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1 week ago

Constructive Conflict: Advice from the Mother of Modern Management

Jim Taggart · When we look back to the 20th Century and reflect on great leaders, whether leading nations, organizations or social movements, there’s a tendency to produce a list with mostly male names. However, when one attempts to create a list of who were the great management thinkers durin ...

1 month ago

If I Empower You, You are Still Within my Power

Jim Taggart · Your faithful correspondent has been a long-time proponent of self-empowerment, writing extensively about its role in effective leadership. It’s something many of us have struggled with during our careers, getting locked into subservient mindsets and behaviours. · Heroic Leadersh ...

1 month ago

LEADERSHIP: The Essential Competencies

Mohammed Abdul Jawad · FREE WEBINAR (With downloadable certificate after finishing the test) · WATCH THE WEBINAR NOW · Webinar Certificate · After the webinar is completed in full, a link to the test will appear. Once you have finished the test, you can complete the form to receive your certificate by ...

1 month ago

Smart Leaders Play the Long Game

Jim Taggart · We live in the age of instant gratification. We want it now as consumers—hence the exponential growth of credit since the 1960s, whether in credit cards, conditional sales contracts, automotive loans or mortgages. And when it comes to business, the mindset of short-term financial ...

1 month ago

Meet FDR’s Backbone: Frances Perkins–An Extraordinary Woman Leader

Jim Taggart · Franklin Delano Roosevelt rates as being one of America’s greatest presidents, probably in the top three. Yet he was despised by many during his ascendancy to president and during his four term tenure. And he is still reviled by right-wing conservatives and some Republicans. · FD ...

2 months ago

The Best Manager, Ever: Tales from the Management Crypt

Jim Taggart · We’ve all had good bosses, and more likely bad bosses that outnumber the former. This post is a more provocative commentary on leadership; however, it has important lessons for those people wanting to become effective, well-rounded leaders. · Your contribution is therefore import ...

3 months ago

Are You an Authentic Leader?

Jim Taggart · I am your servant. I do not come to you as a leader, as one above others. · When you read these words did the person who uttered them come to mind? Admittedly, the world is adrift in leadership quotations. But what makes these words special is that they were said by Nelson Mandel ...

3 months ago

Leading in a Post-Heroic World: Do You Have What it Takes?

Jim Taggart · Date Line: 1994, · Forbes Magazine · THE NEW POST-HEROIC LEADERSHIP ”Ninety-five percent of American managers today say the right thing. Five percent actually do it.” That’s got to change. · Post-heroic leadership has gone by many names: shared leadership, participative leadershi ...

3 months ago

Inter-generational Leadership: What’s Myth and What’s Reality–and Does it Matter?

Jim Taggart · The literature on inter-generational differences has been in hyper-drive for a while. Think tanks spew out analyses; book authors produce their take on the situation; bloggers convey their perspectives; and consultants beat the bushes for contracts to tell organizations how diffe ...

7 months ago

Leadership Is A Survival Skill

Allan Latimer · I wouldn’t consider myself to be the world’s greatest expert on leadership, but I have held leadership positions. I’ve seen examples of good leadership and poor leadership.   · Leadership is a skill that can be used everywhere. When we are hanging with our friends, someone in the ...

7 months ago

Post from Don Hornsby

Don Hornsby · Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - (Henry Ford) · Keep your eyes fixed firmly on your #goals and purpose today. · #success #leadership #TodayMatters #personalgrowth #Tuesday

7 months ago

Post from Don Hornsby

Don Hornsby · Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - (Henry Ford) · Keep your eyes fixed firmly on your #goals and purpose today. · #success #leadership #TodayMatters #personalgrowth #Tuesday

8 months ago

When Leadership Matters–Throw out the Script

Jim Taggart · We’re used to watching politicians rely on scripts, prepared by their advisors, the people who lurk in the shadows, typically unseen by the public. Teleprompters have become a favourite tool for prominent leaders, notably leaders such as President Obama who was a master of using ...

1 year ago

The Elusiveness of Leadership

Jim Taggart · When your correspondent entered the leadership field in the early nineties, not long after starting work as a middle manager, the economy was rebounding from a recession and a new buzz around leadership was emerging. Fuelled by the writings of a growing cast of respected thinkers ...

1 year ago

The Essence of Leadership: You Are Not Your Position

Jim Taggart · If you know everything there is to know then you can take a pass on this post and move on to something else. · You’re still here–thought so. · We live in a society of experts, pseudo experts, and wannabe experts. Although I was in the leadership space for some 25 years, encompass ...

2 years ago

The Ripple Effect of Leadership

Renée 🐝 Cormier · Several months ago, I decided to join Toastmasters so that I could improve my public speaking skills and build connections with people in my local community. This blog is based on a speech I gave about leadership. As it turns out, my leadership style is a coaching style and I am ...

2 years ago

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? EI–The Inner Side of Leadership: Part I

Jim Taggart · This is the first of a three-part series on what is called Emotional Intelligence. EI, in its shortened name, first exploded onto the leadership scene in the nineties. While much of the literature has been simply rearranged in subsequent book editions, EI is a vitally important c ...

2 years ago

Leadership and the Inter-Generational Divide: 10 Suggestions for Boomer Managers and Executives

Jim Taggart · Boomer managers and executives face some big challenges as they exit the labour market or begin to contemplate retirement, while simultaneously attending to their management responsibilities. The clash of value sets among the five generations in the labour market presents signifi ...

2 years ago

Leadership, making a decision, and the subtle serendipity of the universe.

Graham🐝 Edwards · Ultimately this may just be just two independent events that happened in close succession and I’m just mashing them together to get my word count up — let’s see where we land before making a call one way or another There was a trip down memory lane while walking that had me think ...

2 years ago

Are You Worthy of Being a Leader?

Jim Taggart · Does holding authority over others give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction? · Before you answer this question take a moment to reflect. Be honest with yourself. · There are dozens and dozens of definitions of what constitutes leadership and its cousin, management. Too ...

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