Great leadership can lead to great creativity results.
This episode discusses:
- Selection, hiring, and interviewing
- Organization culture, values, morale, and motivation
- Developing trust
- Advocacy vs. Inquiry
- Belbin Team Roles: Coordinator, Shaper, Plant, Team Worker, Implementer, Completer-Finisher, Monitor-Evaluator, Resource Investigator, Specialist
- Situational leadership
- Leadership styles: Visionary, Coaching, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting, Commanding
References used in this episode:
- Management: Skills and Application, by Leslie W. Rue and Lloyd L. Byars, for a history of management and a good “Management 101” book.
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t, by Jim Collins, and First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, for a discussion on the importance of selection and how to select people.
- Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, by Geoff Colvin for a discussion on talent and how to improve it. There is a good book excerpt in Fortune Magazine.
- Leadershiptraq podcast on leadership.
- Management Powertools by Harry Onsman for good descriptions of Vision, Mission, and Values statements for an organization and many other topics.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni, for a discussion of what great teamwork is comprised of.
- Manager Tools podcasts on Communication for discussions on the importance of communication with personal relationships andmotivation, plus much other good stuff. Specifically, check out the episode on Virtual Teams.
- What You Don’t Know About Making Decisions, by David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto, a Harvard Business Review article on Advocacy vs. Inquiry for decision making.
- Belbin Team Roles.
- Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules, by Steve McConnell, and Death March (2nd Edition) (Yourdon Press Series), by Edward Yourdon, for a discussion on team roles.
- Primal Leadership – Realizing The Power Of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, for their descriptions of the various leadership styles.
- The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market, by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema, for a discussion on how to focus company resources to be either a leader in operational excellence, product innovation, OR customer intimacy.
- U.S. Global Investors Funds Annual Report, June 30, 2008.