Charlie Baker is the anti role model for leading in a crisis and possibly in non-crises as well. Former Governor Mike Dukakis set four rules for crisis leadership during the Blizzard of ’78. Baker broke them all in 2015 during Boston’s Winter from Hell and the public transportation crisis.
To avoid committing leadership suicide, know the rules of play, especially when leading in a crisis. Bev Scott, who just resigned as head of Boston’s public transportation system, the cranky and beloved MBTA, didn’t play by the rules. Learn from her mistakes.
A vision describes what people in the organization collectively aspire to create and deliver to the outside world. Here’s a basic recipe for creating a vision that people commit to achieving. It works best if you adjust and flavor, as needed, for your organization.
This is the first of a two part series on Defining the Company Purpose and Vision. Purpose is the springboard for an aspirational vision that galvanizes people. But company purpose receives scant attention in leadership and organizational literature. Here’s a quick primer to help you define your company’s purpose.
Over the past decade 360 leadership assessments have gained popularity as a way to evaluate the leader’s competence and chart his/her development. But what do 360 leadership assessments really tell us about the leaders potential? For that we compare the leader’s….
Five Inspirational Leadership Attributes is a series of posts that ends with this one on bold-confidence, featuring Elon Musk and co-starring Charles Schwab.
Relentless focus is the 4th attribute of inspirational leaders. This post shares the story of Nest founder, Tony Fadell, former Apple designer & VP, who is one relentlessly focused leader
Determination is the third of five attributes of Inspirational leaders. Their determination does not exist in a vacuum. It requires soil that is fertilized by a strong commitment to a compelling purpose.
Genuine caring is number two in this series on the five attributes of inspirational leaders, and features Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino, the heart of inspirational leadership.
The five attributes of inspirational leaders is a series of posts highlighting the shared characteristics of inspirational leaders. Each post features one attribute of inspirational leaders and one leader who exemplifies it. The five attributes are based on employee inputs and expert research. A previous post discusses the 5 things inspirational leaders communicate. Why does […]