08Feb 2007

Leadership May Not Come From Leaders But From Situations That Demand Leadership

As I have stated in an earlier post, the January 2007 edition of the American Psychologist reviews the psychological research on leadership. I would like to share some thoughts from a fascinating article entitled, “The Role of the Situation in Leadership” by Victor Vroom (professor at Yale) & Arthur Jago (professor at the University of Missouri). The authors start out

21Jan 2007

Psychologists are finally getting around to studying leadership

I just received the 2007 January edition of the American Psychologist, which is the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association. This whole edition is dedicated to the topic of leadership. This fact, in and of itself, is amazing. As Robert Sternberg, one of the foremost research psychologists on leadership states in the foreword: “The United States became a great

23Oct 2006

A Major Obstacle to Growing as a Leader: Blaming Others

Due to the fact that I have worked as a psychologist and family coach over the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of observing and interacting with thousands of individuals and families. Obviously, some people are more healthy and functional than others. And it is clear that we all have problems, so the existence or experience of having

28Sep 2006

Great new book on Leadership

There are books that come along that are destined to have a major impact in our culture. I believe Dr. Henry Cloud’s book, Integrity: The courage to meet the demands of reality may be such a book. Like Jim Collins’ Good to Great which has become an icon in the business world because of its simple yet powerful message, Cloud’s

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