Category Archives: Leadership

Explaining Big Decisions

By | November 17, 2013

[November 17, 2013]  Training leaders in the basic principles of leadership always includes the subject of good communication techniques and the challenges associated with this topic.  Probably the most important aspect of communication that any leader can do is to explain why big decisions are made.  This simple articulation of the leader’s decision logic helps prevent employees, and… Read More »

Characteristic #35: Zealous Commitment

By | November 15, 2013

[November 15, 2013]  Commitment is the one senior leader attribute that makes all others possible. Leaders understand that success is not a single event.  Success is a continuous experience.  That is why senior leaders are zealous about commitment, for the reason that it provides them the intense, inner motivation to sustain success over the long haul. Commitment simply… Read More »

Characteristic #33: Passion

By | November 13, 2013

[November 13, 2013]  A major theme in the philosophy of leadership is the concept that passion is an essential trait of leaders.  For senior executive leaders, passion is fundamental to their ability to guide their organization and is a characteristic without peer.  Passion is ultimately about winning and success – it is in our human nature to be… Read More »

Characteristic #32: Professional Competence

By | November 12, 2013

[November 12, 2013]  Senior executive leaders must be sufficiently competent in their professions to survive.  High-quality leaders have the capability to perform the duties of their job with an acceptable level of quality – a combination of knowledge, judgment, and skills. Technical competence by itself will not assure a leader’s success since there are other traits that are… Read More »

Profile: Lady Gaga

By | November 10, 2013

[November 10, 2013]  My previous famous leader profiles may have been biased toward world legendary people, all of which proved themselves over decades.  The greatest leaders possess a long-term record of success. However, this profile of “Lady Gaga,” the stage name for a recently famous musician and philanthropist, shows that leaders can have millions of followers if you… Read More »

Characteristic #31: Experienced Judgment

By | November 9, 2013

[November 09, 2013]  Judgment is the essence of leadership.  The ability of first-class leaders to make good judgments and the cumulative impact of those judgments will determine the quality, effectiveness, and success of the leaders’ organizations. The exercise of good judgment in the workplace is the special quality sought in leaders of all kinds.  In particular, this is… Read More »