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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.

Transactional Leadership Style and Theory

February 9th, 2024

Transactional Leadership theory: this article explains the Transactional Leadership theory in a practical way. It covers the meaning and definition of Transactional Leadership and what this leadership style entails. It furthermore discusses Management by Exception (MBE) and the benefits and…

Action Centered Leadership Model by John Adair

February 7th, 2024

Action Centered Leadership model: in this article, Action Centered Leadership model by John Adair is practically explained. In addition to what the theory and model are, this article also highlights the three levels of leadership, the overlap of tasks, the…

5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell

February 7th, 2024

5 levels of Leadership: this article explains the 5 Levels of Leadership, developed by John Maxwell in a practical way. Highlights of this article: a background of these levels, concluding with the cumulative aspect. After reading it, you will understand…

Ethical Leadership Theory plus 4V model

November 16th, 2023

Ethical Leadership theory: this article explains the Ethical Leadership in a practical way. It discusses what exactly it means, what its main elements are and what the 4V model for ethical leadership looks like. After reading you will understand the…

Schein’s Model of Organizational Culture

November 13th, 2023

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…

Competing Values Framework (Cameron and Quinn)

November 13th, 2023

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 leadership and culture change tool, used for…

Fiedler Contingency Model

November 7th, 2023

Fiedler Contingency Model: this article explains the Fiedler Contingency Model or Fiedler Model, developed by Fred Fiedler in a practical way. The article starts off with a general definition of the model, follwed by an example and practical tips.…

Altruistic Leadership Style explained

October 26th, 2023

Altruistic Leadership Style: in this article, the Altruistic Leadership Style is explained in a practical way. Next to what it is, this article also highlights hte basic principles and the philosophy of Effective Altruism. After reading, you will have a…

Agile Leadership explained

October 26th, 2023

Agile Leadership: this article describes the Agile Leadership in a practical way. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the key of this philosophy with multifunctional teams, ti’s flexibility and the pitfalls. After reading you will understand the…

Functional Leadership Model

October 26th, 2023

Functional Leadership Model: this article explains the Functional Leadership Model in a practical way. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the theory and the concept of Exemplary Leadership. After reading, you’ll understand the basics of this Leadership…

Situational Leadership Model (Hersey and Blanchard)

October 26th, 2023

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