Leadership Case Study (Part 4) – Evolution of Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade Case Study (Part 4) – Leadership Analysis Abraham Lincoln was a next-generation change agent – a 20th-century leader who was well ahead of his time. Based on our research and analysis of Abraham Lincoln, he scored an exceptional 4.68 out of a possible 5.00 on our leadership assessment. Abraham Lincoln was self-aware of his moral convictions and was determined to limit the spread of slavery. He was situationally aware of the divisional strife in the country when he took office. For example, he wore a woman’s disguise for precautionary reasons, having received multiple death threats before his journey to Washington for his inauguration. Lincoln fully anticipated a future without the immoral …

Leadership Case Study (Part 3) – Evolution of Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade It’s a Question of Evolution – Leadership Analysis As a leader, President Lincoln was uniquely suited to his times. Lincoln was a Change Agent, a powerful and impatient decision maker with operational range, who inspired, motivated, and coerced bold action, which history demanded of a leader at that time. He had a responsibility to lead a rapidly expanding nation toward an uncertain future and a new frontier, on the global stage. As a Change Agent, Lincoln was completely in line with the kind of leader that a nation in transition needed and wanted. He was in essence, an instrument of social evolution. …

Digital Maturity Mandate

Why haven’t you transformed your organization?  Board-level conversations have turned towards digital maturity as a strategic imperative – demanding transparency into the CEO’s digital transformation agenda. As a leader, do you have a plan to reach digital maturity? How will you exceed competitor capabilities? Industries undergoing rapid change need to recognize that digital transformation is no longer just a boardroom buzzword – it is a strategic imperative. Many boards are pressuring their CXO teams to articulate and execute against an aggressive strategic transformation roadmap – requiring regular status updates on portfolio initiatives.  This is even more important if you are preparing your organization for a public offering.  To establish an enterprise-wide …

Leadership in Uncharted Waters – Covid-19

It is clear; we are in uncharted waters. The Covid-19 pandemic tests every leader’s character, competency, and determination, both personally and professionally. In these uncertain times of pandemic and political unrest, the only thing that we can be sure of is the unpredictability of world events. The ability to provide guidance and leadership during periodic business shutdowns and subsequent restarts is also proving challenging. The current operating environment’s uncertain nature means that leaders grapple with short-term disruptions and financial shortfalls and longer-term strategic impacts. How Leaders Act Matters An ancient proverb says that leaders are a lot like teabags; you don’t know what’s inside them until you put them …

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