Tag: effective leadership

The Four Leadership Styles

Skillful leadership requires many things. Among them is being aware of your own leadership style – and how it affects other people. Knowing your style, and adjusting it to fit the needs of the situation, helps build trust. This tool describes the four leadership styles in detail. Don’t have time to read the blog? Download the …

Confidence: How Much Is Too Much?

How much confidence should I project to be an effective leader? This is a question I often get when coaching CEOs and other leaders. To help people get a handle on this question, I cite a study in which leaders were asked to rate how many of their decisions each day were correct. They were …

Teams vs. Groups

This tool reminds people about the difference between teams and groups. When a group is mislabeled as a team, people may have unrealistic expectations of each other. On the other hand, if a group aspires to be a team, it is useful to know what behaviors are expected of team members. This tool is best …

How Understanding Communication Styles Can Benefit You

How can understanding communication styles benefit you? If you’re like me, you work with groups of people all the time. Maybe you’re a manager; maybe you’re involved in a volunteer group; maybe you’re part of a sales team or a product development team. The reality is, most everyone works with at least one group or …