Leadersnips

By Chip Scholz, Founder of Scholz & Associates, Inc.

  • How Compulsive Leaders Overcome Unique Challenges
    It’s difficult for compulsive leaders to identify with feelings (their own or others’) and step outside their own perspective, but with training and coaching that focuses on relating to people, they can overcome unique challenges. I’ve seen compulsive leaders experience an epiphany when they learn to value the power of ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-12-12
  • The Compulsive Leader’s Blind Spots
    When you learn to recognize the signs of a compulsive leader, you won’t have to look far to see it in much of today’s corporate culture. With a high value on accomplishment and productivity, there are many compulsive, driven leaders in executive positions. I know, because I see it all the ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-12-07
  • The Compulsive Leader Mindset
    There are unique challenges when working for a leader with a compulsive mindset. I’ve been doing some reading and writing about this in my recent posts. Understanding the compulsive leader mindset—their perspectives and motivations—can go a long way toward healthier behavior. I’ve seen this in my coaching practice: compulsive leaders ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-12-05
  • The Signs of a Compulsive Leader
    Do you recognize the signs of a compulsive leader? Some are subtle and need to be observed over time. Others are obvious when first experienced. Either way, certain outward behaviors signal to people they’re working for a compulsive leader. I wrote about this in my last post, here. Compulsive leaders ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-30
  • The Challenges Posed by Compulsive Leaders
    Is it fair to say there are many driven, compulsive leaders in executive position in your organization? I see it all the time: because most corporate cultures place such a high value on accomplishment and productivity, it’s no surprise that leaders who, while bent on achieving success, present difficulties for ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-28
  • The One-on-One Meeting: Mastering Your Technique
    Great leaders have great people skills; they know that how a one-on-one meeting is conducted is just as important as the topics discussed. Perhaps the most important element is clear communication. I wrote about this in my last post. This is a major point John Maxwell expresses consistently in his many books, ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-23
  • The One-on-One Meeting: Policy and Preparation
    As a leader, is the one-on-one meeting a regular part of your administrative policy? How is it perceived? If one-on-one meetings are not a significant part of your leadership portfolio, they should be (read my previous post, here.) As a welcome component of your leadership process, one-on-one meetings are not ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-21
  • The One-on-One Meeting: Go From Trepidation to Appreciation
    Many leaders dread or avoid private, one-on-one meetings because they are viewed as uncontrollable, unpredictable, or risky. They seem to require an almost perfect use of soft skills and techniques, and swing with as much variation as the personalities with whom you’re meeting. These ideas stem from a lack of ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-16
  • World’s Best Boss: Manager AND Leader
    Do you have the best blend of manager and leader skills to be called the “World’s Best Boss?” Administrators who cling to a sole management or leadership approach handicap their organizations, and are not likely to be nominated the best boss of anything. If you’re too management oriented, you’ll have difficulty building trust. People will see that your ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-14
  • Management and Leadership: The Best Blend
    As a business administrator, do you have the best blend of management and leadership skills? After reviewing the distinctions between managers and leaders, should we assume that one administrative model is superior to the other? Should you adopt a purely managerial or leadership model? I’ve been doing some reading and writing about this in my recent posts. ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-09
  • Management vs. Leadership: Your Authority and Behavior
    As a business administrator, authority is one of the clearest distinctions between managers and leaders. I’ve been writing about this in my recent posts because the definitions of managers and leaders are far from straightforward, and they’re the subject of much debate. Any complex comparison reveals a definite overlap between managers and leaders. But ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-07
  • Management vs. Leadership:Your Purpose and Focus
    As a business administrator, what’s your purpose and focus? Is it management, or leadership? As I wrote in my last post, the definitions of managers and leaders are far from straightforward, and they’re the subject of much debate. If you’ve categorized yourself as one vs. the other, you’ve likely been ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-11-02
  • What Type of Administrator are You: Manager or Leader?
    What type of administrator are you? Are you a manager, or a leader? Business administrators have the greatest impact on employees’ careers and well-being, as work remains a significant aspect of people’s lives. Administrators determine whether employees enjoy or detest what they do. They’re also responsible for the organization’s prosperity. A flood of content cites ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-10-31
  • Overturn Negativity: Reframe and Restructure
    I’ve been writing about negative thinking and how to overturn negativity. (If you missed these posts, you can view them here.) Your first steps are to observe and assess thoughts and responses to identify negative thinking. With a rational approach of exposing some negative thinking as false, positive thoughts can ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-10-26
  • Overturn Negativity: Observe and Assess
    Negativity affects everything and everyone. Negative thinking can be a pervasive handicap, but as I shared in my last post, it is possible to overturn negativity. Become an observer. As situations impact you, try to take a step back and sense what’s happening. What kinds of thoughts come to mind? Are ... read more
    Source: Chip Scholz LeadersnipsPublished on 2017-10-24

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