GOMAN: The goal of leadership without authority is to get others to willingly co-operate and engage, rather than following directives because you’re the boss
CHIDIAC: Does government really reflect the soul of its people? Is it okay to take credit for the work of others and refuse responsibility for our own mistakes?
GOMAN: If you want to be evaluated as authoritative, understand what’s at stake in any situation and adjust your body language accordingly
MURPHY: It’s no surprise the top spots go to the usual trio of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt. But things get interesting after that
GOMAN: Not only did he stay on message, but his body language, while showing some uncertainty, indicated he is genuinely vested in much of what he is saying
SCHALM: A leader provides his team with vision, values and guidelines critical to helping people make the best possible decisions for the company
While theories abound about what makes great leaders, and there is no guaranteed path preparing for it, they share common traits
GOMAN: Change managers need to ask difficult questions of themselves before they set out to “shake things up”