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Team Leadership

Leading with Control OR Leading with Influence

By Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Leadership

I am a controlling person. It’s part of my character. I know that. I test that way with StrengthsFinders. I think my team, however, would tell you that I don’t perform as a controlling leader. It’s been a long process to discipline myself not to respond how I am wired. Successful leaders understand the difference in leading with influence versus leading with control. The differences are measured in results.

Leaders, if you want to to have a healthy team environment, you must learn to control less and influence more.

Here’s what I mean by the results:

In an organization where control is dominant:

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7 Wise Leadership Characteristics

By Church, Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Leadership

I write and speak a lot about wisdom. I think wisdom is critical to good leadership. Leadership demands consistent decision-making and a wise leader has developed certain attributes that protect the leader and the organization during this process. A leader learns wisdom from the personal experience of success and failure and from the insight of other leaders.

Here are 7 attributes of a wise leader:

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