Category Archives: Natural Skills

Leadership Development – Mission Possible

I remember as a child the excitement of waiting for Sunday night television. The sadness about the end of the weekend and another school week about to begin was softened by the start of a tape recorder and the words, … Continue reading

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Leadership Development – Followers Are Not Clones

During my consulting career in corporate America, one of the services I frequently provided was the creation of a Position Portrait. This document contained a list of the behavioral skills that a person needed to be able to perform to … Continue reading

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Awareness of Limitations – A Key Leadership Skill

Effective leaders are aware of their limitations and seek input from people with perspectives different from their own. I have been coaching personal and leadership development for over 30 years and have found that most people like to hear about themselves … Continue reading

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Building on Natural Strengths

By Gary M. Jordan, Ph.D. In the first article in this series, I defined leadership development from the Your Talent Advantage (YTA) perspective. We describe six distinct leadership profiles in YTA, but believe that the unique leadership aspects of each … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Developing Your Leadership Potential

By Gary M. Jordan, Ph.D. Leadership development is defined by Wikipedia as “any activity that enhances the quality of leadership within an individual or organization.” As one might expect from this definition, what constitutes leadership development is highly dependent upon … Continue reading

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Leadership Isn’t Always Easy

By Gary M. Jordan, Ph. D. Developing your leadership capacity requires that you take a step beyond your own talents and begin to not only understand but value and support the talents of those around you. It means that you … Continue reading

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What Does Perceptual Style Theory Tell You About Leadership? Part 2

In Part 1 of this five part series on leadership and PST I defined leadership as a reciprocal relationship in which one person points in a direction and others follow. I also outlined five qualities that leaders have that are … Continue reading

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