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...

Delegation Misfire

Delegating | Leader-Follower | Micromanagement | Trust Case-Based Example of What Not to Do   by Gordon Whitehead, Founder of Leaders247 This case provides an example of how it can be complicated to effectively delegate if you are under management scrutiny and...

Recipe for Empowerment

Empowering | Transparency | Trust Authority + Resources = Empowerment Logic of the Recipe The word empower is comprised of two parts: em + power. The etymology of the word “em” or “en” comes from French and Latin words that mean...

The Power of Leader Engagement as an Incentive

Culture | Engage | Engagement | Motivation | Recognition | Team | Team Productivity | Trust People Want to Do More When people feel engaged they want to give their energy and their ideas to help the organization to be successful. Here are four ideas to help increase...

Learn from Failure

Humility | Self-Aware | Trust Kevin Crandall is a highly experienced and successful leader. In this segment of our interview with him he shares two key principles: We need to be alert to blind spots in our leadership that may lead to mistakes or even failure.  We need...

Fix Mistakes Quickly

Apologize | Honesty | Trust In this video, Leaders247 Founder Gordon Whitehead shares a scenario where he had to use an unconventional approach to fix a mistake that occurred in the heat of the moment. Ask a...

The Corporate Apology

Apologize | Honesty | Transparency | Trust Apology Model At some point in your career, something will go wrong. When that moment happens, the way you deal with it will make all the difference. Your reaction will set the tone for everyone around you, including the...

Reverse Delegation

Bad Boss | Delegating | Trust When Your Boss Doesn’t Delegate to You – Use Reverse Delegation When the boss doesn’t seem to be able to delegate, our advice is to be patient. When we have a boss who doesn’t seem to understand how to delegate the...

360 Transparency

Bad Boss | Delegating | Empowering | Trust A Story of Common Confusion Hello Grace, good morning. Good morning Ralph. Grace, I have something I need you to do – we have this new product hitting the market as you know. Marketing is pushing us to get the customer...

Are You a Trusted Leader with Social Capital?

Social Capital | Trust Social Capital – A Principle with Action An important measure of the level of trust others have in you is reflected in your social capital. Social capital is a power currency of influence. Individuals with high degrees of social capital...