10 Hot Topics for Senior Leaders

By | January 11, 2014

[January 11, 2014]  Discussions with senior leaders gives us a good idea of what a particular organization has on its horizon and the thoughts of those leaders.  These leadership topics of conversation enable anyone to get a better grasp on the issues that face us tomorrow and to begin to draft an improved engagement strategy.  While a list… Read More »

Senior-Level Servant Leadership

By | January 10, 2014

by guest blogger Rick Howe  [January 10, 2014]  Although not typically thought of this way, servant leadership can be essential for senior leaders to successfully navigate in complex, fast-paced environments.   Servant leadership is a leadership style that puts the needs of others first and encourages maximum development of people.  This may seem a misnomer, but this is not… Read More »

Profile: Cyrus the Great

By | January 8, 2014

[January 08, 2014]  Cyrus the Great (also known as Cyrus II of Persia) lived 500 years before Christ, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, and is one of the greatest leaders in all of humankind’s history.  The fact that stories of his leadership exploits have survived this long is testament to the strength of his character and… Read More »

Cultural Influences on Leadership

By | January 7, 2014

[January 07, 2014]  There is no person who is unaware that culture influences leadership and the outcome of the mission.  Those influences affect leadership in powerful ways and often in ways we do not readily see.  In the context of outstanding leadership, awareness of those dimensions of influence can be helpful. For a leader, having knowledge of and… Read More »

Intelligence and Leadership

By | January 6, 2014

[January 06, 2014]  Many people say that great leadership is possible because those leaders possess extraordinary intelligence.  While there are those who are not in full agreement with this view, being intelligent certainly makes leadership easier. Normally people think of intelligence as cognitive intelligence; intelligence measured in the form of technical skills, a first-rate memory, and high IQ. … Read More »

2014 New Year’s Resolution (Updated)

By | January 6, 2014

[January 06, 2014]  Just a few days ago in this post on “2014 New Year’s Resolution and Leadership,” I proposed 10 resolutions to consider for the New Year.  The intent was to help improve your leadership skills. Number 6 on the list was to create a Facebook page on leadership and solicit people to join it.  Well, I managed to… Read More »

Gender, Race, Religion … and Leadership

By | January 5, 2014

[January 05, 2014]  A hot topic of conversation today is anything to do with politics and issues of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, etc.  Name any issue and inject into it one of these political hot buttons, then step back and be prepared for some emotionally-charge opinions. Being a leader means dealing with these politically charged topics… Read More »

Characteristic #43: The Study of Great Leadership

By | January 4, 2014

[January 04, 2014]  All great leaders study leadership.  They make it part of their routine to ensure that they understand and seek to improve their leadership skills and knowledge. When the seasoned executive leader’s mind is adequately mature and has obtained sufficient awareness to understand, only then does the leader have the true capacity of senior leadership.  Otherwise,… Read More »