The Organization Resilience Survey Based On Adversity Quotient

In an earlier post on Organizational Resilience and Adversity Quotient, i mentioned the Organizational Resilience Survey which i had developed. It contains twelve statements according to the C.O.R.E. model. There are three statements that measure each of the Control, Ownership, Reach and Endurance dimensions. The statements and the respective dimensions are listed below: Control 1. …

8 Mistakes You Should Never Make On LinkedIn – Forbes

8 Mistakes You Should Never Make On LinkedIn – Forbes. By Libby Kane What do you do with your LinkedIn profile? Do you check it only every once in a while when a connection request comes through? Have you linked it to your Twitter account? Did you never quite remember to sign up in the first…

The Test of Sun Tzu’s Art of War On Concubines

The following is a short biography of Sun Tzu written by Sima Qian, one of the famous historians of China. While it’s authenticity has been debated, it serves as a great story on leadership. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Sun Tzu Wu was a native of the Ch`i State. His ART OF WAR brought him to the notice of He Lu,…

Sun Tzu’s Five Characteristics of Leaders

Many have written about Sun Tzu’s Art of War for business strategies and some even go beyond to apply these strategies to parenting, education and others. The Art of War was originally written more than two thousand five hundred years ago for the purpose of winning wars. While i am not sure if the concepts…

A Leader’s Greatest Things by John Maxwell Company

1. The Leader’s Greatest Victory — Victory over Self. We commonly think of a leader’s greatest victory as being over others, as defeating an opposing team or a rival business. However, as Plato wrote, “the first and best victory is to conquer self.” Every leader faces a struggle against self-interestedness. Yet whereas followers tend to…

Is Everyone a Leader? | Tim Elmore

People struggle with this question and some even outrightly reject the possibility that everyone can be a leader. Tim Elmore answered this well in this blog. I have included some excerpts but i encourage you to read the full article. The answer of course is yes and no. (How’s that for a politically correct answer?)…

L.E.A.D. – The Recipe of Successful Leadership

  “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”  —Jack Welch   One of the most important truths that many new leaders fail to understand is that now their success depends on the success of their followers. One may be a…

Leadership and Punctuality: Must Leaders Always Be Late?

I can’t remember the last CEO, Managing Director or General Manager i met that was actually punctual to our meeting. Senior managers are sometimes on time, but usually only when their boss is attending the meeting. Must leaders always be late? Their lateness stretch from 15 minutes to sometimes an hour. I’m intrigue by many…

Leadership Parable: Benny – The Man on the Bus

This is one of my favorite parables in Leadership. If leadership is influence, then surely we can all be leaders in different aspects. Enjoy. Benny: The Man on the Bus A teacher assigned her 12th-graders to pick a leader and write an essay. Most kids wrote about famous people, but a student named Julius titled…

Leaders Beware: Flattery May Cost You Your Job!

Leaders Beware. Surround yourself with people who makes you feel good through flattery may ultimately cost you your job! A 1-standard-deviation increase in the amount of flattery and ingratiating agreement that CEOs receive raises their likelihood of being fired by 64%, say Sun Hyun Park and James D. Westphal of the University of Michigan and…

What Are Your Tea Ladies Saying About Your Leaders?

“A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.” – Thomas Carlyle In a book written by James E. Amos, who was the valet for US President Theodore Roosevelt, it revealed how the President treated his servants. In the book, Amos wrote: My wife one time asked the President about a…