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Leadership is the art of leading others to achieve a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. A ship without captain is out of control. Therefore a good leader is essential within an organization. Leadership is not management or directing, it's much more than that.

Managers manage things like planning, measuring, monitoring, coordinating, problem solving, people management and so on. Leaders lead or guide people and leadership is the ability to inspire and influence others to achieve the organisational ambitions (mission, vision, core values and objectives). This article zooms in on explaining the difference.

Throughout the years different models have been developed on this topic. Various of gurus like John Kotter, Leonard Schlesinger, Simon Sinek and many more, conducted lots of scientific and empiral studies on leadership skills, styles and theories from a learning and developing point of view.

What are the most known skills and used models? What are their success stories and practical tips when you apply these? These posts / articles are all about great theories and methods that can help you to achieve your goal or understand certain aspects that come with being a leader.

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Competing Values Framework

This article describes the basics of Competing Values Framework, developed by Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership and culture change...
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Servant Leadership

This article describes the basics of Servant Leadership in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership philosophy. What is Servant Leadership? In his 1970 essay The Servant as Leader,...
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Transactional Leadership

This article explains Transactional Leadership in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. Introduction Companies benefit from teaching leaders to use the right leadership style as this is...
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Second chances – Begin again now

This article is about second chances in a practical way. After reading you will get inspired on personal leadership. Introduction Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is not a destination, it’s a journey”. This comment resonates well...
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Myers Briggs MBTI test

This article explains the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, developed by Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. What is...
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McGregor Theory X and Theory Y

This article describes the McGregor Theory X and Theory Y of Douglas McGregor. After reading you will understand the background and the practical basics of these leadership styles. The McGregor Theory X and Theory Y In...
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Theory U and Presencing

This article explains Theory U, developed by Otto Scharmer in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful personal leadership tool. Introduction As part of society, organizations are hardly or not...
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Golden Circle by Simon Sinek

This article explains the Golden Circle, developed by Simon Sinek, in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful strategic management and leadership tool. Start with the Why Why are some...
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Organizational Culture Model (Schein)

This article explains the Organizational Culture Model by Edgar Schein in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership and organizational culture change tool. What is an Organizational Culture? Organizational...
Five forms of power by John French and Bertram Raven

Five Forms of Power (French & Raven)

This article explains the Five Forms of Power, by John French and Bertram Raven in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership theory. Background Five Forms of Power Social...

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