Archive for March, 2011

Encouraging Trust

March 31, 2011 6 Comments
Encouraging Trust

New and very well done research on servant leadership establishes a link between this employee-focused style of management and enhanced team performance. Servant leadership leads to employees feeling trust toward the leader, which allows them to take more risks when working in their team because they feel safe rather than threatened. Striving for excellence and [...]

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Servant Leadership, Trust, And Team Performance

March 28, 2011 17 Comments
Servant Leadership, Trust, And Team Performance

I love the concept of servant leadership, but I’ve found it’s a tough sell when talking to practicing managers and MBA students. Many have the impression that this group-oriented approach to leadership that emphasizes being resourceful, sharing power and building a sense of shared purpose and teamwork is wishy-washy. The idea of a leader shifting [...]

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Book Review: Army Of Entrepreneurs

March 27, 2011 2 Comments
Book Review: Army Of Entrepreneurs

My review copy of Jennifer Prosek’s new book entitled “Army of Entrepreneurs: Create an Engaged and Empowered Workforce for Exceptional Business Growth,” was provided for free by the publicist. With a title full of trendy keywords, an introduction that promised an “easy to follow, replicable plan” (p. 3), and an opening paragraph that touted “my [...]

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Book Review: Finding The Fork In The Road

March 24, 2011 9 Comments
Book Review: Finding The Fork In The Road

Linda Finkle’s book “Finding the Fork in the Road: The Art of Maximizing the Potential of Business Partnerships,” is not one I would normally read, simply because I don’t have a specific interest in business partnerships. But Linda sent me a free copy of her book to review, along with a very nice handwritten note, [...]

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