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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.

Path Goal Theory of Leadership

September 15th, 2023

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…

Reddin 3D Leadership Model

September 13th, 2023

Reddin 3D Leadership Model: in this article you will find a practical explanation of Reddin 3D Leadership Model, developed by William James Reddin. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the managerial styles, the third dimension…

Theory U by Otto Scharmer explained

August 23rd, 2023

Theory U: this article explains Theory U, developed by Otto Scharmer in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this leadership tool. Highlights include: an introduction to this theory and dissociation, an explanation of presencing,…

Great Man Theory of Leadership

August 23rd, 2023

Great Man Theory of Leadership: this article provides a practical explanation of the Great Man Theory of leadership. Next to what it (definition and origin) is, this article also highlights an overview of the theory, famous examples of great…

Goleman Leadership Styles

August 22nd, 2023

Goleman Leadership Styles: 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…

Appreciative Inquiry model explained

August 22nd, 2023

Appreciative Inquiry: this article explains Appreciative Inquiry (AI), developed by David Cooperrider in a practical way. Next to what it (definition) is, this article also highlights how is it used in practice, the importance of positive core and human…

Supervision: the basics and meaning

August 20th, 2023

Supervision: this article provides a practical explanation of supervision. Next to what it is (definition and meaning), this article also highlights the difference between Supervision or Leadership, the role of it within an organisation and the topic illegitimate supervision.…

Strengths Based Leadership (Gallup)

August 15th, 2023

Strengths Based Leadership: this article describes Strengths Based Leadership in a practical way. Highlights of this article include: what strengths based leadership is, what the three keys to effective leadership are and what strengths based leadership involvement, qualities and weak…

Leader Member Exchange Theory (LMX)

August 15th, 2023

Leader Member Exchange Theory: this article provides a practical explanation of the Leader Member Exchange Theory (LMX). Next to what is the Leader-Member Exchange Theory highlights this article also the process, the classification of new group or team members…

Adaptive Leadership theory explained

July 29th, 2023

Adaptive Leadership: this article describes the Adaptive Leadership theory, developed by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky in a practical way. The article starts with a general theory of adaptive leadership and its origin, followed by the advantages of this leadership…

Participative Leadership Style

June 30th, 2023

Participative Leadership: this article provides a practical explanation of participative leadership. Next to what it is, this article also highlights the rise of this leadership style,the decision making and this leadership style in practice. After reading, you’ll understand the…
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