Tag Archives: leadership

Developing Our Next Generation of Leaders

Daunting times are ahead for our business community in developing our next generation of leaders.  With the continuous exit of approximately 3.5 million baby boomers from the workforce each year, finding qualified replacements is becoming paramount.  The greatest challenge for companies will be finding qualified… Continue reading

Use Balanced Leadership to Create a Highly Productive Workforce

What do we mean by balanced leadership and how does this enable us to create a highly productive workforce? Balanced leadership is a combination of strength and warmth, where the leader employs both technical competencies and the softer “people” skills.  Examples of technical competences, or… Continue reading

Is Business Strategy Overrated?

How much focus should leaders devote to crafting a business strategy? Leaders can get caught spending too much of their efforts planning business strategy. However, when reviewing how time is spent in your business, you will find that most of the time is spent in… Continue reading

What Makes a Good Leader?

What makes a good leader? Being authentic. An authentic leader is well versed at offering emotional support. It is becoming increasingly evident that everyone needs emotional support, including CEO’s and presidents. How does a good leader encourage more emotional support among members of our workforce?… Continue reading

The Future of Leadership

What is the future of leadership? Leadership in the twenty first century continues to evolve to meet the demands of dramatically changing organizational structures. The organizational structure is being transformed to include decision making at all levels. Leadership capabilities are needed throughout organizational structures, not… Continue reading

Shrinking the Leadership Gap in Your Organization

As we move through the beginning stages of the twenty-first century we find that there remains a growing leadership gap for our businesses.  These organizations need leaders who can effectively navigate the complex and changing situations of our times. Organizations need to assess who is… Continue reading

The Anatomy of Leader Decision Making

As a leader, decision making is one of your most important responsibilities. Staff members, clients, and your business community rely on your answers. Moving a company forward to reach goals and build prosperity depends on a leader decision-making process. Leader decision making is a blend… Continue reading

The Need for Civility Among Us

There is a definite need for civility among us.  If you are barely alive, you have been acutely aware of the term, civility, and how no one seems civil to anyone anymore. We see and hear this as we listen to news reports on television,… Continue reading

Finding Emerging Leaders—the Future of Your Organization Is at Stake

Growing a successful business organization is an ongoing endeavor. It takes solid leadership to ensure sustained, long term health and profitability.  Yet in the current global environment, we are experiencing a leadership void.   And it is inching toward crisis status.  Leadership development takes time to… Continue reading

The Nickerson Leadership Doctrine

Rarely do we analyze the belief systems that we hold near and dear.  Yet, as leaders, by truly recognizing and utilizing our belief systems, we can transform the way we approach our co-workers, our organizations and ourselves. Over our lifetimes, we collect a vast array… Continue reading