Leadership Development – Mission Possible
I remember as a child the excitement of waiting for Sunday night television. The sadness about the end of the weekend and another school week about to begin was softened by the start of a tape recorder and the words, “Good afternoon, Mr. Phelps.” It was the opening signature of Mission Impossible.Read More
Loyalty to the Ladder of Success
In the 50s, 60s, and at least the early 70s the concept of finding a good job with a good company and having a career in which you worked your way up the corporate ladder was a mainstay of the image of American business. Throughout my childhood most of the fathers (mothers mostly still stayed at home) of my friends worked for the same company their entire career. Jokes, TV sit-coms, and popular movies alluded to the 25 year career followed by retirement with a gold watch and a pension.Read More
How Do You Define Success?
I recently attended a conference for entrepreneurs and small business owners. As you would suspect, the main topic of discussion was how to be a success. It was clear to me that everyone who attended the conference did so because they want to be successful. The interesting thing to me was that while the speakers were all talking about how to be successful the term itself was left open.Read More
Psychology and Leadership, Part 5: Vision and Adjustments
In the first two parts of this five-part series on Perceptual Styles Theory and leadership, we examined the five qualities of effective leaders. This article is the fifth and final installment in the second part of this series, which is focused on the unique leadership qualities of each specific Perceptual Style, along with real world examples of each. *The Vision Leadership StyleRead More
Psychology and Leadership, Part 4: Flow and Goals
In the first two parts of this five part series on PST and leadership we looked at the nature of leadership and the five qualities of leadership affected by PST. In the last three articles look at how each specific PS leads. Each article looks at two PST based opposite PS and provide real world examples of each style*.Read More
Psychology and Leadership, Part 3: Activity and Methods
In the first two parts of this five-part series on Perceptual Styles Theory and leadership, we examined the five qualities of effective leaders, regardless of Perceptual Style. In these last three articles, we’ll look at the unique leadership qualities of each specific Perceptual Style, along with real world examples of each.*The Activity Leadership StyleRead More
Psychology and Leadership: What Does Your Style Say about You? Part 2
In Part 1 of this five part series on leadership and PST we defined leadership as a reciprocal relationship in which one person points in a direction and others follow.Read More
Psychology and Leadership: What Does Your Style Say about You?
Leadership is a complex skill that is difficult to pin down. Much of the research on the subject has focused on obvious traits such as command, decision making, risk-taking, etc. While these definitions capture much of what is widely recognized as leadership in business and politics, it limits leadership to one or two of the six distinct human Perceptual Styles. On the surface, it’s true, some of these psychological styles look more like natural-born leaders than others—but leadership is not a Perceptual Style quality; it’s a human quality.Read More