Some leadership advice is obvious. Some of it is stuff you learned in kindergarten (please, thank you). But every so often, you’ll encounter some real–and relevant–pearls of wisdom.
The fearless leader fallacy harkens back to the “great man” theory of leadership, which portrayed effective leaders as those who charge fearlessly into the melee to save the day.
“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, The Predators Among Us.
For any enterprise to be competitive, continuous learning and improvement are key—but not always easy to achieve.
I was interested in the fallout from managers who act irresponsibly. To understand this issue I looked at assessments from more than 5,000 people on 339 managers. Two items measured the extent to which a manager was responsible:
“Where is the spiritual value in rowing? The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew.” — George Yeoman Pocock, boatbuilder, 1936 Olympic gold medal winner
To help you get above the fray, I have collected the following 17 daily affirmations for leaders. They may seem simple, and they are, but they’re also very powerful.
In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of whether the boss is a “great” leader or not.
While organizations could previously expand their market position over time, they now have to operate in a context in which changes occur at constantly increasing rates.
Tracy has discovered nine success factors proven to help you achieve the best life you can have–both personally and professionally.