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Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

“Leadership is about engagement with people.”

Douglas Riddle
Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe.

Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine.

His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission.

Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person’s behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person’s natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Do you find yourself trying to adopt leadership styles that seem to work for peers and bosses around you? Has that adaptation worked, or does it make you feel awkward, even stressed? How have you resolved this conflict between your natural approach to relationships and your desire to project leadership qualities?

You cannot lead exactly as others do!

You may be adapting your behavior a bit too much, and need to spend some time examining how you best relate to people. You need to be you, and build a unique leadership “style” that fits your own personality and values like a well-tailored suit. You build this through experimentation, supported by mentoring and coaching to accelerate you up the learning curve.

One other big key that we always emphasize, however: While your core leadership style is your own, you must teach yourself to focus on learning the behavior styles and values of the people with whom you work, as the best leaders adapt their “style” situationally. Once you understand how each individual prefers to be led, it is easier to:

  • Mesh better with your people personally, which lowers interpersonal tension and builds trust.
  • Make them more comfortable with your relationship, and improve your mutual ability to communicate clearly.

Riddle touches on this outward focus, too, as a critical leadership success factor:

“Adapting (which can be difficult) to what one learns in the give and take of dealing with other people is worth the effort.”

Building your unique approach to leadership is a step-by-step process that never ends. And you need to get input along the way. Asking the people who work for you for honest opinions may be a great place to start!

Let us know what steps you take to “fix” your leadership approach to mesh it more closely to your natural approach to interpersonal relationships.

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Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

A Fresh Start on Performance Reviews: Alere Sets a Great Example

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Generation Xers are Today’s Leaders – Invest in Them

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How Can Your Words Build or Break Trust With Co-Workers?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The Lemonade of Employee Turnover

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Google Survey Connects Workplace Flexibility to Morale – No Surprise There!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

You Will Not Engage Every Employee – Nor Should You

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Be Great to Work With

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

We Love the Energizing Month of May

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Starts with Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership in Public Management

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Time to Rehire Yourself?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Of Lollipops and Leadership

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two About Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Leadership: It all starts with you

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Talent Management: A Strategic Imperative with little actual support

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

What successful transformations share

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The psychology of change management

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

“engagement” and “fun”

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Meetings That Rock!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Failed IT Investments – Consider People Aspects Before Purchase!

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Workers Are Lazy Ingrates, Say Evil Bosses

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

The irrational side of change management

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

“Leadership is about engagement with people."

Douglas Riddle Center for Creative Leadership

This phrase leapt out of an online article at me just this morning. It encapsulates everything we teach about leadership here at Bovo-Tighe. Style Gap GraphicRiddle, a global director wearing multiple hats for the Center for Creative Leadership, was responding to questions about leadership “styles” from a writer at Chief Learning Officer’s online magazine. His perspective is music to our ears, because transformational leadership does not grow out of any particular style or behavior set; it springs from figuring out how you, yourself, can personally create an approach to leadership that successfully engages your followers in your mission. Period. As Mr. Riddle writes:

“Too much attention to style interferes with the direct, immediate engagement with other people. In fact, any effort to develop a style is inauthentic. Authenticity is the product of the give and take of real relationships in which each person is shaped by his or her own intention and habits and the responses of others. Trying (too hard to act like “a leader”) sabotages authenticity.” (italics are my own -ed.)

When we run assessments to explore a person's behavior styles and motivations, we look for the gap between the person's natural style, and the adapted style he or she may be forcing on themselves to fit into a workplace culture. The bigger this gap, the greater stress the person is probably feeling in trying to be productive in their role.

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