Problem-Solving Framework

Problem-Solving | Tools for Leaders Problem-solving is exhilarating, frustrating, entertaining, aggravating, rewarding, and sometimes discouraging. As with most leadership and management practices, there are many possible techniques that can be used to structure a...

The Underside of Command – Case Example of Leadership from Gettysburg

Decision-Making | Fictional Case | History | Leading Teams | Tools for Leaders | Trust The following case study is on decision-making that occurred during the Battle of Gettysburg and was written by the Founder of Leaders247, Gordon Whitehead. The case was developed...

Simple Decision Tools

Decision-Making | Leading Teams | Tools for Leaders Sometimes as a leader we need tools to help us frame decisions that need to be made. In this section we offer two tools to help you advance your decision: (a) Creating a forcing function that makes a decision happen,...

Building Strategy

Planning | Strategic Planning | Strategy | Tools for Leaders Strategic leaders are more than planners or people with vision who are able to get others to see and execute that vision. Strategic leaders are inventors of the future. They leverage their creative nature to...

Time is What We Need

Planning | Prioritizing | Productivity | Time-Management | Tools for Leaders According to the research presented in this video 41% of knowledge worker’s time is spent on low-value tasks. The following three principles can help improve our time utilization:...

Prioritizing Tools for Leaders

Planning | Prioritizing | Tools for Leaders Tools Leaders Can Use to Improve Prioritization In this article we introduce a few common tools to help you identify and organize priorities. Blank Sheet There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of automated tools to help...

Prioritizing Techniques

Planning | Productivity | Tools for Leaders A Series of Technique to Improve Prioritization If you Google “how to set priorities,” you will see over 570,000 articles and websites that talk about setting priorities. Many techniques exist to establish priorities,...

Prioritizing

Planning | Prioritizing | Productivity | Tools for Leaders The Importance of Prioritizing Great leaders prioritize, plan, and execute, and they avoid situations where they are constantly in a reactionary mode. Leaders make the process of prioritizing a daily, weekly,...

What is a Competency

Competency | Developing Others | Hiring | Talent Management | Tools for Leaders We interviewed Enrique Washington who is currently a Senior Talent Development leader at ESPN and is the author of Competencies at Work: Providing a Common Language for Talent Management....

How to Delegate

Delegating | Tools for Leaders If You Are Overwhelmed as a Leader – Work on Delegating One of the most common problems a new leader faces is that they quickly become overwhelmed with their new responsibility for the workload of the organization combined with...