Superlative Leader

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” — Norman Schwarzkopf

The Top 4 Challenges That Superlative Leaders Overcome Every Day

Welcome back to thepracticalleader.com on our Youtube channel here. In today’s episode we’re going to talk about the top four challenges superlative leaders overcome every day. Okay, honestly we do face lots of challenges. So how can I narrow it down to only four? Well, by this. While there are many opportunities that we need … Read moreThe Top 4 Challenges That Superlative Leaders Overcome Every Day

9 traits of eloquence in the superlative leader

“It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.” ~Robert Southey Perhaps the greatest challenge faced by the wordsmith is brevity, to never use two words when one will do. Writing by pen and paper have somewhat facilitated brevity but word processors make it simple and easy to … Read more9 traits of eloquence in the superlative leader

Conscience – what Tylenol and the Australian Navy have to say about superlative leadership

The public relations director for Johnson & Johnson received a call from a Chicago reporter asking for comment. The reporter said that a Chicago resident had died from a poisoned Tylenol capsule. It was the first the company had heard of it. But Johnson & Johnson did not delay or dissemble. Company chairman James Burke … Read moreConscience – what Tylenol and the Australian Navy have to say about superlative leadership

9 characteristics of benevolence in a superlative leader

  It was an embarrassing display. I was in a another city working for a non-profit organization. The organization’s director , I’ll call him Clark, and I were at a local restaurant for dinner. The waitress was having a difficult time that evening and got a couple of things wrong. I watched in stunned disbelief … Read more9 characteristics of benevolence in a superlative leader

Qualities of a superlative leader – Patience

When the Second Continental Congress convened on June 7, 1776, the pressing order of business was a resolution drafted by Richard Henry Lee calling for a declaration of independence from Great Britain. It was the culmination of many months effort by the more fervent members of the Congress, the driving force being John Adams of … Read moreQualities of a superlative leader – Patience

6 Universal competencies of a superlative leader

President Kennedy once hosted a gathering of about 50 Nobel Prize winners at the White House, and he said, “This is probably the greatest collection of talent and human knowledge ever assembled in this place, except for when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” The contest for the most influential people in America always includes Thomas Jefferson. … Read more6 Universal competencies of a superlative leader

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 more6 otherly competencies of a superlative leader

10 organizational competencies of a superlative leader

He was a fair to middling woodworker. On a good day he could complete a project with only one or two mistakes. In his early thirties, he had an inclination to drink and in a place where the price of rum was less than that of milk, staying lubricated was neither difficult nor expensive…unless you … Read more10 organizational competencies of a superlative leader

7 things every superlative leader understands about problem solving

Rachel was a relatively new employee at a retail outlet. She was given the requisite week’s training in the training room and sent to the sales floor. Part of her job was to restock merchandise that had been returned. She had been on the job but a few days when an item was returned that … Read more7 things every superlative leader understands about problem solving