100 Top Leadership Blogs

Posted by: Diane Brady on February 4, 2009

Bestuniversities.com just published its list of the top 100 leadership blogs (Yes, we’re on it) … The categories are: Leadership Development, Youth and Student Leadership, Community Leadership, Managing Others, Female Leadership, Religious Leadership, Workplace Leadership and Team Leadership. Check it out.

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KMWells

July 25, 2009 10:28 AM

LEADER SEEKS FUNDS FOR REVOLT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT....

American Leader permanently injured by landlords, government agencies, and courts in public safety real estate, while under public safety court order...The cases illegally and anti constitutionally dismissed by the Courts and United States Supreme Court twice in order to avoid payment to injured parties and proper repairs of real estate (years 2003-2009). Corruption, Collusion, Conspiracy...

LEADER SEEKS $100 Million in U.S. Currency Funds to commence Revolution, and do Opportunity Protests nationwide. LEADER will pledge Affidavits supported by Leadership Rights Exercise, and Admitted Residency Rights Exercise with Coat of Arms, officially filed in the United States Supreme Court(Judicial Branch);
AND; Economic Petition, Intellectual Property and Leadership Proposal served on, accepted by, and used by the previous Bush Adminstration (Millennium Challenge Act/ Corporate Welfare fund - Executive Branch).

CONTACT:KMWElls70@hotmail.com or call at (917) 607-2611. Your Nation and Public Safety are at stake.

Mutual Funds

August 3, 2009 7:25 AM

Surely public safety is at stake.

widisusanty

September 10, 2009 4:27 AM

Anthony D. Roberts

January 7, 2010 9:47 AM

Effective leaders know that they can’t really make anyone do anything. Fortunately in America, we always have the option of saying no. Since we do have that option, the key to effective leadership is making people want to do what we need done instead of trying to force them to do it. Threats, intimidation, and manipulation do get results but never produce the productivity as do a group of people that want to do what they are doing.

So the question is, how do we make them want to do it? Easy:

Focus those you lead on the mission and the positive results of performing that mission
Create a work environment where they can be personally and professionally successful
Connect the mission success and goals with their own personal goals
We like to know why we are doing what we are being asked to do. “Who does it benefit? Is it productive? Is it something that should be done? What’s in it for me?” We ask ourselves questions like these all the time. Sometimes the answers are obvious and easy and sometimes not. The answers for these questions are not the same for everyone. For a leader to be effective he or she must be able to provide positive answers to each individual’s questions the way they need to hear them to understand the significance of the work they do. When the leader communicates in a manner that makes each person they lead focus on the mission and understand how the organization’s success is the road to their success, it becomes easy for people to focus on the mission.

Abram Maslow found that we all have five levels of needs as human beings. The third level is Love/Belongingness. We all share a need to feel like we belong, fit in, are welcome and appreciated. Effective work environments are comfortable for everyone. The work environment is stable (people know what to expect and deliver every day), professional, (everyone treats everyone else with dignity, respect, and friendliness all the time), positive (results focused, fact based, mission oriented, no negative emotions) and open (communication is open and multidirectional not one way from top down). This type of environment provides a feeling of security to people allowing them to learn and grow. This type of environment never happens by itself. It takes a highly skilled leader to create it.

All of us ask ourselves the question, “what’s in it for me?” before we do anything. When the answer we give ourselves is satisfactory, we take action, when it is not, we do only what we feel we MUST. All of us have personal goals, things we want. Consequently, when we feel what we are doing is going to get us what we want, it has a tendency to motivate us and enhance our performance. Effective leaders take the time to learn about those that they lead, what they like, what they want, what’s important to them. Once the leader knows a person’s goals they show them how helping the organization (and their team) achieve its goals also leads to accomplishment of the individual’s goals.

All it takes to accomplish these three areas is the knowledge, skills, and a desire to do so. With the desire you can acquire the knowledge and skills. Here at ADRC I call that “Eliminating Stress and Creating Success.” Why let work be ok when it can be great? Why have a good team, when you can have a great team? Add the skills, don’t just live life…Enjoy it! Being effective with others is being good to yourself! Let ADRC help! www.adroberts.com

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