Archive for the ‘Leadership Trends’ Category

Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by CPTadmin No Comments

A big, unresolved issue: what sort of leadership behavior should be encouraged? Is leadership so contextual that it defies standard definitions or development approaches? Recent research suggests a small subset of leadership skills closely correlates with leadership success. McKinsey concluded that four kinds of behavior account for 89% of leadership effectiveness.

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Connect Then Lead

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by CPTadmin No Comments

500 years ago, Machiavelli wrote that it is much safer to be feared than loved. Behavioral science is weighing in on this with research showing that Machiavelli had it partly right: when we judge our leaders we look first at two characteristics: how lovable they are and how fearsome they are.

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Lead at Your Best

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by CPTadmin No Comments

To make change stick, unwire and rewire from the inside. Understand —and shift—the mindset that governs actions, addressing internal patterns to change behavior. McKinsey proposes simple exercises to help you understand your mindset: find your strengths, practice the pause, forge trust, choose your questions wisely, and make time to recover.

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Do Less

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by CPTadmin No Comments

Most successful leaders delegate virtually all the regular work to their staff, freeing their own time so that they can facilitate and orchestrate everyone else’s performance. Most managers do too much and need to stop doing what they do well. It’s not easy when leaders like their work and are driven to succeed. Are you sure you are truly a hands-off leader?

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The Work-Life Blend

Posted on: January 5th, 2013 by CPTadmin No Comments

Yes, everyone is being asked to work more with less. But is managing the work-life balance really the challenge anymore? We need to accept the fact that the sharp demarcation between work and home is a thing of the past, and that the new normal is a life that integrates home and work more seamlessly.

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