Category Archives: Leadership

“On” Versus “In”

By Tim Thoelecke Jr., Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International Michael Gerber is one business writer who “gets” entrepreneurs. My dog-eared, highlighted copy of The E-Myth Revisited is barely intact. In fact, I have given countless copies of the book to … Continue reading

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Was Steve Jobs an Effective Leader?

By Mark Kardon, Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International Much has been written about Steve Jobs’ leadership style. Walter Isaacson, author of the recent bestseller, “Steve Jobs”, spent more than two years speaking with fellow co-workers, bosses, friends and family to … Continue reading

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Are You a Leader or Just Another Boss?

By Jud Ely, Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International The book, “Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders” written by Rajeev Peshawaria, a leadership development expert, who had senior HR Training and Development roles at American Express, Coca-Cola, Morgan Stanley and Goldman … Continue reading

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How CEOs Build Company-Wide Results

By Allen Pratt, Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International “Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” ― Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable. … Continue reading

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Situational Leadership

By William Witkewicz, Chairman of Executive Leadership Alliance Some believe that an important characteristic of leadership is stability and consistency. Others indicate that flexibility is critical, given the dynamic environment leaders face. I know several of the blogs on our … Continue reading

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Is a Nonprofit Board Chairman More a Referee or Cheerleader?

By Joe Gurreri, Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International What is the ideal metaphor for the role of a nonprofit Board Chairman? With Super Bowl season upon us, the choice between Referee or Cheerleader seems timely. I have led a variety … Continue reading

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MANAGING CHANGE EFFECTIVELY

By Philip W. Bertram, Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International As leaders, our stakeholders often ask us to catalyze or lead change. Whether hired into new positions or asked to turnaround our existing business, we receive requests to dramatically improve results, … Continue reading

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Leadership – The Approach to Business Excellence

By Bill Grundy, Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International Walt Disney once said, “A leader is anyone who influences change.” Business excellence includes executive leadership, people management, quality service, brand loyalty, and inspiring creativity. Achieving business excellence requires incremental change and … Continue reading

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What Kind of Leader are You?

By Dave Beeson, Member, Executive Leadership Alliance International Almost everyone is asked to lead at some point in their career, whether that is to lead a group discussion or to manage a Fortune 500 corporation. Whatever the extent of the … Continue reading

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Filling the Leadership Pipeline

By Michael W. Potempa, Executive Leadership Alliance International Many organizations, big and small, are facing a dilemma – where to find their future leaders. They typically have strong leaders in place now, but demographics indicate that a large number of … Continue reading

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