Submitted by Sal Silvester on February 3, 2013
I just kicked-off an 8-month leadership development program with a client in Denver, and one of our topics was about the "shifts" people need to make when they step into leadership roles. Reflect on the items below:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on January 21, 2013
I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review, Leadership is a Conversation, by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind. As of June 2012 Boris and Michael had spoken to over 150 people in 100 companies where research participants consistently mentioned their efforts of "having a conversation" or "advancing the conversation" in their organizations.
I agree that Leadership, in part, really is a conversation. And I have also found that leaders who struggle most fail to engage people through conversation. Often times they:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on December 26, 2012
I recently read an article in PR Newswire titled Study Shows the Current State of Women in Leadership. The article cited a study by The Women's College of the University of Denver and The White House Project that presented some interesting findings comparing women to their male counterparts:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on December 9, 2012
Here's my challenge to all leaders in 2013:
WHO will you be?
It's a great time of the year for all of us to reflect on where we've been and where we want to go. The trap that most leaders fall into is that they often reflect on the WHAT and the HOW without considering WHO they are as leaders. For example, they ask - WHAT do I want to accomplish this year? WHAT are my goals? And, HOW will I achieve those goals?
Submitted by Sal Silvester on December 4, 2012
I received the following email from a participant in a recent leadership development program.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on November 12, 2012
Veteran's Day to me represents the best of what leadership is truly about...
Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 25, 2012
We just completed a three-month leadership training and development program with a client in Colorado. During one of our sessions together, the participants identified leadership behaviors and characteristics of leaders in their lives who have made the biggest impact.
Take a look at see how you stack up.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 20, 2012
In several of my recent team building and leadership development programs, I've noticed a tension between accountability and micromanagement.
On one hand the leader believes he is holding his team members accountable, and on the other hand team members see the leader as micromanaging.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 19, 2012
Submitted by Sal Silvester on June 30, 2012
"It's faster to do it myself than to delegate it to others..." or "If I want it done right, I'm the one who has to do it..." or "Let me do this for you..."
These are the words of the Rescuer - the person, or in this case the leader, who solves problems for others that they should solve for themselves.