Tag: Credibility

Leadership Advice From An Evangelist

February 18, 2017 2 Comments
Leadership Advice From An Evangelist

I recently read a great little book on evangelism by TEDxUniversityofNevada 2014 speaker Harvey Turner. I was struck by the similarities between effective evangelism and effective leadership, something I had not expected. Paraphrasing Harvey, evangelism simply means “applying good news to people’s lives.” The best leaders do something similar on a daily basis with the people […]

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Book Review. Leadership Is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It

May 28, 2011 2 Comments
Book Review. Leadership Is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It

I received my copy of Jeremie Kubicek’s book “Leadership is dead: How influence is reviving it,” free from his publicist. Let me first say that the book never fully delivers on its catchy title. While I believe that leadership might be unwell, it is certainly not dead. And while I love how Jeremie describes influence, […]

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Trust Rules

May 23, 2011 2 Comments
Trust Rules

In their 2010 book entitled “The Truth about Leadership,” James Kouzes and Barry Posner assert that credibility is the foundation of leadership. Credibility “means that you must be so clear about your beliefs that you put them into practice every day.” (p. 28) That is a high but very appropriate standard. Later in the book […]

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Authentic Leadership

November 16, 2010 15 Comments
Authentic Leadership

I’ve reached the point in my MBA class in Organizational Behavior where we are covering theories and philosophies of leadership. One of the concepts presented in the text we use is called authentic leadership. I’ve been aware of the concept for several years, but because I never really paid much attention to it, I realized […]

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