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The 9 Core Leadership Activities

There are many approaches to leadership, such as:

Authentic Leadership
Servant Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Path-Goal Leadership

… and many more.

Each of these approaches goes into detail to describe what leadership is, and how to be a leader.

But amongst all this complexity, is there is a common set of leadership activities at the centre of all these leadership models? Is there a simple set of tasks that demarcate what it is that leaders do, and how to be a leader?

It turns out that there are 8 core leadership activities.

Is Goal Setting The Best Path To Success?

Everyone tells you you should be setting goals. 

SMART goals. 

BHAG goals. 

Choose a definite chief aim. 

But does it work?

Is setting and pursuing goals the best way to achieve success?

I was reading Scott Adam’s book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life recently.
Adams suggests there is a better path to success than setting and pursuing goals: systems.


6 Reasons Why Leadership Matters

if you are a solo or small business owner like a coach, consultant, or service provider, is leadership something you should be focusing on?

Or should you be spending time on more important things – like say marketing, sales, and delivery?

Leadership isn’t important for you … UNLESS you want to make a difference and impact, or you want to grow your business.

If you do, then leadership matters.

There are six reasons why you should care about leadership:

1. Leaders change the world
2. Leadership connects your head to your heart
3. If you have a purpose – you are a leader
4. Leaders attract followers
5. Leadership is the critical core of your business
6. Leadership is the highest ROI activity


Grow Your Business With The Bullseye Model (Part 2)

I recently posted about how we can grow our business by choosing different and better marketing channels. The crux of the approach is to think carefully about your marketing channels in relation to what you have used and what other people use in your industry – and then add different marketing channels to your mix. […]


How Do You Cut Through In A Crowded Market?

If you own or run a business, or you do any marketing, you probably know how hard it can be to cut through and get attention in a competitive market. So how do some companies get their market raving about their product or service? Guy Kawasaki was the chief evangelist for Apple, back in the […]