All leaders fail at one time or another. Even (especially?) the very best. Over at Seth Godin's place, he suggests there is a hierarchy to failure and furthermore, we should deliberately follow it. Definitely worth thinking about. Check it out.
Describing Relational Leadership is what my last posts have been about. Relational Leadership, as explained in Part Two, is the recognition that leaders and followers are in relationship to one another. Good leaders must therefore connect with the values and motivations of followers. In other words, a Relational Leader understands that the culture of a group, whether a church … Continue reading Relational Leadership (Part Four)
We've said previously Relational Leadership is based on the insight that leaders and followers are in a relationship. We've also said that Relational Leadership is about connecting with the values and motivations of the followers. So how do we import Relational Leadership into an organization without "blowing it up?" We start with the leadership team. Cleve … Continue reading Relational Leadership (Part Three)
Here is a short selection of some thoughtful proverbs on pain and leadership from Dave Travis over at the Leadership Network. Although designed for pastors and educators, it's definitely applicable for all organizational leaders.
What is Relational Leadership? We sketched out a definition of Relational Leadership in our last post. Relational Leadership, simply put, is the recognition that leaders and followers are in relationship to one another. Good leaders must therefore connect with the values and motivations of followers. Ok, but what does Relational Leadership look like in the … Continue reading Relational Leadership (Part Two)
What is Relational Leadership? Some define it as leadership by consensus (also derisively known as "Pooled Ignorance"). Others think Relational Leadership is about creating good relationships in an organization (of course, “good for whom” is always nebulous). Still others think Relational Leadership is about playing politics, paying attention to what others want in order to … Continue reading Relational Leadership (Part One)
Here's a great little leadership nugget over at Seth Godin's place. Would that everyone would engage in discussions like this. Imagine the savings in time, energy and relationships. Although as a church leader, I might push-back on his conclusion, just a little. 🙂
Jack believed he was a responsible leader. He felt deeply the responsibility that rested on his shoulders. He wanted to make sure that no matter what happened on his shift, he would be there to make it right. When the economy tanked, he went into top gear. He increased his control over projects and his … Continue reading Leadership, Crisis, and the Theft of Responsibility
Guest blogger Jeffrey Shepard is a CEO, Executive Producer, University Professor, consultant, a PhD student working on defending his dissertation, writer, closet poet and a friend of mine. He owns successful businesses in the New York and Cincinnati, Ohio areas and is involved in pre-launch of several .com companies. In a recent conversation Dr. Loyd and I … Continue reading Virtual Leadership
I'm crisscrossing the country this next week and will be updating this blog as I get the chance. Today, there is a great article on HBR's blog site by Rosabeth Moss Kanter on innovative leadership. Her insights are good for both church and for-profit leaders.