Tag Archive: Leadership

The True Sources of Influence

Leadership is… Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence: nothing more, nothing less.” Influence is… Albert Einstein explained that, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.”… Continue reading

Top talent can be frustrating

The leadership team of the not-for-profit I lead is meeting with our highly committed top talent. These meetings have made me realize how top talent might be frustrating to some leaders. Surprisingly, talented… Continue reading

An inconvenient truth: Respect me

I recently read these insightful comments from John Spence: More and more high potentials are telling me that they want to be “treated with respect” by their leader. Now, when I entered the… Continue reading

Why should anyone follow you?

Stated simply, leaders have followers. Put negatively, if you don’t have followers you’re not leading. Here’s the big question, why are people following you? Successful leaders know why others follow. What value are… Continue reading

How to matter?

Good one-word definitions say enough.  John Maxwell defines leadership as, “Influence.”  His full definition is:  “Leadership is influence: nothing more, nothing less.” For the moment, I’ll stick with, “Leadership is influence.” I believe… Continue reading

Most frequent leadership advice of Jim Kouzes

I recently asked bestselling author and leadership expert, Jim Kouzes some questions. Here’s part of that exchange. ***** Leadership Freak: “What piece of leadership advice do you give out most frequently?” Jim Kouzes:… Continue reading