Category Archives: Characteristics

Leader Popularity

By | October 4, 2013

[October 4, 2013] “Popularity is not leadership.”                        – Richard Marcinko, US Navy Seal, Author The saying that leaders need to be popular to get things done is a myth.  However, there is some confusion about this in the workplace and among leaders and lay people alike.  Certainly, leaders do not want people to hate them because that… Read More »

Characteristic #15: Leading Transitions (Part 1)

By | September 30, 2013

[September 30, 2013]  Organizational “transitions” are those events when an organization takes risk to change its processes.  Transitions involve major changes to the organization. Organizational transitions are either internally or externally driven, require significant resources and planning to surmount, and put the organization at some level of danger of failure.  Some organizations are in a near constant state… Read More »

Characteristic #14: Overcoming Obstacles

By | September 28, 2013

[September 28, 2013] “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford  Keeping an organization on track (Staying on Plan) is a difficult task.  There are seemingly endless list of obstacles/challenges that hinder leader, team, employee, and organizational performance and mission accomplishment.  Some goals are externally imposed, like the… Read More »

Characteristic #13: Drive a Positive Culture

By | September 25, 2013

[September 25, 2013]  If employees enjoy coming to work and customers are pleased with your product and services, then you have a positive organizational culture.  A positive, healthy culture is the basis for improving your organization’s competitive edge.  The most senior executive leaders have the responsibility to drive their organizational culture in a positive direction.  While this is… Read More »

Characteristic #12: Mentor Programs (Part 2)

By | September 23, 2013

[September 23, 2013]  As noted before (Characteristic #11), senior executive leaders provide value to other leaders in a variety of ways.  One way to do this is to articulate those things that you see as elements for a successful junior leader (the “66 essentials”).  Another way is to ensure that there is a functioning and effective mentorship program… Read More »