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  • Leadership: NOT a Role

    A hotly debated issue: some are adamant that leadership isn't a role, but the feeling that it must be persists. What's t...
  • Growing Leaders

    Agreement is nearly universal that leadership can be learned. If leadership means being an executive, then there are cle...
  • Who Needs Advanced Leaders?

    When we got fed up with managers in the 1980s we replaced them with leaders. Now that our patience is wearing thin with...
  • How Do YOU Define Leadership?

    Can you define leadership in a way that does not entail being in charge of people? Can your definition account for leade...
  • Twenty-First Century Management

    Managers occupy roles with authority over others. But when knowledge workers manage themselves, management is a process...
  • Is Heroic Leadership All Bad?

    Heroic leadership is out; post-heroic is in, but are we throwing the baby out with the bath water? Managers need to lear...
  • Microleadership

    Microleadership, like microblogging or microfinance, is a small-scale affair. Despite its modest impact, more microleade...

Lead2XL Success at Work Featured

  • Collaborative Assertiveness

    We think of assertiveness in adversarial terms: how to defend ourselves against someone using strong-arm tactics to infl...
  • How to Say No

    Do you feel guilty for saying no? Do you say yes but take on too much as a result? Or, maybe you find it easy to say no...
  • Why Can't You Delegate?

    We are told that delegation is the key management tool for getting work done through people. With all the pressure to do...
  • Celebrating Your Success

    Celebrating our successes is a much neglected way to boost our confidence. Doing so gives us a sense of making progress....
  • What's Your Excuse?

    Excuses are self-defeating. They get in the way of our success by letting us off the hook, making life easier for us whe...
  • Questions for Success

    Asking good questions can vastly improve our success at work and relationships with people. Good questions engage people...
  • How to Give and Receive Feedback

    Some managers find it extremely difficult to give negative feedback to their team members. It is even harder for employe...