There is a difference between getting things done and getting the right things done. This week, Richard and Sam discuss the classic leadership book “The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done” by Peter Drucker. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE “The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things…

Warren Bennis made this famous distinction: managers do things right; leaders do the right things. Leaders are in charge of the organization’s vision. But they cannot achieve that vision without the help of good managers. In episode 18, Richard and Sam discuss the crucial role managers play in an organization and the important lessons leaders…

When leaders stop growing, they die. In episode 17, Richard and Sam discuss several reasons leaders might grow stale and some practical steps they can take to keep their leadership skills vibrant and fresh. SOCIAL MEDIA Follow Richard on Twitter. Follow Richard on Facebook. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE “Spiritual Leadership: Moving People onto God’s…

Change is the Waterloo for many leaders. Though often necessary, change is costly and should not be undertaken flippantly. In episode 16, Richard offers practical tips to leaders who are seeking to implement changes in their organization. SOCIAL MEDIA Follow Richard on Twitter. Follow Richard on Facebook. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE  “Spiritual Leadership: Moving…

Leaders are enamored with visions. But visions are worthless if leaders can’t execute them. At the end of the day, what people did counts, not what they talked about doing. In episode 15, Richard discusses this month’s leadership book pick: “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Be prepared!…

What can we learn from failure? Every leader experiences failure at some level, and recovering from setbacks can be challenging. But leaders can learn far more from their failure than from their success. In episode 14 of “The Richard Blackaby Leadership Podcast,” Richard and Sam discuss the ways people can embrace their failures and become…

Why do so many seemingly successful leaders fail? We tend to put people on pedestals, but no one is immune from failure. In episode 13 of “The Richard Blackaby Leadership Podcast,” Richard discusses red flags leaders should watch out for and the steps they can take to safeguard themselves from failure. Follow Richard on Twitter:…

How can leaders move people onto God’s agenda? Leaders influence people in two primary ways. Who they are has a big impact. So does what they do. In episode 12 of “The Richard Blackaby Leadership Podcast,” Richard draws on principles from his popular book “Spiritual Leadership: Moving People onto God’s Agenda” to discuss the ways…

A lot of companies are good, but what makes them great? In episode 11 of “The Richard Blackaby Leadership Podcast,” Richard discusses the bestselling book “Good to Great” by leadership expert Jim Collins. This episode is the first installment of the monthly book review series. Be sure to check out next month’s pick: “Execution: The…

Some leaders discuss action; great leaders take action. In episode ten of “The Richard Blackaby Leadership Podcast,” Richard continues his discussion on Winston Churchill and the wisdom leaders can glean from his life. Follow Richard on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2GDXNDM Follow Richard on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2kcjqlL Resources related to this episode: “Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the…

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