Leadership Development

Definition of Developmental Leadership

Developmental Leadership is the key theoretical construct for assessing  how learning organizations compete. It provides a historical framework  to understanding the evolution of leadership, a methodology for  developing and sustaining organizational cultures, and an assessment  technique for planning and implementing personal
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What Do Eric Clapton And Chickens Have In Common, And Why Supergroups Rarely Live Up To Expectations

Sometimes less really is more. Chicken experts tell us that when a chicken colony contains too many high egg producers, overall egg production goes down. The best egg producers, it turns out, are fiercely competitive. What’s more, they act as
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Dilbert™ Is Everywhere

A quick review of Dilbert™ cartoons reveals that managers and their direct reports enjoy a dynamic, emotional working relationship. This relationship is always defined by how they address the ego needs of one another. Any psychologist can quickly explain how
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Thinking LEAN

LEAN management is the constant and systematic elimination of the waste and non-value added work activity associated with a business enterprise. It is thinking, communicating, and acting so that work is most efficiently and safely performed, costs minimized, customer responsiveness
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5 Ways Leaders Rock Employee Recognition

I was grocery shopping the other day (Yes, this sometimes happens). A mom with two small kids in tow kept up a constant stream of chatter: “Great job pushing the cart, Stella, you are so smart.” “Good work picking out
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What Nelson Mandela had to say about Leadership

Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition Monday due to a recurring lung infection for the second day — sobering news about the revered 94-year-old icon who, as Time managing editor Richard Stengel once called him, is “the closest thing the
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Seven Ways To Inspire Employees To Love Their Jobs

Smart leaders take advantage of the fact that some things never change. Take employee engagement, for example. In my book, Fire Them Up, which I wrote in 2007, I cited several studies that showed the majority of workers as being
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Leadership Lessons From Lebron James

Last year at this time, when the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder I did a post, Leadership Lessons from Lebron James (below).  This year the circumstances were very different but the drama, due to the extreme competitiveness of
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The Crucial Edge That Makes A Board Exceptional!

Which of the following is the mark of a great board room, (a) an eyebrow raised, and then a hand, quickly followed by a challenging question, or (b) nodding heads and then smiles all around, quickly followed by the next
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Book Review: Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson and Hugh DeLehanty

Like many other sports books, this contribution to the world of publishing is leadership focused with personal antidotes and stories provided as examples. Phil Jackson was a very successful basketball coach and he uses this book to share his leadership
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