Traditional Leadership

Meriam-Webster defines a leader as follows – a person who has commanding authority or influence. The Business Dictionary is a bit more specific. It includes establishing and realizing a clear vision, coordinating conflicting interests, and thinking and acting creatively in difficult situations. Furthermore, Kermit Burley defines traditional leadership as a style where power is given to…

Read More

Servant leadership is by no means a new concept, but it is most certainly a revolutionary one. Servant leadership involves taking the traditional leadership model and turning it on its head. The newly restructured hierarchy places the employees at the very top and the leaders at the bottom. In short, the leaders serve the employees…

Read More

We all encounter different types of adversity from time to time and some certainly encounter it more than others. Some of us thrive in the face of a great challenge and others struggle to get out of bed. Successful people find a way to manage adversity and navigate around life’s roadblocks that typically bring others…

Read More
Value of Effort Andrew Roche

There are numerous qualities that we, as people, should all strive to engrain in our very being. A few of these qualities are honesty, integrity, kindness, tolerance, and compassion. However, there is one quality that I hold higher than the rest – the value of effort. You’re likely wondering, “why is effort so important?” Well,…

Read More
Character

What does it mean to have good character? Well, sadly, it’s a complicated concept that flat out doesn’t get enough attention. This lack of attention is the very reason I’m writing this post. One can go about defining the concept in any one of a number of different contexts. However, the understanding of good character that…

Read More
Authentic Leadership

Authentic leadership begins with a leader’s awareness that allows them to form meaningful relationships. These relationships allow a leader to both inspire and encourage colleagues in the right ways. An atmosphere of openness is also essential. One of the core qualities of genuine leadership is authenticity. Because without actually being authentic, any leader will fail…

Read More

There’s some truth to the age-old adage, “Great leaders are born, not made“. This is true to some extent in that the capacity for great leadership is innate. However, the ability to learn how to become a more effective leader is within everyone’s reach – regardless of whether you lead a plethora of teams, an…

Read More