Are you a manager or leader, or both? When I taught Strategic Leadership, the students had to read John Kotter’s 1990 article on “What Leaders Really Do.” Kotter was very effective in setting out different functions for leaders and managers such as leaders align people as… Read More »What’s the difference between a Manager and Leader?
You often hear about the triple bottom line for companies or the 3 Ps of People, Planet (as in save the planet), and Profits. I am a fan of this thinking on what a company must achieve. I think there are some similarities with leadership. My 3 Ps for… Read More »The 3 P’s of Leadership
My framework for the leader’s “outer world” is based on People, Planning, and Performance. This blog goes more in-depth on the People side. I am asked by small business owners for the best current leadership books to read that are concise and insightful. That is… Read More »The People Side of Leadership
Most small business owners/CEOs have a desire to grow and become successful notwithstanding the challenges. In my blog about the 4 Stages of Growth for Small Businesses, I set out a framework on what the path forward could look like. Leadership plays a greater and greater… Read More »The Performance Side of Leadership
My leadership framework for your “outer world” rests on three perspectives. Everything around leadership begins with People. There is no leader without followers. Followers need to know what direction to go. That takes orchestrating facilitated by Planning. Carrying out the plan requires integrating and executing to achieve… Read More »The 4 “Inner” Ps of Leadership
4 Inner Ps of Leadership There are plenty of articles and books on leadership. The reason being leadership is clearly critical for an organization’s success. Many emphasize a particular angle or perspective in how you should lead. Instead, this blog provides a comprehensive straight forward… Read More »Your Leadership Personal Profile
For business owners, when you started up your company you most likely thought through why you were in business and what you wanted from it. That is, what is the purpose of the business? The same basic question makes sense for you personally. What is your… Read More »What Is Your Personal Purpose?