energized and excited to be back in the office.  I hope your summer plans are allowing you time to rest and rejuvenate!Gary and I have been focused on the topic of leadership the last … Continue reading

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Do You Stand Above the Competition, or Fade into the Background?

Today’s article is by guest blogger Lisa Marie Platske. She’s a good friend and wonderful colleague – and her Leadership Success Summit event is not to be missed. I’m very excited to be one of the speakers this year. I … Continue reading

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Psychology and Leadership, Part 5: Vision and Adjustments

In the first two parts of this five-part series on Perceptual Styles Theory and leadership, we examined the five qualities of effective leaders. This article is the fifth and final installment in the second part of this series, which is … Continue reading

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Psychology and Leadership, Part 4: Flow and Goals

In the first two parts of this five-part series on Perceptual Styles Theory and leadership, we examined the five qualities of effective leaders, regardless of Perceptual Style. In these last three articles, we’ll look at the unique leadership qualities of … Continue reading

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Psychology and Leadership, Part 3: Activity and Methods

In the first two parts of this five-part series on Perceptual Styles Theory and leadership, we examined the five qualities of effective leaders, regardless of Perceptual Style. In these last three articles, we’ll look at the unique leadership qualities of … Continue reading

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