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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.

Path Goal Theory of Leadership (House & Mitchell)

November 23rd, 2022

Path-Goal Theory of Leadership: this article describes the Path-Goal Theory of Leadership, developed by Robert J. House and Terence R. Mitchell in a practical way. It covers what it is, which leadership behaviours and styles come with it and…

Supervision: Definition, Types and Examples

November 11th, 2022

Supervision: this article provides a practical explanation of supervision. After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. This article contains a general definition of supervision, the types of supervision and practical examples. What is supervision?…

Autocratic Leadership: Characteristics and Disadvantages

November 10th, 2022

Autocratic Leadership: this article describes the Autocratic Leadership, also known as authoritarian leadership, in a practical way. After reading you will understand the definition and basics of this powerful leadership tool. This article contains a general definition of Autocratic Leadership,…

Authoritarian Leadership: Definition, Example and Benefits

November 10th, 2022

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

Strengths Based Leadership by Gallup: Definition and Principles

November 9th, 2022

Strengths Based Leadership: this article describes Strengths Based Leadership in a practical way. After reading you will understand the definition and basics of this powerful leadership philosophy. Highlights include: what strengths based leadership is, what the three keys to effective…

Skill Will Matrix explained including template

November 8th, 2022

Skill Will Matrix: this article describes the Skill Will Matrix in a practical way. After reading you will understand the definition and basics of this powerful team management tool. This article also contains a useful template to get started with…

Hersey and Blanchard Situational Leadership Model explained

November 8th, 2022

Situational Leadership: in this article the Situational Leadership Model (SLM) is explained. Founders Paul Hershey and Kenneth Blanchard have developed a model that links leadership styles and situations. This article explains the styles, effectiveness and interaction in a practical and…

What is the Competing Values Framework? Theory explained

November 3rd, 2022

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 tool, used…
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