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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.

Second chances – Begin again now

June 17th, 2016

This article is about second chances in a practical way. After reading you will get inspired on personal leadership. Introduction Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is not a destination, it’s a journey”. This comment resonates well with what Stephen

Theory U and Presencing

September 17th, 2014

This article explains Theory U, developed by Otto Scharmer in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful personal leadership tool. Introduction As part of society, organizations are hardly or not at all able…

Golden Circle by Simon Sinek

September 12th, 2014

This article explains the Golden Circle, developed by Simon Sinek, in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful strategic management and leadership tool. Start with the Why Why are some organizations able…

Organizational Culture Model by Edgar Schein

April 7th, 2014

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 and editable Organizational Culture Model…

Five Forms of Power (French & Raven)

February 2nd, 2014

This article explains the Five Forms of Power, developed by John French and Bertram Raven in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership theory. Background Five Forms of Power Social psychologists…

Fiedler Contingency Model

December 7th, 2013

This article explains the Fiedler Contingency Model or Fiedler Model, developed by Fred Fiedler in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful contingency theory of leadership. What is the Fiedler’s contingency model of…

Belbin Team Roles

November 27th, 2013

This article explains the theory of Belbin Team Roles by Meredith Belbin in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. What are the Belbin Team Roles? In today’s organizations, working in teams…

Situational Leadership Model (SLM)

November 27th, 2013

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 recognizable manner.…
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