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.
This article describes Adaptive Leadership in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership style. What is Adaptive Leadership? Adaptive leadership is a practical…
Laissez Faire leadership is often associated with leaving employees to their own devices. It is about giving employees freedom. Managers have very little personal influence and delegate almost everything.
Transformational Leadership guides employees, giving them the confidence and encouragement to adapt to change. They gain insight into the fact that change and new knowledge will ultimately yield added value.
The Competing Values Framework, developed by Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron gives a classification of four corporate cultures, which indicate how a company operates, how employees collaborate and what the corporate values are.