Category: Leadership Development

Learning from your peers

  |   Leadership Development

Back in the day, your peer group was the training department. When I started in business, there really weren’t any resources to tell you how to do the day-to-day job of being a boss. The idea was that you would figure it all out. If you got any training at all it was “tavern training.” That happened when  »  Read More

From the Independent Business Blogs: 11/5/14

  |   Leadership Development

Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that  »  Read More

Leadership: Are leaders born or made?

  |   Leadership Development

Are leaders born or made? This is a discussion that’s gone on for centuries. In my experience most of the people who ask it are really asking, “Can I become a leader?” In almost every case, the answer to that one is, “Yes.” I can be sure of that because we know the answer to the born or made  »  Read More

Learning from the Masters

  |   Leadership Development

“How did you learn to do what you do?” I’ve asked that question every time I’ve met an effective leader. You can imagine the range of answers. Some leaders give credit to courses or books or programs. But every leader I’ve ever asked has mentioned learning from experience. They learn from  »  Read More

Use Solitude to Make Yourself a Better Leader

  |   Leadership Development

One of the paradoxes of leadership is that the time you spend alone can make you a better leader. It’s there, out of public leadership’s high velocity environment, that you can become a better leader by deepening your understanding of the world and yourself. Critique your behavior and performance. Group  »  Read More

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