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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating Leadership Magic

    Structure is as important to an organization as it is to a building. You might hire the best possible people, inspire them, and pay them every cent they're worth, but if you don't give them the right framework in which to operate, they can't perform at their best. Good organizational...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Inside-Outside Leadership For Exponential Growth

    One member of the leadership pair, typically the CEO, fills this role. The CEO could be an external hire, typically brought in early, or a founding member. Meg Whitman was brought in early - Microsoft's Bill Gates, Starbucks' Howard Schultz, and Nike's Phil Knight are founding members. The role of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Crises Reveal The Quality Of Leadership

    It needs to operate both up and down because followers also have a need to know. Leaders sometimes try to confine important information to the executive suite. They treat it as an executive perk, like the company jet. But whenever possible, information should be shared throughout the organization, whether it...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Changing Hearts, Changing Minds - Changing Lives

    The remarkable people produced remarkable results. In one year, with the help of four distinguished educators, one created a new, highly contemporary program for girls - heavy on math, science, and technology. Computer Fun became the most popular proficiency badge. And one quickly more than tripled racial and ethnic membership...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enduring Leadership: Lessons From The Mayo Clinic

    In a recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, Warren Buffett wrote, "If a business requires a superstar to produce great results, the business itself cannot be deemed great. A medical partnership led by your area's premier brain surgeon may enjoy outsized and growing earnings, but that tells little about its future....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Aligning Firm, Leadership, And Personal Brand

    Different kinds of alignment offer distinct benefits. Vertical alignment occurs when organization components are aligned to business strategy - for example, when information systems provide strategic management information, or when financial information is collected in a manner that allows strategic choices. Horizontal alignment occurs when organization components align with each...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    No Excuses Leadership

    So how do leaders break through the excuses that seem so common in organizational life? The first and most basic principle is not to accept reasons for why things that need to be done can't be. Carl Spetzler, a founder and former CEO of the consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Higher Plane Of Leadership

    What separates the very best leaders from all the rest? Why is it that some leaders seem to consistently outperform all others? Is it in their DNA? Are these "Great" leaders born? Do they know something that other leaders don't? Perhaps. However, great leadership doesn't start with what you know....

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Purpose: The Starting Point Of Great Leadership

    For any organization, the starting point of greatness is not in meeting expectations - whether of shareholders, board members, or constituents - but fulfilling a Purpose that fits the identity of the organization. For example, is a foundation charged primarily with discovery: inventing new approaches to helping people? Or with...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Price And Prize Of Leadership

    Leadership isn't easy. This seems a self-evident statement. But much of the literature and the media frenzy surrounding leaders and leadership suggests that the prize of leadership is effortlessly attained or effective leadership can be explained by a list of desirable attributes. It cannot. Leaders who nurture these relationships and...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Benjamin Franklin's Extraordinary Leadership

    The growing importance of globalism, coupled with the convergence of information and technology that is transforming society at an ever-faster pace, makes this continuous education even more vital today than it was in Franklin's time. Only those leaders who are well-rounded in the areas of science, politics, culture, and global...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Practicing Servant - Leadership

    As many small trickles of water feed the mightiest of rivers, the growing number of individuals and organizations practicing servant-leadership has increased into a torrent, one that carries with it a deep current of meaning and passion. Robert K. Greenleaf's idea of servant-leadership, now in its fourth decade as a...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating Leadership Magic

    Structure is as important to an organization as it is to a building. You might hire the best possible people, inspire them, and pay them every cent they're worth, but if you don't give them the right framework in which to operate, they can't perform at their best. Good organizational...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Inside-Outside Leadership For Exponential Growth

    One member of the leadership pair, typically the CEO, fills this role. The CEO could be an external hire, typically brought in early, or a founding member. Meg Whitman was brought in early - Microsoft's Bill Gates, Starbucks' Howard Schultz, and Nike's Phil Knight are founding members. The role of...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Crises Reveal The Quality Of Leadership

    It needs to operate both up and down because followers also have a need to know. Leaders sometimes try to confine important information to the executive suite. They treat it as an executive perk, like the company jet. But whenever possible, information should be shared throughout the organization, whether it...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Changing Hearts, Changing Minds - Changing Lives

    The remarkable people produced remarkable results. In one year, with the help of four distinguished educators, one created a new, highly contemporary program for girls - heavy on math, science, and technology. Computer Fun became the most popular proficiency badge. And one quickly more than tripled racial and ethnic membership...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enduring Leadership: Lessons From The Mayo Clinic

    In a recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, Warren Buffett wrote, "If a business requires a superstar to produce great results, the business itself cannot be deemed great. A medical partnership led by your area's premier brain surgeon may enjoy outsized and growing earnings, but that tells little about its future....

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Aligning Firm, Leadership, And Personal Brand

    Different kinds of alignment offer distinct benefits. Vertical alignment occurs when organization components are aligned to business strategy - for example, when information systems provide strategic management information, or when financial information is collected in a manner that allows strategic choices. Horizontal alignment occurs when organization components align with each...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    No Excuses Leadership

    So how do leaders break through the excuses that seem so common in organizational life? The first and most basic principle is not to accept reasons for why things that need to be done can't be. Carl Spetzler, a founder and former CEO of the consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group,...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Higher Plane Of Leadership

    What separates the very best leaders from all the rest? Why is it that some leaders seem to consistently outperform all others? Is it in their DNA? Are these "Great" leaders born? Do they know something that other leaders don't? Perhaps. However, great leadership doesn't start with what you know....

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Purpose: The Starting Point Of Great Leadership

    For any organization, the starting point of greatness is not in meeting expectations - whether of shareholders, board members, or constituents - but fulfilling a Purpose that fits the identity of the organization. For example, is a foundation charged primarily with discovery: inventing new approaches to helping people? Or with...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Price And Prize Of Leadership

    Leadership isn't easy. This seems a self-evident statement. But much of the literature and the media frenzy surrounding leaders and leadership suggests that the prize of leadership is effortlessly attained or effective leadership can be explained by a list of desirable attributes. It cannot. Leaders who nurture these relationships and...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Benjamin Franklin's Extraordinary Leadership

    The growing importance of globalism, coupled with the convergence of information and technology that is transforming society at an ever-faster pace, makes this continuous education even more vital today than it was in Franklin's time. Only those leaders who are well-rounded in the areas of science, politics, culture, and global...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Practicing Servant - Leadership

    As many small trickles of water feed the mightiest of rivers, the growing number of individuals and organizations practicing servant-leadership has increased into a torrent, one that carries with it a deep current of meaning and passion. Robert K. Greenleaf's idea of servant-leadership, now in its fourth decade as a...

    Provided By Leader to Leader Institute