The Accidental Leader

Most successful leaders never set out to become a leader…they set out to make a difference. In doing so they find themselves taking the lead on something that is near and dear to them. And only then do we call them leaders. They become “accidental leaders”. While you can train a person to lead, you […]

Marcus Buckingham on Leadership 360

Marcus Buckingham is of the opinion that respondents to 360 degree feedback surveys are not in a position to rate their leader on the competencies or behaviors covered in a typical 360. Instead, he offers us an alternative: ask questions as to how the respondent feels about working with the leader. Just […]

The Changing Role of Tomorrow’s Leaders

In this this series of short interviews, Harvard Business Review asks prominent leadership experts to describe the role of tomorrow’s leaders. Once again, the experts all have differing opinions. My take on this is that trying to predict the role of tomorrow’s leaders is a rather subjective endeavor. My advice is […]

Are You Making These Nine Leadership Mistakes?

Harvard Business School asked nine academics and experts to give their opinions on what is the biggest mistake a leader makes. In this seven minute YouTube video, each expert responds. I’m not sure I totally agree with everything they say, but it sure makes for interesting debate! What do you think? Whether you agree […]