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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.

Authoritarian Leadership

January 2nd, 2022

Authoritarian Leadership: this article explains Authoritarian Leadership in a practical way. After reading this article, you will understand the basics of this leadership style. What is Authoritarian Leadership Style? Authoritarian leadership is a now outdated form of management that,…

Leader Member Exchange Theory (LMX)

December 25th, 2021

Leader Member Exchange Theory: this article provides a practical explanation of the Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX). After reading, you’ll understand the basics of this powerful leadership and management tool. What is the Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX)? The Leader-Member Exchange…

Appreciative Inquiry (AI)

December 8th, 2021

Appreciative Inquiry: this article explains Appreciative Inquiry (AI), developed by David Cooperrider in a practical way. After reading you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. What is Appreciative Inquiry? When problems present themselves within an…

Great Man Theory

December 5th, 2021

Great Man Theory: this article provides a practical explanation of the Great Man Theory of leadership. After reading, you will have a basic understanding of this powerful leadership philosophy. What is the Great Man Theory of Leadership? The Great…

Theory Z (Ouchi)

July 21st, 2021

Theory Z: this article describes the William Ouchi Theory Z in a practical way. After reading you will understand the definition and basics of this powerful management and leadership tool. What is Theory Z? The Theory Z was invented by…

Fiedler Contingency Model

June 18th, 2021

Fiedler Contingency Model: 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…

Supervision

June 15th, 2021

Supervision: this article provides a practical explanation of supervision. After reading, you will understand the basics of this powerful leadership tool. What is supervision? There’s a certain saying: ‘That which hasn’t been inspected, hasn’t been completed.’ Inspecting, supervising, and…

Belbin Team Roles

June 8th, 2021

Belbin Team Roles: this article explains the team development 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…

Authentic Leadership

October 11th, 2018

Authentic Leadership: this article describes Authentic Leadership in a practical way. After reading you will understand the definition and basics of this powerful leadership philosophy. What is Authentic Leadership? The American management & business professor Bill George already wrote about…

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
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