Leadership Perspectives

Leading versus managing: Four things for leaders to let go of

September 9, 2014

Last year, I wrote a blog post on eight key differences between managing and leading. I recently had occasion to think of these distinctions again when a coaching client asked me how a person could lead a large team without spending all their time in the details. She had nine people on her team, which […]

Leadership and music: Being versus doing

March 20, 2012

In my last post, I talked about the need for leaders to get comfortable with ambiguity.  One of the reasons that leaders are often so uncomfortable with ambiguity is that they focus so much on doing, instead of focusing on being. Being is the character, the beliefs, the YOU that you bring to leadership.  But […]

Leaders, Get comfortable with ambiguity

March 12, 2012

Sometimes when I work with leaders, they struggle with ambiguity.  They want all the facts before they make a decision.  They want to memorize a script before an important presentation.  They don’t want to take questions for fear of not having answers. While I understand the urge to want to be certain, have all the […]

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