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Transformational and Servant Leadership are really the only true forms of leadership. Everything else is management.

The Minimalist Leader: Servant Leadership

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The human instinct is to gain power – and keep it. In the striving for power, and fighting to maintain it, leaders often forget what the main purpose of leadership is. Servant Leadership is the minimalist approach to leadership; the only guidelines are as follows: Leadership isn’t about gaining and holding power, except as it […]

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Human Capital Management: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was a genius in the realm of human capital management. His team of muckers - case and point.

Case Study: Thomas Edison Source: Cea on Flickr Thomas Edison,  Human Capital Genius “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison is regarded by many as a remarkable inventor, having produced massive volumes of the most innovative creations science had ever seen at the time. He broke the world record for patents, […]

Transformational Leadership: Hannibal Barca

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Case Study: The Transformational Leadership of Hannibal Barca General Hannibal Barca, a Transformational Leader “I will either find a way, or make one.” Hannibal Barca was a Carthaginian General known for the ingenuity of his military strategy, and the effect of transformational leadership he had on his men. Despite a vastly outnumbered army, he consistently […]

Leadership – Life Experience

Introduction Leadership is a vital part of the business world; it can be the difference between the success and failure of any business entity, from the individually run sole proprietor, to the vast, publicly traded corporation. The ability to understand and utilize the intricacies of group processes, motivation, communication, decision‐making, the use or abuse of […]