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Leadership: DiSC profiles and related readings

Leadership: DiSC profiles and related readings


Suggested DiSC profiles:

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The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader, Authors: Jeffrey Sugerman, Mark Scullard, and Emma Wilhelm
“Readers will be able to identify their own approach to leadership, explore the strengths and challenges that leaders with each of the approaches faces, and discover strategies for more effective leadership based on their personal approach.”

cover for The Work of LeadersThe Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment, and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead distills leadership best practices into a simple, compelling process that helps leaders at all levels get immediate results. Authors: Julie Straw, Barry Davis, Mark Scullard, and Susie Kukkonen


4 Ways Lying Becomes the Norm at a Company, Harvard Business Review, February 2019
“To guard your organization’s integrity, pay attention to these four factors.”

3 leadership fads that undermine your success, SmartBrief, August 2018
“Remember that being a great leader or colleague isn’t about you; it’s about others. Forget authentic. Be the person that others need to see.”

Research: To Be a Good Leader, Start By Being a Good Follower, Harvard Business Review, August 2018
“People will be more effective leaders when their behaviors indicate that they are one of us, because they share our values, concerns and experiences, and are doing it for us, by looking to advance the interests of the group rather than own personal interests.”

4 Signs an Executive Isn’t Ready for Coaching, Harvard Business Review, July 2018
“Considering that a year’s engagement with a top executive coach can cost more than $100,000, it’s an important question.”

Leadership Moments: Make Sure Your Strengths Don’t Become A Weakness, LinkedIn, June 2018
“You want people to be able to shed their own toolkit and open up to different areas.”

3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture, Harvard Business Review, February 2016
“It’s astounding how badly most leadership teams use their time together.”

4 Things That Sink New Executives, and How to Overcome Them, Harvard Business Review, February 2016
“Fifty-four percent of our respondents said they did not have realistic expectations of what an executive role would entail. We discovered a host of destabilizing factors, but four “derailers” in particular appeared almost immediately upon arrival, distorting reality for new executives.”

Are You Wasting Leadership Development Investments? Chief Learning Officer, February 2016
“U.S. companies spend billions on leadership development each year. Without executive sponsorship, however, a good chunk of that money may be completely wasted.

Good people make good leaders, The Washington Post, September 2015
“The leaders who attained the greatest financial bottom-line results had strong character habits that involve four basic principles: integrity, responsibility, forgiveness and compassion.”

30 Ways to Define Leadership, Business News Daily, June 2015
“Business News Daily asked 30 business owners and experts to define what leadership means to them. Their ideas may just lead you to create your own definition of leadership.”

9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day, Inc., February 2014
“Your words are among your greatest tools. They’re a window into your vision, your values and your abilities.”

The “Instant Referendum” That’s Undermining Your Leadership, HRB, September 2013
“The water cooler hasn’t vanished; it’s simply become virtual, transported into the cloud. What’s fundamentally different, of course, is the new speed and scalability of sentiment.”

How to Be a Better Leader Online, Inc., August 2013
“Want to influence more people and build your reputation online? Here are five ways to do it.”

What Inspiring Leaders Do, HBR blog, June 2013
“Some of what they did was specific and tangible. For example, they set stretch goals with their team. They spent time developing their subordinates. They engaged in highly collaborative behavior. They encouraged those about them to be more innovative.”

Bad Leaders Can Change Their Spots, Harvard Business Review, January 2013
“Those who believe that leopards, particularly senior management leopards, can’t change their spots may be surprised to find that 71 of those 96 leaders were able to improve those flaws enough show a statistically significant improvement in their overall leadership effectiveness on their subsequent 360 evaluations.”

Lead With Your Heart, Not Just Your Head, Harvard Business Review, November 2012
“As a manager, you may not be working on a fishing boat or in armed combat. But you need to motivate your people to get things done. Do you have that kind of bond? Or have you been taught to manage by objectives and metrics to monitor performance, and that bonding with your team members will be seen as a distraction at best or weakness at worst?”

Leadership and White Space, N2Growth, November 8, 2012
“Busy leaders are a dime a dozen, but highly productive leaders are not so common. One of the easiest things for leaders to do is to bite off more than they can chew.”

Learn to be CharismaticHarvard Business Review, November 2012
“The advice, “Go be charismatic” is about as useful as “Go be inspiring.” So what does it actually mean to be charismatic as a leader?”






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