Tag: Leadership

Leadership Wisdom & the PenZon Principle

March 30, 2018 0 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words*   Leadership Wisdom & The PenZon Principle Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. Leaders make decisions in the presence of ambiguity – uncertainty and doubt. If the decision is obvious, a no-brain-er, leadership wisdom is not required. Wisdom is needed when there is confusion, conflict, or uncertainty and pressure to “act.” […]

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November 7, 2017 0 Comments

LIFT YOUR LEAD in 200 words*   One Question Will Change Your Leadership Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.   The one question that will change your leadership: How can we help one another succeed?  At the core, all professional conversations seek to answer this question. These conversations are especially important during times of planning, crisis, conflict, […]

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Professional Conversations, Part 2

October 26, 2017 1 Comment

Lift Your Lead in 200 words*   Turn Negative Complaints into Positive Conversations Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. I was asked by an organization to facilitate “a culture change.” I sensed that the phrase, “organizational culture,” was a cover for a leadership issue. After probing the situation, the truth surfaced. The organization had a good leader […]

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Professional Conversations, part 1

October 25, 2017 0 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words*   Professional Conversations Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. TRUTH #1: Leadership is a relationship.  It is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow.  This is the observation of James Kouzes and Barry Posner in their landmark book, The Leadership Challenge (third edition). To […]

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Learn a Leadership Habit

August 22, 2017 0 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words*   How To Learn A Leadership Habit Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. There are three steps in learning a habit:   First, choose the habit you want to develop. The habit must be something you want in your personal and professional life. For example, the habit “listen responsively” will help […]

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Why You Need Leadership Habits

August 8, 2017 0 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words*   Why You Need The Habits of Leadership Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. To improve your decision making you must focus, think, concentrate, and do your best to make a better decision. To improve the implementation of your decisions, develop a pattern of automatic responses: The Leadership Habits. Decision-making pushes […]

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Positive Leadership Habits

July 31, 2017 0 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words*   The Positive Power of Leadership Habits Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. A wise leader makes good decisions. An effective leader implements the decision. Implementing a good decision determines your effectiveness. Two tasks guide effective implantation:   (1) Get everyone on the same page by being clear and consistent.   […]

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Don’t Muscle-It-Up; Lead-It-Forward

July 24, 2017 2 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words* Don’t Muscle-It-Up Instead, Lead-It-forward. Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. All leaders are tempted to use the muscle-it-up approach to growing your business. You push the business forward through your own effort and expertise. It works for a while. Team members serve as personal assistants while you carry forward the bulk […]

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The Focus Principle

July 17, 2017 0 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words*   The Focus Principle Working ON Your Organization Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. To increase your effectiveness, shift your focus from working in your business to working on your business. Effective leaders focus your attention, time, and resources on developing the business or organization. To work on your business or […]

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Your “GO-TO” Decision

July 11, 2017 0 Comments

Lift Your Lead in 200 words* Your GO-TO Decision Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. Consider each pair of statements. Which statement is your more natural “go to” decision?   ___ I must exercise control over this situation or ___ I should let team members solve their own problems.   ___ I need to sort out the […]

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