When is the last time you heard your leader discuss organizational culture with employees? How does your organization know if the current organizational structure is optimal for today’s economy? Is organizational theory taught in universities applicable today? If you were to start a new organization today, what would be your organizational structure? Current Organizational Theory

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The discipline of doing. “Leadership is demonstrated at the moment of need. You learn to be a leader by acting, by doing” – Carlos Ghosn Business expert and professor Peter Drucker was once quoted as saying, “You can either take action or you can hang back and hope for a miracle. Miracles are great, but

Leadership: The Discipline of Doing

Core competencies are two words that we often hear in conjunction with leadership and sustainability. Organizations and governments need those who can successfully lead others and sustain success. When choosing a leader for public or private sector work, we must look for certain criteria or core competencies. These competencies will serve as the foundation and

8 Core Competencies Leaders Need to Sustain Performance

Occasionally, there is a new leadership skills concept introduced that almost seems too simple and powerful to be true. Visioning is one of those leadership skills concepts. Except it does work! Visioning is a system-thinking leadership approach that enables and empowers leaders to make better decisions, solve problems and improve relationships with others. An important

Visioning: Leadership Skills of the Future

Persuasion and influence are leadership skills, but persuasion is not the same thing as influence. Convincing someone to do what you want them to do is persuasion. On the other hand, influence is part of your identity. Influence is your presence. Influence is a part of who you are. When you are being genuinely influential

Leadership Skills: Persuasion and Influence

The 7 Stages of Change Conceptualization (Insight) Step 1 – Perception. Perceive the need for and benefit of change.Step 2 – Potential. Believe that I can change.Step 3 – Purpose. Establish clearly-defined goals. Actualization (Action) Step 4 – Intention. Focus all power on the attainment of goals. Reinforcement (Final Internalization) Step 5 – Reinforcement. Recognize

Leadership Imperative: Embrace the 7 Stages of Change

Relationships require effective listening and are imperative to the communication process. Providing feedback through mirroring and using open-ended questions also facilitates the communication process. Communication is a shared responsibility. Let’s take a look at what constitutes quality human relationships. Every relationship is only as good as the people within it. Relationships between people are the

7 Principles for Developing Quality Relationships

In academia and corporate America, one of the hottest topics today is inspiring high performers and employee engagement. As scholars and organizations try to find solutions to increase employee engagement, some employers remarkably find ways to mistreat high performers. Often organizations are not aware that they mistreat their high performers. Three Morale Killers Research shows

Employee Engagement: 3 Morale Killers for High Performers