Archive: April 2016

Both/And Leadership

Posted April 29, 2016 • Leadership • by Wendy K. Smith, Ph.D.

Great organizations don’t just survive – they thrive. Today’s accomplishments catapult tomorrow’s successes. Local achievements build toward a global triumph. Energized employees and enthusiastic clients spark financial successes.

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Granting & Receiving Authority from Below

Posted April 8, 2016 • Leadership • by Kathy Roszczeda, Guest Blogger

Leader-follower conflict has long prevailed despite organizations’ attempts to ease tensions through leadership training programs. Although granted authority from above, new leaders face the challenge of obtaining authority from their followers. According to Goldman (2010), the CIVIC framework (complexity, interconnectedness, values, imagination, courage) is a useful tool that enables organizations to handle this long-term conflict effectively. Whether you’re a leader or a follower, CIVIC will help you improve organizational relationships and foster team spirit!

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