Leadership 101

simple insights for those in leadership

Quote of the Day | 11.29.13

Leadership functions on the basis of trust, and when the trust is gone, the leader soon will be.

– John Maxwell

November 29, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 11.27.13

Our character and who we are as leaders is mostly created by how we behave and grow when no one is watching.

– Brad Lomenick

November 27, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 11.25.13

We must all learn to unleash the power of repetition.

– Brad Lomenick

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Quote of the Day | 11.22.13

When organizational leaders cast a vision, the words can’t be spoken once and then forgotten. They must be revisited, reframed, and repeated until they sink into the organization’s cultural fabric.

– Brad Lomenick

November 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 11.20.13

Move the needle each day. Never stop growing and getting better. Be curious, committed, and coachable—always a student.

– Brad Lomenick

November 20, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday Thots | The Biggest Mistakes A Leader Can Make

I saw this video posted over on Scott Williams’ blog, Big Is The New Small. The video is from Harvard Publishing and worth the seven minutes to view it. Here is a summary of what nine leaders think are the biggest mistakes a leader can make.

Bill George – Professor, Harvard Business School
Putting their self-interest ahead of the interests of the institution or organization they run.

Evan Wittenberg – Head of Global Leadership Development, Google, Inc.
Betraying trust.

Dr. Ellen Langer – Professor, Harvard University
Being certain.

Andrew Pettigrew – Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
To not live up to their own values.

Gianpiero Petriglieri – Affiliate Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD
To be so overly enamoured with their vision that they lose all capacity for self-doubt (when the vision moves from passion to obsession).

Carl Sloane – Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School
Personal arrogance & hubris.

Jonathan Doochin – Leadership Institute @ Harvard College
Acting too fast – executing before thinking through the issue.

Scott Snook – Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Making it all about the leader & being  inconsistent, not authentic, lacking integrity.

Daisy Wageman Dowling – Executive Director, Leadership Development @ Morgan Stanley
To not be self-reflective.

What are your thoughts? Which of these do you think is the biggest mistake a leader can make? Is there a huge mistake a leader can make that’s not mentioned?

November 19, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 11.18.13

In anonymity and obscurity is where most leaders are truly developed and made.
– Brad Lomenick

November 18, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 11.15.13

There are very few overnight successes, and most leaders who take shortcuts don’t finish well.

– Brad Lomenick

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Quote of the Day | 11.13.13

The making of a leader takes time, even though our social-media–soaked world gives us a different impression.

– Brad Lomenick

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Quote of the Day | 11.11.13

Men don’t follow titles. They follow courage.

– Brad Lomenick

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