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Leadership Now: 5 Leadership Lessons: The Leader as Strategist
Michael McKinney summarizes Cynthia Montgomery’s book, The Strategist. He notes the author says we have reduced strategy to a right-brain exercise and have lost sight of what it takes to lead the effort.
Forbes.com: Google Can Survive Too Much Innovation. You Can’t
This post outlines why leaders need to focus on the best opportunities only, and not invest in every good innovation or idea that comes your way. The result of “idea overload” can burn-out even the best team, or bankrupt your company.
One of my favorites of all the DiSC® reports is the DiSC® PPSS Online Report, because it provides individuals with detailed personalized information to help them apply DiSC® learning in a variety of personal and business situations. It offers a wide range of practical interpretive reports that can help individuals improve their effectiveness, and assist in their success.
But why do we need such a system at all?
Well, people are different – with their own way of looking at the world, and with their own set of needs, wants and fears. And these differences can cause conflict, unless we have a system for understanding differences, and some well thought out strategies for managing these differences. DiSC® is a simple 4 factor system for understanding human behavior that is based on over 2,000 years of human history. It provides a model of understanding yourself, understanding others, and understanding the expectations of the environment in which we are situated. The value of the DiSC® PPSS is that it focuses on the individual, and provides guidance in increasing his/her effectiveness in the world that surrounds them.
Fast Company: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Employees
Authors Adrien Gostick and Chester Elton argue that only when an employee is a balance of being fully engaged, enabled, or energized are they able to fully succeed at work.
Leadership Now: A Leader’s Most Dangerous Thought
Michael McKinney delivers an insightful post about the true meaning of leadership – service – and how “I deserve” thinking when in a position of power diminishs the ability to lead effectively.