Scholars and business experts have written a lot about authentic leadership and how crucial it is to leading in today’s complex organizations.
In The Leadership Challenge, authors Kouzes and Posner define authentic leadership as doing what you say you will do and holding others to the same standard.
The authors explain how leaders who lead by example foster respect, loyalty and commitment, and set the tone for how a leader wants the people he or she leads to behave. Keep Reading
Succession planning and developing the leaders within is no longer only for the company HR department.
Best leaders know that they are not indispensable and need to succession plan so that the organization can continue to grow.
Developing leadership is top of mind for smart organizations and business leaders are always looking ahead and planning for the next in line.
The Importance of Active Listening
Only a few leaders can communicate an inspiring vision. The key to effective leadership communication is to be able to draw good ideas out of others.
If Martin Luther King, Jr. is your model of leadership, you will have a very specific idea of how leaders communicate.
You will expect leaders to be great orators, visionaries who can inspire people with emotionally stirring speeches.
You will also regard leaders as having a compelling conviction of what needs to be done. The reality in most organizations is just not like that. Keep Reading