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Leadership Influence to Drive Organizational Citizenship

May 26, 2013 by

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Every day is an opportunity for potential risks due to ethical failures.  Leaders are the role models for their team in terms of the understanding and management of risk.  Through their actions, leaders are able to influence organizational citizenship behaviors by defining expectations, modeling compliance and holding everyone accountable for deviations.  “Effective leaders must have […]

Do You Have The Discipline To Rinse Your Cottage Cheese?

May 15, 2013 by

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There is obviously an analogy here and it comes from the Jim Collins book, Good to Great: A world-class athlete who won the Hawaii Iron Man Triathlon 6 times, trained intensely and was very disciplined – biking 75 miles, swimming 20,000 meters, and running 17 miles per day. He burned approximately 5,000 calories a day in […]

The Theoretical Case for Women Leaders?

May 1, 2013 by

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With the ongoing dialogue regarding women in leadership, a theoretical case can be presented that argues the effectiveness of women leaders based on ideal leadership styles and traits.  Previous research has focused primarily on men in leadership, arguing that masculine leadership traits were more desired and effective.  While underrepresented in the C-Suite for Fortune 500 […]

Leadership Essence: The 4Cs

April 5, 2013 by

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Leadership essence reflects the principles and values of the leader as well as the respect for the individual and the group. It also influences leadership style, or how one leads. While most leaders employ more than one style of leadership based on the situation, the essence of their leadership seldom changes. Leadership essence can be conceptualized […]

More Reading on Women and Leadership

March 19, 2013 by

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Here are 10 books, in no particular order, that are worthwhile reads for women in leadership How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership by Marilyn Carlson Nelson Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactic for Women by Angie Morgan & Courtney Lynch Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in […]

The Dialogue: Women and Leadership

March 19, 2013 by

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Enjoying the dialogue regarding women and leadership? It is a reminder that there is much work to be done in closing the gender gap so that more women actualize the C-suite in organizations. Studies have shown that there is still a significant gender gap, with women being under-represented in leadership positions (Liff & Ward, 2001; […]

Developing Talent

March 14, 2013 by

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One of the biggest opportunities leaders have is to develop future leaders.  This can be challenging, given the constraints on the leader’s time and focus.  By taking the time to build into the culture and even the leader’s day opportunities to identify and develop talent, leaders are able to create a ready pool for succession […]

Personal Branding

March 13, 2013 by

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A personal brand creates a relationship of trust between you and your customer (potential boss, clients, friends, peers, etc).  It is a promise of what they can expect from you. It is a perception, based on emotion, that they have of you.  It describes the experience they have with you from a value proposition perspective. […]

Strategies to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

March 6, 2013 by

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The mentoring relationship has the potential to benefit the mentor, protegé and the organization.  Social exchange theory can provide a theoretical framework for the context of the mentor-protegé relationship.  Research has identified several factors that maximize mentoring relationships. These include but are not limited to trust, cost-benefit ratio and reciprocity.  How these factors can influence the […]

Choosing a Mentor

March 1, 2013 by

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Mentoring is one the primary means for individuals to learn new skills, develop self-efficacy, build networks and assimilate into new situations.  “Mentoring is often described as a symbiotic relationship between two adults who assist each other to meet mutual career objectives in an organization or professional discipline” (Haines, 2003).  When effective, the mentor is able […]