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.
To understand the Golden Circle, you need to understand what it entails. The WHAT ring of the Golden Circle represents the products or services a company sells. The HOW is an explanation of what the company does. The WHY is about what a company believes in, not about making a profit.
In 1980 the American management professor Edgar Schein developed a organizational culture model to make culture more visible within an organization. He also indicated what steps need to be followed to bring about cultural change.