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A Whack Up 'Long Side The Head Of Human Resources: The Leadership Imperative
  By: Brent Filson

Human resources, despite the function's complex activities, should have a fundamentally simple mission, yet it is a mission that is being neglected by many HR professionals. I call that mission the Leadership Imperative — helping the organization recruit, retain, and develop good leaders. Here is a three-step action plan to get the HR function off the sidelines and into the thick of the game.


Are You a Good Leader or a Bad Leader?
  By: Gregory P. Smith
As in many things in life, there are several myths surrounding the concept and practice of leadership. Unfortunately, these myths prevent the most qualified people from rising to the top. By listing these leadership myths, this article dispels many of the false beliefs.

Are You a Green Thumb Leader?
  By: Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE
What I must do to get my garden back in shape, to make it world class and ready for the competitive eye of my next door neighbor, is exactly what every leader must do: seed, feed, and weed.

Are You a Leader or a Manager?
  By: Brian Ward
Take the leadership challenge. Explore these leadership competencies and discover the difference between leading and managing.

Are You A Leader? Part I: The Leadership Self Test
  By: Dr. A. J. Schuler
As today’s organizations become more and more lean, people in business are gaining a greater appreciation for the differences between a manager’s style of thinking and a leader’s style of thinking. If you’re curious about how much you think like a leader versus thinking like a manager, answer these fifteen True or False questions.

Are You A Leader? Part II: Leadership Self Test Answers and Discussion
  By: Dr. A. J. Schuler
As today’s organizations become more and more lean, people in business are gaining a greater appreciation for the differences between a manager’s style of thinking and a leader’s style of thinking. The answers and ideas offered come from experience with assessments involving hundreds of leaders and managers over time, but this is not a standardized test. I hope you find the discussion below interesting and educational.

Become a Better Leader by Showing People You Care
  By: Gregory P. Smith
Soft skills are an important aspect of creating a high-retention workplace. When a manager lacks these skills, or actively cultivates their hard-edged opposite, workers who have choices will jump ship.

Best Leadership Advice: Business Success Secrets from 7 Top Leaders
  By: Paul B. Thornton
Fortune magazine once published an article entitled “The Best Advice I Ever Got.” It was a great article that offered wit and wisdom about achieving business success. I liked it so much, that it motivated me to produce my newest book, Leadership—Best Advice I Ever Got, which describes the best leadership advice 136 successful CEOs, coaches, consultants, professors, managers, executives, presidents, politicians, and religious leaders received that most helped them become effective and successful leaders. ...

By Disciplining Yourself In The Way Of The Question Mark Boost Your Leadership Skills
  By: Brent Filson

The author contends that one of the most effective, least understood and seldom used leadership tools is the question mark. Here is a systematic way to use the question mark in your daily leadership activities that will enable you to be a much more effective leader.


Bye, Bye Boo Bird
  By: Patti Hathaway
Have you ever wanted to change someone's attitude or behavior? Even though we may not be able to change someone else, we can decide on how we choose to influence them. In this article read about the strategies and techniques you can use to influence people.

Can Becoming a “Thoughtleader” Give You an Edge? Attempts to Quantify Its ROI Say YES
  By: Ken Lizotte

Have you ever thought about or noticed a competitor utilizing "thoughtleading" as a business development strategy?  Positioning yourself and your firm as leading-edge thinkers in your field involves publishing articles and books, speaking regularly to professional groups, getting yourself noticed by the media and surveying your target market in order to produce research data that only you possess.


CEO Isolation
  By: Gary Lockwood
You've heard the phrase, "It's lonely at the top". When you are the Chief Executive Officer of the company, who do you talk to about really important issues? Running an enterprise should be challenging, exciting, rewarding and fun. It doesn't have to be lonely at the top.

Deepening Our Discipline
  By: Jim Clemmer
Discipline means having the vision to see the long term picture and keep things in balance. Regret can cost hundreds of hours, discipline costs minutes. An ounce of bite-my-tongue can outweigh a ton of I am-so-sorries.

Eight Virtues of Gladiator Leadership
  By: Gregory P. Smith
Management consultant Greg Smith says "gladiator virtues" like bravery, honor and vision can help your company rise from mediocre to extraordinary.

Einstein, The Universe, And Leadership
  By: Brent Filson
Every since serving a hitch in the military, I have been nagged by the question that’s been hanging around leadership since time immemorial: How can some leaders persuade people to believe in them and follow them and other leaders can’t? But it wasn’t the military that provided me with a framework to answer that question. It was Albert Einstein and his quest for the unified field theory of the universe.


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