The best leaders are the ones that can continue to successfully lead and motivate their people even during times of crisis. So says Marshall Goldsmith, consultant and professor of Executive Education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School, as well as speaker in this year’s World Business Forum Buenos Aires.
Based on his many years of experience as advisor for distinct executives—ranging from the most successful to the most disastrous—Goldsmith has developed three suggestions for leaders to apply in the toughest of times. Where and on who should you be focusing? Learn the answer in the following.
Have you ever thought of leaders as pilots? Although it sounds a little strange, there are a number of similarities between running a company for example and flying a plane. As mentioned in a recent article in Inc.com both business leaders and pilots take a lot of people with them if they make a fatal error. Discover the four leadership lessons we can learn from professional pilots according to consultant and pilot Moe Glenner.
Recent events in Boston, MA and West, TX have reminded us of a stark reality: we cannot escape crisis situations. Although unable to avoid them, we can learn to lead people through them. In fact, dark, difficult times may be the moments when leadership is needed the most.
While very few of us will ever be responsible to lead in the aftermath of a large-scale catastrophe, we all encounter times of intense difficulty within our organizations. By nature, a crisis urgently demands attention, and yet it can be difficult to know how to respond to sudden adversity. My hope is that this lesson equips you to lead others with poise and confidence through the storms of life.
A day before entering the ring, the Argentine world middleweight boxing champion Segio “Maravilla” (“The Marvel”) Martinez, said in an interview “I’m not even fit to tie Monzón’s shoelaces […] In Argentina, when you speak of boxing, the first name that comes to mind is Monzón.”
With high expectations from the audience, Jorge Valdano closed the first day of World Leadership Forum Mexico. Former soccer player, coach and a part of the Argentinean team who won the World Championship in 1986 in Mexico, he spent the majority of his career in Spain as director of one of the most celebrated soccer teams in the world: Real Madrid.
The audience was enthralled with Valdano’s presentation, who from his vast experience as a leader enumerated the 11 powers of great leaders. Discover them in the following!
With a charisma and energy that kept the audience smiling and on the edge of their seats throughout the entire session, the Vice President of Latin American Division Training at a Great Place to Work Institute® Raciel Sosa gave a panoramic view of the current work scenario: environments where four generations coexist with differences and conflicts. How to successfully lead such diverse groups? It comes from within the organization, and particularly from the people who make it up.
From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, discover the characteristics of each generation and how businesses, leaders and collaborators can work together to coexist, unleash potential and achieve a better place to work.
New Study Shows Alarming Number of Low Performers Are Among the Most Engaged Employees.
Leadership IQ recently studied the detailed performance evaluation and engagement survey data from over 200 companies. We found that in42% of companies, low performers report being more engaged – more motivated, and more likely to enjoy working at their jobs – than their middle and high-performing peers. That’s right: in nearly half of workplaces, the folks who are bad at their jobs are the happiest. And as both the Wall Street Journal and NBC’s Today.comnoted, this flies against the popular belief that jobperformance reliably predicts engagement.
The good news is that our study also revealed why an increasing number of great employees feel so demotivated at work. Here are five things leaders can start doing today that directly address the top five high-performer demotivators:
As a communicator, perhaps nothing is worse than scanning the audience halfway through a presentation only to see people fiddling with smartphones, fidgeting in their chairs, or—worst of all—falling asleep in a puddle of drool. If someone had filmed my life, my communication blunders and mistakes could be turned into hours of humorous outtakes. Learning to connect with people has been an ongoing process for me, involving trial-by-error and plenty of disconnects. Yet I am grateful for my failures, for they have taught me valuable lessons about getting through to others. Hopefully you can glean from my missteps as you hone your own skills as a connector.
The characteristics of effective leadership are debated more widely today than ever before. We are increasingly moving beyond thinking of leaders as purely figures of authority and more as people who push us to ever higher performance and guide us through change and even pain. How? By showing people that they are really achieving a common goal, a common benefit. At least that is the definition of George Kohlrieser, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IMD business school as well as a veteran hostage negotiator. He terms today’s high performing leaders as “Secure Base Leaders”. This is the topic of his latest book, Care to Dare, an in-depth investigation that explains how to be a leader that both cares and dares, and as a result releases extraordinary potential in yourself and others.
In the following exclusive interview previewed for an upcoming article in WOBI magazine, George Kohlrieser discusses some of the most important concepts of his book, and develops a new model for leaders who are more authentic, genuine, caring, and effective.
We’ve heard a lot about the characteristics of the best, most successful, most admired, and even most feared leaders. But what about the unconventional ones; the ones that really inspire us mere mortals? Extroverted, open, direct, and completely uninterested in what people say, but with an absolute interest in their people; there are unconventional leaders whose unique style have not only gotten the attention of professional, clients and competition, but also have transformed their style into a model for success, in their own special way.
Authenticity and the characteristics that make these leaders unique are precisely “the most valuable possession” a leader can have, as explaind by leadership and strengths management expert Marcus Buckingham in this video. Wouldn’t you prefer a transparent leader with defects, strengths and weaknesses over one that hides behind a mask of perfection that is really a bomb waiting to explode? If, like me, you prefer a more human leader, who only surprises you with pleasant, innovative and enriching oddities, this ranking is for you! Discover in the following our selection of the most unconventional leaders.