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Craftsmanship is the bedrock principle in the manual arts. We admire artists and artisans who make things with their hands, yet we often overlook craftsmanship when it comes to working with our minds.
So what about leaders? Can you think of leadership as a craft?
Regarding leadership as a craft forces the leader to consider leadership as both art and practice.[…] Continue Reading »
One question I hear from executives is this: How can I tell if people want to follow me?
The answer to that question lies in your example. The way you communicate, challenge, plan and evaluate. Here are five questions to ask yourself to check if you are on track.[…] Continue Reading »
Management can sometimes be an act of faith, particularly when the people you hire have a questionable past.
One approach to giving people a second chance is to sit down with them and ask them to write about what they want to achieve and how they want to be remembered.
The savvy manager who can connect with such an employee not only gives the person a second chance, but he or she also creates an environment where the past can be put into the past and the future can be created together.[…] Continue Reading »
People often ask me, “What are the essential attributes of leadership?”
It’s a big question — but let me borrow from something I heard from Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball.” He said a political pollster told him once that every great leader need to demonstrate three things:
Motive. Passion. Spontaneity.
Motive, passion and spontaneity complement one another.[…] Continue Reading »