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Video: 100% Leader

Video: 100% LeaderWhen we talk about the different kinds of leadership styles, and becoming a 100% Leader, two essential dimensions are where we want to focus: challenge and connection.
100% Leaders challenge people to grow beyond, to transform, to achieve amazing things. 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2017 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

The Secret Fear That Causes Bosses To Micromanage

You’re sitting at your desk, intensely focused on writing that big report, when you start to feel a weird tingling on the back of your neck. You try to refocus, furrowing your brow and redoubling your efforts, but you can’t shake the disquieting sense that you’re being watched. Finally, you give up and slowly turn around in your chair, sincerely hoping there’s not an ax murderer lurking behind you.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 June, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 1 comment | Read more →

Quiz: What's Your Leadership Style?


What's your leadership style? Are you like a tech CEO or a world leader? More like Steve Jobs or Gandhi? Is your leadership style creative or rigid? People first or goals first? Take this Leadership Styles Assessment and see what kind of leadership style you have!
Posted by Mark Murphy on 30 March, 2017 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Quizzes | 56 comments | Read more →

4 Signs That You're Too Power Hungry

Power HungryMost executives I study are driven by power or achievement (or some combination of the two). Power-driven people want to be in charge and they want authority to make decisions that will impact others. By contrast, achievement-driven people are more thrilled by accomplishing difficult tasks, even if no one else notices.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 March, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

The Player-Coach Philosophy That Has Nasdaq's Leaders Invested

I regularly see leaders struggling to balance ‘leading’ and ‘doing.’ How much should leaders engage with employees and inspire them to produce great stuff? And how much should leaders roll up their sleeves and produce great stuff themselves? It’s the $64,000 question...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 26 January, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

3 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Too Tough

Sometimes leaders can push their folks so hard that performance suffers. I get it; there’s huge pressure on leaders to achieve results. But there’s a fine line between pushing people to achieve greatness and pushing so hard that employees crack.
There are four fundamental leadership styles: Pragmatist, Idealist, Steward and Diplomat.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 10 January, 2017 Forbes, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

5 Signs That You've Fallen Into The Trap Of Parent-Child Leadership

Today’s managers talk a lot about wanting employees to be more accountable and to act on their own initiative. And yet, those same managers turn around and say to employees: “I have to give you assignments; I have to give you feedback; I have to hold you accountable.” 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 December, 2016 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

3 Warning Signs Of Bad Leadership That Most People Miss

Being a boss is no easy job, and it’s pretty common to wonder, “How am I really doing?” Unfortunately, traditional business metrics don’t really offer much guidance. A great P&L, for example, might be the result of leadership brilliance, but it could also be the result of the market popping up, and chances are that one leader didn’t single-handedly drive the dial up.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 01 December, 2016 Forbes, Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

Would Your Leadership Style Fit At Amazon?

By now, I’m guessing everyone’s read the New York Times piece about Amazon. And you’ve no doubt tuned in to at least some of the debate about the comprehensiveness of that article. But what no one is directly talking about, and what we should be talking about, is leadership styles. How you lead is what’s really at the heart of all the buzz around this article. 

 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 25 November, 2016 Forbes, Leadership Styles | 0 comments | Read more →

All Great Leadership Styles Begin By Spending Time With Employees

leadership_styles_time_inspirationAre you spending enough time with your employees…or too much? New research reveals that the median time employees spend interacting with leaders is approximately three hours per week – just half of the six hours found to be optimal for employee engagement. Regardless of which of the myriad leadership styles you prefer, spending time with employees is a universal requirement.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2015 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Research | 3 comments | Read more →

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