Category: Great Leaders

Who is this High Performance Team?

Dr. Katzenbach and Dr. Smith of Harvard Business School have an excellent definition of High Performing Teams. Here it is (with the words in parentheses added by myself): A small number of (high trust) people with complimentary skills who are

The Work of the Manager By Dr. Peter Drucker

During my morning quiet time, I always read the “The Daily Drucker.” This book is a compilation of the best of Peter Drucker’s insights.  He has been called the “Father of Modern Management.” I find it amazing his insights, advice

Apply the Handy Curves: Remain Relevant Through Resilience and Renewal

As leaders of organizations, we need to grow our people, processes, and products to remain relevant to our market, customers, and stakeholders. Our leadership must have vision, resilience and renewal to innovate to new market relevance. Think of those companies

What’s New with Leading Teams?

By Michael J Griffin, Founder ELAvate! My evergreen definition of World Class Teams comes from the 1993 classic “Wisdom of Teams” by Dr. Katzenbach and Dr. Smith of Harvard: “A team is a small number of people with complementary skills

What We Learned from a Financial Services Titan – John Bogle

Photo taken by: Bill Cramer. The New York Times, 2019. Last week John Bogle passed away at the age of 89 years old. You may have never heard of this man, but he shaped the mutual fund industry by his

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5 Great Articles from Growing Leaders

Tim Elmore is not only my friend but, hands down, the greatest public speaker I know of! His organization Growing Leaders regularly produces some very interesting articles on leadership. Here are five articles from his blog which are worth having

The Behaviours of Strategic Leaders

Our last leadership article looked at the three characteristics of a strategic leader. Those being: charismatic, visionary and transformative. How are these characteristics developed though? And how does a strategic leader know when to use each one? Not all individuals

What it takes to be a successful Strategic Leader?

With the smorgasbord of leadership theories being studied by practitioners and researchers alike, there is one that always stands out for being at the pinnacle of the field; Strategic Leadership. The term strategic leadership often gets thrown about with a

Wise Leadership Proverbs from Solomon

King Solomon has been called the wisest person who ever walked on earth. I have been reading his proverbs on leadership and found many of them insightful. Let’s have a quick review of his words of wisdom that may accelerate

Read to Lead

Leadership Blog #68 — Read to Lead

Warren Buffet reads to lead. Successful leaders are voracious readers. History gives us many examples: Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey. According to Tom Corley, successful, wealthier people read more.

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