The difference between an incomplete leader and an incompetent one

  The myth of the superhero leader, a person of unlimited ability, charisma, and strength persists. Indeed, throughout all of history we have forced the illusion of the larger than life figure who is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings at a single bound. Without … Read more…

6 otherly competencies of a superlative leader

“Good luck on your new position,” said the outgoing chairman. “You’ll start heading towards your objectives, look behind you, and find no one there.” “I don’t know why no one will help,” complained another leader. “Surely they can see I am overloaded. I can’t understand why they don’t step up and pitch in.” If there … Read more…

4 questions to ask when someone brings a problem to you or you can learn a lot from a monkey

Leaders, especially superlative ones, are achievers. They get things done. They are typically hands-on, roll up the sleeves type of people who attack life and its opportunities head on. It is that sort of attitude that contributes to success, a tenacious, never say die pursuit of achievement. Typically they are labeled Type A, but I … Read more…

16 Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Taking Leadership Personally – The symbolic side of the leader

Keeping Up Appearances Communication always happens. Even when you are not deliberately sending a text, speaking before a group, speaking with someone, making a call, or any of the other acts we would equate with communicating, leaders are always communicating something. That is the symbolic nature of the job. Someone somewhere is reading something into … Read more…

Qualities of a Superlative Leader – Personal Competencies #2 – Drive and Purpose part 2

Born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum in 1905 to a Jewish family in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ayn Rand, as she came to be known in the US, became one of the 20th centuries most controversial and influential authors and philosophers. After the Russian Revolution, her family’s business was confiscated by the government as the country became a … Read more…