Tag Archives: Leadership

Strategy Demystified

The term strategy is widely used and applied to many processes and situations in which are not strategy. The concept of strategy is misused in many circumstances and not truly understood. Most people look like a deer in the headlights when “Strategy” is mentioned. The following is a quick and concise guide to understanding “Strategy”. […]

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Preventing Cognitive Shortcuts from Damaging Leadership Relationship Building

All of us develop cognitive shortcuts to efficiently comprehend the abundance of available information in a short amount of time, but concurrently we are also creating untrue assumptions about the world around us. Our information processing is not perfect and the created incorrect assumptions create an additional workload in the future. Working with incorrect data […]

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Client-Centered Leadership

Rule #1 for successful client-centered leadership is to identify who are the clients. The common assumption is that business clients are customers, but the concept of client includes: vendors, employees, customers, board members, partnerships, media, and family. Satisfying everyone is an honorable achievement to strive for, but is usually impossible to sustain over time. There […]

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New Leader – Team Communication Error: Problems and Solutions

Great individual performers who are promoted to leadership positions are used to producing superior results which are the reason for their promotion. These standout performers have customized frameworks set in place that guide their performance.  Their frameworks have taken years of development and their work experience and education has created a blueprint for success. As […]

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Coaching for Creating a Competitive Advantage over the Competition

The competition is comfortable with certain success levels and creates beliefs that every connecting variable will remain in a predictable specific state once they achieve their goals. They create false beliefs that the world has become stagnated and their current situation will remain stable. They choose to ignore the fact that multiple variables which affect stability are […]

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The Blame Game

The basis of blame is called the Fundamental Attribution Theory. This theory describes the error involved in attributing blame and is a valuable asset for a leader’s knowledge base. The basic concept involves blaming mistakes that others make on their personality or individual qualities and the mistakes that we make are blamed on the situation. […]

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Participative Management and Leadership Success

The most influential concept of successful management is Participative management: Respecting people builds trust which fuels innovation, not institutions that advocate for coercive management. Those who are coercive will either evolve their management style or face extreme loss and eventual failure. Leadership success is judged on the six following variables: Individual achievement Team or Organizational […]

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Leadership Matters

The main prerequisite for leadership is for the aspiring individual to be motivated to be a leader.  A lack of motivation to handle the enormous task of leadership will certainly end in failure. The second prerequisite for leadership is for the leader to have followers.  Without followers there is no leadership. Leadership is relational – […]

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Strategy Framework for Leadership Coaching

The phrase “strategy” has been marginalized since its inception, but the ever evolving business environment increasingly benefits from quality strategy which could be the difference between success and organizational failure. Leadership is the life blood of all organizations and a strategy to maintain a consistent leadership base of seven years is optimal for success.  Leadership […]

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We Are All Leaders

We are all leaders. Leadership is about influence. Leadership begins with the self and a valuable component of strong leadership is love. We specialize in leading ourselves and make choices to positively influence our present and future. To love anyone else we need to start with loving ourselves and to lead anyone else we need […]

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27 Recommended Must-Read Leadership Books

Recommended Leadership Books On Becoming a Leader – Warren Bennis Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee The Art of War – Sun Tzu The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli The Leadership Challenge – James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill […]

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Affinity of Power

Power Introduction: The concept of power is backed in research by David McClelland: Need for Power Need for Affiliation Need for Achievement French & Raven’s 5 Bases of Power: Referent Power: Charismatic Leadership Legitimate Power: Formal Positional Leadership Expert Power: Knowledge-Based Leadership Reward Power: Transactional Leadership Coercive Power: Authoritative Leadership *People seek to avoid Punishment […]

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The Professional Coaching Process Explained

The ORID model is revolutionary and is the next step in the evolution of communication. This coaching model is a coach’s best friend because it identifies the correct process to enable the client to expand on their inner potential. Awareness and motivation are critical elements to seizing success in personal and professional encounters. We believe that there […]

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What is Leadership Development?

What is Leadership Development?      Leadership development is an activity that enhances Leadership ability within the defined leadership situation which concerns developing individuals through different developmental exercises.  The myth associated with leadership is that it is developed from inborn traits, but the truth behind the mystery of Leadership is that this unique ability is learned.  […]

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Overcoming Adversity (2 of 2)

Overcoming Adversity: (Part 2 of 2) Conclusion (I know you’re in suspense!) Part 1 offered this thought: People don’t live up to their potential because they are told they can’t! How do we overcome this negativity? The power of success is within us and we have to understand that we all face adversity regardless of […]

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Leadership Dilemma: The American Leadership Paradox

Please feel free to visit www.EliteProCoach.comfor more information. Leadership Dilemma: The American Leadership Paradox As coaches, we aim to support the development of our clients to meet strategic goals and to enhance overall quality of life.  Coaching and Leadership intersect – In the organizational sense; Associates want value from their leaders, and desire to develop […]

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