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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.

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.

Appreciative Inquiry (AI)

December 3rd, 2021

Appreciative Inquiry: this article explains Appreciative Inquiry (AI), developed by David Cooperrider in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. What is Appreciative Inquiry? The definition When problems present themselves…

Leader Member Exchange Theory (LMX)

December 3rd, 2021

Leader Member Exchange Theory: this article provides a practical explanation of the Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX). After reading, you’ll understand the basics of this powerful leadership and management tool. What is the Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX)? The Leader-Member Exchange…

Personal Leadership philosophy

November 19th, 2021

Personal Leadership philosophy: in this article, you will learn about Personal Leadership philosophy. After reading this, you will understand why this concept is so important for co-creation, business, and others. Some say the Personal Leadership philosophy an innate skill,…

Transactional Leadership

June 17th, 2021

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 a relatively cheap…

Reddin 3D Leadership Model

June 2nd, 2021

In this article you will find a practical explanation of Reddin 3D Leadership Model. After reading, you will understand the basic concepts of this powerful method for managing a manager’s leadership in the different situations of change that can…

Dunham and Pierce’s Leadership Process Model

December 2nd, 2020

This article contains a practical explanation of Dunham and Pierce’s Leadership Process Model. After reading, you will understand the basic concepts of this model and the importance of all the factors that are linked to good leadership. What is the…

Leadership Style Matrix

August 5th, 2020

This article explains the Leadership Style Matrix in a practical way. After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful model of organizational leadership. What is the Leadership Style Matrix? The Leadership Style Matrix was developed by Eric Flamholtz

Lewin’s Leadership Styles

February 17th, 2020

This article will give you a practical explanation of Lewin’s leadership styles, developed bu Kurt Lewin. After reading this, you’ll have better insight into the three different leadership styles developed by Kurt Lewin. What are Lewin’s leadership styles? Kurt…

Daniel Goleman Leadership Styles

December 17th, 2019

This article describes the Goleman Leadership Styles, also know as the Six Emotional Leadership Styles, in a practical way. These styles have been developed by Daniel Goleman. After reading you will understand the basics of this leadership

Seven Transformations of Leadership

December 13th, 2019

This article describes the Seven Transformations of Leadership in a practical way. After reading you will understand the definition and basics of this powerful leadership theory. What are the Seven Transformations of Leadership? David Rooke is an American leadership guru…

Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum

October 21st, 2019

Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum: this article provides a practical explanation of the Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum model. After reading, you will understand the Tannenbaum and Schmidt theory. What is the Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum model? The Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum model is a…
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