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Leadership can be defined as 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 can be defined as 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.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey)

June 23rd, 2024

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: this article explains the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, developed by Stephen Covey in a practical way. It gives a summary and overview of these habits, so you can put them into…

Schein’s Model of Organizational Culture

June 3rd, 2024

Schein’s Model of Organizational Culture: this article explains Edgar Schein’s Model of Organizational Culture in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership and organizational culture change tool. This article also contains a downloadable…

Five Forms of Power (French & Raven)

May 15th, 2024

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

Authoritarian Leadership Style: Definition and the Basics

May 1st, 2024

Authoritarian Leadership style: this article explains Authoritarian Leadership Style in a practical way. This article contains a general definition of this leadership style, its characteristics and benefits. After reading this article, you will understand the basics of this leadership style

Laissez Faire Leadership Style: the basics

May 1st, 2024

Laissez Faire leadership Style: this article describes the Laissez Faire Leadership Style in a practical way. Next to what it is, this article highglights the characteristics, the advantages and disadvantages, the application of this leadership styles and examples. After reading…

Seven Transformations of Leadership

April 11th, 2024

Seven Transformations of Leadership: this article describes the Seven Transformations of Leadership, developed by David Rooke and William R. Torbert in a practical way. After reading you will understand the definition and basics of this powerful leadership theory. What…

Lead by Example: the Basics and Meaning

March 25th, 2024

Lead by Example: this article describes Lead by Example, developed by John Baldoni in a practical way. Next to what it is (background and meaning), highlights this article also the characteristics and the importance of setting the tone. After…

Personal Leadership Philosophy

February 15th, 2024

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,…

Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum Model

February 9th, 2024

Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum: this article provides a practical explanation of the Tannenbaum-Schmidt Leadership Continuum modelwhich was developed by Robert Tannenbaum and Warren H. Schmidt. In addition to explaining what the model is, this article also highlights the leadership…

Golden Circle by Simon Sinek

February 9th, 2024

Golden Circle: this article explains the Golden Circle, developed by Simon Sinek, in a practical way. The article starts with the question: Start with the Why, followed by the definition, an golden circle example of the case with…

Servant Leadership Style and Theory

February 9th, 2024

Servant Leadership style: this article describes the basics of Servant Leadership style theory, developed by Robert Greenleaf in a practical way. The article begins with a general definition of servant leadership and what this type of leadership looks like in…
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