Category Archives: executive leadership

How to Develop the Leadership Superpower of Perseverance

Unlike Superman who could leap tall buildings in a single bound, even the best executives and leaders cannot change their character in one leap. But if you struggle with perseverance, you can develop the leadership superpower of perseverance. I see this all the time in the clients I work with. They learn and master perseverance […]
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Leadership Superpower of Perseverance:
Who is Clark Kent?

Can you identify the Clark Kent with the leadership superpower of perseverance? It shouldn’t be too hard. Persevering leaders stand out from the rest and have a significant impact, usually without commanding the limelight or fanfare. Their energy and attitude are distinct—sometimes refreshing, sometimes demanding. Consider Steve Jobs and Lee Iacocca, who had the stamina […]
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Perseverance: The Leadership Superpower

Do you have the leadership superpower of perseverance? Top business leaders agree: life is a constant string of adversities—it’s our new normal. I see the rigors of today’s competitive business climate push even the most seasoned leaders to their limits. No organization is immune to setbacks. Some, however, are ill-suited for it and pay a […]
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How Compulsive Leaders Overcome Unique Challenges

It’s difficult for compulsive leaders to identify with feelings (their own or others’) and step outside their own perspective, but with training and coaching that focuses on relating to people, they can overcome unique challenges. I’ve seen compulsive leaders experience an epiphany when they learn to value the power of engagement, accept that their success […]
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The Compulsive Leader’s Blind Spots

When you learn to recognize the signs of a compulsive leader, you won’t have to look far to see it in much of today’s corporate culture. With a high value on accomplishment and productivity, there are many compulsive, driven leaders in executive positions. I know, because I see it all the time in the work I […]
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The Compulsive Leader Mindset

There are unique challenges when working for a leader with a compulsive mindset. I’ve been doing some reading and writing about this in my recent posts. Understanding the compulsive leader mindset—their perspectives and motivations—can go a long way toward healthier behavior.
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The Signs of a Compulsive Leader

Do you recognize the signs of a compulsive leader? Some are subtle and need to be observed over time. Others are obvious when first experienced. Either way, certain outward behaviors signal to people they’re working for a compulsive leader. I wrote about this in my last post, here. Compulsive leaders demonstrate high energy and dedication […]
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The Challenges Posed by Compulsive Leaders

Is it fair to say there are many driven, compulsive leaders in executive position in your organization? I see it all the time: because most corporate cultures place such a high value on accomplishment and productivity, it’s no surprise that leaders who, while bent on achieving success, present difficulties for the people who work for […]
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World’s Best Boss:
Manager AND Leader

Do you have the best blend of manager and leader skills to be called the “World’s Best Boss?” Administrators who cling to a sole management or leadership approach handicap their organizations, and are not likely to be nominated the best boss of anything.
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Management and Leadership:
The Best Blend

As a business administrator, do you have the best blend of management and leadership skills? After reviewing the distinctions between managers and leaders, should we assume that one administrative model is superior to the other? Should you adopt a purely managerial or leadership model?
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