Using a Delegating Leadership Style to Move Mountains

Using a Delegating Leadership Style to Move Mountains

A delegating leadership style implies a hands-off approach in which the leader delegates authority and entrusts others with responsibility. This style acknowledges that employees are capable of making decisions independently. If you want to increase your output...
Power and Authority: What’s it Got to do with Leadership?

Power and Authority: What’s it Got to do with Leadership?

Power and Authority: Power – the ability to influence the behavior of others or the course of events Authority – the right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience Perhaps one of the greatest mistakes of a new leader or project manager is attempting to...
How to Improve Employee Engagement: Live Your Values

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Live Your Values

We’re going to walk through how to improve employee engagement by discussing why values are so important, introducing a scenario and lessons learned, and finally, a summary. Here is the simplest definition of employee engagement I’ve encountered: “Employee engagement...
Why is Character Development So Important for Leadership ?

Why is Character Development So Important for Leadership ?

Beyond listing character traits that define good leaders, let’s take a closer look at developing leadership character development. Perhaps most important for positive character development, your personal and professional values must align with your organization....
The Right Way to Lead: Live Your Values and Beliefs

The Right Way to Lead: Live Your Values and Beliefs

Why do we join organizations, choose certain friends, or pursue a place of work? You want to live your values! With so many options available today, what attracts us enough that we are willing to invest our most precious resource, our time? Ideally, we want to...
Core Leadership Values (Part 7): Personal Courage

Core Leadership Values (Part 7): Personal Courage

One of the Army’s core leadership values is to demonstrate personal courage, both physically and morally. When I was a major with more than 12 years in the Army, I was observing more of the “politics” than I had ever seen as a lieutenant or captain. Upon arrival...