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Leadership in Action: An Evolutionary View: What Followers Want from Their Leaders

Leadership in Action: An Evolutionary View: What Followers Want from Their Leaders

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Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

Publication Date: 01-AUG-2009

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A look into the very distant past of human existence shows that some conditions are more conducive to leadership than others and that followers naturally prefer specific forms of leadership and resist other forms. By understanding and acting on the three fundamental individual needs that result from group living and the three tough problems faced by ancient tribes, leaders can better connect with their followers. ...

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Leadership in Action: Pressure Cooking: Real Leaders Thrive When the Chips are Down

Leadership in Action: Pressure Cooking: Real Leaders Thrive When the Chips are Down

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The role of the leader involves several principal tasks: creating a compelling vision, coming up with a strategy to achieve that vision, and communicating the vision and strategy to the organization's people. All of this puts the leader in a highly visible position, in which expectations can create enormous pressure. In tough economic times such as the world is experiencing now, this pressure is intensified. Leaders' success in such environments depends largely on the path they choose: to be safe leaders or real leaders. ...

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Leadership in Action: Reader Forum—Leading in Public Service—Choice, Learning, and Commitment

Leadership in Action: Reader Forum—Leading in Public Service—Choice, Learning, and Commitment

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Once chosen, the path of creative altruism can take many forms, and for some it is public service. ...

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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observastions—The Luxury of Tough Times: Five Terrific Questions

Leadership in Action: Issues and Observastions—The Luxury of Tough Times: Five Terrific Questions

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Tough times can boot us out of the blender and into the helicopter. The stomach lurches, the heart pounds, and we are terrified and exhilarated all at one time. ...

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Leadership in Action: In Focus—Virtual Teams—Improving Performance by Emulating the Best

Leadership in Action: In Focus—Virtual Teams—Improving Performance by Emulating the Best

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Organizations in recent years have made significant investments in virtual teams (sometimes called geographically dispersed or geographically distributed teams), but there is evidence that many of these teams are not reaching their full potential. With this in mind, organizations need to better assess the performance of their virtual teams and proactively take steps to enhance their effectiveness. ...

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Leadership in Action: Staying on Track: How to Keep in Touch with Your Development Progress

Leadership in Action: Staying on Track: How to Keep in Touch with Your Development Progress

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Devising a developmental goal and efficiently tracking your progress toward the goal require articulating your goal, creating an action plan, gathering information about your behavior, identifying barriers and supports, and revising your action plan. Following these steps will greatly enhance your chances of reaching your goal. ...

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Leadership in Action: Help is on the Way: Senior Leaders Can Benefit from Working with a Mentor

Leadership in Action: Help is on the Way: Senior Leaders Can Benefit from Working with a Mentor

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As leaders gain seniority, many of them view their days of being a mentee as behind them. They see mentoring as a developmental activity designed primarily to help new or emerging leaders. But mentoring can be a powerful tool for helping leaders at all levels grow and develop. Finding and working successfully with the right mentor requires commitment and following the correct steps. ...

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Leadership in Action: Analyze This: Six Steps to Leveraging People Investments

Leadership in Action: Analyze This: Six Steps to Leveraging People Investments

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Connecting employee data on such things as skills, behaviors, attitudes, competencies, and demographics to tangible outcomes is not so difficult that it should preclude leaders from attempting to focus on it. A six-step process can help leaders discover the people drivers in their organizations. ...

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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - Leadership Experience - What is it and What Counts?

Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - Leadership Experience - What is it and What Counts?

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Experience clearly matters, but there are multiple components of experience to be taken into account and considered. ...

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Leadership in Action: In Focus - Mentoring - Nurturing Relationships Provide Many Benefits

Leadership in Action: In Focus - Mentoring - Nurturing Relationships Provide Many Benefits

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Mentoring relationships are developmental because they promote experiences that motivate individuals to learn and grow, expose them to learning opportunities, and provide support for the learning and growth. In many cases such relationships are developmental for mentor and mentee alike. ...

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Leadership in Action: In the Danger Zone: A Conversation with Colonel Thomas A. Kolditz

Leadership in Action: In the Danger Zone: A Conversation with Colonel Thomas A. Kolditz

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Leadership in Action managing editor Stephen Rush recently spoke with Kolditz about a range of leadership topics, including in extremis leadership and how leaders in any field can learn from it. ...

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Leadership in Action: Fatal Attraction: The Dangers of Leaders Flocking Together

Leadership in Action: Fatal Attraction: The Dangers of Leaders Flocking Together

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Despite efforts to increase diversity among companies' leaders, a phenomenon known as homophily—the tendency of individuals to like and associate with others who are similar to themselves—remains prevalent. Homophily can have serious implications for leaders and their organizations, jeopardizing morale and stifling innovation and strategic renewal. ...

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Leadership in Action: Building Talent: Developing Effective Leaders is as Crucial as Ever

Leadership in Action: Building Talent: Developing Effective Leaders is as Crucial as Ever

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Even in the midst of economic upheaval, some organizations recognize that making sure they have the right leadership talent in place will help them not only survive but thrive when the economy eventually rebounds. Developing leadership talent requires a systematic approach that begins with the organization's strategic goals and takes into account developmental needs at both the organizational and individual levels. ...

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Leadership in Action: Reader Forum - Achieving Results Through Joy

Leadership in Action: Reader Forum - Achieving Results Through Joy

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Many companies are beginning to understand that when their employees are happy, when they experience joy, they are also more productive. ...

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Leadership in Action: In Focus - Coaching - Business Leaders Reflect on Coaching Cultures

Leadership in Action: In Focus - Coaching - Business Leaders Reflect on Coaching Cultures

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What is a company's culture? It is the organization's unwritten rules, values, norms, behaviors, and other practices that collectively define how work gets done. Many organizations have attempted to change their culture to better meet the demand for improved talent management in today's complex, diverse, and global business environment. ...

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Leadership in Action: In Focus - Leader Values - It's Time to Reexamine Values

Leadership in Action: In Focus - Leader Values - It's Time to Reexamine Values

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When one is geared toward a goal that is bigger than oneself, life becomes more meaningful. When a leader finds meaning in the job, chances are that he or she will be more likely to inspire others to work toward the common goal. ...

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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - The Narrative Lens and Organizational Change

Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - The Narrative Lens and Organizational Change

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The business world in recent years has shown increasing interest in the narrative lens and more specifically in the relationship between leadership storytelling and organizational change. ...

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Leadership in Action: A Question of Leadership: What Does Effective Leadership Look Like in a Virtual Work Environment?

Leadership in Action: A Question of Leadership: What Does Effective Leadership Look Like in a Virtual Work Environment?

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As organizations deal with advances in information and communication technologies, efforts to accommodate work-life balance and flex scheduling, and attempts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, they are using virtual work to break down boundaries and connect employees—regardless of geographical location or subunit affiliation. ...

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Leadership in Action: Virtual Success: The keys to Effectiveness in Leading From a Distance

Leadership in Action: Virtual Success: The keys to Effectiveness in Leading From a Distance

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As virtual teams become more prevalent, organizations need to take a close look at how they can best ensure the success of these teams. Leaders of virtual teams, who must manage from a distance, face unique issues and challenges. A recent study sheds some light on how the leaders of virtual teams can enhance team performance. ...

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Leadership in Action: Learning and Change: Deciding Whether and How to Take on a Coach

Leadership in Action: Learning and Change: Deciding Whether and How to Take on a Coach

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When the organization is willing to provide leadership coaching, those individuals who embrace the opportunity position themselves for advancement and prepare themselves for handling future challenges. ...