Leaders Should Consider Sharing Their Strengths (and Weaknesses) with Their Teams

There are secret experts with hidden knowledge on every project management team. So why aren’t they speaking up? Every member of a project management team brings with them different strengths and experiences that can improve a team’s performance. For many years, my assumption was that team members will fully utilize and share their strengths and preferences to add value to …

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Five Leadership Theories and How to Apply Them

When Kathleen Yosko, now CEO of Northwestern Medicine’s Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center, began her first job as a hospital president, there was no onboarding process planned, and no one to welcome her. Thinking it was a mistake, Yosko called her headquarters for advice. They told her, “Just do whatever a president does.” Fortunately, Yosko was a seasoned leader and she intuited …

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Five Leadership Theories and How to Apply Them (Part 2)

  Understanding Theories of Leadership In our earlier post, we explored Transformational Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange Theory. Here, we explore three additional leadership theories: Adaptive Leadership, Strengths Based Leadership, and Servant Leadership. We conclude with a discussion of the usefulness of leadership theory. Adaptive Leadership Adaptive leadership, one of the most recent leadership theories to emerge, says a leader is …