I had the privilege of being interviewed by Phil Gerbyshak on his podcast program. We had a great time discussing my new co-authored book, The LEADERS Model, sharing insights with Phil and his audience about leadership and how to become a LEADERS Leader. Here’s the link to the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9Sgu3otOtw I hope you find our conversation helpful. Take care. Jim James Dittmar is the Founder, President, and CEO of the 3Rivers Leadership Institute, thro
During the past several years, the phrase “Agile Leadership” has received a lot of attention. A lot has been written about agile leadership, and it seems to be today’s HOT BUTTON in the world of leadership practice. However, when a “new” leadership model, such as Agile Leadership, is created, often questions arise: “In what ways does this model offer something different?” “Is it distinct from preceding models?” “Is it just a repackaging, under a new name, of leadership conc
Every now and then, it’s helpful to re-visit ideas, concepts, and models associated with leadership development. I’m not the only one to subscribe to the mantra that “Leadership is a journey, not a destination.” John Donahoe, president of eBay, believes leadership “… is a marathon, not a sprint. It is a process, not an outcome.” In other words, as leadership practitioners, we should never feel that “we’ve arrived,” that “we’ve made it” when it comes to growing as leaders.
Many of us who embrace the overarching framework of Servant Leadership believe it is the “right” thing to do. That is, we are committed, in principle, to the perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors that represent the servant leader. All too often, though, others believe that Servant Leadership represents practices that are soft, that are easy to perform, that do not address accountability, and that do not positively impact the organizational dynamics that drive organizational
I invite you to attend the Leaders Serving Beaver County Thursday Breakfast Workshop, next week, March 16, at the Penn State Beaver Campus Lodge Room, beginning at 7:30 am. Please click on the link below for the full announcement. The event is “Free of Charge.” Please invite colleagues and friends to attend with you. http://www.minerdpublishing.com/lsbc_march_2017.htm #JimDittmar #transformationalleadership #leadershipdevelopment #ServantLeadership #leadershipmodels
E stands for engagement. Leaders do not motivate, but they create an environment where people are motivated (and not demotivated) to do their best work. Money is not the only motivator, and sometimes not the main motivator for people to produce excellence, especially for long term performance. Leaders must assume that not everyone is motivated by the same factors that motivate them. Rather, they get to know each team member to understand what motivates him or her. Peter Druck