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January, 2012

Meek Leadership

Many people often, incorrectly, believe that leadership is something that is based on image and physical attributes. Society has conditioned us to react to those who have an attractive image or possess above average physical attributes - size, strength or ability. But do these outward traits have a direct impact on how effective a person may be in a leadership position?

Typical Management Styles
I have experienced many leadership styles in my career ranging from autocratic to participative to a hands-off free reign style. It can be argued that there are circumstances and situations where each of these distinct styles has

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positive and negative characteristics. In each style the leader may execute their leadership responsibility with charismatic charm, a physical and overbearing presence, intellectual elitism, political savvy, etc.

The bottom-line in these examples is that the leader involved rarely showed . . . read more.

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Mike Brice
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Feature Article

"Leadership Is Not An Entitlement Program"

by Drew Hansen, Forbes.com

In this article Drew interviews Mike Myatt, author of "Leadership Matters . . . The CEO Survival Manual" where Mike explains what sets great leaders apart from those who merely occupy a position or hold a title.

The interview covers the following 5 questions.

  1. What makes you believe that we're suffering from a leadership crisis?
    • Leadership: Access to personal gain or privilege - an opportunity to serve.
  2. Who exemplifies leadership in business today? What sets them apart?
    • Leadership: Helping others succeed.
  3. You say that leaders are not trained, they're developed. What do you see as the future of leadership development?
    • Leadership: Coach them, mentor them, disciple them and develop them.
  4. How can mentors and coaches help?
    • Leadership: Retain the best advisor you an afford - quality and experience matter.
  5. What type of organizational structure fosters a culture of leadership?
    • Leadership: Creates a culture that empowers, attracts, differentiates, and sustains.

Click here to read the complete article.


Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
  • How are you handling the responsibility of developing Leadership in your organization?
  • If you are the Leader how are you mentoring and coaching leaders that report to you?
  • Are you committed to a culture of Leadership?

If you are unsure about where you are on the Leadership track contact Mike to learn about the Leadership Workshop for you and your organization. Don't wait for Leadership to happen - take action now and Lead!

Management Resources
Articles:
Leadership: With only a few days left until we usher in the New Year, you’re going to be bombarded with lists of things to do and not to do. Most of them will contain the same tired rhetoric from years past. These lists du jour will simply rehash and spin items from prior years while offering little new in the way of helpful thought.
5 Leadership Tips for 2012

Problem Solving: There are lots of tools designed to help you come up with innovative solutions. But sometimes the best one is a sledgehammer.
Best Problem-Solving Tip: Don’t Be Afraid to Break Stuff


Organization Development: Want a more innovative company? Get rid of these folks. Today
Three Types of People to Fire Immediately


Business Planning: A smart CEO understands the inherent value of goal setting in steering a growing business in the right direction. Unfortunately, figuring out exactly what the right direction is - and the road map to get there - isn't as much of a no-brainer.
How to Set Business Goals


Strategy: The end of a year offers businesses the opportunity to reflect on the successes and failures of the past 12 months.
Small Businesses Weigh In: What Did You Learn in 2011?


Team Building: A great team is based on great people - but the key is to define "great" correctly, especially where your small business is concerned.
How to build a great team

Video(s): 
Turnarounds: Morten Hansen, co-author of Great by Choice and a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley, highlights the best leaders this year - and what makes them great.
Insights into the best CEOs of 2011 (3.52 min)


Blogs: 
Innovation: If no one knows about what you have come up with, you haven't innovated at all. You need to compel workers to adopt innovations
Innovation: It's About Implementation


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